Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Wrap Up 11 28 2008

World's oldest person dies at 115 years

An American woman who held the record for being the world's oldest person for over a year died Wednesday at the ripe old age of 115 years, 220 days.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news147082324.html
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Are hand gels replacing soap and water?

f you've ever shaken someone's hand, only to watch them slather themselves with hand sanitizer afterward, you're not alone.

Source and More:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/11/28/superbugs.gel/index.html
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Calling on Obama to Fight Obesity

The Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University's School of Law is calling on president-elect Barack Obama to wage a campaign against obesity. Among the public health think tank's proposals are taxing junk food, limiting food ads aimed at children and starting a garden in every school, a Los Angeles Times blog reports.

Source and More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/28/health/28rounds.html?_r=1&ref=health
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New Clues to the Cause of Epilepsy

Epilepsy, or its effects, has been known for countless generations. At times in history those with epilepsy were considered inhabited by demons, at other times sufferers were considered blessed. The disorder remains a medical mystery. Though sufferers know the official name of their condition it was not known with certainty what causes the problem. Many causes have been included in as possibilities, genetics, disease, injury, or developmental problems. With out a clear cause scientists can treat the symptoms of the disease, but they cannot offer prevention.

Source and More:
http://www.healthnews.com/medical-updates/new-clues-cause-epilepsy-2181.html
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Still No Progress: Mixed Sex Wards And Racial Inequalities, UK

Patient research released today by the Healthcare Commission has revealed that a shocking 68% of mental health inpatients are still being housed on mixed sex wards, showing no improvement on last year's figures (1). Women were even less likely to be given single-sex accommodation than men, with 78% being treated on a mixed-sex ward in comparison to 61% of men.

Source and More:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/131175.php

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