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
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.