Health News Archive - July 06, 2005

One in fifty children and adolescents live with severely debilitating and recurrent pain but there is an “embarrassing” lack of data on the best ways to treat them, according to researchers.

A new study led by a researcher at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland is the first to find that an amino acid deficiency in sickle cell disease is the result of hemolysis, a process where red blood cells rupture and release their contents into the blood stream. Low availability of the amino acid arginine is associated with lung disease and death in adult sickle cell patients.

What look like playground injuries to one physician, may be suspected child abuse to another. A Penn State College of Medicine study reports that there is widespread inconsistency among pediatricians in how they interpret their responsibility to report suspected child abuse.

By James Knight and Katrina Manson FERKESSEDOUGOU, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - "Love me," says theslogan above a red heart emblazoned on Kati Soro's T-shirt,"with a condom." A foot soldier in a second battle raging alongside IvoryCoast's civil war, she is on the front line fighting AIDS.

By Nedim Dervisbegovic CELEBICI, Bosnia (Reuters) - Nestled high on a plateaubetween thickly-forested mountain ridges whose rocky tops arecovered with snow, this sleepy, remote village looks like adream destination for trekkers and nature lovers.

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.

By Daniel Trotta MADRID (Reuters) - One is a self-proclaimed al Qaedatrainer who openly advocates attacking the United States withweapons of mass destruction. The other remains in the shadows, charged in connectionwith the Sept.

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Leaning through the bars ofhis cramped cell, Ivan Dias sees no way out of Brazil'sjuvenile detention system. The country has the most overcrowded and violent youthprisons in Latin America and they are feeding a rise in theadult prison population.

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.


A study intended to see if psychotherapy could help heart attack patients who suffer from depression has instead shown that antidepressant medication improves survival.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.