Health News Archive - May 16, 2006

By Rob Robertson, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. May 15--Anyone yearning to know how a pimento must feel when it's being stuffed inside an olive might ask a heavy person about the last time he had to get an MRI.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In certain people with acute appendicitis, surgery can be delayed for up to 24 hours after they get to the emergency department, with no increase in the rate of perforations, operating time, or length of hospital stay, investigators report.

China needs to manufacture pediatric HIV drugs for its tens of thousands of children suffering from the disease, an AIDS activist said, adding that the state was not giving enough help to the most vulnerable.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mechanical appliances called ventricular assist devices or VADs, designed to take over part of the work done by the heart, successfully bridge the waiting period for many kids needing a heart transplant, according to a new report.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children younger than

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A range of factors, from self-confidence to stress to body weight, can make the difference between taking up exercise or staying on the couch, according to a new study.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Magazines aimed at men and parents and families, as well as to fans of travel and outdoor recreation, rarely contain ads for sun protection products, a new study shows.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a survey of 622 menopausal female executives, the great majority indicated that symptoms related to menopause were causing problems in their daily lives.

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Donor backing for a scheme to save 10 million lives in Africa and Asia by securing finance for vaccination programs is gathering pace with three new countries signing up, a senior official said on Tuesday.

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. May 16--On a chilly Tuesday night in late March, reason enough not to brave the cold, officials at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack were stunned when their auditorium overflowed with 700 people.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.