Health News Archive - February 11, 2006

By Luk, Weety S C Abstract Aim To examine whether rehabilitation services are provided to patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis in Hong Kong, and the impact of such services on patients' lives. Method Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 participants.

Greece and Italy said on Saturday they had found swans with the H5N1 bird flu virus, the first known cases in the European Union of wild birds with the deadly strain of the disease.

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger, where nearly one in three people went hungry last year after drought and locusts hit rural areas, launched a program on Saturday to help 15,200 acutely malnourished children in the capital Niamey.


The lack of price transparency in health care makes it tough -- if not impossible -- for consumers to be savvy shoppers and make apples-to-apples comparisons. But experts say that is beginning to change.


Two new studies suggest that even moderate amounts of parental conflict can wreak havoc on the lives of children, disrupting their sleep and causing negative feelings in their day-to-day lives.

A friend that woofs may help you hoof it more often.

By Miho Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - It used to be Japanese women gave men a gift of chocolates on Valentine's Day. These days, they're more likely to buy pricey chocolates costing up to $200 a box as a treat for themselves.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'