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Health News Archive - March 18, 2006

By O'Brien, Rebecca Flynn; Kifuji, Kayoko; Summergrad, Paul This article reviews medical disorders that may be mistaken for a primary psychiatric disturbance because of prominent and commonly associated psychiatric or behavioral manifestations.

By Kreipe, Richard E Somatoform disorders constit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to President George W. Bush on Saturday looked at ways they might deal with a possible smallpox attack, a drill that included reviewing some lessons learned from the response to Hurricane Katrina.

The nominee to run the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has been criticized as bending to conservative ideology under the Bush administration, said on Saturday he has not felt political pressure when making scientific decisions.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A city in China, a country that's home to the world's most enthusiastic smokers, is crushing fake cigarettes to make medicine, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.