Health News Archive - June 06, 2006

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sperm declines in quality as men age, swimming more slowly and becoming more genetically defective, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicine watchdog said on Tuesday that Prozac could be used to treat children aged eight years and over.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For preschool-age children with type 1 diabetes, using a continuous subcutaneous pump to deliver insulin is a "safe, effective and superior" alternative to twice-daily insulin injections, according to a new study.

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Irina Tarasenko owns an apartment in house No. 42 on Moscow's Bolshaya Ochakovskaya Street, but the nearest she can get to it is the children's playground 14 floors below.

By Corinne Heller CAESAREA, Israel (Reuters) - Above the glistening waves off the shores of the Israeli city of Caesarea, a group of scuba divers suit up to begin their descent into history.

By Hilary Burke BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church holds great weight in Latin America, but voters plagued by economic worries are largely tuning out the church's moral messages during elections this year.

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Byrd intends to mark the day he becomes the longest-serving U.S. senator next week much as he has the others in the last half century -- by working. "Records are fine," said Byrd, a Democrat who has held a number of Senate leadership posts.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A surprising number of Americans suffer from a psychiatric disorder marked by angry, often violent, outbursts, -- called intermittent explosive disorder, or IED -- a national survey suggests. Based on the findings, up to 16 million U.S. adults may have the condition.

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Introducing cereals into the diet of babies before the age of 6 months does not increase the likelihood that they'll become allergic to wheat, a new report shows. In fact, a delay seems to raise the risk.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors plan to climb Mount Everest to study the impact of low oxygen levels on the body, a project they hope will help critically ill patients.

Word of the Day
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