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Health News Archive - November 12, 2005

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America's fighting men made their way across Europe during World War II with Juicy Fruit in their rucksacks. The GIs of the future could be carrying a type of chewing gum a lot better for their teeth.

Health authorities Saturday launched a two-week campaign to immunize 800,000 children in divided Kashmir following concerns that infectious disease could thrive in the crowded and sometimes squalid tent camps for earthquake survivors.

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Stressed out? Put on an angry face -- or at least not a fearful one.

Tired travelers may have a means of reducing or preventing jet lag, researchers report.

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For some people, sluggishness during the day could be rooted in abnormally high blood pressure during sleep the night before, new research contends.

By Michael Perry PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States may be the home of gangster rap, but in this crime-ridden South Pacific city the gangsters really are rockin' the jails and the music charts.

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - The bright sun sparkles on the cold waters of the fjord, forcing the Grey-haired man to squint slightly. "This is where I come to think," Odd Bjorn Fure says without breaking his gaze.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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