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Health News Archive - March 31, 2006

California officials expect bird flu to arrive on the U.S. West Coast this summer in what could be the first sign in the United States of the deadly virus, which has already swept from Asia across Europe and down to Africa.

By Hill, P G; McMillan, S A Abstract Coeliac disease (CD), caused by an inappropriate T-cell-mediated immune response to the ingestion of cereal proteins in genetically susceptible individuals, is a common disorder with a prevalence of about 1% in Caucasian populations.

By Ray, Pallab; Mandal, Jharna; Gautam, Vikas; Singh, Kundan; Gupta, Dheeraj Sir, Actinomycosis is a progressive glaucomatous disease with local or systemic manifestations and a tendency to produce draining sinuses.

By Marsden, Joanne T Abstract Erythropoietin (EPO) is an endogenous hormone produced primarily by the kidney which controls the production of erythrocytes.

By Darbee, Joan C; Ohtake, Patricia J INTRODUCTION Breathlessness is a common complaint of individuals with respiratory disease. The sensation of difficult or uncomfortable breathing is probably the single most important determinant impacting day-to-day function of these patients.

By Kalita, Juri B; Rahman, H; Baruah, K C Background & objectives: The non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have emerged as important opportunistic pathogens of human beings in the recent years. The NTM are rapid growing mycobacteria (RGM), which include Mycobacterium fortuitum and M.

By Kelly Melhart, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Mar. 31--LAKE GRAPEVINE -- Christopher Constable has walked where giants stood.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allergies such as hay fever are reaching epidemic proportions in Europe and a failure to treat them properly is creating a mounting bill for society and the healthcare system, experts said on Friday.

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Well-heeled tourists, eager to rediscover the romance of an earlier era, are taking to the rails in increasing numbers on board trains with names that evoke the age of luxury travel.

Allergies such as hay fever are reaching epidemic proportions in Europe and a failure to treat them properly is creating a mounting bill for society and the healthcare system, experts said on Friday.

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.