Health News Archive - June 18, 2006

By Patricia Reaney PRAGUE (Reuters) - Fertility specialists are pushing for tighter controls to reduce the number of multiple births from IVF treatments, a leading expert said on Sunday.

By Craig Medred, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jun. 18--Flushed mostly underwater for miles through the bedrock canyon on the East Fork of Sixmile Creek, Dan Baeten never saw the bridge that stands stark against the sky where it spans the bluffs near Gulch Creek.


British scientists said on Monday they have developed a new rapid screening test using DNA fingerprinting to detect genetic disorders in embryos.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.