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Health News Archive - May 04, 2006

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Flexible nickel-titanium tubes may be more effective than standard treatment in helping blood flow through thigh arteries clogged by heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who were small as newborns are more likely than other mothers to have small infants themselves, according to Swedish researchers. In the British Journal of Gynaecology International, Dr.

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People who have been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus might be especially susceptible to avian viruses because they are genetically predisposed to them, leading disease experts suggested on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While some symptoms remain relatively stable over time in depressed patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), mood symptoms are significantly more variable, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

A study conducted in an urban U.S. population found that men over the age of 35 were more likely to father low birth weight infants than their younger peers.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight children who are victims of bullying are less likely to engage in physical activity, new research suggests. Dr. Eric A.

By Gavin Jones and Tim Castle ROME/LONDON (Reuters) - A 63-year-old British hospital consultant is set to become one of the world's oldest mothers after undergoing fertility treatment, the Italian doctor who treated her said on Thursday.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pre

People who swap their plate of pasta for a serving of lean red meat might shave some points off of their blood pressure, a small study suggests.

Senate Democrats sought on Thursday to jump-start a long-awaited debate on legislation to allow federal funding of embryonic stem cell research by considering it while it debates other health measures this month.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.