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Health News Archive - May 08, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Vernalis Plc unveiled keenly anticipated clinical trial data on Monday showing its headache drug Frova also helped to prevent the onset of migraine caused by menstruation. The biotechnology firm said its U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday said that an Oklahoma-based company has voluntarily recalled 156,235 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Nigerian medical experts concluded Pfizer Inc. violated international law during a 1996 epidemic by testing an unapproved drug on children with brain infections, the Washington Post reported in Sunday editions, citing a copy of the panel's confidential report.

Worrying how to cope if bird flu becomes a pandemic, U.S. companies are making contingency plans from telecommuting to letting workers sleep on the job.

Tanzania is lifting a 2004 ban on the pesticide DDT so it can be used to fight mosquitoes carrying malaria in the east African nation.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anyone who has ever waited in dread to have a root canal may find some comfort in the findings of a new brain-imaging study. For some people, researchers say, the waiting is indeed the hardest part, and finding a distraction might help.

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists at Iceland's Decode Genetics Inc. have identified a genetic variant that may account for about 8 percent of prostate cancers, marking a step forward in understanding the disease.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reached almost 24 million children in its last polio immunizations but may have another vaccination round in some regions to be sure of stamping out the disease by 2008, officials said on Monday.

New research suggests that radiation treatment does not compromise outcomes in younger men with early-stage prostate cancer, contrary to the belief that this approach is not a good option in this situation.

America Online founder Steve Case is putting his entrepreneurial might behind a concept also embraced by Wal-Mart Stores -- in store health clinics shoppers can use for ailments like sore throats, cholesterol screening and routine physicals.

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