Health News Archive - July 04, 2005

Women feel pain more than men despite the popular notion that the opposite is true, according to research.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - BoA sings. She dances. She is the faceused to sell Japanese cars and South Korean mobile phones. While ties between Seoul and Tokyo drift further apart, shebridges the gap between the neighbors and racks up huge recordsales in both countries.

By Lorraine Orlandi ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico (Reuters) - A replica of the GreekParthenon stands decaying on a cliff above a Mexican Pacificresort, a gaudy monument to graft and brutality that neighborslong ago dubbed the Palace of Corruption.

By Tim Cocks ANKALONTANY, Madagascar (Reuters) - When loggers came tohack up centuries-old ebony trees from their sacred forest, thepeople of Ankalontany village knew something was wrong. They just didn't know how to stop it. "Some strangers from outside our village came here.

By Paul Taylor, European Affairs Editor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As the European Union agonizes overits uncertain future after French and Dutch voters rejected itsconstitution, a dedicated band of historians is trying to uniteEurope by giving it a common past.

By Diala Saadeh HAMYYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Tawfiq Jamil hasn't worked sinceSaddam Hussein's government fell more than two years ago.

By Barani Krishnan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asia needs about $100 million in the next three years to fight avian flu as the virus looks set to stay, but only about a third of that has been pledged, health and livestock experts said.

By Elaine Lies KOBE, Japan (Reuters) - The devastating tsunami that struck Asia last year has left several countries that were already vulnerable to AIDS at even greater risk of the deadly disease, United Nations officials said on Monday.

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's government has entered a joint venture with a private pharmaceutical firm to revive the country's sole vaccine-making laboratory in an effort to reduce dependence on imported vaccines, the firm said on Monday.

By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - Humanists and atheists from East andWest meet in Paris this week to forge a common platform againstwhat they see as a growing threat from religions and religiouspoliticians to secular states across the globe.