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Health News Archive - December 12, 2005

Chances are you're seeing more and more produce and meats marked "organic." No longer just staples in health-food stores or at farmers' markets, organic products are increasingly found in traditional supermarkets. The U.S.

By DATUK DR ABDUL HAMID ABDUL KADIR TO understand the background to the debate on complementary and alternative treatments, one has to look at the Medical Act 1971.

Common infections that affect mothers and babies may trigger certain types of childhood cancers, researchers said on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Common infections that affect mothers and babies may trigger certain types of childhood cancers, researchers said on Monday.

The holiday season can be especially difficult for people grieving the death of a loved one.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About ten percent of patients taking low-dose aspirin to lower their risk of a heart attack develop peptic ulcers, which frequently cause no symptoms, investigators report.

MedImmune Inc. said on Monday that an easier-to-store version of its nasal spray flu vaccine significantly reduced the number of flu cases in an important clinical trial, sending its shares up as much as 8 percent.

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Dec.

A U.S. judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the first federal lawsuit against Merck & Co. Inc. and its Vioxx painkiller after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

The holidays, which are traditionally a joyous time of year, can be a very bittersweet time for people who have lost a loved one, no matter how long ago the loss was, and those difficult feelings are likely to surface at some point in time over the holidays.

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'.