Health News Archive - December 09, 2005

Baby pacifiers can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in babies under a year old, according to new research published on Friday.

Hawaiian crooner Don Ho is recovering in a Thai hospital after undergoing an experimental stem-cell treatment yet to be approved in the United States.


Bird flu killed a young Thai boy, Asia's 70th victim of the deadly virus, authorities said on Friday, as two reports detailed how a pandemic could cause a serious recession in the United States.

Kellogg Co., the world's largest cereal maker, said on Friday it plans to reduce artery-clogging trans fats in some of its products and called on others to invest in a new variety of soybean oil it said is healthier than other trans-fat-free oils.


A cancer diagnosis can present the average person with the battle of his or her life. But new research suggests too many may be giving up on that fight far too early.

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, continuing to smoke or drink alcohol make it less likely that they'll survive, while eating a diet rich in vegetables and vitamin C improves their survival, a new study shows.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study of women with advanced endometrial cancer has found that giving two chemotherapy drugs after surgery reduced the risk of recurrence by 29 percent and extended survival by 32 percent compared with radiation therapy.

A Thai boy has become the 70th person to die of bird flu, authorities said on Friday, as reports warned a flu pandemic could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars as well as millions of lives.

BRISTOL, Tenn., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the Company has entered into a co-exclusive license agreement with Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged adults who favor skim milk and other low-fat dairy foods may have lower blood pressure than others their age, a new study suggests.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).