United States supports DDT use in Africa

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is reportedly ignoring objections from environmentalists in endorsing and funding the use of DDT in sub-Saharan Africa.

Care urged for depressed pregnant women

BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who suffer from depression should be cautious both in using and avoiding antidepressants, the Harvard Mental Health Letter says. The federal Food and Drug Administration reported recently that Paxil appears to increase the risk of birth def

C-reactive protein testing questioned

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are questioning the use of C-reactive protein testing for cardiovascular risk.

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Report says laughter helps blood vessels

ORLANDO, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- University of Maryland researchers say laughter is linked to healthy functioning of blood vessels.

Killington wants to secede from Vermont

KILLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Some Vermont leaders, unhappy with having their taxes quadrupling, are leading an effort to have Killington secede and join with New Hampshire.

Brazil's airlines join forces to cut costs

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Varig, Latin America's biggest airline, and its top domestic competitor said Thursday they are combining to cut costs and reinvigorate Brazil's aviation industry. Executives at Varig and TAM stopped short of calling the deal a merger -- but analysts said
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Brazil's Varig airline mired in troubles

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Top airline company Varig, once a darling of Brazilian business, is sinking deeper into a crisis that is threatening to end the 75-year run of Latin America's biggest carrier and shake-up the industry across the region.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

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