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Health News Archive - December 20, 2005

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - One acre of genetically engineered tobacco plants can produce enough anthrax vaccine to inoculate the entire U.S. population safely and inexpensively, a molecular biologist at the University of Central Florida said on Tuesday.

CHICAGO _ By the end of the decade, consumers should have another prescription-strength option to treating heartburn that won't burn a hole in their wallets. TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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