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Obesity Linked to Higher Stroke Risk
Oct 29, 2004
Obesity nearly doubles the risk that an otherwise healthy middle-aged man will eventually have a stroke, a long-running Swedish study finds.

Red Wine Slows Lung Cancer, White Raises Risk-Study
Oct 28, 2004
Drinking red wine could protect against lung cancer, but white wine may increase the risk, Spanish scientists said on Thursday.

Teaching Your Child Self-Control
Oct 27, 2004
Learning to handle behavioral outbursts and temper tantrums is as much of a part of parenting as feeding your infant or helping your child learn to ride a two-wheeler. Bouts of fussiness and behavior problems can happen anywhere from the grocery store to Thanksgiving at Grandma's house and they can be handled more easily if your child learns some early lessons about self-control.

Genetic Defect Linked to Brittle Bone Disease
Oct 26, 2004
A genetic mutation and environmental factors before and after birth can increase the risk of suffering from brittle bone disease decades later, researchers said on Tuesday.

Transatlantic Live Brain Surgery to Be Beamed to UK
Oct 25, 2004
It's not for the squeamish but Britons with a strong constitution will get a rare opportunity to view brain surgery as it happens, in an operating room 4,000 miles away in the United States.

Entering the World with a Splash
Oct 24, 2004
Before becoming pregnant with her second child in 1984, pediatric nurse Barbara Harper had heard of a gentler way to deliver a child, something called "waterbirth." But her doctor dismissed the notion as absurd.

U.S. Works to Deliver Flu Shots, Some Don't Wait
Oct 23, 2004
U.S. health officials worked to redistribute flu vaccine to the neediest as worried Americans took matters into their own hands, heading across borders to Canada and Mexico to get shots on Friday.

More Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Coming -Officials
Oct 22, 2004
Another 1 million doses of a nasal spray influenza vaccine will be available in the United States this year, Bush administration officials said on Thursday as they sought to calm
concerns about a flu shot shortage.

Cards Beat Astros 6-4 to Force NLCS Game 7
Oct 21, 2004
Jim Edmonds finished what Albert Pujols started for the St. Louis Cardinals. Edmonds blasted a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the rejuvenated St. Louis Cardinals forced the NL championship series to Game 7, beating the Houston Astros 6-4 Wednesday to even it at 3-all.

Doctors Advise Chemo Before Rectal Cancer Surgery
Oct 21, 2004
Administering chemotherapy and radiation before surgery for rectal cancer may not help patients live longer, but it produces fewer side effects than when it is given afterward, doctors reported on Wednesday.



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