Health News Archive - May 21, 2006

As health agencies worldwide scramble to stop bird flu from becoming a pandemic that could claim millions of lives, memories of the murderous flu that swept the globe almost 100 years ago haunt the 21st century.

From Moscow to Monrovia, from New Zealand to New York, people turned out in hundreds of thousands on Sunday to march in support of the global fight against hunger, that silent killer which claims a child every 5 seconds.

Women who gain weight as adults face a higher lifetime risk of all types of breast cancer, researchers reported on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who survived cancer as children were twice as likely to be unemployed than those without a history of childhood cancer, Dutch researchers reported on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nine people have died after being injected with a fake drug made by a Chinese company and 14 executives have been detained for questioning, state media said on Monday. The victims died after being injected with fake Armillarisni A, made by the Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.