June 08, 2010
40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against
A new British study suggests
that a standard treatment for gout, already in use for four
decades, could be an effective and less expensive alternative to
conventional drugs targeting chronic stable angina.
Health Care Reform Bill Best Option: Analysis
The new U.S. health care
reform law was the best option for providing health insurance to
the largest number of people while keeping federal government costs
as low as possible, according to an analysis by the RAND Corp., a
nonprofit policy think tank.
Study Slams Body Checking for Young Hockey
When 11- and 12 year-old
children are allowed to body check as part of Pee Wee hockey, they
face three times the risk of suffering a concussion or other
serious injury compared to young players who are not allowed to
roughhouse in this way, Canadian researchers report.
FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) isn't equipped to handle problems with the
food supply and is in need of a major revamping, a government panel
of experts reported Tuesday.