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Health News Archive - January 04, 2009

Two years after a big decline in the number of confirmed human deaths from H5N1 bird flu, cases are still turning up in poultry, U.N.

A single tumor-suppressing gene is a key to understanding, and perhaps killing, dormant ovarian cancer cells that persist after initial treatment only to reawaken years later.

The new titanium clubs threaten golfers' hearing with a noise that some say is a loud as a gunshot, British doctors report. One 55-year-old man appears to have suffered hearing loss after playing with a titanium driver three times a week for a year and a half, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. Doctors tested the sound level generated by six titanium clubs and six of the older-style stainless steel ones.

The prefect day to start on the road to health is the first Monday of the year -- and every succeeding Monday as well, a group of researchers suggest. Healthy Monday is a project of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2005, 22 people gathered at Columbia University to discuss the idea of a day devoted to health.

Liposuction may provide a quick fix to reduce waist size but the loss of weight may not help the heart, U.S. researchers advise. Dr.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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