Daily Rounds: Cholera Spreads in Haiti; More Tylenol Recalled; Cancers Found Late; Second-Hand Smoke Deaths; Tax On Medical Devices; Children As 'Dementia Supporters'

Cholera in Haiti likely to infect 400,000 : Discovery News "The Pan American Health Organization now estimates that the number of cholera patients in Haiti may reach 400,000 in the next year with "up to half of those cases occurring in the next three months," Dr. Jon Kim Andrus, deputy director of the organization, told reporters yesterday." (Discovery News)

J&J Recalls More Tylenol Products Over Labeling - "The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is recalling nearly 9.3 million bottles of three Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom products from drug stores and suppliers because the bottles' front labels didn't show they contain small amounts of alcohol from ingredients that flavor the medicine." (Wall Street Journal)

Medical News: Many Cancers Still Found at Late Stages - in Oncology/Hematology, Colon Cancer from MedPage Today "The CDC researchers found that for colorectal cancers, 50.3% of cases among white men are diagnosed at a late stage, as were 53.5% of those among black men. For women, the corresponding numbers were 50.9% in whites and 52.8% in blacks." (

Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 a year worldwide - "Secondhand smoke sickens millions and kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year, including more than 165,000 children under 5, according to the first report to estimate the worldwide burden of disease and death from tobacco. The World Health Organization's report on 192 countries appeared in The Lancet on Thursday and found more than half of the deaths are from heart disease, followed by deaths from cancer, lung infections, asthma and other ailments." (USA Today)

Chesto: Taxing time for medical device industry - Milford, MA - The Milford Daily News "There's a good reason why Brown quickly adopted this as a pet project. The stakes are high here in Massachusetts, an undisputed hub for medical device innovation and manufacturing. The industry employs roughly 20,000 people in the state. We're ranked either second or third in the country, depending on how you measure the size of the industry here." In Land of Aging, Children Ease Alzheimer’s Bite - "South Korea is training thousands of people, including children, as “dementia supporters,” to recognize symptoms and care for patients." (The New York Times)

This program aired on November 26, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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