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Health News Archive - December 05, 2005

Children born with heart defects who have traditionally been told not to exercise can improve their heart function through programs that involve exertion, according to a U.S. study published on Monday.

Doctors should be aware of the health risks posed to teenage athletes who quickly slim down by forcing themselves to vomit or by avoiding fluids, or bulk up by overeating, a report said on Monday.

By John Reid Blackwell Drug maker Merck & Co. will keep its Elkton plant open. The New Jersey-based company said this week that it will close or sell five of its 31 plants as it restructures.

By Alan Wheatley, China Economics Editor BEIJING (Reuters) - Freeing trade in goods could boost global incomes by $461 billion by 2015, says the World Bank. Trade liberalization has cost sub-Saharan Africa $272 billion over the past 20 years, retorts the advocacy group Christian Aid.

By Paul Tait and Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The advertisements on Iraqi television offer a rose-tinted, none-too-subtle view of what parliamentary elections this month could mean for the future of the country.

By Deepa Babington CAMP KHAMISS, Iraq (Reuters) - Col. Mohammed Najem Kharye is known as a fearless commander who leads one of the better trained battalions in Iraq's fledgling army. But even he reckoned a planned raid on a nearby village would be nothing short of suicidal without U.S.

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil, an emerging agricultural power, is winning a reputation as the tough guy of world trade talks, sometimes forcing its rich nation opponents onto the ropes.

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School-based programs that target students' emotional, social and decision-making skills are likely to also boost their academic achievement, a team of Washington researchers reports. Their findings suggest that more broadly focused interventions can have a wider-ranging effect than those that specifically target academic achievement.

United Nations agencies told consumers on Monday that properly cooked poultry was safe to eat, a move likely to be welcomed by farmers worried that bird flu fears could put turkey and goose off the Christmas menu.

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - School-based programs that target students' emotional, social and decision-making skills are likely to also boost their academic achievement, a team of Washington researchers reports.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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