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Health News Archive - April 13, 2005

tara@wvgazette.com Children who grow up in troubled homes are more likely to suffer as adults from diseases of the body, such as cancer and heart, lung and liver disease, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher who will give a free public lecture Monday at Charleston's Embassy Suites hotel.

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The cost of most popular, brand-name drugs used by older Americans has risen by 7.1 percent in the past year -- a new record, according to an AARP report released Tuesday.

Orlando Velarde is one of 32,000 or more New Mexicans infected with a liver disease called hepatitis C. He learned he had it in 1999, while hospitalized for a blood clot in his arm. He probably had been sick for two decades. But like many people with hepatitis C, he had no symptoms.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.