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Health News Archive - March 07, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Merck & Co. Inc. is cutting the price charged for its Stocrin anti-AIDS drug by 20 percent in poor countries, bringing it within "pennies" of the cost of generics, the U.S. drug maker said on Tuesday.

By Starkweather, Angela Abstract: The estimated cumulative cost of health care attributable to back pain exceeds $25 billion per year in the United States, and more than 200,000 spine fusion procedures are performed each year in an effort to relieve discogenic back pain and instability.

Just because something is derived from a plant, doesn't mean it's entirely safe for humans to use - especially on your skin. Have you ever heard of poison ivy?

An infertile British woman lost a legal bid on Tuesday to have children using frozen embryos fertilized by her ex-partner, who does not want her to conceive with his offspring.

If cats turn out to carry H5N1 without showing symptoms, it could signal the bird flu virus is adapting to mammals, posing a potentially higher risk to humans, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

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A twice-weekly strength-training regimen slows the accumulation of visceral fat, researchers reported last week in Phoenix, Arizona at the American Heart Association's 46th annual conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

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Despite three decades of upbeat reports on battles won in the war on drugs, cocaine, heroin and marijuana are as easily available as ever and experts say the United States has yet to develop a strategy that works.

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A twice-weekly strength-training regimen slows the accumulation of visceral fat, researchers reported last week in Phoenix, Arizona at the American Heart Association's 46th annual conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. Dr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the early phase of antidepressant treatment of pediatric patients, there is a slight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, the results of several studies suggest.

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