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.


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.


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
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.