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Health News Archive - June 26, 2006

By Sebastian Tong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Five days after she declared legally that she had converted from Islam to Christianity, several officers from Malaysia's state Islamic department turned up at the woman's office and arrested her.

Balinese farmer Wayan Murda clutches his rooster, gently stroking the tame bird.

LONDON (Reuters) - A leading consumer group called on Monday for governments to crack down on unscrupulous marketing practices by drugmakers, which it said were leaving patients misinformed about the benefits of medicines.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scrapped plans to make sex-selective abortion a crime, state media said on Monday, more than a year after announcing penalties were necessary to correct gender imbalances among newborns.

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp.said on Monday it is recalling some heart devices from its sales force and hospital inventories because of defects that could to a malfunction.

Having a lot of bars around really does make for a rough neighborhood, researchers reported on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - France, the Netherlands and Germany have the most consumer friendly healthcare systems in Europe, according to a report released on Monday.

Obese men have an increased risk of cancer recurrence after undergoing treatment with radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer, new research shows.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cell phone emissions excite the part of the brain cortex nearest to the phone, but it is not clear if these effects are harmful, Italian researchers reported on Monday.

Drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles are more likely than drivers of other cars to disregard laws on mobile phone and seat belt use, a UK study shows.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.