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Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela

...lowing his re-election for a six-year presidential term in December, Chavez launched a nationalization drive in such key fields as telecommunications, electricity and oil....

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...could be fined a maximum of S$5,000 or face a jail term of up to three months, or both. NEA said the cluster at Pasir Ris Drive 6 stands out for the large number of outdoor breeding grounds found. Health officials have been combing public housing estates in search of mosquito breeding sites. Dengue-ca...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

... these clinical trials, however, were not the long term survival of patients, but rather the degree to which the vaccine caused tumors to shrink. According to the researchers, since they didnt achieve their primary endpoints, these vaccines may be abandoned as dead-ends, despite their real therapeutic val...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

...isted that focusing on harm reduction in the short term is often much more feasible than complete abstinence....

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...a said. So focusing on harm reduction in the short term is often much more feasible than complete abstinence, he added. Karhuvaara is a physician and health researcher who was once an employee of Biotie Therapies Corp., the manufacturer of nalmefene. The drug maker supported the new study. There are f...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...t a randomised controlled trial to assess the long term protective effect of this treatment, she said. GnRH analogues are commonly used in the management of womens disorders that are dependent on oestrogen production, and in IVF therapies. Dr. Stern and her team studied women between the ages of 18 and ...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...ochemistry in Lincoln University, Newzealnd. The term functional food was a curious and confusing concept, he said. Clearly all foods are functional, because they provide taste, aroma or nutritive value. But it is interesting to note that the majority of the foods being marketed as functional are plan...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

...l rays do no such thing, while brands that use the term sun block will have to find another description. Says Meglena Kuneva, the Consumer Affairs Commissioner: Consumers must be made fully aware that no sunscreen product can provide 100 per cent protection against hazardous ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Th...

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...erved an increased risk for diabetes over the long term in the group of participants who took selenium supplements," Stranges said. By the end of the study, the relative risk rate was approximately 50 per cent higher among those in the selenium group than among those in the placebo group. The risk of de...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

... authors support the view that HRT is a safe short term treatment for younger women in early menopause to ...research is needed to assess conclusively the long term benefits and risks among these women. Those helping women make choices about treatment should cons...

Milk and Dairy Products Protect Against metabolic Syndrome

...between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerphilly Prospective Study. Two or more out of high blood glucose, insulin, blood fats, body fat, and blood pressure defined the presence of the metabolic syndrome in the men studied. The mens health was tracked ov...

Targeted Food Tax to Improve Health

...between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerphilly Prospective Study. Two or more out of high blood glucose, insulin, blood fats, body fat, and blood pressure defined the presence of the metabolic syndrome in the men studied. The mens health was tracked over...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...ity. For their analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people w...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...ecially problematic among male soccer players. The term groin injury encompasses a wide range of injuries ranging from minor groin strains to chronic groin injuries, such as sports hernias, which often require surgery. The number of groin surgeries was also evaluated. Although not statistically signific...

Two Week Wait Rule Not Working With Breast Cancer Patients

...ait rule, but this is the first to assess the long term impact. Dr Shelley Potter and her colleagues gathered data on the number, route and outcome of Primary Care referrals to the Frenchay Brest Care Centre in Bristol between 1999 and 2005. There were 24,999 referrals to the centre during this period, ...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...the so-called Red Queen Principle, an evolutionary term named after a scene in Lewis Carroll's famous book, "Through the Looking-Glass," in which the characters Alice and the Red Queen run faster and faster at the top of a hill, only to find that they remain in the same place. "In essence, organisms mus...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

... growing concern about climate change and its long term effects on the weather. If this leads to more sunshine then it is likely that the incidence of skin cancer, which is caused by overexposure to UV light, will rise at an even more alarming rate." Rebecca Russell, manager of Cancer Research UK's SunS...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...ty. For their analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people ...

Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...ication were able to remember numbers in the short term as part of their working memory, the researchers used the card game Snap. "In Snap, you have to recognise that the same two cards have appeared in a row, but we found that children diagnosed with ADHD had incredible difficulty detecting doubles at al...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...hocytes) become cancerous and affect the skin. The term covers several types of lymphoma, according to background information in the article. The nationwide rates of the disease were last documented in 1992. Vincent D. Criscione, A.B., and Martin A. Weinstock, M.D., Ph.D., of the VA Medical Center, Rhode...

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