Health News Archive - March 27, 2006

By Stacey Altherr, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Mar. 27--William Paul Heiser, a quadriplegic who spent years raising money for a spinal cord injury cure, died unexpectedly on March 4. He was 42.


For the estimated three million American women with breast implants, one thing remains certain: At some point, they will need to be replaced or removed.

A British woman with early-stage breast cancer went to the Court of Appeal in London on Monday in a bid to force her health authority to pay for the potentially life-saving drug Herceptin.


At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants.

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency said on Monday two prescription creams used to treat eczema could still be used but "with greater caution" to reduce skin cancer and lymphoma risks.

Corrects spelling of name in 25 paragraph By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mighty Mike C, a veteran rapper at the age of 42, recalls the days when he used to tap electricity from street lights to set up the music for street parties in Harlem back in the early days of hip hop.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DexCom Inc. on Monday announced that U.S. regulators approved its glucose-monitoring system designed to diabetics manage their blood-sugar levels.

Please read in eighth paragraph ... Pioneer Hi-Bred International ... instead of Pioneer Hybrid International.

In Kansas City, Mo., story headlined "US, African scientists seek biotech answer to hunger," please read in eighth paragraph ... Pioneer Hi-Bred International ... instead of Pioneer Hybrid International A corrected version follows.

Six men remain in hospital in a serious condition after a phase one clinical trial went horribly wrong earlier this month.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.