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Health News Archive - June 09, 2006

By Nizam Ahmed KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Zafar Alam, like thousands of other Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar living in Bangladesh refugee camps, says he will never go home.

By Simon Denyer NATHU-LA, India (Reuters) - As the rain sweeps across the high Himalayan pass, a Chinese soldier arrives at the three strands of barbed wire which separate his country's territory from that of long-time rival India.

More companies are offering employees the on-site pleasures of massage and yoga, not just to make their staff happy but to be competitive and even boost the bottom line.

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Migratory geese and ducks, staples of the Inupiat Eskimo diet, are also among the 33 priority birds targeted by the U.S. government for its avian flu surveillance program in Alaska, a crossroads for wild birds from Asia.

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At least three G8 countries will propose on Saturday the launch of a pilot project to finance development of a vaccine against pneumococcus for poor countries, a senior G8 official said.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 9 (Russia) - At least three G8 countries will propose on Saturday the launch of a pilot project to finance development of a vaccine against pneumococcus for poor countries, a senior G8 official said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Widespread use of tiny radio transmitters on prescription drug bottles to track shipments and thwart counterfeiters will not occur by 2007 as previously hoped, U.S. regulators said on Friday.

An unusual number of dead jack rabbits in Texas has authorities concerned that so-called rabbit fever, or tularemia, could be making a comeback. The bacterial disease can infect humans but is rarely fatal.

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Americans' unhealthy eating habits will be the target of the top U.S. physicians' group next week, when it votes on resolutions calling for reducing salt in food and for taxes on sugary soft drinks.

A U.S. appeals court handed a legal victory on Friday to medical groups working on behalf of health-care providers who refuse to offer abortion services.

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.