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Health News Archive - December 09, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women diagnosed with endometriosis have a tendency to be lean, as measured by body mass index (BMI), both at the time of diagnosis and historically, research hints.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It is known that the risk of death in adults with diabetes is approximately twofold that of the general population.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who think their mothers put a high value on thinness may be more likely to worry about their weight and frequently diet, new research suggests. The study, of more than 9,200 U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Asthma and allergy researchers have found dust mite allergens in umbilical cord blood of some infants whose mothers were positive for the allergen, whereas none of the newborns whose mothers were negative for the common dust mite allergen known as Der p 1 carried the allergen themselves.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of older adults participating in sports activities increases after hip replacement but declines after knee replacement for osteoarthritis, research suggests. Osteoarthritis or OA is a common age-related disease marked by degradation of joint cartilage.

HELSINKI (Reuters) - An extra three hundred dead and a more than 10-percent increase in alcohol-related diseases -- Finland has paid a high price for cutting its tax on alcohol in 2004, national health research agency Stakes said on Friday.

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When he turned 50, Steven Jackson decided it was time for a complete physical. But instead of going to his usual doctor, he spent $2,000 for a daylong assessment at a cushy health center loaded with amenities.

Good asthma management requires appropriate treatment of persistent stuffy nose or "allergic rhinitis," researchers report in the journal Chest.

U.S. regulators alerted the public on Friday to a study showing a higher death rate among heart disease patients a year after taking an Abbott Laboratories Inc. antibiotic, as part of an effort to release early information about potential safety concerns.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.