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Health News Archive - March 17, 2006

By Kumar, V Infection imaging is complicated due to multitude of factors interfering with the design of radiopharmaceuticals. More than 3 decades ago, labeled leukocytes have been introduced for infection imaging and new radiopharmaceuticals have been emerging on regular basis.

Israel detected its first cases of H5N1 bird flu on Friday, saying the virus had killed thousands of turkeys and chicken on two farms, and it hospitalized one person suspected of being infected.

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The Atkins diet, which stresses low-carbohydrate, high-protein foods as a way to lose weight, might not be safe for everyone, new research suggests.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Tragic results from a clinical study of a new drug which has left six men in Britain seriously ill could be a setback for other trials, at least in the short-term, an industry expert said on Friday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The women who would benefit the most from a screening test for osteoporosis are the least likely to get it, a new study shows.

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique expects to provide free anti-retroviral AIDS drugs to some 50,000 people by the end of 2006, more than twice as many as now get the life-prolonging treatment, the country's health minister said on Friday.

In ZURICH item of March 16 headlined "Roche aims for 400 mln Tamiflu doses by end 2006" please read in paragraph 13 ... another Chinese company, HEC Group ... instead of ... another Chinese company, Hangzhou Electrochemical Group Ltd.

Although the 2004-2005 shortage of influenza vaccine in the US led to lower vaccination rates in adults 65 years or older, the racial and ethnic disparities seen in previous seasons did not increase, according to new findings.

Women who eat plenty of tomatoes, carrots and leafy greens appear less likely to have asthma, researchers have found

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fibroids are quite often discovered on a sonogram after a woman becomes pregnant, and they are associated with an increased likelihood of complications such as cesarean delivery, breech presentation and preterm birth. Those findings come from Dr. Alison F.

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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