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Health News Archive - June 05, 2006

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mothers of teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome are also more likely to have the mysterious ailment, or display psychological stresses that may play a role in the child's illness, a study said on Monday.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Parents who are strict disciplinarians are far more likely to wind up with children who are fat by age six, perhaps because the youngsters over-eat as a reaction to stress, a study said on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Premature and low birthweight infants are up to three times more likely than bigger babies to suffer from hyperactive behavior, according to a study published on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Premature and low birthweight infants are up to three times more likely than bigger babies to suffer from hyperactive behavior, according to a study published on Monday.

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Jose Cespedes speaks with conviction: "This plan will do nothing to alleviate poverty in Bolivia. It is entirely political. It is designed as a form of colonialization.

Using combinations of "smart bomb" cancer drugs that target specific proteins and avoid the indiscriminate cell destruction of chemotherapy may be the wave of the future for cancer patients, experts say.

The Global Positioning System, already indispensable for soldiers, pilots and truck drivers, is now also useful for a run around the park.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - An experimental GlaxoSmithKline Plc vaccine showed promise in a mid-stage trial for preventing a recurrence of lung cancer and will be tested in larger studies starting early in 2007, the company said on Sunday.

Horrified by reports from Asia of chickens being set on fire or buried alive in plastic bags, U.S. animal welfare groups are gearing up with trepidation for the arrival of bird flu and the probability of mass killings to contain it.

An experimental cervical cancer vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc produced immune responses in all women ages 15 to 55 in a clinical study, the first evidence that a cervical cancer vaccine may work in women ages 26 and older, the company said on Monday.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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