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Health News Archive - December 24, 2005

By KRIS WISE DAILY MAIL CAPITOL REPORTER West Virginia, and particularly its southern counties, is struggling with an increase in births of babies addicted to methamphetamine and OxyContin.

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When is a coma nothing like a coma? When it's a fictional coma, as depicted on the wildly popular daytime dramas warming the electronic hearths of America's living rooms.

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Biting into the science behind the "marijuana munchies," American researchers have uncovered clues to pot's effect on appetite. Their insights might also lead to drugs that could help increase -- or curb -- wayward appetites.

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Breaking up may be hard to do, but getting over it is even harder for many people, new research shows.

By Don Schanche Jr., The Macon Telegraph, Ga., The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Dec. 24--Georgia hospitals are in an uproar about a state agency's plan to change the way it distributes a fund for poor people's medical care, and officials said Thursday the battle could have far-reaching consequences.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.