Health News Archive - March 20, 2006

Five people can be protected with just one dose of seasonal flu vaccine, researchers said on Monday, but the development was unlikely to have an effect on the expected coming battle with bird flu.

By Simone Weichselbaum, Kitty Caparella & Gloria Campisi, Philadelphia Daily News Mar. 20--THE STATE AGENCY that monitors the funeral industry is investigating the Louis Garzone Funeral Home, according to sources close to the case.

Afghan farmer Abdul Ghani looks over his field carpeted in small, green plants and knows this crop will feed his family.

By Fabian Andres Cambero CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spends much of his time extolling socialism and deriding free-market values, but don't expect 29-year-old Steve Telleria to pay much heed.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medical researchers are investigating suspicions that drugs prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease could turn patients into compulsive gamblers, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Some 9 million children in Africa have lost a mother to AIDS, British charity Save the Children said Monday, calling on donors to sharply increase aid to meet their needs.

When the man arrived at the emergency room, it was clear to Dr. Dana King that he was having a heart attack -- and that he was terrified.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review on Monday a $50 million punitive damages award against Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris unit in the case of a longtime smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer and then died.

China will leapfrog Britain and Italy to become the world's fifth most valuable pharmaceuticals market by 2010, industry experts said on Monday.


Older women who say talk shows and soap operas are their favorite TV programs tend to score more poorly on tests of memory, attention and other cognitive skills, researchers reported Monday.