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Health News Archive - November 09, 2005

By Carol Gentry, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Nov. 9--TAMPA--Tampa General Hospital and six other Bay area hospitals received among the worst ratings in the state for patient infections in a study released by state regulators Tuesday.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The number of U.S. syphilis cases rose for the fourth straight year in 2004, fueled by increases among men, while the gonorrhea disease rate reached a historic low, federal health researchers said on Tuesday.

By Fiona Ortiz ANTOFAGASTA, Chile (Reuters) - You can build a powerful thirst reading Hernan Rivera Letelier's novels about hard-drinking oddballs in the desert mining towns of Chile's barren North. But the best-selling Chilean author himself sticks to the soft stuff. "Just milk. I don't drink.

By Opheera McDoom NYALA, Sudan (Reuters) - Stepping into the leafy courtyard of the busy K2 restaurant, it's hard to believe one is in Darfur, at the heart of a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and shocked the world.

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) - Right on the main aisle, next to the colored pencils and stuffed toys, a French hypermarket set up a rack of Korans, Muslim prayer collections and books to explain Islam to children.

Take a cabbage. Pack it in a large clay pot with garlic, ginger, fish sauce and fiery red peppers. Add some other goodies and let it ferment. What do you get? The pungent Korean dish called kimchi -- and a scare about parasite eggs that has ignited a trade dispute between two of Asia's largest economies.

Ingenious Med, leaders in software for improving inpatient care quality and charge capture collection, announces helping Louisiana's largest hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, with processing and treating victims from the recent hurricanes.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - A British health authority on Wednesday reversed its decision not to give a breast cancer sufferer the potentially life-saving drug Herceptin after its chief executive met the mother of four.

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The growing problem of drug-resistant staph infections in hospitals needs a fresh approach -- including antibiotic-free hospitals and perhaps a dose of "good" bacteria on surgeons' hands, one researcher argues.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The growing problem of drug-resistant staph infections in hospitals needs a fresh approach -- including antibiotic-free hospitals and perhaps a dose of "good" bacteria on surgeons' hands, one researcher argues.

Word of the Day
pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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