Health News Archive - April 12, 2005


For older men and women, a dose of fish or soy oil a day could help keep the cardiologist away. That's according to a new study which suggests that daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids sourced from soy or fish quickly produces reductions in an elderly user's risk for sudden heart attack.


Moderate exercise is not enough to control mildly elevated blood pressure in men and women over 55, Johns Hopkins University researchers report. The finding casts doubt on the effectiveness of some recommendations on exercise for lowering blood pressure among those in the age group most at risk of a heart attack.

Imagine that a deadly virus is sweeping the world, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of children. Nothing seems able to stop it " until a doctor stands up at the American Medical Association and reports on 60 cases involving severely infected children, all of whom have been cured.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]