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Health News Archive - April 10, 2009

People with macular degeneration are being taught to read using the undamaged parts of their eyes, says a vision specialist in Britain. Macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, causes central vision to be lost but peripheral vision to remain intact. A program developed by Britain's Macular

FULLERTON, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc.

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In an odd turn of events, members of the US military are battling a new set of enemies: insects.

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Oklahoma’s state health board reported Thursday that an exhaustive investigation had failed to identify how E. coli bacteria was introduced into an Oklahoma restaurant linked to an outbreak that sickened hundreds and killed one.

A new therapy for metastatic prostate cancer has shown considerable promise in early clinical trials involving patients whose disease has become resistant to current drugs.

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Oh Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration reversed its initial plan to remove unapproved liquid morphine from being sold in the US.

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China’s prevalence of selective abortion in favor of males has left the nation with 32 million more boys than girls, according to an investigation released Friday.

In a study in rats, soy aglycons of isoflavone, a group of soybean constituent chemicals, promoted health during menopause, researchers in Taiwan said.

An Australian clinical trial showed improvement in the blood pressure of patients using a catheter-based treatment after medication failed, researchers said.

Trying economic times contribute to making people feel stressed and worried -- and stress can contribute to poor financial decisions, U.S. researchers said. Psychologists Anthony J. Porcelli and Mauricio R.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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