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Health News Archive - June 27, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consumption of coffee, particularly the decaffeinated variety, is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study is not the first to document this association.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When picking out a pair of sunglasses this summer, it's best to avoid blue-tinted lenses and instead to choose yellow- or amber-tinted lenses, advises an eye researcher in New York.

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By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet high in red meat appears to raise the risk developing pancreatic cancer, Swedish researchers report in the International Journal of Cancer. The good news is that consumption of poultry may cut the risk.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Thirty child health experts warned on Tuesday that children may unnecessarily become ill and even die because parents have been "dangerously misled" over the risks of a triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of child abuse cases reported in Japan shot up nearly 26 percent in the year to March 2005, topping 30,000 for the first time, with almost half the cases involving preschool children.

While the upcoming flight of space shuttle Discovery marks a critical test for the U.S. space agency NASA, Europe will have a lot riding aboard the shuttle too.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Thirty child health experts warned on Tuesday that children may unnecessarily become ill and even die because parents have been "dangerously misled" over the risks of a triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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Separate smoking sections don't cut it: Only smoke-free buildings and public places truly protect nonsmokers from the hazards of breathing in other people's tobacco smoke, says a long-awaited surgeon general's report.

Overweight adults with osteoarthritis who lose just five percent of their body weight can reduce the amount of physical disability associated with this most common form of inflammatory joint disease, results of several studies suggest.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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