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Health News Archive - December 17, 2005

Girls aged 10 to 14 who received GlaxoSmithKline Plc's vaccine to prevent infection with the virus that causes cervical cancer had immune responses twice as strong as women 15-25 years old given the vaccine, the company said on Saturday, describing results of a late-stage trial.

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Girls aged 10 to 14 who received GlaxoSmithKline Plc's vaccine to prevent infection with the virus that causes cervical cancer had immune responses twice as strong as women 15-25 years old given the vaccine, the company said on Saturday, describing results of a late-stage trial.

By Jeremiah Mcwilliams, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va., The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Dec. 17--NORFOLK -- Stephen Zedd, the lead auctioneer in several high-profile auctions for Norfolk-based Zedd Auctioneers Ltd., has been jailed on felony drug charges.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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