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Health News Archive - July 17, 2005

Mental health and practice nurses are being urged to pay greater attention to the physical health of patients who have serious mental illness. Some patients are being neglected because nurses are failing to tackle diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and the side effects of medication.

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton hopes his foundation will help treat more than 60,000 children suffering from HIV/AIDS as part of a plan to fight the disease in poor countries, he said on Sunday.

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - An unassuming retired lecturer is behind the French literary sensation of the summer, having rescued the forgotten last novel of the 19th century epic novelist Alexandre Dumas from the dustbin of history.

By Anton Ferreira RIEBEEK KASTEEL, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's wines have won fans around the world, but few gourmets know about the country's other contribution to fine dining -- extra virgin olive oil.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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