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Health News Archive - December 07, 2005

By Nicolas Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Viewed from above, the gentle Salado river that runs through Argentina's fertile Pampa prairies looks harmless enough.

By Cynthia Johnston ARIEL, West Bank (Reuters) - Every day, Nida Hussein takes a trip that for most Palestinians would be unthinkable -- a two-hour bus ride from Jerusalem to a Jewish settler college in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

By Suzanna Koster HATTIAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Orphaned by an earthquake almost eight weeks ago, Abdul Waheed watches other boys in a government-run refuge play cricket as he waits for his turn to bat.

Young children are getting about nine hours of sleep a night, substantially less than the 12- to15- hours of shut-eye experts recommend, a new study shows.

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The children of mothers who are obese before pregnancy or who smoke during pregnancy, have a higher risk of becoming overweight at a very young age, a study in the journal Pediatrics reports.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court sentenced a man calling himself a "suicide consultant" to a year in jail on Wednesday for helping a mentally ill woman end her life.

A 38-year-old French woman who had the world's first partial face transplant has asked journalists to respect her privacy after a media frenzy over the operation that gave her a new nose, lips and chin.

Artists may indeed have a more active love life than most of us -- and part of the reason may be their tendency toward a certain schizophrenia-linked personality trait, a study suggests.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Artists may indeed have a more active love life than most of us -- and part of the reason may be their tendency toward a certain schizophrenia-linked personality trait, a study suggests.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered how cancer spreads from a primary site to other places in the body in a finding that could open doors for new ways of treating and preventing advanced disease.

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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