Health News Archive - May 30, 2006

International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, but many victims complained vital aid was not reaching them.

LONDON (Reuters) - Fewer but more concentrated doses of radiotherapy could be as safe and effective as a longer course of treatment for breast cancer patients, researchers said on Tuesday.

Spiritual books, counseling centers and even "power stone" jewelry have become hits in a country where spiritualism has a long tradition but has met with skepticism in modern times. Ehara's books alone have sold more than 7 million copies.

By Zeeshan Haider TANK, Pakistan (Reuters) - When the Pakistan army's front line in its war on terrorism moved elsewhere, and the Taliban took control of his hometown, Baidar decided it was time to leave. "The government is helpless.

Please read in second paragraph ... former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ... instead of ... the late Margaret Thatcher... .

Everyone engaging in the near-universal activity of sex is at risk of getting AIDS, but women and girls often do not have a choice of when to have sex and are catching up to men in new HIV infections, experts say.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it was refining its guidelines for a global influenza pandemic alert to make them clearer.

Twenty-five years after AIDS was first recognized, the world is in better shape than ever to put an end to the disease but is falling short on many fronts, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Most people in the European Union support a ban on smoking in public places such as offices and shops but they are divided over whether to prohibit tobacco in restaurants and bars, an EU survey showed on Tuesday.

Americans in their 20s are one of the largest segments of the population lacking health insurance, and new research suggests the problem is growing.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.