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Health News Archive - November 22, 2005

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Contaminated fruits and vegetables are causing more food-borne illness among Americans than raw chicken or eggs, consumer advocates said a in report released on Monday.

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Across China, which has reported 17 outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus since mid-October and is the world's largest poultry producer, sales of chicken and duck are plummeting and chick prices have dropped up to 90 percent, state media has said.

By Gasper, Mason C; Gilchrist, James M Measurement of serum enzymes is a widely used screening diagnostic test for suspected muscle disease.

U.S. poultry slaughter methods are cruel and raise the risk of consumers contracting a foodborne illness, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit that seeks to ensure birds are unconscious before being slaughtered.

By Tansa Musa KRIBI, Cameroon (Reuters) - Oil was meant to bring hope and money to this sleepy fishing town in Cameroon, but Kribi's residents say they can barely make ends meet.

By Joyce Kelly and Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - On a recent Sunday at Willow Creek Community Church, a Christian rock band joined by dancing children powered up in the cavernous main hall, their images ablaze on several gigantic screens.

Recasts headline, and clarifies that infection rather than antibiotics per se may raise NHL risk.

Young girls who get extra calcium from food tend to gain more bone mass than those who get it from tablet supplements, but children who already receive adequate amounts of calcium in their diets do not benefit from any form of extra calcium, a research team in Finland reports.

Older women who received radiation therapy for cervical, rectal or anal cancer have a substantially increased risk for pelvic fractures, according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA.

One of the key controllers of neural development seems to depend on a simple cellular decision--whether to divide perpendicularly or in parallel to the embryonic structure called the neuroepithelium. Nevertheless, such orientation is critical, and understanding its machinery could help neuroscientists learn to control the division of adult neural stem cells to regenerate neural tissues.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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