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Health News Archive - July 03, 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof wants to "tilt the world alittle bit on its axis in favor of the poor" by staging 10concerts across four continents to pressure the Group of Eight(G8) richest nations on earth to help.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese rock fans flocked to Tokyo'sLive 8 concert on Saturday, but it was Icelandic singer Bjorkmore than the more serious message about poverty that seemed tobe the main draw.

By Matthew Green GUIDAN ROUMDJI, Niger (Reuters) - Women cradling starvingchildren at a clinic in Niger this week let slip their solemnexpressions and burst into laughter. The joke: the idea that they might be able to eat meat.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - For someone so often called a saint, BobGeldof has an uncanny ability to irritate and offend.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - Cranes work day and night tocomplete the 365-room Kempinski resort on the Dead Sea. Nearby,a cluster of resorts is doing unprecedented business.

By Manoah Esipisu LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa hasmade his anti-corruption campaign the hallmark of hisadministration, hoping to persuade voters to give him a secondterm in next year's elections. Now it may well secure his ousting.

By Alain Ngono JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has embarked on ashake-up of its educational system to enable students to beeducated in any of the country's 11 official languages rangingfrom Afrikaans and English to Xhosa and Zulu.

Abstract To evaluate the connection between menstrual disorders and body fat mass, we examined a group of 30 ballet dancers and a group of 30 non-athletic girls (controls). Body mass index (BMI) was calculated and percent body fat (FAT^sub %^) was measured using the bioelectrical impedance method.

By Opheera McDoom SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Divisions among Darfur's rebelsare the biggest problem facing peace talks and rebel leadersare showing no desire to reach a political solution to the warin western Sudan, neighboring Chad said on Sunday.

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) - He pulled off the greatestrock concert ever staged. But charity champion Bob Geldof's idea for an "armada" ofBritish vessels bringing French passengers to Britain to joinin anti-poverty demonstrations this week was a damp squib.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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