Health News Archive - July 15, 2005

New England Patriots poohbah Bill Belichick has brought his team to three Super Bowl victories in four years with his now- famously obsessive and maniacal work ethic. But at some point, even the die- hards knew, something had to give.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have discovered a new method that could accelerate the way cancer-causing genes are found and could lead to a more accurate identification of the genes, according to two studies in the July 14, 2005, issue of Nature.

Abstract / Understanding family dynamics is a key component in providing comprehensive care for persons with progressive illnesses and their caregivers. The purpose of this study was to investigate what families experience during an advancing illness and to describe their patterns of response.

By Diadie Ba BISSAU (Reuters) - While many African leaders opt for canes, batons or even fly whisks as symbols of authority, the former president of Guinea-Bissau insisted on a red woolen cap despite the tropical sunshine.

By Terry Friel SILIGURI, India (Reuters) - Niram Sharma is 28, jobless and dying. He says he is lucky. For, unlike Niram, most of the new friends he has made at HIV/AIDS support groups in this bustling Indian trading town can't afford the medicine that could give them 10 to 15 more years of life.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Overweight and facing widespread ridicule for his swollen girth, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is taking on the flab and his critics at the same time with a crash diet and punishing exercise regimen.

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Vegetable supplier Shuki Mizrahi is already losing patience with protesters opposed to Israel's pullout from settlements in the occupied Gaza Strip.


Joloy Sori Mallik doesn't question her 16-year-old daughter too closely about the time she was drugged and kidnapped by strangers near her north Indian village.

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - On July 6, London won the right to host the 2012 Olympics in part because of its multi-racial society which offers a home to people from all over the world. Twenty-four hours later, suicide bombings killed more than 50 people in the British capital.

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).