Archive: 09/6/2006

China vaccinates fowl against bird flu

An official with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture said Tuesday the country had vaccinated 4.88 billion fowl against bird flu as of the end of June.

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WHO warns of drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization in Switzerland has warned of a new strain of tuberculosis that is rapidly spreading and cannot be treated with current drugs.

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Artificial heart implants approved in U.S.

The use of fully implanted artificial hearts for patients with advanced heart failure was approved for use Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Study: 9/11 illness widespread

A study by New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center has found that illness is more widespread among workers at Ground Zero than previously thought.

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Metal-free catalyst shielding studied

U.S. scientists say they've found a simple metal free catalyst that can shield a specific alcohol without modifying another nearby alcohol.

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Resignation of SA health minister sought

Pressure is mounting on South Africa's Health Minister to resign for suggesting garlic, lemons and African potatoes as alternative HIV treatment.

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Big Magnets, Big Molecules

Magnets strong enough to stop a heart pacemaker, wreck credit cards and yank tools from your hands will be used to probe the structure of big molecules in a $14 million facility that will be unveiled Friday, ...

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Italians report stem-cell advances

Italian scientists have reportedly made important advances in stem-cell research, specifically for kidney and liver disease.

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Doctors complain of iPledge problems

Dermatologists have complained that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's iPledge program is delaying treatment for patients who require the drug Accutane.

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