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Health News Archive - June 30, 2005

Q: I am writing to you because I have a question about my 4-year- old dog. He is a mix between a toy poodle and a Pomeranian. Sometimes he has what I guess you would call dry heaving. I will be playing with him or sometimes it happens when he just sits around.

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Scientists in Hong Kong have shed new light on why cell repair is less efficient in older people after a breakthrough discovery on premature aging, a rare genetic disease that affects one in four million babies.

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Though testicular cancer remains relatively uncommon, rates of the disease have risen in many countries since the 1970s, a new study shows.

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study hint that exposure to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) increases the risk of the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a blood cancer involving the lymph nodes.

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After age 60, people are more likely to have to get up at least twice in the middle of the night to urinate - called nocturia - if they also have high blood pressure and take diuretics, a study shows.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with a steep jaw line and a crowded or narrowed air passage at the back of the throat are at increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), regardless of their weight or ethnic background, a study shows.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After surgery for superficial bladder cancer, treatment with a mistletoe extract appears to be effective at reducing tumor recurrence, German researchers report.

By Michael Smith LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways has called in a specialist to find a cure for jet-lag, potentially a dream come true for sleep-deprived frequent flyers. Sleep researcher Dr.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - E-mail spam can be good for you if it comes as a steady stream of e-mails nagging about healthy habits, Canadian researchers said on Thursday.

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