Health News Archive - June 29, 2005


Nearly 70 percent of older Americans endorse the concept of individual health savings accounts to help cover medical expenses in their later years, a new survey finds.

It's called scleroderma, a disfiguring disorder that causes the skin and internal organs to harden and tighten. Yet few people have heard of or know much about it.


Radiologists' concerns about medical malpractice may bias their decisions on whether to recommend repeat mammographies or biopsies, new research finds.

The amount of food you put on your young child's plate is the main factor influencing how much he or she will eat, according to a Cornell University study.

Abstract: This narrative case study by the author documents the notes, language, and feelings of one mother's prenatal gender talk to her baby, in utero. The article explores the types of gender socializations which occurred in the womb for one child following a sex-identifying ultrasound.

Summary: We present the case of polymicrobial pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that involved Staphylococcus sciuri, S. epidermidis, and Streptococcus agalactiae. In order to determine the frequency of S.

Men worried about having a small penis are usually pretty average, but have a false idea of what the normal size is, according to a report in the medical journal Urology.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, a three-pronged approach to therapy can achieve a high level of tumor control, researchers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville report.


As U.S. war injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan mount, Congress on Tuesday hurriedly crafted legislation to provide around $1.5 billion in "emergency" funds for veterans' health care programs stretched thin by combat and aging veterans of past wars.

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Rajni Patil waited 16 years tosee what poets have described as "paradise on earth." "It is a dream come true," gushed the 45-year-old housewifefrom India, standing on the banks of Srinagar's Dal lake in theHimalayan valley of Kashmir.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'