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Health News Archive - April 10, 2005

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expressed surprise and concern at Thursday's FDA announcement that the prescription painkiller Bextra would be withdrawn from the market, and that a host of other effective analgesics will now come with tough "black box" labeling warning of their potential cardiovascular and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

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