Jul 21 2011
Former NFL Players Sue League For Concealing Concussion Risk
On Tuesday, a group of 75 former professional football players walked into the Superior Court in Los Angeles, California and filed suit against the National Football League (NFL), alleging that the league has known since the 1920s that concussions...
Jul 15 2011
Week in Health: July 11 - 15
Global HealthAntibiotic Resistant Superbug Threatens Globe (Healthline)Iceland Proposes Bill: Presciption for Cigarettes (Time)U.S. Policy and Healthcare Skip the Hospital in July—Mortality Rates Increase as New Trainees Begin (Annals of Internal...
Jul 14 2011
World Threatened by Japanese Super Gonorrhea, Say Scientists
World War II era poster warning of STD's.Scientists are reporting the discovery in Kyoto, Japan of a new strain of gonorrhea that is impervious to antibiotic treatments. Gonorrhea—known colloquially and in modern English literature as “the ...
Jul 08 2011
Week in Health: July 1 - July 8
Global Health WHO Releases Updated List of the Top 10 Causes of Death Worldwide (WHO) WHO Issues Statement Urging More Countries to Require Large, Graphic Health Warning on Tobacco Packaging (WHO) Common Smoking Drug Linked to Increased...
Jul 07 2011
Are Eating Disorders Contagious?
The media barrages us with images on a daily basis. That, we know. Flip on the TV, go online, even stand in line at the grocery checkout and see if you can avoid the not-so-subtle suggestions to lose weight, cut cravings, and, overall, improve ...