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Drink Milk for a Healthy Heart

...ing evidence suggests this idea is false. "We are reviewing worldwide studies on the link between dairy (product) consumption and effects on vascular disease, including rates of heart disease and stroke, and there is no doubt in my mind of the benefits."The evidence shows a very powerful effect that is totall...

Apples and Lentils Could Help You to Shed Off Those Extra Pounds!

...erol increase the risks for heart disease. After reviewing the findings, Lawrence Cheskin, M.D. said, "There's surprisingly little in the way of studies to draw any hard and fast conclusions." Cheskin is director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomb...

Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

...hree weeks. This updated finding was drawn after reviewing data in six trials that together involved 374 people. Between 12% and 16% of people who are discharged from hospital after having an asthma attack have a relapse within two weeks. There is considerable debate about the best way of treating people wh...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, which is reviewing U.S. payments to the providers. ``Independent and nonpartisan experts agree that private plans are massively overpaid relative to Medicare,'' Stark said in a statement. ``The excessive payments also provide an incentive for marketing abuses that w...

Diabetes Drug to Carry 'black Box' Warning of Congestive Heart Failure Risk

...art failure . Some of the experts, who have been reviewing the drug for the FDA, feel that the delay in implementation is an example of industry versus science, where the latter has been a loser. GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia has been in use since 1999. The concerns over its possible heart-related side effects...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...ommittee on Environment and Public Works, which is reviewing the governments response to environmental and health issues at ground zero. The report concluded that the misleading information had left residents with an erroneous impression about risk. As a result, only 295 residents and apartment building own...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...h ministers of the chikungunya-affected states and reviewing preparations to meet the challenge. Health ministers and health secretaries of nine states including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat participated in the meeting. They were directed to set up village survei...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

...so confounded the courts that three appeals courts reviewing the same medical device made by the same company have reached two different conclusions about whether patients could bring a lawsuit. Lawyers involved in the Medtronic case say they expect the court to hear from manufacturers and business groups i...

'Missing Link' Stem Cells may Shorten Path to Therapies

...more straightforward and malleable," he said after reviewing the studies. Kevin Eggan, a researcher at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, also welcomed the studies, saying they could "shed light on the origin and nature of human embryonic stem cells." The discovery of the epiblast stem cells in mice should m...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

...ies that did not have conflict,' Dr. Spiegel said, reviewing the main findings of the report. 'Since refugees come from these areas, refugees often have lower HIV prevalence than the surrounding communities, which ultimately will increase their vulnerability towards HIV,' he added. The authors suggest that p...

Sanofi Withdraws Anti-obesity Drug in US

...te development, European regulators said they were reviewing data on the psychiatric effects of Acomplia. The...f a July 16-19 meeting. The agency "is currently reviewing the available data on psychiatric events (in particular suicidal ideation and depression-related eve...

Better Research Needed On Alcohol In Pregnancy

.... Both advise against binge drinking. The NHMRC is reviewing its guidelines this year. Some Australian States have adopted the NHMRC guidelines. In other States and Territories, guidelines range from complete abstinence to non-specific advice that consumption of alcohol should be reduced. Lack of clarity...

Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer

... , but denim and wool, Swiss researchers say after reviewing 500 studies from around the world on how people protect their skin. Writing in a study published online by the Lancet, they say using sunscreen is the least effective option. The team from the Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, said wearing...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...entia was diagnosed by a panel of physicians after reviewing results of magnetic resonance imaging and other tests. "These results suggest that there is more to treating blood pressure than achieving a goal of 140/80," said Sink. "Which drug you choose for blood pressure control can have broader implications...

Nepal Meet to Plan for Future of Children Affected by HIV

...with HIV or both parents being dead. The meet is reviewing the situation of children affected by HIV to come up with an action plan for governments, donors and NGOs. It will focus on policies to ensure HIV/AIDS affected children are included in public and community support systems....

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...ya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu after reviewing the performance and other criteria. The area under cotton cultivation has increased from 72,000 acres in 2002 to 93 lakh acres in 2006. Overall production has gone up to 24.4 million bales in 2005-06 as compared to 15.8 million bales in 2001-02. Th...

Quality Improvement Effort Pays Off in Diabetes Care

...ich can prevent heart attacks and strokes. After reviewing four years of charts for 80 patients from each of the 17 centers, the researchers reported that "multiple components of care improved from 1998 to 2002." Annual glycosylated hemoglobin testing increased from 71 percent to 92 percent of patients. Bloo...

Junk Food Ad Ban What Parents Want

...an Communications and Media Authority is currently reviewing TV standards this is a perfect opportunity to introduce strict rules forbidding broadcasters from airing junk food ads during childrens viewing times, Dr Yong said....

Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies can Omit Women and African-Americans

... can have unintended, negative consequences. In reviewing data from a pool of 100,000 alcohol treatment patients, Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, determined that women and African-Americans were substantially more likely to be excluded from treatment studies than men o...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

...t's mental health task force said last month after reviewing the military's psychological care system. The Tricare office that serves Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, and Fort Bragg, N.C. Army posts with heavy war deployments told task force members that it routinely fields compla...

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