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Health News Archive - March 05, 2006

By MacLennan, Alastair H; Sturdee, David W So-cal

By Shea, J L Key words: CHINESE WOMEN, CHINA, SYM

Text of report by Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor website on 5 March The unexplained death of thousands of birds on poultry farms in several districts has thrown health and veterinary authorities into a panic fearing that it could be avian influenza commonly known as bird flu.

A man has died from bird flu in southern China, the ninth death from the H5N1 virus in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Childhood obesity rates will soar dramatically in most parts of the world by the end of the decade and raise the risk of diabetes in young people, health experts said on Monday.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.