Health News Archive - November 28, 2005


The number of confirmed HIV cases in China rose by more than half in the past year but poor monitoring and official obstruction still obscure the real scale of the AIDS epidemic, China's top AIDS official said on Monday.

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc plans to develop an experimental AIDS vaccine by "piggy-backing" on a shot against measles.

By Maureen Maratita HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Can wartime suffering have a price? According to a bill making its way through the U.S. Congress, losing a spouse or a parent is worth $25,000.

GlaxoSmithKline plans to develop an experimental AIDS vaccine by "piggy-backing" on a shot against measles.

DALLAS, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (PHD) has unveiled an innovative surgical option -- available for the first time in North Texas -- to correct a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF). The new Epicor(TM) Cardiac Ablation System (St.

By Gershwin Wanneburg LUSIKISIKI, South Africa (Reuters) - A young woman leans on a cane, breathing heavily as she struggles to walk across the tiny, packed waiting room at a clinic in one of South Africa's poorest provinces.

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Bureaucracy, poor management and inadequate funding have scuppered a global drive to put 3 million poor people on life-saving AIDS drugs by the end of 2005, activists said on Monday.

The HIV/AIDS scourge on the African continent could worsen in 2006 if developed nations do not deliver on their financial pledges, the U.N.'s top AIDS official in Africa said on Monday.

Many people with cancer continue to smoke after their diagnosis, even though smoking can significantly compromise the outcome of treatment, according to a new study.

The World Health Organization apologized on Monday for missing its target to get 3 million people in poor countries on life-saving AIDS drugs by the end of 2005.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.