Health News Archive - July 08, 2005

In this report, we present the rare case of a 53-year-old white female with a gastric duplication cyst. Diagnosis was made with a combination of CT scan and endoscopic ultrasound. The cyst was removed by using a seromuscular incision and enucleation.

Although significant work has been presented on this subject in pediatric, infectious disease, and epidemiologic literature, there is a noteworthy lack of information on Escherichia coli O157:H7 in any surgical journals.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of Mexican descent who are born in the US are nearly twice as likely to develop asthma as those born in Mexico, according to a new report.


Acupuncture can offer short-term pain relief and improved joint functioning for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study finds.

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A slum street so narrow that a car can't pass winds past unsightly red-brick shacks, so a monolithic three-story building bearing a giant sign reading "The Maze" in English really stands out.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has found that the parents of children born at a lower weight may have an increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke -- suggesting that common genetic factors may underlie both birthweight and cardiovascular disease.

Can you imagine going to a school dance if you couldn't hear the music? How about taking dance lessons if you couldn't hear your teacher's instructions? Allison Becker, who just graduated from Clarence High School, has won many awards throughout her 13 years of dancing.

Miravant Medical Technologies (OTCBB:MRVT), a pharmaceutical development company specializing in PhotoPoint(R) photodynamic therapy (PDT), announced today that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Gary S. Kledzik, Ph.D., as chief executive officer (CEO), chairman and director.

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Derrek Lee raises and plants his left leg, takes a deceptively loose swing and deposits another baseball beyond the ivy-covered wall, lifting hopes that he can become the first Triple Crown winner in decades.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes face a high risk of having to have a foot or lower leg amputated, but timely surgery may prevent this.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.