Archive for August, 2008

Suicide Risks Studied In Drugs For Physical Ills

WASHINGTON — Cody Miller was a high school football player who was allergic to ragweed. Douglas Briggs was a doctor coping with pain from an old back injury. (2 mins ago)

Some leave Gulf Coast as Gustav becomes major storm

Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a dangerous storm Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans, some residents weren’t waiting to be told to leave. Cars packed with clothes, boxes and pet carriers drove north among heavy traffic on Interstate 55, a major route out of the city. Gas stations around the city hummed. And nursing homes and hospitals began sending patients farther inland. (14 secs ago)

Butterfield applauds Obama victory

DENVER – First District Congressman G.K. Butterfield was on the convention floor Wednesday night as history was made and Sen. Barack Obama became the first African-American to be nominated as president by one of America’s two major political parties. (58 secs ago)

Trustees approve raise for teachers

COEUR d’ALENE — When school starts Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, contract negotiations between teachers and the district will have been put to bed for another year. (53 secs ago)

No helmets needed in Manchester

For the second time, Manchester’s Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 Aug. 18 against legislation that would have required children not being supervised by a parent/guardian and while on public property to wear helmets while riding bikes, inline skates, roller skates, skateboards and similar devices. (46 secs ago)

Young people’s health ‘neglected’

The Government has been accused of creating a “teenage timebomb” by neglecting young people’s health. The Tories warned that the number of teens being admitted to hospital for alcohol or smoking related problems has soared in England since 2000. (35 secs ago)

Young people’s health ‘neglected’

The Government has been accused of creating a “teenage timebomb” by neglecting young people’s health. The Tories warned that the number of teens being admitted to hospital for alcohol or smoking related problems has soared in England since 2000. (35 secs ago)

Young people’s health ‘neglected’

The Government has been accused of creating a “teenage timebomb” by neglecting young people’s health. The Tories warned that the number of teens being admitted to hospital for alcohol or smoking related problems has soared in England since 2000. (35 secs ago)

Caesarean babies ‘at diabetes risk’

Babies born by Caesarean section have a 20% increased chance of becoming insulin-dependent diabetics in childhood, say researchers. Although the reason for the link is not clear, scientists believe exposure to hospital bacteria may be involved. (55 secs ago)

Young people’s health ‘neglected’

The Government has been accused of creating a “teenage timebomb” by neglecting young people’s health. The Tories warned that the number of teens being admitted to hospital for alcohol or smoking related problems has soared in England since 2000. (35 secs ago)