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Health News Archive - November 08, 2005

It isn't just ABC News that's being enlisted in the battle against smoking and lung cancer in the Quit to Live series, which began airing this month on "World News Tonight."

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Animal and public health experts firmed up plans at an international meeting on Tuesday to halt the spread of bird flu as the hardest-hit country, Vietnam, reported its 42nd death from the avian virus.

By Katharine Houreld GBARNGA, Liberia (Reuters) - Like many young girls her age, 11-year-old Fatu Kerkular likes to dance, enjoys basketball and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. But above the chipped red nail polish on her toes, her legs are covered in white patches.

By Cynthia Johnston JERUSALEM (Reuters) - "I cannot enter into this so long as this criminal is on your screen," a Hamas spokesman calmly told Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera. He had just realized he was sharing a live broadcast with an Israeli army spokesman. In fluent Arabic, Maj.

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A parenting breakthrough for kids of all ages: Jordan Kerner crossed paths with grandfather of 12 and Snapple founder, Arnold Greenberg, who instantly became an advocate, and together, Greenberg and Kerner launched Waddajuice.

By Karen Iley LUANDA, Angola (Reuters) - Angola won independence from Portugal 30 years ago but the southwest African country is only celebrating properly now, as a cautious optimism takes hold after the end of a devastating civil war.

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A growing number of U.S. children are suffering broken bones and other injuries while riding all-terrain vehicles, according to government statistics published Monday.

By Patricia Reaney GENEVA (Reuters) - Global health experts said on Tuesday it would be possible to produce 900 million doses of a new vaccine against a human pandemic flu outbreak but even that would not be enough to meet demand.

LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman suffering from breast cancer intends to go to the High Court to force her health authority to prescribe Herceptin, a drug she believes could prolong her life.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to reduce the risk of cancerous progression in patients with Barrett's esophagus -- a condition in which cells that line the esophagus become abnormal that may be a precursor to cancer.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'