Health News Archive - May 25, 2006

The former U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief shut out two senior agency officials from a decision to indefinitely postpone action on Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s "morning-after" contraceptive, the officials said in legal depositions released this week.

STAMFORD, Conn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of children who believe they have a weight problem exceeds government estimates about the number of overweight youths, a groundbreaking study has revealed.


For chronically depressed adults who find no relief with drugs or psychotherapy, an implanted pacemaker-like device that sends electrical pulses to the brain -- so called vagus nerve stimulation -- may provide long-term benefits

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - From the recently thawed tidal flats that edge Anchorage to the tundra of western Alaska, the hunt for deadly avian influenza virus is on.

By Adam Entous NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - With medicine running low at the government-run Rafidia Hospital, a growing number of Palestinians make their way to a nearby mosque, one of the few places left in Nablus willing and able to fill prescriptions.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Techniques used in fertility treatments may increase the risk of a complication during pregnancy, Norwegian scientists said on Thursday.

By Jonathan Allen NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Plans to toughen India's laws to prevent human trafficking could drive prostitutes underground and jeopardize HIV-prevention in a country suffering the world's second-highest caseload, health officials said on Thursday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Angola's fast-spreading cholera epidemic claimed seven lives in the last 24 hours and has touched most corners of the southern African country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - A final report into a clinical trial of an experimental drug at a London hospital that left six men seriously ill found the adverse reactions they suffered were not due to errors in how the drug was made or tested.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with raloxifene appears to reduce heart rate variability in elderly women with osteoporosis, Turkish researchers report in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.