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Health News Archive - June 27, 2005

By Eleanor Wason DADEASE, Ghana (Reuters) - Delegates at the G8 summit inGleneagles, Scotland next month will find in their luxury hotelrooms a complementary bar of Fairtrade "Divine" Chocolate.

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Three girls are picking through their lunches at school, commenting on which foods will make them fat or not. One says she has started dieting, and her friends agree that they might start cutting back on calories, too.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Patients suffering from severe depression who have not responded to other treatments may be helped by deep brain stimulation, researchers said on Monday.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian nurse feared she could be sacked or prosecuted when she repeatedly tried to warn authorities about an Indian-born surgeon dubbed "Dr Death," who has been linked to the deaths of 87 patients.

By Kwaku Sakyi-Addo ACCRA (Reuters) - In northern Ghana, tradition forbade men to stoop and pick up the fruit that fell from the towering shea nut tree. It was beneath them to do so. But that's not the case anymore.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The image of Australia as a nation ofbeer drinkers is under attack, with new figures on Mondayshowing Australians are drinking less beer and more wine andspirits.

By Kwaku Sakyi-Addo ACCRA (Reuters) - In northern Ghana, tradition forbade men to stoop and pick up the fruit that fell from the towering shea nut tree. It was beneath them to do so. But that's not the case anymore.

By Angela Moore NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fido might seem just as happy drinkinghis water out of your toilet as he would a Homer Simpson waterbowl. But retailers are betting pet owners are a bit more finicky-- and fashionable -- and willing to pay for new lines of petproducts from well-known brand names.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccinating infants against five diseases in one shot works just as well as separate injections, with no higher rate of side effects, Italian investigators report.

By Matthew Green PALIANG, Sudan (Reuters) - Sprawled on the ground with hisface pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he mightalready be dead.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.