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Health News Archive - June 16, 2006

Body mass index (BMI), the ratio of body weight to height, is tightly linked to lifetime risk of diabetes mellitus, researchers reported at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Tetanus has killed at least 18 earthquake survivors in Indonesia among more than 50 known cases of the infection spread through bacteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

By Olesya Dmitracova LONDON (Reuters) - If watching the World Cup with a beer in your hand is your perfect idea of unwinding, you might need to find a better way to relax, say British researchers examining stress levels in soccer fans.

By Tom Armitage BERLIN (Reuters) - There is nothing left of the underground bunker where Hitler committed suicide. But for former SS officer Rochus Misch, the memories are still fresh, more than 60 years after the end of World War Two.

By Christopher Thompson HUAMBO, Angola (Reuters) - At a minefield in central Angola, deminers display a map of the region that is littered with sinister red dots, the explosive legacy of the African country's 27-year civil war. "The road ...

By Monica Vargas RIO BAKER, Chile (Reuters) - On the banks of the Rio Baker, Cecilio Olivares worries his days of guiding tourists on horseback through the magnificent Patagonian scenery could be over if power companies build a series of dams on the striking, turquoise-colored river.

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eating fewer calories may help prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported on Friday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Skip the shirt and tie this Father's Day -- show Dad you really care by urging him to talk to his doctor about prostate cancer. Most men will listen, hints a survey released today.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially the fatigue and anxiety that often comes with the condition, a new study suggests.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is strong evidence to support the theory that child abuse can cause schizophrenia, two researchers argued at medical conferences in London and Madrid this week. Paul Hammersley, of the University of Manchester, and Dr.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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