Health News Archive - March 30, 2006
Tests in humans of an experimental vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) show that the vaccine is safe and spurs the immune response needed to protect against the deadly illness. The achievement is reported in The New England Journal of Medicine this week.
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By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Growth spurts during adolescence are associated with peaks in the incidence of some types of teenage cancers, researchers said on Thursday. Although cancer is rare in teenagers, it is the biggest cause of non-accidental death in 13-24 year olds.
By Jamie Talan, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Mar. 30--Brain development in the smartest kids has a different, slower growth course than that in average children, federal researchers have found. "This tells us that early growth isn't necessarily better," said Dr.
Growth spurts during adolescence are associated with peaks in the incidence of some types of teenage cancers, researchers said on Thursday.
By Diyan Jari and Reuben Carder JAKARTA (Reuters) - About three years ago, wildlife researchers photographed a mysterious fox-like mammal on the Indonesian part of Borneo island. They believed it was the first discovery of a new carnivore species there in over a century.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Huang Chiang-nan became a soldier at 17 and fought the communists in China before the Nationalist armies were defeated and fled to Taiwan in 1949.
By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - More than a dozen gunmen attacked a gas station in Guyana late last month, fired on passing cars, torched a house and machine-gunned the occupants of another. Eight people died in the rampage.
Cephalon Inc.'s experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have fallen victim more to the timing of its audition than the quality of its performance, some experts say.
Health insurance plans that offer mental health and substance abuse coverage may not be any more expensive than less comprehensive plans, a study shows.