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Health News Archive - July 25, 2005

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists said on Monday they had developed a new treatment that could help obese and overweight people lose weight by making them feel full.

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - Hartmut Topf has spent a lifetime trying to comprehend why family firm Topf & Soehne agreed 64 years ago to build crematoria for Auschwitz and enable industrialized mass murder. He knows there can be no satisfactory answer.

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi-Aventis has launched its whooping cough vaccine Adacel in the United States, the world's third largest drugmaker said on Monday. Adacel, which combines whooping cough vaccine with routine tetanus and diphtheria booster shots, was cleared last month for marketing by the U.S.

By Mark Heinrich KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Construction magnate Mahmoud al-Fara has a dream: Modern apartment blocks for Palestinian refugees rising in the place of Jewish settler villas he can see beyond the barbed wire from his office window.

By Karina Grazina MERCEDES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina's mythic gauchos never had to worry much about crime aside from the occasional cattle-rustling. But in the last year, brutal crime that became endemic in Buenos Aires' suburbs since a 2001 economic crisis has spread to the grassy Pampas.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Blood samples from two Indonesians hospitalized in Jakarta will be tested for the bird flu virus even though initial results showed both have typhoid, health officials said on Monday.

Mars, the company that made its fortune satisfying chocolate cravings, unveiled plans on Monday to develop medications that use a component of cocoa to help treat diabetes, strokes and vascular disease.

TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday it had begun final Phase III trials in June of a new kind of pill that can block the AIDS virus before it enters human cells.

By Eleanor Wason LONDON (Reuters) - Mars, the company that made its fortune satisfying chocolate cravings, unveiled plans on Monday to develop medications that use a component of cocoa to help treat diabetes, strokes and vascular disease. The privately held U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled that Union Pacific must provide prescription contraceptive benefits to its unions' women employees, health advocates said on Monday. A U.S.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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