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Swiss Voters Endorse Limits on Stem Cell Research
Nov 28, 2004
Swiss voters endorsed restrictive legislation on stem cell research Sunday that forbids the cloning of human embryos and put Switzerland on a par with some other continental European countries.

Singapore Intensifies Battle Against AIDS
Nov 27, 2004
Singapore, facing a rise in AIDS cases, is considering making it compulsory for pregnant women to be screened for HIV/AIDS, an official said on Saturday.

Flu Pandemic Inevitable, Plans Needed Urgently -WHO
Nov 26, 2004
Every country in the world must come up urgently with a plan to deal with an inevitable influenza pandemic likely to be triggered by the bird flu virus that hit Asia this year, a top global health expert said on Friday.

EU Cannabis Use at New Peak -Report
Nov 25, 2004
More cannabis is being smoked in the European Union than ever before, with 3 million daily users in the 25-nation bloc, but consumption may have reached its peak, new figures showed on Thursday.

Five Million Smokers Died Worldwide in 2000 - Study
Nov 24, 2004
Smoking killed nearly 5 million people worldwide in 2000, with men more than three times as likely as women to go to an early grave, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Tobacco Control.

Arthritis Pills Little Use in Beating Pain -Study
Nov 23, 2004
Painkillers taken by millions of arthritis sufferers worldwide are actually of limited use in relieving symptoms, Norwegian scientists said on Tuesday.

Battle over US abortion rights sparked in Congress
Nov 22, 2004
Weeks after President George W. Bush's reelection, the battle over US abortion rights has been reignited, after Congress approved a measure freeing hospitals from statewide provisions to offer abortion services.

Enjoy Thanksgiving Meals, They Can Be Good for You
Nov 21, 2004
Here's another reason to give thanks this holiday season: the succulent turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes included in many Thanksgiving day meals may not only look and taste good, but may also be good for you.

Vioxx Recall Sparks Health Safety Concern, Doctors Say
Nov 20, 2004
The recent Vioxx withdrawal and testimony from an FDA insider accusing the agency of failing to protect public health are fueling such heightened concern over drug safety that valuable medicines could be kept from patients, doctors said on Friday.

FDA Reviewer Says 5 Drugs Need Closer Scrutiny
Nov 19, 2004
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewer who has accused the agency of being lax in monitoring drug safety on Thursday said five medicines on the market need closer scrutiny.



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