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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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