Health News Archive - March 02, 2006

TOKYO (Reuters) - A team of Japanese researchers has developed a new way of producing the anti-flu drug Tamiflu that does not rely on natural ingredients and may help ensure more stable supplies, the head of the team said.


Obese people may be more sensitive to pain than people who aren't overweight, a new study suggests.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture, one of the most popular complementary treatments, works as well as standard drugs for migraines, German researchers said on Thursday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The number of products that pose a serious risk for the health and safety of consumers has increased steeply in the European Union, with many such goods imported from China, the bloc's executive arm said on Thursday.

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is making progress against the world's worst AIDS epidemic, cutting the rate of new infections and extending drug delivery to those already sick, the country's health minister said on Thursday.

By C. Bryson Hull AXUM, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Nearly a year after a triumphant return home, three pieces of Ethiopia's national pride are still in their boxes.

By Jim Loney PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The scars on the shoulder, neck and chin of little Laurencia Dieudonne are a constant reminder of the frightening night when bullets pierced the thin walls of her shanty-home in Haiti's Cite Soleil slum.

By Mike Dolan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malnutrition, and not just a lack of food, costs poor countries up to 3 percent of annual economic output and must be tackled as a root cause of child mortality and stunted economic development, a World Bank report said on Thursday.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is growing evidence that what's good for the heart is also a boon for the aging brain, according to a new research review.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Better think twice before soothing those aching muscles in a whirlpool bath or hot tub. A new study shows that whirlpool bathtubs can be a breeding ground for a host of disease-causing bacteria. Dr. Rita B.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]