Health News Archive - May 05, 2006

I was desperate for a new way to sweat. A slow spring and a prolonged cold had kept me from my usual outdoor morning run. I dreaded the monotony of exercise machines but felt guilty that my pricey gym membership was fast collecting dust. I officially had fallen off the workout train.

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschool age children who attend day care have a heightened risk of developing respiratory and allergy symptoms, according to results of a study conducted by Swedish researchers. Dr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New stroke prevention guidelines place a greater focus on an individual patient-oriented approach to stroke prevention, in contrast with the population-based approach discussed in the 2001 guidelines.

By Spokes Mashiyane DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dubbed "Africa's Van Gogh" for his vibrant landscapes and unfettered style, Anthony Wakaba Mutheki once hawked his works for as little as $1 apiece and flogged empty Coca-Cola cans to pay for paint.

Since July 4, the 32-year-old Swede has been circumnavigating the mainland United States, mostly by kayak but also by bike and in-line skates where overland travel is unavoidable.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Responding to actor Tom Cruise's purchase of an ultrasound machine to monitor his fiancee's fetus, California lawmakers voted on Thursday to restrict sales of the machines.

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - The European Union's food safety agency said on Friday there was no cancer risk from foods and drinks containing the food sweetener aspartame, rejecting a scientific study that said the additive was hazardous.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have soiling problems are more likely than their peers to have a range of behavioral and emotional difficulties, new research shows.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A serious illness or death in the family may take a greater toll on women's health than men's, research findings suggest.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.