Health News Archive - July 14, 2006
Jitendra Shekhawat has never been to a condom party before, but he has a great idea for an ice-breaker -- he blows up a condom until it explodes.
By Aleksandras Budrys VERKHNAYA SALDA, Russia (Reuters) - Horse-drawn carts still ply the streets of the Russian town where most of the world's titanium is made.
LONDON (Reuters) - Autism and related disorders in Britain may be twice as widespread as previously thought, according to research published on Friday. The study showed that 116 in every 10,000 children suffer from autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Overweight women who are breastfeeding and want to lose weight can do so safely by decreasing the amount of sweetened drinks, snack foods, sweets and desserts in their diet and walking briskly for 45 minutes per day, four days per week, a new study indicates.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cooling down before warming up may help exercisers keep going during the dog days of summer, according to a small study.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While melanoma rates overall are leveling off, the incidence of melanoma occurring on the head continues to rise, a new study from Finland shows.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes apparently run an increased risk of developing glaucoma, the eye condition characterized by increased internal pressure that can lead to blindness if left untreated.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Friday urged African governments to encourage people to take voluntary AIDS tests, saying it was the only way that newly available drugs would have an impact on the epidemic.
Contrary to some reports, scuba divers do not appear to have an accelerated decline in lung function, according to researchers at the German Naval Institute.
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men and women older than 65 years of age with low testosterone levels are at increased risk of being or becoming anemic, researchers report.