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United Press International

by Dan Olmsted

December 7, 2005

CHICAGO -- It's a far piece from the horse-and-buggies of Lancaster County, Pa., to the cars and freeways of Cook County, Ill.

But thousands of children cared for by Homefirst Health Services in metropolitan Chicago have at least two things in common with thousands of Amish children in rural Lancaster: They have never been vaccinated. And they don't have autism. Homefirst doctors have delivered more than 15,000 babies at home, and thousands of them have never been vaccinated.

ic Wales

by Robin Turner

December 7, 2005

A bogus psychologist quizzed a student about her sex life after she visited him in a bid to end her fear of getting into cars, a court heard yesterday.

David Sydney Evans pretended to be Dr David Lloyd-Evans, a world authority on child sex abuse, it was alleged. In fact he had no qualifications whatsoever, John Hipkin, prosecuting, told a jury at Swansea Crown Court.

Daily Times (Pakistan)

December 7, 2005

LAHORE: It could be time to discard the adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

According to Guardian, a British newspaper, with Apple Computer's iPod digital music player continuing to sell well, and the tiny iPod nano set to be one of the must-have gifts this Christmas, physicians are now warning that the first cases of a condition they are labelling "iPod finger" have started to emerge. "Handheld music machines are extremely popular and users are constantly using small, difficult buttons with the same finger in a repetitive motion," said Carl Irwin from the British Chiropractic Association.

The Washington Post Foreign Service

by John Ward Anderson

December 4, 2005

LYON, France -- French physicians on Friday defended their decision to perform the world's first partial face transplant on a 38-year-old woman, saying horrific wounds from a dog bite in May probably could not have been repaired...

News of the operation brought criticism from some medical ethicists, who questioned whether a high-risk transplant should be performed for cosmetic reasons on patients who do not have life-threatening injuries. There also are potential psychological ramifications for patients in swapping one of the most personal and individual features of a body, which for many people is a reflection of persona.

ABC News

November 30, 2005

The death of a Canadian teenager who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to peanuts after kissing her boyfriend is putting a renewed focus on a condition suffered by thousands of Americans.

Fifteen-year-old Christina Desforges of Saguenay, Quebec, died last week after kissing her boyfriend, who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich hours earlier. He passed along traces of peanuts to Desforges, who was severely allergic, and she immediately became short of breath. She was given a shot of adrenaline to counteract the symptoms, but that did not help. She died of respiratory failure in a Quebec City hospital.

New York Times [Free Subscription Required]

by Nicholas Wade

November 22, 2005

The lack of emotional care given to infants in some Romanian and Russian orphanages has provided researchers an opportunity to study the hormonal basis of the mother-child bond.

Researchers led by Seth D. Pollak of the University of Wisconsin have found that these children, even three and a half years after adoption into Wisconsin families, produce two critical hormones in a different pattern from children with traditional upbringings.

Telegraph (UK)

by Celia Hall

November 21, 2005

Cases of Aids worldwide have reached record levels, with the number of people living with the disease put at more than 40 million, a report showed yesterday.

The Aids Epidemic Update 2005 said that there were now 40.3 million cases compared with 37.5 million in 2003. This year at least three million people died from the related diseases, including an estimated 500,000 children.

The New Zealand Herald

by Brian Rhoads

November 16, 2005

BEIJING - Bird flu has killed at least one person in China, officials said, confirming the spread of the deadly virus into people in another large Asian country where it might prove hard to contain.

One victim in eastern Anhui had died and another in the central province of Hunan was suspected of having been killed by the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. A second person diagnosed with bird flu in Hunan had recovered, it said.


November 16, 2005

SEATTLE - A jury convicted a Seattle-area gynecologist on Wednesday of four counts of rape in the sexual assaults of two patients.

Charles Momah, 49, also faces civil lawsuits in which women claim that they were also sometimes deceived into being examined, operated on and sexually fondled by his twin, Dennis Momah, a general practitioner who is not certified in obstetrics and gynecology. During Charles Momah's criminal trial, prosecutors said he sexually preyed on vulnerable, desperate women, many of whom had few other places to get gynecological care or were addicted to drugs.

CanWest MediaWorks (Canada)

by Margaret Munro

November 10, 2005

Scientists at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg plan to resurrect the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a development that has led to calls for international oversight and control of the dreaded microbe.

The Canadian researchers plan to bring the virus to life using pieces of DNA containing the genetic recipe for the virus, said Dr. Frank Plummer, scientific director of the lab. The virus will be recreated inside living cells, then harvested and used to infect animals in an attempt to identify what made the virus so virulent.

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