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Health News Archive - June 12, 2006

By Opheera McDoom KUTUM, Sudan (Reuters) - For African Union forces in violent Darfur, life is tough. They tread a thin line between suspicious parties to the conflict, salaries are paid late, and they live in one of the world's harshest climates.

By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A legally blind poet at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed a "seeing machine" that allows people with limited vision to see faces of friends, read or study the layouts of buildings they intend to visit.

By Greg Brosnan MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Magda Leguizamo's secluded middle-class street, with its brightly painted two-story homes, neatly pruned gardens, yapping toy dogs and children riding electric-powered tricycles, was gone.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A large number of South African public servants believe AIDS is curable, the domestic news agency SAPA reported on Monday.

Study findings show that there is a link between the use of antidepressant drugs and diabetes, investigators here at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association announced. This is the first report of such an association, they say.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An i

People who are hobbled by severe ankle arthritis are often able to participate in moderate exercise or sports activities after they undergo ankle replacement surgery, study findings suggest.

U.S. President George W. Bush's $15 billion program to fight the global AIDS epidemic is scoring victories promoting basic sexual behavior change, reducing HIV prevalence in several badly affected countries, the top U.S. AIDS official said on Monday.

By Andrew Quinn DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's $15 billion program to fight the global AIDS epidemic is scoring victories promoting basic sexual behavior change, reducing HIV prevalence in several badly affected countries, the top U.S.

LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympia Medical Center's board of directors announced today the appointment of John A. Calderone, Ph.D., as the hospital's new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.