Health News Archive - July 13, 2005


Whether it's protecting profits or consumer health, the U.S. meat industry has a lot riding on the government's effort to reopen the border to Canadian cattle.

By James Knight and Katrina Manson ODIENNE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - When rebels took over Seguelo Soro's town in northern Ivory Coast, the doctor's first thought was for his patients and he refused to run away. "I didn't want to leave the people without access to doctors.

By Anis Ahmed SHAHABAZPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Shefali Begun goes to bed many nights hungry because there is nothing left after feeding her four children and husband. But the frail mother, one of millions of poor Bangladeshi women who toil from dawn to dusk, is not complaining.

Jul. 13--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- When city resident Johnnie Parker was diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago, treatment was a long way away. Five days a week for nine weeks, his wife, Linda, or friends drove him to Rexford -- about a half-hour each way.

A U.S. consumer group on Wednesday called for cigarette-style warnings on soft drinks to alert consumers that too much of the sugary beverages can make them fat and cause other health problems.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld Eli Lilly and Co.'s patent for its premenstrual drug Sarafem, rejecting a challenge from generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd .

AmerisourceBergen is hosting a record turnout at its 4th Annual National Healthcare Conference & Exposition July 13-17 in Las Vegas, with over 7,000 pharmacists and other healthcare professionals participating in a wide variety of educational programs including Continuing Education (CE) courses and interacting with pharmaceutical manufacturers and other service providers.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In women who suffer a stroke, high blood pressure before the event predicts greater declines in cognitive function afterward, results of a study suggest. The reason may be that pre-existing damage from high blood pressure hinders stroke recovery.


Good posture, a phone headset and frequent breaks can help prevent arthritis from holding people back at work, according to an expert.


Striking a balance between two healthy forms of dietary fat may be key to lowering blood cholesterol, a small study suggests.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.