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Health News Archive - August 07, 2006

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With more than 24,000 U.S. children treated for shopping cart-related injuries last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics says better designs and stricter government regulation are needed.

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfed babies living in northern latitudes often lack healthy levels of vitamin D, and may even be severely deficient, results of a new study suggest.

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women are not alone in suffering postpartum depression -- a "strikingly high" number of new fathers are affected as well, researchers reported Monday. In a study of more than 5,000 U.S.

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis A. Shapiro as its new president and chief executive officer. Mr.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents can help prevent food allergies by waiting to introduce certain foods into a child's diet and by feeding a child breast milk exclusively until the sixth month of life, a group of allergists advises.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Deep heat treatment can help relieve shoulder pain due to inflammation or tearing of rotator cuff tendon, a new study confirms.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The editor of a top medical journal on Monday raised the pressure on scientists to fully disclose commercial ties by urging the employers of those who don't comply to probe them for possible conflicts of interest. Dr.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Alzheimer's pill that helps slow the brain damage caused by the disease may also protect against the effects of nerve gases and pesticides, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound disrupts the brain development of unborn mice, U.S. researchers said in a study published on Monday that adds to growing evidence that too many ultrasound scans could also affect human fetuses.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Alzheimer's pill that helps slow the brain damage caused by the disease may also protect against the effects of nerve gases and pesticides, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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