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Health News Archive - March 03, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - A new vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline Plc could help to reduce middle ear infection, a common problem in toddlers, scientists said on Friday.

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's radiation watchdog is to study the effects of mobile phones on human proteins by direct tests on people's skin, to see if handset transmissions affect their health.

Workers of the world, walk. Fueled by research conducted by a Mayo Clinic obesity specialist, some U.S. workers are spending their days on treadmills or indoor tracks, walking as they talk on the telephone, send e-mails and even hold meetings.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has ordered the closure of nearly 500 kindergarten schools on the island of Borneo after four children died of the hand, foot and mouth viral disease, official news agency Bernama said on Friday.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The manner in which husbands and wives argue over such hot-button topics such as money, in-laws, and children, may be a factor in their risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries of the heart.

By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - In a dimly lit ward at Nairobi's Kenyatta Hospital, Florence explains why she has lost heart in what was once a revered profession.

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Lucia Ricci was beginning to think Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was following her. The media tycoon's face beamed down at her from billboards near her home. He grinned at her from magazines.

By Jim Loney GONAIVES, Haiti (Reuters) - Along the banks of Haiti's now bone-dry La Quinte river, tiny concrete-block homes have replaced mud huts swept away by Tropical Storm Jeanne's floods 17 months ago. But the memories and the fears remain.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Friday ordered a controversial German doctor to stop publishing statements accusing the country's leading AIDS activist group of being a front for drug firms.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The likelihood of suffering major depression seems to be increased among smokers, especially those who smoke heavily, study findings suggest.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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