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Health News Archive - July 20, 2005

Oui! says John Lichfield French women work harder than most women in Europe, and produce more babies. They also cook brilliantly and, usually, look fantastic. The first two statements can be proven statistically.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani sportswomen have become caught up in a struggle between conservatives and liberals over what kind of Muslim country Pakistan should be.

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - With its chrome crescents gleaming atop four tall minarets, the nearly completed Taibah Mosque looks like it belongs somewhere in South Asia.

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro taxi driver Luiz Marcelo is normally mild mannered, but he loses his temper when Brazil's upcoming referendum on whether gun sales should be banned comes up in a conversation.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's nurses have told a cosmetic surgery firm to apologize after it paraded 50 mini-skirted models, sporting uniforms and stethoscopes, onto the stock market for its share launch.

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Bald men in Germany have no entitlement to state support for toupees, a court ruled Wednesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 100 people who donated blood to three patients who later developed the human form of mad cow disease are to be warned they may carry the deadly agent, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genentech Inc. and U.S. regulators have added a warning about the risk of a certain type of anemia with the biotech company's Raptiva drug for psoriasis, according to a letter made public on Wednesday.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Troubled flu vaccine maker Chiron Corp. on Wednesday said it would not be able to supply flu vaccine outside the United States for the 2005-2006 season, days after reporting it would slash production due to potential contamination at a German plant.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's nurses have told a cosmetic surgery firm to apologize after it paraded 50 mini-skirted models, sporting uniforms and stethoscopes, onto the stock market for its share launch.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.