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Health News Archive - August 11, 2005

Results of common laboratory tests must be interpreted with care in older adults. Laboratory results that vary with age are presented, along with possible causes and interpretations of results. John Doe, 83 years old, comes to the clinic complaining of increasing fatigue and weakness.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strict vegetarian diet combined with relaxation therapy and exercise may be able to control slow-growing prostate cancer, researchers said on Thursday. Diet guru Dr.

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Monsanto Co., already a world powerhouse in biotech crops, is shaking up the swine industry with plans to patent pig-breeding techniques and lay claim to the animals born as a result.

By Andy Sullivan LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Attention hackers: Uncle Sam wants you.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Perhaps one out of every 25 dads could unknowingly be raising another man's child, a finding that has huge health and social implications, according to report released Wednesday.

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Hard-drinking fruit flies have helped U.S. and German scientists uncover a gene that may shed light on humans' tolerance to alcohol. The gene -- named hangover by its discoverers -- is part of a genetic pathway that enables the flies to deal with increasing amounts of alcohol, according to researchers.

'INFERTILITY time-bomb warning"; "infertility on the rise"; "women can't 'have it all'" - the news can make grim reading forwomen in their thirties who have not yet started a family.

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Exposure soon after birth, or even before, to combustion gases and particularly engine exhaust, is strongly linked to the development of childhood cancers like leukemia, according to a report from the UK.

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - One out of every six U.S.

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - A dozen Asian nations agreed on Thursday to build a regional stockpile of anti-bird flu drugs and some governments demanded production of cheaper generic versions of the Tamiflu antiviral drug.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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