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Health News Archive - December 01, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medicare has received thousands of complaints about its temporary drug discount card, according to a congressional report released on Wednesday as the agency grapples with new gripes about the card's replacement program.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children should not be approved in the United States because it cannot be safely marketed, U.S. regulatory staff said on Thursday.

ARAMARK (NYSE:RMK), a world leader in managed services, announced today that ARAMARK Education - Facility Services has been awarded a 5-year, $60 million contract to provide custodial, maintenance and ground services to the Providence School Department in Providence, Rhode Island.

Stem cell research in Britain is set to get a cash injection from the government, underpinning the country's leading position in the controversial field, the head of the UK Stem Cell Foundation said on Thursday.

An active sex life and creativity may go hand-in-hand, according to a new British study that finds professional artists and poets have about twice as many sexual partners as other people.

By Jack Encarnacao By JACK ENCARNACAO The Patriot Ledger They gathered on the fitness room floor in a 10-person circle, a candle burning in the center. Hindu chants from a boombox softened the mood.

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Imperfect table manners, like spitting food out, appear quite common in the preschool set, though certain mealtime habits may signal a wider behavioral problem, a preliminary study suggests.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who develop gingivitis (gum disease) during pregnancy, as many do, are at increased risk for delivering prematurely and of delivering an infant of low birth weight, according to a study conducted in South America.

An experimental skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in some children should not be approved in the United States because of safety risks, U.S. regulatory staff recommended on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Small amounts of iron and calcium in the diet or in the form of supplements may play an important role in the development of lung cancer, especially among smokers, a study suggests.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.