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Health News Archive - November 04, 2005

By Katharine Houreld MONROVIA (Reuters) - When social workers found the starving children at the Hannah B. Williams orphanage in Monrovia, they were eating frogs because the owner had sold the food donated by aid agencies at a market in Liberia's capital.

By Rose Skelton ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (Reuters) - Dressed head-to-toe in a costume of deep red tree bark and with a large knife in each hand, the monster-like figure turns the corner of a quiet street, screeches and strides after a group of fleeing women.

By Lindsay Beck PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Yon Ok-ju likes pizza, spends weekends hanging out with her friends and worries about her exams. Nothing unusual for a 20-year-old college student.

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Patients in the United States reported higher rates of medical errors and more disorganized doctor visits and out-of-pocket costs than people in Canada, Britain and three other developed countries, according to a survey released on Thursday.

An HIV test that can be used at home and promises results in 20 minutes could help more people get treated sooner, but raises concerns about how well patients could cope with the test findings on their own, a U.S. advisory panel heard on Thursday.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have an overnight drop in blood sugar on days when they get exercise, according to a new study.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's AIDS drug Epivir for use under the nation's program to help fight the disease in other countries, officials said on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved a generic liquid version of GlaxoSmithKline's AIDS drug Epivir for use under the nation's program to help fight the disease in other countries, officials said on Friday.

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many doctors delay prescribing diabetes drugs or insulin to patients with type 2 diabetes for as long as possible, a new international study shows. This can be a bad thing for patients, Dr.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening all postmenopausal women for osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones, using bone densitometry and treatment of women found to have this condition is highly cost effective, regardless of age.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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