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Health News Archive - May 18, 2006

Seven in 10 physicians are more worried about the safety of drugs they prescribe after high-profile scares involving several medicines such as the withdrawal of arthritis pill Vioxx, a survey said on Thursday.

A new vaccine to protect women and girls from a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer comes under scrutiny on Thursday when a U.S. advisory panel considers whether to back approval.

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of non-governmental organizations in China say the government has excluded them from participating in a global initiative against HIV/AIDS and are electing their own representative despite Beijing's opposition.

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The notion that being stressed out on the job causes high blood pressure doesn't hold up, according to a new analysis of studies involving more than 100,000 people.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise and education may give people with knee arthritis a small but important physical and emotional lift, a research review suggests.

By Lesley Wroughton KIGALI (Reuters) - Rock star Bono on Wednesday pledged to maintain pressure on the United States and other wealthy nations to keep funds rolling for aid to Africa.

By Lesley Wroughton KIGALI (Reuters) - Rock star Bono on Wednesday pledged to maintain pressure on the United States and other wealthy nations to keep funds rolling for aid to Africa.

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Working collaboratively with older people who are having difficulties with bathing, dressing themselves and other activities of daily living can help them to remain independent, a new study shows. Dr. Laura N.

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - German health officials warned on Thursday of an alarming increase in measles infections, a childhood disease that can occasionally be deadly, and urged citizens to make sure children are vaccinated against the virus.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Detecting and addressing hearing impairment in the first few months of life can improve the ability to understand and use language, but it seems to have little effect on speech, new research indicates.

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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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