Health News Archive - September 23, 2005
Children who stutter should be treated before they start school to improve the speech disorder that affects about 5 percent of youngsters, Australian scientists said on Friday.
By Nick Tattersall COMBAT CAMP, Liberia (Reuters) - Toiling in pits among the banana plants, men, women and children sieve through black mud, looking not for diamonds or gold, but for gravel. In Liberia, war has forced a nation to scavenge.
By Athar Hussain IBRAHIM HYDERI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Oblivious to the overwhelming stench of cow dung, rotting fish and sewage, Mai Aasi waits as she has done for 14 years for the return of two sons and her daughter's husband from an Indian jail.
It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Katrina wrecked the lives of thousands of people. But many of the storm's survivors are finding it harder to cope today than immediately after the storm.
Indonesia's president said on Friday it was vital the international community fought bird flu together, adding his government was doing all it could to halt a virus that has killed four people in the vast Asian country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight companies will offer Medicare prescription drug benefits to seniors throughout the country starting next year, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Occupational exposure to mineral oil, primarily motor or hydraulic oil, is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new research indicates. This supports findings from animal studies showing that these oils induce arthritis.
A diet free of animal products and low in fat may help trim the waistline without the task of strict calorie watching, a new study suggests.
Young adults in their 20s and 30s who can't part with their third molars (a.k.a., wisdom teeth) may be at risk for chronic oral inflammation, increasing the risk of inflammation in other areas of the body as well.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with challenging jobs may have to work hard, but the payoff could be some protection against Alzheimer's disease later in life, new research suggests.