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Health News Archive - November 17, 2005

A study of the effects of the nationwide 'Back to Sleep' campaign -- an initiative launched in 1994 to encourage mothers to place their babies on their backs rather than their stomachs to sleep -- shows that this campaign has helped to reduce sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases overall in the United States.

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - The rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States was stable between 2001 and 2004 but fell 5 percent per year among blacks, one of the groups hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, federal health officials said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists may have found a gene for fear -- a gene that controls production of a protein in the region of the brain linked with fearful responses.

Scientists may have found a gene for fear -- a gene that controls production of a protein in the region of the brain linked with fearful responses.

The rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States was stable between 2001 and 2004 but fell 5 percent per year among blacks, one of the groups hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, federal health officials said on Thursday.

By Daria Sito-Sucic ZEPA, Bosnia (Reuters) - The people of Zepa, an isolated Muslim town in the Serb half of Bosnia, have businessman Enver Stitkovac to thank for the roads that link them to the rest of the country.

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - The rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States was stable between 2001 and 2004 but fell 5 percent per year among blacks, one of the groups hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, federal health officials said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite a worldwide alert for a deadly form of bird flu, Americans can eat their traditional Thanksgiving turkey without fear of illness, two senior U.S. disease fighters said on Thursday, one week before the holiday.

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stressful situations interfere with mental agility, according to findings presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC. Dr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children conceived by an assisted reproduction technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) do not have delayed or abnormal development, a study shows. However, they do appear to be at higher risk for birth defects.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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