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Health News Archive - June 13, 2008

By Andrew Conte Age: 38 Neighborhood: Forest Hills Family: Married, with two daughters. Education: Doctorate in sociology, Princeton University; bachelor's degree in peace and conflict, University of California at Berkeley.

PARIS, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who suffer the chronic and debilitating effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- despite treatment with current therapies -- achieved significant improvements in signs and symptoms when treated with Roche's ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) alone or in combination with methotrexate compared with methotrexate alone, according to two international Phase III studies presented by researchers at the European Congress of Rheumatology (ECR) held by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Paris.

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New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer children live to roads, the higher their risk.

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The development of a new experimental patch could protect travelers from developing diarrhea, known as Montezuma’s Revenge.

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Doctors in this week's BMJ debate the issue of selling kidneys.

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Salmonella is serving up a surprise not only for tomato lovers around the country but also for scientists who study the rod-shaped bacterium that causes misery for millions of people.

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A drug commonly used to treat alcohol addiction has a similar effect on pathological gamblers – it curbs the urge to gamble and participate in gambling-related behavior, according to a new research at the University of Minnesota.

A young Indian girl born with eight limbs is learning to function on her own after having two arms and two legs removed from her body, her mother says Lakshmi Tatma was born in October 2005 with two sets of arms and two sets of legs in a village in northeast India's Bihar region, ABC reported Friday.

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A new study released Friday has found that one in eight people who were living near the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks are still suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

By LIZA WILLIAMS A LIVERPOOL Hospital's success in cutting patient waiting times is being held up as an example for NHS trusts around the country.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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