Health News Archive - April 10, 2005


Medical professionals expressed surprise and concern at Thursday's FDA announcement that the prescription painkiller Bextra would be withdrawn from the market, and that a host of other effective analgesics will now come with tough "black box" labeling warning of their potential cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks.


Being financially comfortable appears to ease the woes of disability, at least in the short term, reports a University of Michigan study.

Text of report by Shayma al-Jash'ami headlined "Health Ministry confirms spread of dangerous Bahjat disease" published by Iraqi newspaper Al-Furat on 7 April In its follow-up to the current outbreak of "Bahjat disease", this newspaper interviewed Dr Sarmad Adnan al-Hashimi, a dermatologist at the Baghdad Educational Hospital, who explained that this disease results from inflammation of the skin or the eyes' blood vessels.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.