Google denies that it's giving up on Google Health PHR; Swine flu remains a 'pandemic';

> Google is denying a report by an industry analyst that it is giving up on its much-hyped but little-used Google Health PHR. "The project is alive and well from a staffing perspective," an unnamed source is quoted as saying on eWeek's "Google Watch" blog. FierceEMR

> That pesky swine flu just won't go away. The World Health Organization announced today that, while the H1N1 virus is "past its peak," it remains a pandemic. Article

> California-based Altura Medical has rounded up $20 million in Series A financing. The early-stage manufacturer is developing devices and methods for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, a condition that affects about 4.5 million patients worldwide. FierceMedicalDevices

And Finally... Sounds like this guy's mother was doing him a favor. He didn't need anymore alcohol. Article