Health News Archive - June 14, 2006

Smokers' heavily wrinkled faces could be an early warning sign of a serious lung disease, researchers said on Wednesday.

By Hugh Bronstein CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Santiago Baron walks past a free government-run cafeteria on his way to work. Looking up at a hillside he sees concrete reinforcements being built to stop houses from tumbling under the rain.

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Old typewriters, dusty passports, faded diplomatic pouches, invitations to embassy parties from 1991 and pictures of a man deposed as president 15 years ago -- Mohamed Awil has a lot of stuff to clear out.

By Martha Kerr WASHINGTON, DC (Reuters Health) - Repeated episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function.

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to tighten laws banning tests to determine the sex of unborn babies in a bid to curb the killing of thousands of female fetuses, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Wednesday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - One hundred people are reported dead in a suspected outbreak of pneumonic plague in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While female athletes are usually more likely than men to tear the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the sport of lacrosse appears to be an exception, according to a new study. Since 1989, researchers found, U.S.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amateur marathon runners who run less than 40 miles per week during training often show signs of cardiac dysfunction after the race and some of these abnormalities may persist for up to a month after they cross the finish line, a study shows.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simple pamphlet on the benefits and risks of mammography can teach women a lot, even if they've had the procedure numerous times before, study findings show.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of suicide among older patients appears to be increased during the first month of therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, but this increased risk is fairly low, researchers in Canada report. Dr. David N.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.