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Health News Archive - November 02, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prices for brand name prescription drugs most commonly used by older patients rose at nearly twice the rate of inflation during the second quarter, AARP said in a report released on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with neurological or neuromuscular diseases are at increased risk for developing respiratory failure if they're hospitalized with influenza, new research shows.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise their risk of developing the most common kind of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said on Tuesday.

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The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, along with co-sponsors Swiss Re and the United Nations Development Programme, today released a study showing that climate change will significantly affect the health of humans and ecosystems and these impacts will have economic consequences.

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - It is not often that a soccer team get driven to a match in armored cars with an escort of soldiers. Or that the supporters of their opponents surround them in a delirious outpouring of joy and affection.

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's drive toward global acclaim has taken a wrong turn.

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Alan Paton is dead but a new side of the writer famed as a rare white South African voice against apartheid has come to life in his previously unpublished account of a madcap search for a fabled desert city.

By Jon Hemming YENICEKOY, Turkey (Reuters) - Everyone in the Turkish village of Yenicekoy is Muslim. They have a mosque, but no one goes there. It is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, but no one is fasting. Turkey's Alevis are one of Islam's most liberal sects.

By Heba Kandil DUBAI (Reuters) - Exploding buildings, booby-trapped cars and bloodied victims are making their debut on Arab satellite television in daring dramas that deal with Islamist militancy in al Qaeda's main breeding ground.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with bezafibrate to lower cholesterol curbs the incidence and delays the onset of type 2 diabetes in obese individuals, doctors in Israel report. In comments to Reuters Health, study leader Dr.

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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