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Health News Archive - November 17, 2005

A world-first test that assesses the damage people have done to their skin through sun exposure is being launched to the public at clinics throughout the UK.

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As with other cancers, scientists are learning that not all melanoma skin cancers are genetically alike. And that may have far-reaching implications for the treatment and prevention of melanoma.

LONDON (Reuters) - Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy are more likely to develop premature cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on Friday.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - If people avoided major risk factors for cancer, more than a third of the 7 million annual deaths from the disease could be prevented, scientists said on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - People infected with the HIV virus in Britain have one of the highest levels of drug resistance in the world, and the rate is increasing, researchers said on Friday.

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]