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Health News Archive - December 13, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Caregivers of patients who have been in on prolonged artificial respiration may be at risk for depression and poor physical health in the months following hospital discharge, investigators at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio report.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Seven countries in Asia, Africa and South America are on target to reduce child deaths by two-thirds in the next decade but $7 billion will be needed to meet the goal in other nations, health experts said on Tuesday.

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Those who suffered the wrath of Hurricane Katrina didn't just lose their homes. They lost what Columbia University psychiatrist Dr. Mindy T. Fullilove calls their "way of being in the world" -- their families, their neighborhoods, their communities.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-tailed macaques used as performance monkeys in Indonesia are sometimes infected with viruses that could cross the species barrier and infect humans, investigators report.

Women older than 35 years and black women are more likely than other women to experience stillbirth, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-tailed macaques used as performance monkeys in Indonesia are sometimes infected with viruses that could cross the species barrier and infect humans, investigators report.

A Peruvian baby born with a rare defect in which her legs were fused was making good progress six months after undergoing risky surgery to separate them, her doctor said on Tuesday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had warned nine companies to stop marketing "bogus" flu products.

Eating lots of fiber does not lower a person's risk of developing colon cancer, but it is a good idea to consume fiber-rich fruits and vegetables anyway for your heart and overall health, a study said on Tuesday.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating lots of fiber does not lower a person's risk of developing colon cancer, but it is a good idea to consume fiber-rich fruits and vegetables anyway for your heart and overall health, a study said on Tuesday.