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Health News Archive - November 25, 2005

The number of U.S. children and teens who were diagnosed with depression more than doubled between 1995 and 2002, while the use of antidepressant drugs rose and the use of psychotherapy or counseling declined.

Zinc supplements could be a simple and safe way to reduce illnesses such as diarrhea in children infected with HIV, researchers said on Friday.

By Paul Hoskins KNOCKVICAR (Reuters) - As an autumn gale assails his hilltop cottage, Pepijn Martius sits beside a peat-fired stove, savoring the earthy smell and glowing warmth that has cost him little more than a sore back. "For my pocket it's much better," said the 27-year-old Dutchman.

By Olesya Dmitracova CAERNARFON (Reuters) - Following in the footsteps of successful rockers Stereophonics and Super Furry Animals, new Welsh musicians are winning fans at home and abroad, but this time they are going back to their roots.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has found no major differences in how people of different ethnic groups respond to the anti-anxiety drug paroxetine, sold as Paxil.

Staying physically active can help keep adults fit as they grow older, but, contrary to what some may think, it may not protect against mental decline, according to a new study.

By Marie Frail BEIJING (Reuters) - China's home-grown human bird flu vaccine is at least a year away from hitting the market but clinical tests on people have been approved by the government, head of the research drug company said on Friday.

Vietnam's commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City has begun poisoning pigeons and other wild birds as it moves to prevent avian flu from spreading into the crowded city, an official said on Friday.

An olive-oil based herbal extract preparation called Zyflamend suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to a new study.

Cocaine use among young adults in Britain and Spain is almost as prevalent as in the United States and consumption of the drug is rising across Europe, a report published on Thursday showed.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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