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Health News Archive - June 30, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Psychological treatments do not cure sex criminals but they may help reduce the number of times they re-offend, researchers said on Friday.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India planned to verify United Nations estimates it had overtaken South Africa as the country with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world, a government official said on Friday.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who are anemic have an increased risk of hospitalization and death, according to a report from Canada.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Diabetics are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, one of the world's biggest killers, 15 years earlier than other people, according to a scientist on Friday.

Mekong fish don't jump. It was one of the many hard lessons learned at Thailand's Pak Mun Dam, a minnow as dams go, but it casts a long and costly shadow over Asia's water wars.

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The misconception that "light" cigarettes are safer than regular brands may be preventing some smokers from quitting altogether, a new study suggests.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The misconception that "light" cigarettes are safer than regular brands may be preventing some smokers from quitting altogether, a new study suggests.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Although he has HIV, living with the virus that causes AIDS is not Nikk Bowden's major concern.

Croatian researchers have come up with new guidelines for treating stress fractures of the femur, or thighbone, that prevent complications and difficulties that often occur with the condition, they say.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Stringent new rules banning metals such as lead and mercury from electronic products sold in the 25-nation European Union come into force on Saturday in a move the EU says is being watched by China and other nations.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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