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Health News Archive - December 13, 2005

New regulations aimed at making it easier for countries to share information about disease outbreaks will help fight avian influenza, a senior World Health Organization official said on Monday.

People with high cholesterol also have a greater risk of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in one of the first studies to demonstrate that one may cause the other.

Higher amounts of vitamin D could help make it easier to breathe, according to new findings released on Monday, offering possible good news for smokers, asthmatics and other people with respiratory problems.

Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday. 23.1 percent of the U.S. population is now considered obese.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish children are among the most overweight in the world thanks to a diet of junk food and a couch potato lifestyle, health experts said on Tuesday, warning of possible severe health problems in later life.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Baxter International Inc. said on Tuesday U.S. regulators have pegged its September recall of kidney dialysis equipment a Class I recall, a designation given to products that could cause serious harm or death.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The mistrial in the first federal trial over Merck & Co.'s painkiller Vioxx was caused by a lone holdout on the jury who believed the company was at fault in the death of a Florida man, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The U.S.

The link between increased dairy consumption and teenage acne may be partly explained by the high iodine content in milk, according to a New York researcher.

Eating fish appears to knock a few years off your mental age -- in a good way.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Healthy fats found in fish and vegetable oils may help ease the inflammation that marks chronic lung disease, preliminary research suggests.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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