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Health News Archive - July 05, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 1996 guidelines for HIV screening, and now recommends that all pregnant women be tested.

A new classification tool may allow healthcare professionals treating children with autism and autism-related disorders to more systematically sort out the combination of traits in the condition, and to better predict how children may improve over time. If the model holds up to further study, it may also allow researchers to gauge the effectiveness of different autism treatments.

Prostate cancer and its treatment may affect short-term employment status, and debilitating effects from the treatment may impede some job-related tasks, reports a new study in the July 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Women with a relatively rare and aggressive form of breast cancer tend to be younger, have larger tumors, and have a poorer survival rate compared with women with the most common forms of the disease, reports a new study in the July 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

A new study has found that long-duration regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen) may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

A major study that includes nearly 40,000 healthy women found no benefit on preventing cancer from taking low-dose aspirin, or benefit on preventing cancer or cardiovascular disease from taking vitamin E, according to two articles in the July 6 issue of JAMA.

LONDON (Reuters) - A Web site launched on Tuesday will allow people to read their bodies for clues as to their health and to consider possible help for any ailments.

A Web site launched on Tuesday will allow people to read their bodies for clues as to their health and to consider possible help for any ailments.

The use of soybean protein dietary supplements may help reduce high blood pressure, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Identical twins are often remarkably similar, yet they have distinct differences. This might seem unexpected since they share all of the same genes, but scientists have come up with an explanation.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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