Health News Archive - December 29, 2005

By Amanda Ridley, Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C. Dec. 27--Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Minor Care center at the Village at Pelham in Greer is now open for patients who might need a doctor but don't need to go to the emergency room.

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - When clot-busting drugs fail to stop a heart attack, surgery to reopen a clogged artery is the most effective way to treat a patient, cutting the risk of death in half, a new study shows.

China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday.


Juggling the demands of children, full-time work and aging or sick parents, the 40s can be prime time for pressure.

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria banned imports of live birds, eggs and poultry meat from Turkey due to bird flu fears, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - When Monsanto Co. introduced the world to genetically modified crops a decade ago, the biotech advancement was heralded as the dawn of a new era that could reduce world hunger, help the environment and bolster struggling farmers.

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Arabs from Egypt to Iraq have gone to the polls this year and protested in the streets of Cairo and Beirut. Western media said a region used to authoritarian rule was going through a democratic spring.

People with very low levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol who suffer a heart attack or other severe acute cardiac event may benefit from initiating a statin right after the event, a study shows.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though most women with breast cancer are aware they have the option for breast reconstruction soon after surgery, few may fully understand the details of the procedure, a new study suggests.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulmonary rehabilitation produces significant benefits for patients with advanced emphysema and plays an important role in the selection of patients for lung surgery, according to results of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial, or NETT.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.