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Health News Archive - March 14, 2006

If you want to keep the weight down, switch to a meat-free diet, scientists said on Tuesday.

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More than half the U.S. bird flu budget will go to developing new vaccines, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said on Monday, but he stressed that companies, schools and local officials would have to do most of the work of preparing for a pandemic.

By Jon Frank, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Mar. 14--VIRGINIA BEACH -- The master bedroom where Elise Makdessi and Quincy Brown were killed 10 years ago was a blood-stained mess when police arrived on the evening of May 14, 1996.

By Natalie Neysa Alund, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Mar. 14--Police say Suncrest resident James Andrew Michael didn't die from fire -- he died from a lethal dose of drugs. His wife, Michelle L.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - Patients with implanted heart devices that were subject to U.S. recalls or safety warnings do not have higher death rates than those who had devices that were not linked to such problems, a study released on Monday said. Guidant Corp.

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has opened 41 new AIDS treatment centers to give wider access to free anti-retroviral therapy for people who are HIV positive, the government's anti-AIDS agency said on Tuesday.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - Giving a blood pressure drug to people with measurements above normal but not yet considered too high might delay the development of hypertension, according to preliminary research released on Tuesday.

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Colonoscopy isn't only the gold standard for screening for colon cancer; it also enables precancerous growths or polyps to be removed there and then during the inspection of the colon.

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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