Health News Archive - November 10, 2005


Women who lose their sexual desire as they age may not be the victims of hormonal changes but may be reacting to their own body image, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.


The common form of sleep apnea, in which the throat closes off throughout the night, at least doubles the risk of stroke or death, a study released on Wednesday showed.

Three Asian nations reported more outbreaks of bird flu in poultry on Thursday, a day after health experts unveiled a $1 billion global plan to halt the spread of the virus.

Corrects spelling in sixth paragraph By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - He pioneered mock television news 30 years ago and wrote a satirical book about becoming the 44th president of the United States. So when comedian Al Franken says he is considering a run for U.S.

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - Sorcery and fear of AIDS in the jungle villages of Papua New Guinea has seen infected people thrown into rivers to drown, dumped in graves to die or abandoned to starve to death, according to those fighting the disease.

By Michael Steen TASHKENT (Reuters) - Oleg Kuznetsov, a 72-year-old pensioner in Uzbekistan, is a criminal according to the country's courts, although his crime took place while he was out of the country and involved the theft of his own property.

LONDON (Reuters) - Nurses and pharmacists in Britain are to be given greater powers to prescribe medicines, the Department of Health said on Thursday, prompting an angry response from leading doctors who described it as dangerous.

Nine percent of children allergic to tree nuts such as almonds and pecans eventually outgrow their allergy, even those who have had severe reactions, researchers said on Wednesday.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A three-year study of 100 high schools has found that baseball and softball players were often far more likely than other athletes to pad up with non-mandatory protective equipment.

Studies conducted in women and in the laboratory strongly suggest that the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba may help lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.