Health News Archive - July 19, 2005

By Michael Roddy BAJA, Hungary (Reuters) - It's almost 6 p.m. and people are getting hungry as Mayor Peter Szell steps onto a stage in the vast central square of this gracious southern Hungarian town on the Danube.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Strolling in the narrow lanes of the oldest inhabited city in the world, American tourist David Kummer says he feels safer in its old souks than on the streets of New York.

By Nicola Leske BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish, Arabic and Vietnamese fill the air in the playground outside the Eberhard Klein school in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, where German is a foreign language.

Waterborne diseases spread fast across Bangladesh: report DHAKA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Different waterborne diseases, including diarrhea, have been spreading fast across Bangladesh, especially in flood-hit areas.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dark chocolate can not only soothe your soul but can lower blood pressure too, researchers reported Monday.

Providing certain medicines free of charge to elderly diabetes patients could pay off in huge benefits to society, a new study finds.


Many Americans still take high daily doses of vitamin E despite mounting evidence that the vitamin offers no health benefit and could be dangerous, a new study finds.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unconscious racism is so entrenched in U.S. medical system that the only way to eliminate disparities is to change the rules, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two Florida law firms said on Tuesday they had filed class action lawsuits against DuPont Co., charging the chemicals giant hid the potential health hazards of its Teflon non-stick cookware coatings. The lawsuits against E.I.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Most testicular cancer patients who try to father children after completing their treatment succeed, scientists said Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.