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Health News Archive - June 02, 2006

By Shannon Pease, The Miami Herald May 22--Pole dancing is not just for strippers anymore. The high-energy activity is taking place at clubs and at gyms, appealing to women in all walks of life, from housewifes to high-powered executives.

By Andrew Hammond RAJAJIL, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The stones of Rajajil form a striking pattern against the clear desert sky, the fallen and tilting sand-colored slabs conjuring up visions of England's Stonehenge.

The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N. declaration on AIDS, with Islamic countries objecting to empowerment for girls and the United States and others resisting defining financial targets.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The president of the United Nations General Assembly sought on Thursday to break the deadlock over a U.N.

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first medicine derived from a genetically engineered animal has been recommended for approval by a panel of European experts, following a re-examination of the evidence.

The United States plans to propose a global annual HIV Testing Day modeled on a U.S. campaign encouraging at-risk individuals to determine if they have the AIDS virus, first lady Laura Bush said on Friday.

By Debra Sherman CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental radioactive contrasting agent for use in medical scans that could allow doctors to tailor treatment for cancer patients by tracking the growth pattern of new blood vessels feeding tumors is being tested by GE Healthcare.

LONDON (Reuters) - Switzerland's liberal policy of offering drug addicts substitution treatments has results in a drop in the number of new heroin users, according to research published on Friday.

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO (Reuters) - As Americans keep getting bigger, hospitals are revamping themselves to accommodate an influx of obese patients.

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Forget slathering on the cocoa butter. A cup of hot cocoa might be the key to looking younger, the results of a small study suggest.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.