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Health News Archive - May 23, 2006

By Alister Doyle KIRKENES, Norway (Reuters) - In a blossoming of post-Cold War romance on the Arctic tip of Europe, one in four marriages in the Norwegian port of Kirkenes involves a Russian.

Sick poultry and infected people, rather than migratory birds, are more likely to bring the H5N1 bird flu virus into the United States, although that was unlikely to happen soon, a leading virologist said.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diphenhydramine hydrochloride -- more familiarly known as Benadryl -- appears to be more effective than desloratadine, a.k.a. Clarinex, in relieving symptoms of moderate to severe hay fever, according to researchers.

Drugmaker Novartis aims to create a one-dose cure for the most dangerous form of malaria in a public partnership to address one of the world's top killer diseases, the Swiss company said on Tuesday.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died in a cholera outbreak in southern Sudan where two-thirds of the population drink unclean water, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

By Greg Brosnan CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Among the shabby high-rise tenements overlooking Venezuela's capital, hip-hop beats rather than the usual gunfire kept the Caracas neighborhood of Pinto Salinas awake one night recently.

A quarter of a century after the first cases were identified, public health experts are starting to see declines in HIV infections and momentum building in the battle against the epidemic.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of a century after the first cases were identified, public health experts are starting to see declines in HIV infections and momentum building in the battle against the epidemic. But Dr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The findings of a new study suggest that the metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for heart failure, and this relationship is seen with or without the presence of other known heart failure risk factors, such as previous heart attack.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who are hypnotized before undergoing the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to become pregnant, Israeli researchers report. Dr.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.