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Health News Archive - June 19, 2006

ATCHISON, Kan. _ Ghosts, black squirrels, mummified farmers. Kansas has it all. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the interstate highway system, I wanted to take a drive that avoided the interstates _ the Wal-Marts of the roadways _ and see real, homespun America.

A healthy dose of vegetables every day may help keep the heart arteries clear, a study in mice suggests. Researchers found that lab mice given a diet full of broccoli, carrots, green beans, corn and peas developed far less artery narrowing than those reared on a veggie-free diet.

Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday.

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday.

World Cup soccer causes joy and despair and even ends marriages but now doctors are studying whether the thrill of it all can be literally heart stopping.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian housewife is facing a "tremendous threat" from HIV/AIDS as age-old social customs and a lack of awareness restrict access to protection from sexually-transmitted infections, experts warned on Monday.

A new method of freezing human eggs could enable many more women, particularly young cancer patients, to have children, Japanese fertility experts said on Monday.

By Patricia Reaney PRAGUE (Reuters) - A new method of freezing human eggs could enable many more women, particularly young cancer patients, to have children, Japanese fertility experts said on Monday.

British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate.

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate.

Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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