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Health News Archive - December 11, 2005

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Since U.S. doctors began offering laser vision correction in 1995, safety has improved and new methods give people with more severe vision problems a chance to have the procedure. But there's still no guarantee of 20/20 eyesight, and the long-term safety is unknown.

No single sleeping pill stands out as the best, according to a U.S. review of the newer sleep aids on the market.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.