Health News Archive - August 23, 2006
BEIJING (Reuters) - China, where 13 babies died in 2004 after being fed fake milk powder, has sent back 100 metric tons of powdered milk made in the United States because it contained excess levels of nitrite, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.
Father Mark Wiesner has grown accustomed to wishing parishioners bon voyage as they flee the San Francisco area's high housing costs for California's Central Valley, where developers are increasingly transforming farms and ranches into a new suburbia.
Venom from an ocean snail may have benefits for people with addictions, depression and Parkinson's disease, University of Utah researchers reported Monday.
The Internet is providing a new avenue for underage drinking. Results of a new survey confirm that millions of teenagers either buy alcohol online or know an underage friend who does.
An Indian environmental group said on Wednesday it would temporarily paralyze the supply of Coca-Cola and Pepsi products in the country after another group said it had found dangerous levels of pesticides in their drinks.
Merck & Co. on Wednesday said the experimental arthritis drug Arcoxia, in a study, met its main goal of causing no more blood clot-related heart attacks than a standard treatment, but more patients taking Arcoxia withdrew from the trial due to serious side effects.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Theratechnologies Inc. said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to a design for a major clinical trial of a drug to combat a side-effect of taking anti-HIV drug combinations.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Final tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a mature beef cow from the Prairie province Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday.
A year after the death of U.S. R&B artist Luther Vandross, his mother is using the release of his greatest hits and a new survey to highlight the dangers of diabetes and urge people to get a medical checkup.
By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts company said on Wednesday it had developed a way to make human embryonic stem cells without harming the original embryo, a finding it said could dispel ethical objections to promising medical research using such cells.