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Health News Archive - November 13, 2005

China has developed what it calls the equivalent of the anti-bird flu drug Tamiflu in preparation for a feared pandemic if the virus begins spreading among humans.

A British man claimed on Sunday to be the first person to become clear of the HIV virus, which can lead to AIDS, after earlier testing positive for it.

DALLAS (Reuters) - Pfizer's Norvasc was more effective at reducing blood pressure near the heart than standard, older treatments known as beta blockers, according to a study presented on Sunday at the American Heart Association scientific meeting.

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc.'s Norvasc was more effective at reducing blood pressure near the heart than standard, older treatments known as beta blockers, according to a study presented on Sunday at the American Heart Association scientific meeting.

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Heart attack survivors whose hearts were infused with stem cells from their own bone marrow showed nearly twice the improvement in the organ's pumping ability as patients given a placebo, according to a new study presented on Sunday.

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS (Reuters) - Heart attack survivors whose hearts were infused with stem cells from their own bone marrow showed nearly twice the improvement in the organ's pumping ability as patients given a placebo, according to a new study presented on Sunday.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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