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Health News Archive - July 15, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators will decide by Sept. 1 whether to approve Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid to sell the Plan B "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription, two Senate Democrats said on Friday. Sens.

LONDON (Reuters) - Being intelligent is no guarantee of a happy old age, researchers said on Friday. They studied 550 people born in Scotland in 1921 whose mental ability had been tested at age 11 and again at 80 to determine if intelligence over a lifetime was linked to happiness.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A device the size of a stopwatch that uses electrical impulses to treat chronic depression was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Cyberonics Inc. said on Friday.

At 5 a.m., the Colorado mountain resort of Beaver Creek lies eerily still. Windows remain dark, shops closed and only starry reflections dance on the ice rink. Even Starbucks is padlocked, much to the disappointment of those gathered at the hiking center.

Where there is a niche to fill, you can be sure the travel industry finds the appropriate tours, resorts, programs, offers, transportation and services to provide for that group of travelers.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.