Health News Archive - July 26, 2005
By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Racist sharks that only devour white swimmers, husband-snatching witchdoctors, and a magic tree with penis-enlarging leaves. Such lurid tales ensure that South Africa's young tabloid industry is riding a wave of sales.
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch have a problem with Islam and they're in a hurry to solve it. They're finding out, however, that some problems just refuse to be rushed.
By Ibon Villelabeitia ABOARD THE HEJAZ RAILWAY (Reuters) - Early last century, the biggest threat to the Hejaz Railway was Britain's T.E. Lawrence and his camel-mounted Arab rebels, who sabotaged the desert track to attack trains packed with Turkish soldiers.
Strains of the influenza virus are constantly swapping genes among themselves and giving rise to new, dangerous strains at a rate faster than previously believed, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Strains of the influenza virus are constantly swapping genes among themselves and giving rise to new, dangerous strains at a rate faster than previously believed, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Russia and its neighbors should lift their ban on using opiates such as methadone to treat addicts who inject drugs, scientists at an international AIDS conference said on Monday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Journal of American Medical Association survey showed that hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of menopause may only postpone the symptoms of menopause, instead of treat or prevent them.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Measuring blood levels of a enzyme called AST may help prevent the liver damage that often occurs with isoniazid, a drug used to treat tuberculosis, researchers report in the medical journal Chest.
By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health)- As a treatment for upset stomach, omeprazole, sold under the trade names Prilosec and Rapinex, provides superior relief to that achieved with ranitidine, sold as Zantac, or with cisapride, sold as Propulsid, Canadian researchers report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - The criticism could have come from any Kenyan -- parliamentarians are lazy, dishonest, tribalistic and selfish. But this time the barbs came from one of parliament's own, Speaker Francis ole Kaparo. "There is no political loyalty.