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Health News Archive - March 24, 2006

Doctors called on Friday for more research into a very rare, poorly understood syndrome that is the opposite of the most common sexual complaint in women.

HANOI (Reuters) - The United Nations called on governments on Friday to take immediate steps to better protect children from HIV/AIDS and ensure better treatment for those infected.

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, with the world's highest tuberculosis (TB) caseload, said on Friday it was making good progress in its grim battle against the infectious disease with a "dramatic surge" in the number of people being treated.

By Fredrik Dahl NAIROBI (Reuters) - Crime in the Kenyan capital is so rife that the city is famously known as "Nairobbery" -- a pun on what is seen as a serious obstacle to attracting foreign investors and lifting the country out of poverty.

Scotland on Sunday becomes the first part of Britain to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and workplaces, aiming to tackle the poor public health record that has earned it the nickname "sick man of Europe."

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 200 children in Somalia have been paralyzed with polio since the disease re-emerged in July, and the virus is spreading in the lawless country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (Reuters) - Abortion-rights supporters planned to launch an attack on Friday on a new South Dakota abortion law designed as a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 33 years ago.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blows to the head often leading to concussion may be the single most common ending to "no-holds-barred" sport fighting, according to a new study.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older veterans have higher influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates compared to older non-veterans, according to results of a survey of more than 54,000 Americans 65 years of age or older.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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