Health News Archive - July 29, 2005

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for patients suffering from tension headaches, German researchers said on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Cocktails of anti-AIDS drugs cut the rate of progression from infection with HIV to full-blown AIDS by 86 percent compared to patients not receiving any treatment, British researchers said on Friday.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Female circumcision, which is practised in more than 30 countries and affects 2 million girls each year, could cause infertility.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare break with President Bush, the most powerful Republican in the Senate, Majority Leader Bill Frist, threw his support behind legislation to expand embryonic stem cell research Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare break with President Bush and Christian conservatives, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday endorsed legislation to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing and several other cities set up checkpoints Friday to block diseased pork linked to the deaths of 32 people in China as authorities ordered a halt to the slaughter of infected pigs in Sichuan province.


In the not-too-distant future, a ready source of fresh, rejection-free bone tissue for transplant may be as close as the outside of the patient's own shin or thigh bone, U.S. researchers report.

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Silicone gel-filled breast implants won conditional approval to return to the broad U.S. market after a 13-year ban when health officials on Thursday backed a version made by Mentor Corp. The U.S.

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Thursday approved medical malpractice legislation that would limit awards in lawsuits for pain and suffering to $250,000.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new report confirm that circumcision reduces the risk of urinary tract infection -- but the authors estimate that more than 100 boys need to be circumcised to prevent one infection.

Word of the Day
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.