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Health News Archive - March 24, 2006

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Living or working in noisy surroundings may raise a person's risk of suffering a heart attack, a new study suggests.

Infants who snore so loudly that they wake themselves have lower scores on standardized mental development tests, a study shows. The study also hints that exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke may contribute to the deleterious effects of infant snoring.

Abortion-rights supporters launched a referendum drive on Friday to overturn a South Dakota abortion ban designed to challenge the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing the practice nationwide.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A review of Biogen Idec and Elan's bid to return multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri to the market "continues to be a high priority," the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA had delayed a decision for 90 days, the companies said on Wednesday.

Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s drug Thelin is "approvable" for treating a rare, often-fatal lung condition, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokeswoman said on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s drug Thelin is "approvable" for treating a rare, often-fatal lung condition, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokeswoman said on Friday.

By Dr. Helen Minciotti My teenage patient had just been released from the hospital after a short but grueling two-day stay for a serious viral infection. He had been subjected to the multiple tests of modern medicine and was relieved to be discharged.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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