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Health News Archive - June 10, 2006

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers in Canada have developed guidelines that help keep nursing home residents in the home and out of the hospital when they develop pneumonia, so long as their condition remains relatively stable.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Doctors are reluctant to increase doses of patients' medications, even when their blood sugar, blood pressure and other symptoms are clearly out of bounds, experts told a diabetes meeting on Saturday.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The G8 missed an opportunity on Saturday to fight disease in the world's poorest countries, Italian Economy Minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa said after they failed to reach agreement on a vaccine program.

By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc. said on Saturday that new trial data show that its inhaled version of insulin, recently approved by regulators, safely controls blood sugar over a two-year period.

24 percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are tattooed; that's almost one in four. A new study provides perhaps the most in-depth look at tattoos since their popularity exploded in the early 1990s.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.