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Health News Archive - November 21, 2005

While governments fret over antiviral drugs and elaborate plans to ward off a looming flu pandemic, an expert said on Monday that the best prevention is simple: wash your hands and cover your mouth when you sneeze.

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - From writing "Animal House" and "Ghostbusters" to directing "Groundhog Day" and "Analyze This," Harold Ramis is one of Hollywood's funniest talents. Now he's made his first serious movie, but he can't quite let the funny stuff go.

Known as the "war room" or the "bunker," it is the world's nerve-center for tracking deadly diseases from Ebola hemorrhagic fever to bird flu.

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Reuters) - Get ready for Bangalore Nouveau. Best known for its teas and spices, India now aims to place its wines on supermarket shelves in Europe and the United States.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Known as the "war room" or the "bunker," it is the world's nerve-center for tracking deadly diseases from Ebola hemorrhagic fever to bird flu.

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Almost 5 million people were infected by HIV globally in 2005, the highest jump since the first reported case in 1981 and taking the number living with the virus to a record 40.3 million, the United Nations said on Monday.

The world is not ready for a bioterror attack, despite the danger posed by militant groups like al Qaeda, the head of Interpol said on Monday.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are spanked when they misbehave are more likely to be anxious and aggressive than children who are disciplined in nonphysical ways, research shows.

An experimental diabetes drug that may increase the risk of congestive heart failure and death should not be allowed on the market despite initial support from U.S. regulators, a consumer group said on Monday.

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental diabetes drug that may increase the risk of congestive heart failure and death should not be allowed on the market despite initial support from U.S. regulators, a consumer group said on Monday.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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