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Health News Archive - June 28, 2005

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Children who are breastfed are about fifty percent less likely to be short sighted, Singapore researchers said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the US population, there is a wide ethnic and racial disparity in the risk of developing advanced-stage colorectal cancer and of dying from the disease, researchers report in the medical journal Cancer.

Children who are breastfed are about fifty percent less likely to be short sighted, Singapore researchers said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A genetically engineered virus may offer the first effective vaccine against Lassa fever, a sometimes deadly hemorrhagic fever common in West Africa, U.S. and Canadian scientists said on Monday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ten more children have contracted polio in Indonesia, bringing the number affected by an outbreak of the paralysing disease to 65, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - AIDS could spiral out of control in Asia, home to more than half the world's population, unless authorities step up their fight against the disease, experts say.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of fetal death in twin pregnancies is higher than previously estimated, a new study from the UK finds. The researchers suggest this danger could be eliminated by planning to deliver the babies by c-section at 32 weeks. Dr. Nicholas M.

By Michelle Rizzo NEWYORK (Reuters Health) - An anesthetic ointment, a formulation of lidocaine, reduces pain for children having an intravenous needle inserted or having blood drawn. It also improves the rate of successful insertions and reduces procedure time, according to Canadian investigators.

By Ellen Wulfhorst GOSHEN, N.Y. (Reuters) - Business etiquette coach BarbaraPachter likes to tell the story of a financial executive who,dining with a potential client, licked his knife clean at theend of the meal.

High blood levels of iron coupled with high levels of very low density (VLDL) lipoprotein cholesterol appear to interact to increase the risk of cancer.

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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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