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Health News Archive - May 29, 2006

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche on Monday unveiled new data showing that its cancer drug Herceptin increased the time that some breast-cancer patients live without the cancer progressing when used in combination with hormonal therapy.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China vowed on Monday to organize a "non-smoking" Olympic Games, but health officials admitted that changing the habits of 350 million smokers would be difficult.

By Nick Carey NORFOLK, Virginia (Reuters) - The hundreds of empty containers stacked beside the rails near the Norfolk Southern Corp. Portlock rail yard in Chesapeake, Virginia, look ready to board ship here on the U.S. East Coast and head back to China, but they are going nowhere.

By Alistair Bell VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (Reuters) - The last time Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost an election, there was street fighting, political gridlock and a presidential crisis.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche on Monday unveiled new data showing that its cancer drug Herceptin increased the time that some breast-cancer patients live without the cancer progressing when used in combination with hormonal therapy.

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The anti-cancer effects of exercise are due to increases in a protein that blocks cell growth and induces cell death, according to Australian researchers.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The trivalent influenza vaccine can be safely given to healthy children 6 to 24 months of age, doctors report in the journal Pediatrics.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what has been suggested by some "cross-sectional" studies, red hair color is not associated with a higher or lower risk of endometriosis, the results of a prospective study indicate. However, the association may be affected by fertility status.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is associated with lower infant mortality in preterm infants, Canadian researchers have observed. Study investigator Dr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of postpartum depression is higher among women with binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa, according to findings from a large study. The risk of becoming depressed after baby arrives is also higher in women who are perfectionists, the study hints.