Health News Archive - November 07, 2005
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adolescents who give cigarette smoking a try do so because they saw it in movies, a study said on Monday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hands caught in doors cause most of the childhood amputations in the United States, a study said on Monday, though they most often involve only partial loss of a finger and no hospital stay.
The discovery of chickens infected by the bird flu virus but showing no symptoms of the disease has triggered concern over consumption of their eggs.
Please read in the dateline ...Nov 7... instead of ...Nov 4... . A corrected story follows. By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - The discovery of chickens infected by the bird flu virus but showing no symptoms of the disease has triggered concern over consumption of their eggs.
By Cahal Milmo They are advertised with hyperactive parents maniacally monopolising the playground in front of their cringing children and geeks whose dinner- party repartee on the subject turns them into sex gods.
LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Kate Hudson, star of "The Skeleton Key," instructed lawyers to begin action on Monday against several publications for printing pictures which she said falsely implied she had an eating disorder.
By Tom Perry SAFF, Egypt (Reuters) - Muslim Brotherhood candidate Gomaa al-Badry raises his voice over chants of "God is greatest" to tell thousands of Egyptians why they should vote for his Islamist group in parliamentary elections this month. "We've tried communism, socialism and capitalism.
The World Bank on Monday estimated a human influenza pandemic could cost up to $800 billion a year, or two percent of global GDP, as health experts warned bird flu was spreading fast.
Data from the Columbia University Department of Urology demonstrates that Zyflamend(R), a unique herbal extract preparation, suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct via a process called "apoptosis." The data, published in the October edition of Nutrition and Cancer, showed Zyflamend(R), a patented formulation from New Chapter, has the ability, in vitro, to reduce prostate cancer cell proliferation by as much as 78 percent and to induce cancer cell death or apoptosis.
Developing countries on Monday called for improved access to bird flu vaccines and drugs as the World Bank estimated a human influenza pandemic lasting a year could cost up to $800 billion.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.