Health News Archive - August 11, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE came one step closer on Friday to approving a new class of breast cancer treatments known as aromatase inhibitors.


Gone are the days when companies promised flashy cars and gourmet meals to attract and keep top employees. These days, practical tools for balancing work and life are the best reward, according to new research.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sam Moore, a signature soul man of the 1960s who has flown under the radar for decades, has collected an All-Star lineup of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Wynona Judd, Sting and Billy Preston for his first album in 24 years.

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - In the evolution of electronic companions, first came the speaking doll, then the Tamagotchi virtual pet, then Sony's short-lived AIBO dog. Now, it could be the dawn of the Wi-Fi rabbit era.

By Ben Blanchard and Tan Ee Lyn BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lexy Zhang laughs nervously as he talks about his first experiences picking up men for sex in a country where condoms are widely available for family planning but not always promoted to prevent AIDS.

Fewer U.S. high school students are having sex, and the ones who do are less likely to have multiple partners, according to a report issued on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. authorities said on Thursday they told three companies to stop mass-producing and distributing unapproved medicines to treat asthma, bronchitis and other breathing disorders.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - To reduce the risk of illness and death, twins should be delivered before 40 weeks of gestation, but there is no added benefit in delivering them by 38 weeks of gestation, new research suggests.

A growing number of countries are supporting coercive or discriminatory HIV testing programs that fail to ensure confidentiality, a U.S. human rights group said on Thursday ahead of an international AIDS conference.

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of postmen in India's Jharkhand state are delivering anti-malaria medicine along with letters to combat a spike in malarial deaths in the east part of the country, a senior official said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.