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Health News Archive - May 14, 2006

Days after bird flu was detected in Ivory Coast, hundreds of people were trembling, flapping their arms and clucking like hens.

Disease spread by global warming could kill an extra 185 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of the century and turn millions more into refugees unless rich nations take action now, a report said on Monday.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Treating cardiovascular disease costs Britain 17.4 billion pounds ($33 billion) a year, 18 percent of total healthcare and a higher proportion of health spending than in any other EU country, researchers said on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Juggling a career along with being a wife or partner and parent may help to keep women healthy, scientists said on Monday.

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Disease spread by global warming could kill an extra 185 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of the century and turn millions more into refugees unless rich nations take action now, a report said on Monday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has confirmed its 26th case of mad cow disease, this time in a 68-month-old Holstein dairy cow on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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