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Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...oundation study. Not one of the 8,854 ads reviewed promoted fruits or vegetables. The study results come amid reports that the government will fork out over a billion dollars this year to help insure that Americans eat properly. One would just have to take a look at the figures associated with the American ...

Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight

...ng disorder charity B-eat, said that size-zero fad promoted by skinny models has resulted in drug induced look. 'The use of skinny models is promoting a drug-induced look as fashionable, something we should clamp down on, Taylor said....

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...-34a led to increased cancer cell death as well as promoted other important anti-proliferative activities. The ability of miR-34a to promote apoptosis of cancer cells makes it an attractive candidate tumor suppressor. The data presented in Molecular Cell is also supported by recent studies (Gaur et at., 2007,...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

Selenium supplements are widely promoted on the Internet for conditions ranging from cold sores and shingles to arthritis and multiple sclerosis . They are sold to prevent aging, enhance fertility, prevent cancer and get rid of toxic minerals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. Selenium s...

Insights into Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

... in a complex with PML/RARA. In addition, PML/RARA promoted posttranslational modifications of RXR, including its sumoylation, a modification that triggers transcriptional repression for RXR and many other transcription factors. "The presence of RXR in the PML/RARA complex not only greatly facilitates DNA ...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...ce in New York said Orphan's sales representatives promoted Xyrem for so-called off-label purposes, meaning uses not approved by the FDA. Among other things, Orphan's employees were accused of promoting the drug as a treatment for chronic pain, weight loss, depression, bipolar disorders and Parkinson's Dis...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...lemented with cooking classes and newsletters that promoted daily targets of five vegetable servings plus 16 oz. of vegetable juice; three fruit servings; 30 grams of fiber; and 15 percent to 20 percent of energy intake from fat. The comparison group (n = 1,551) was provided with print materials describing...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...ue Pharma, based in Stamford, Connecticut, heavily promoted OxyContin to doctors like general practitioners, who often had little training in treating serious pain or in recognizing signs of drug abuse. But experienced drug abusers and novices, including teenagers, soon discovered that chewing an OxyContin ...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...low-fat Baked Cheetos snacks. The initiative was promoted by the US Federal Trade Commission and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB), a self-regulating business group, as sentiment against junk food in the United States rises and Americans' waistlines bulge. The others in the group include Campbe...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

...niversity Medical Center. Many in our society have promoted the idea that you need to continually drink a large amount of fluid, such as 8 ounces of water eight times a day. But most people dont really need that much. When the body is inundated with water, hyponatremia (abnormally low sodium) can result, an...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

... of infant formula but merely barred it from being promoted as a substitute for breast milk which is what the companies were doing, often with the help of health care professionals. At the Supreme Court, the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines is challenging a Health Department ord...

Filipino Mothers Go Bare Protesting Against Milk Formula Companies

...code on milk substitutes, which have been strongly promoted by manufacturers. Inside the court Tuesday, judges heard a suit lodged by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines challenging the government's move. The government directive, issued by President Gloria Arroyo, was designed ...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

...dress the problem by ensuring their health systems promoted breastfeeding. He also called for legislation to ban "the inappropriate promotion of breast milk substitutes," especially those which say these products can increase the health and intelligence of children. In the region, he noted only the Philipp...

France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along

...milestone for Fete de la Musique," said Lang as he promoted the event at the Mets baseball stadium. "New York is New York. The cultural capital, an American but also European city, a city full of heart and spirit, which has suffered and has risen from its ashes; full of creativity, partly myth but also very r...

Indian Yoga Expert Teaches Fitness Mantras to Lahoris

...n Yoga Psychology, Ecology and Environment. Yoga promoted peace, tolerance and humanity and this was the message that he wanted to spread through the exercise. His stay in Pakistan was a wonderful experience for him and he wanted to spread the message of love, tolerance and humanity through yoga, he said. ...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...E. Experts said that blood circulation could be promoted by exercising the calf muscles with up-and-down movements of the feet at the ankle joints. Moving feet in this manner encourages blood flow in the calf muscle veins, thus reducing blood stagnation, they added. People travelling have also been advi...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

...ontrol Research Branch. In November 2005 ABC News promoted the national 1-800-QUIT-NOW phone number during a series of World News Tonight stories called Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer. Augustson and colleagues examined the response. The study findings appear in the July/August issue of the American Jour...

New Research Promises To Take The Pain Off Breast Feeding

...way. Breastfeeding in a sitting-up position only promoted the three normally seen reflexes - routing, latching and sucking. Mothers whom breastfed lying down seemed to have more success and, although the majority of women in the study had initially reported problems with breastfeeding, after using the tec...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

... mind. * The benefits of green exercise should be promoted by public health campaigns....

Sylvester Stallone Admits He Tried to Smuggle Banned Growth Hormone to Australia

... HGH to the body's biochemistry, HGH has also been promoted as an anti-ageing treatment. Many of the claims made for HGH have a doubtful scientific basis. Studies have shown that elevated levels of HGH can lead to swelling of the soft tissues in the body; abnormal growth of the hands, feet and face; high bl...

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