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Health News Archive - March 22, 2006

Closing schools may not help contain the spread of bird flu or other potentially pandemic illnesses, according to U.S. research released on Tuesday.

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - In an invasion launched by 125,000 U.S.

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church is headed for another showdown over homosexuality in a rift that has already shaken the worldwide Anglican church family to which it belongs, and threatens even more division.

LONDON (Reuters) - Combining the drug Avastin with standard chemotherapy can keep breast cancer under control for longer in patients with advanced disease, scientists said on Wednesday. Avastin, which is made by Roche Holding AG and its majority-owned U.S.

HYDERABAD (Reuters) - Forty people have died from drinking homemade alcohol in southern India over the past five days, including 17 attending the funeral of a man who was also poisoned by toxic brew, officials said on Wednesday. Farmer D.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers have raised questions about Cephalon Inc.'s bid to market its Sparlon drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to documents made public on Wednesday.

Some U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers have raised questions about Cephalon Inc.'s bid to market its Sparlon drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to documents made public on Wednesday.

Women who are 65 years old or older are better at quitting smoking than their male counterparts, and new findings show the older men and women are generally better at staying off cigarettes compared with younger smokers.

Girls drink more and more soft drinks as they get older, and their risk of becoming overweight may follow suit, new research suggests.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to the among

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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