Health News Archive - November 19, 2005

By Elizabeth Jardina, STAFF WRITER AROVING COLD around the office has left you, roughly, feeling like crap. So you head to the drug store to find a sticky-sweet liquid to soothe your ragged tonsils, your hacking cough, your feverish forehead -- only to be faced with a million options.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Higher levels of the hormone testosterone are found in victims of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than in infants who have died suddenly from other causes, results of a multicenter study suggest.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using antibiotics more than 10 times in childhood increases the likelihood of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that affects the body's lymphatic system, new research suggests. Dr. Ellen T.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with Viagra (sildenafil) can improve exercise capacity and functional ability in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious disease involving high pressure in the blood vessels that enter the lungs, new research suggests.

By Simon Denyer DHAKA (Reuters) - Tipu Sultan's hands are a patchwork of scars: thin tidy scars where surgeons have inserted metal pins to rebuild every bone in his hands and fingers. An ugly purple scar remains where half his forearm seems to have been butchered.

By Claudia Parsons BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Safia Taleb al-Souhail has ambitions to be Iraq's first woman president one day. A month before a poll in which she hopes to win a parliamentary seat, the former exile is upbeat about women's rights and democracy.

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Abdilazik Hussein's tiny shop in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is full to the brim with white robes, headscarves and copies of the Koran.

By Axel Bugge OTA, Portugal (Reuters) - From his watchtower above the Portuguese village of Ota, Bruno Franco has a perfect view of the fruit trees, vines and pine forests in the valley below.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.