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Health News Archive - March 01, 2006

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It's been 60 years since atomic bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, but survivors are still struggling with the effects, according to new research.

Obsessive about staying fit, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will share her workout tips on morning television this week, pumping iron and sweating on a stationary bike.

The government of the Western Canadian province of Alberta is proposing changes to its public health care system that some opponents say may expand private health care and violate federal law.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday said his view on abortion differs from that of a South Dakota measure that would ban the practice in all cases except when the mother's life was at stake.

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The synthetic drug methamphetamine has become a greater concern in the United States and other countries than heroin or cocaine, the U.N. narcotics watchdog said on Wednesday.

Young adults with asthma appear to be at greater risk of becoming obese later in life -- and childhood depression may play a role in the connection, according to researchers.

Depression is one of the most common health disorders in the US, and heart disease is a leading cause of death. "Although they can and do occur separately, research shows that the two conditions are often connected," health experts write in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.

Public alarm over the spread of bird flu grew on Wednesday after Germany reported a dead cat infected with the virus, while France sought to limit restrictions on its poultry exports.

By Mary Milliken LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru, the land that gave us the tomato and the potato, has another gastronomic gift to the world: a chef named Gaston Acurio.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - For eight years, Daya Nayak killed with impunity -- sometimes with his pistol but often with an AK-47 automatic rifle -- as he bumped off people suspected to be gangsters or involved in acts of terrorism in Mumbai.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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