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Health News Archive - March 28, 2006

Vietnam War veterans from the United States, South Korea, Australia and Vietnam gathered on Tuesday to call for more help for the victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military.

By Patricia Anstett, Detroit Free Press Mar. 28--Tired and run down? No appetite? Trouble walking? Depressed or irritable? Do your hands or feet tingle? Symptoms like these describe dozens of different disorders.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it will ban the sale of human organs and strengthen oversight of its transplant market, which critics say has become a haven for illegal trade and centers on organs of executed prisoners.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Fertility treatment is a multi-billion dollar global industry that needs regulation to protect infertile couples and assure equal access to treatment, a leading American economist said on Tuesday.

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Soyuzbek Kaldarov, sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder of two policemen, is trapped in a legal limbo.

Fertility treatment is a multi-billion dollar global industry that needs regulation to protect infertile couples and assure equal access to treatment, a leading American economist said on Tuesday.

By Crispian Balmer MILAN (Reuters) - Looking tired and worn, Emilio Fede scrunches up his eyes and complains that he has only had three days off work since August.

By Mica Rosenberg EL CERINAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - Every week, Guatemalan scientists blast 2.7 billion fruit flies with radiation to make them sterile in a bizarre nuclear war against one of the world's most destructive farm pests.

Scared about getting bird flu? Then the only really safe way to protect yourself is to go vegetarian, an animal rights group said on Tuesday.

By Jack Kimball NAIROBI (Reuters) - Turn right near the tall acacia tree at the crossroads and a narrow dirt road leads you to Mama Alice's tin-roofed health clinic.

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