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Health News Archive - May 26, 2006

By Wyrick, Shelly L; Waltke, Leslie J; Ng, Alexander V ABSTRACT Background and Purpose: Surgical removal of axillary lymph nodes may cause lymphatic cording that has been reported to resolve in about 3 months.

In BOSTON story headlined "FDA approves Merck vaccine to prevent shingles," please read in second paragraph ... The vaccine is designed to prevent shingles ... instead of ... The vaccine is designed to treat shingles. A corrected version follows. BOSTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co.

Moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart disease but the beneficial effects of alcohol seem to work differently in men and women, Danish researchers said on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart disease but the beneficial effects of alcohol seem to work differently in men and women, Danish researchers said on Friday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inaccurate record keeping, ineligible donors, and failure to screen donor tissues for infectious diseases have led the U.S.

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By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For pregnant women, even a few alcoholic beverages per week during the first or second trimester can have harmful consequences on the cognitive development of the unborn child.

Merck & Co. said on Friday that U.S. regulators have approved its vaccine to prevent shingles, a painful disease characterized by a blistering rash.

Vermont's governor signed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the second in the nation with near-universal health-care insurance by extending coverage to as much as 96 percent of its residents by 2010.

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Fewer people in sub-Saharan Africa are dying from measles, diarrhea and respiratory infections but improvements have been offset by HIV/AIDS and malaria, researchers said on Friday.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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