Archive December 2008

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Revised Information Collection; Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions, Standard Form 85 (SF 85); Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, Standard Form 85P (SF 85P); Supplemental Questionnaire for S

Dec31

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Notice. Citation: “73 FR 80445″ Document Number: “OMB Control No. 3206-0005″ Page Number: “80445” “Notices” SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget […]

Scientists at Environmental Protection Agency release new data on electroanalysis

Dec31

According to a study from the United States, “A poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic device with contactless conductivity detection for the determination of nitrogen mustard degradation products is reported. Three alkyl ethanolamines: N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), N-ethyldiethanolamine (EDEA), and triethanolamine (TEA), (degradation/ precursor products of HN-1, HN-2 and HN-3 blister agents) were analyzed by microchip capillary electrophoresis (CE).” “The […]

Studies from Ghent University reveal new findings on nasal polyps

Dec31

2008 DEC 31 – (NewsRx.com) According to recent research from Ghent, Belgium, “Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by the accumulation of inflammatory cells; however, an eosinophil predominance is seen in white (Belgian), but not Asian (south Chinese), patients with polyps (see also Nasal Polyps). We sought to investigate the association of inflammatory […]

Millions of People Search the Web for Medical Information

Dec30

DATELINE: Washington Millions of Internet users in the U.S. have searched online at one time or another to see what could be making them sick. There is no guarantee that people can find an answer or a reliable source on the Web. But for many, the Internet could be a life saver. Stacey Vaselaney, 40, […]

Increase in Blood Sugar Linked to Memory Loss in Aging Brain

Dec30

DATELINE: Washington Scientists may have discovered the cause of those age-related memory lapses we often call “senior moments.” Results from a new study suggest that such lapses are linked, in part, to increases in blood sugar levels as we age. Columbia University researchers (also click here) compared high-resolution brain images of humans and animals. They […]

Air Force Sends Surgeons to Train in Iraq

Dec30

- Air Force Sends Surgeons to Train in Iraq By Sue Campbell Special to American Forces Press Service LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Dec. 31, 2008 – Optimally managing the unique head and neck injury patterns seen in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to a successful initiative at Wilford Hall Medical Center here. Hospital officials […]

‘Scars Are Not Forever’

Dec30

Los Angeles It was an ideal. A mantra. One of those romantic assertions that grabs hold the heart and muses in the soul the question: What if? “Scars are not forever” was conceived for one Marine in the months of rehabilitation that followed an IED blast in Iraq, which left him badly burned and disfigured. […]

Labopharm’s Ryzolt pain reliever approved by Food and Drug Administration

Dec30

MONTREAL – Labopharm Inc. (TSX:DDS) says its flagship drug Ryzolt, a once-daily formulation of the painkiller tramadol, has been approved for sale in the world’s biggest market for pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval, announced by Labopharm on Wednesday, caused the Montreal-area company’s stock to soar 45 per cent. The shares eventually closed […]

Quesnel electrician falls short of winning Million Dollar Shootout

Dec30

GATINEAU, Que. – Rick Abbott of Quesnel, B.C. came to Ottawa to win four vehicles and a million dollars. He’ll go home with some new wheels, but fell just short of taking home the big cash prize. The 56-year old electrician had 24 seconds to shoot 20 pucks from the far blue-line into an empty […]

The year was packed with health-related stories

Dec30

Dec. 31Many health stories had local connections in 2008. From doctor of the year to anniversaries and mysterious illness, the calendar was packed. January Mayo Clinic oncologist Dr. Judith Salmon Kaur is named 2007 Physician of the Year by the Association of American Indian Physicians. Researchers believe a mystery illness first discovered weeks earlier at […]