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Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...Palestinians, mainly civilians, according to Palestinian health officials. Israel has lost 43 soldiers, while two Israeli...medics to collect close to 120 bodies, Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra said.? Goldenberg reported from...
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Fukushima radiation not found in Alaska seafood

ANCHORAGE - Alaska health officials say testing of Alaska seafood revealed no radiation contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was damaged by...
Drink up, NYC

...difficult, intricate and controversial issues of social policy."Indeed, debate over the soda size cap pitted health officials who called it an innovative anti-obesity tool against critics who considered it unfair to businesses and paternalistic...
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Village to get skate board park

...thing that happened to our kids,'" Mize said.Kwethluk was the only village interested when YKHC environmental health officials pitched the idea around the region. Officials said one reason Kwethluk is a good choice is its proximity to other...
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue

...Chinese standards. The tests did reveal elevated levels of arsenic in the skin of the giant clams, which state health officials said was typically discarded.But the letter disputes that the skin is not eaten. "Chinese consumers eat the geoduck...
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...the season, officials said.Despite the spike, health officials don't think the season has peaked and are encouraging...flu at the end of December both had H1N1, state health officials said.H1N1 puts a younger spin on flu, infecting...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...prevent additional cases and help heal those who are already sick. According to a report we published, Alaska State health officials say they'll waive the administrative fee for the state-supplied flu vaccine for certain Alaskans in an effort...
2 flu deaths reported in Alaska

...from the flu in the past week, according to state health officials.The deaths are the first to be reported during...vaccine available still," she said.Alaska State health officials say they'll waive the administrative fee for the...
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...period for those whose policies start Jan. 1 but whose premiums are not due until later. In those cases, state health officials and insurers say people should pay the doctor's bill and then submit it for reimbursement.It will not be known...
Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

...McLaughlin, Alaska state epidemiologist. "You don't get that with the common cold."This week, Alaska state health officials began tracking adults who die from the flu, KTUU-TV reported.There have been no reported flu deaths in the state...


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