17:19 ET THE TIMES: SUNSHINE VITAMIN 'IS CLUE TO MS'
Jan 5, 2001, (The Times /FT World Media Abstracts via COMTEX) -- Research
conducted by scientists at the University of East Anglia has found that sunlight
can reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, strokes and heart disease.
Findings of the study on MS cases in several countries show that people living
17:19 ET SLOVAK SOLDIERS TO UNDERGO MEDICAL CHECKS FOR BALKAN SYNDROME
PRAGUE (Jan. 5) XINHUA - The Slovak Defense Ministry said Friday that all
Slovak participants who had served in the peacekeeping missions in the Balkans
would undergo medical check- ups amid growing concerns over the Balkan syndrome
in Europe, the local media reported.
17:19 ET PAIR JAILED FOR GIRL'S GENITAL MUTILATION
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts couple faced deportation to
India after being sentenced to prison for allowing injuries including genital
mutilation to a 3-year-old girl, a report said Friday
17:19 ET BRITISH DOCTOR MAY HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 250
LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- An official report issued Friday said a British
physician convicted of murdering 15 patients may have been responsible for the
deaths of as many as 297 people.
17:19 ET WALL STREET JOURNAL: HEALTH JOURNAL: NEW PROCEDURE MAKES SPINAL-FUSION
SURGERY LESS TAXING ON PATIENT
Jan 5, 2001, (Wall Street Journal /FT World Media Abstracts via COMTEX) -- A
new endoscopic spinal-fusion procedure has been credited with transforming the
lives of several chronic back pain sufferers. The new technique has been
described as an entirely different operation from the current spinal-fusion
14:04 ET COMPOUND PREVENTS HAIR LOSS FROM CHEMOTHERAPY