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Health News Archive - May 15, 2006

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bogus drugs made by a Chinese company have killed four people and led to severe kidney failure in at least six, Chinese newspapers reported on Monday. Injections of Armillarisin A, produced by Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co.

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.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Services in dozens of hospitals across India were disrupted on Monday as doctors and medical students launched fresh protests against a government move to reserve more places in colleges for the disadvantaged.

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Services in scores of hospitals across India were disrupted on Monday as thousands of doctors and medical students launched fresh protests against a government move to reserve more places in colleges for the disadvantaged.

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

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European and U.S. health chiefs on Monday ruled out imposing new regulations on the food industry to fight obesity, in spite of concern that the problem is becoming a serious threat to health worldwide.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tuna companies do not have to put labels on their cans warning the fish contains mercury, a San Francisco judge ruled in rebuffing a lawsuit brought by California's attorney general.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The cemetery gate groans and the gaunt grave keeper leads the visitor along rows of broken tombs. "There she is," Ali Mansur says pointing to a sandstone gravestone. "I take care of her.

By Jo Winterbottom CANNETO SULL'OGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - Star chef Nadia Santini laughs as she describes the bicycle pile-ups outside the fishing shed here 80 years ago when laborers crowded in for lunch cooked by her husband's grandmother Teresa.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and U.S. health chiefs on Monday ruled out imposing new regulations on the food industry to fight obesity, in spite of concern that the problem is becoming a serious threat to health worldwide. European Union Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou and Deputy U.S.

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'.