Breastfeeding study dispels sagging myth
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2007) − Nursing mothers needn't worry. A new study shows that breastfeeding does not increase breast sagging. University of Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Rinker and his colleagues conducted the study with patients at UK HealthCare Cosmetic Surgery Associates. The...
New Expert Report Dispels Common Myths About Aspartame
International Scientists Conclude Sweetener Is Safe Across Population Groups
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A report published in the
September issue of Critical Reviews in Toxicology (Volume 37, Issue 8, pp.
629-727) systematically evaluates virtually al...
Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15, 2007
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While nearly 4,000
Hispanics received the gift of life through organ and tissue donation in
2006, strongly held myths regarding donation continue to be the major
barrier preventing many Hispa...
Insightful Handbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers
...other books within the genre because of the assumption that the caregiver is unable to assess the patient's quality of life or improve it. Lueckenotte dispels
this notion and elaborates upon different areas in which readers can improve their loved ones' quality of life in a failure-free environment. Lastly, ...
Student Veteran Health Examined in First-of-Its-Kind Study by University of Minnesota/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
...ecause without insurance, students are less likely to seek medical care when they need it, Ehlinger said.
When it comes to alcohol use, the study dispels
the myth that problem drinking is higher among veterans than in the general population, Ehlinger said. While more veterans have used alcohol in the la...
Kaiser Permanente Data Provides Strong Evidence for Continued Value of Combined Pap and HPV Testing
...results illustrate the benefits to large health systems of combined screening with the digene HPV Test and a Pap for all women age 30 and older, and dispels
the notion that excessive numbers of women would require increased surveillance and follow-up when HPV testing is implemented," said Dr. Jim Godsey, S...
American Heart Association Finds Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Soybean Oil Are Heart-Healthy
... Research dispels
Myths Surrounding Essential Fat
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes tha...
State's 'Be Free' Anti-Tobacco Campaign Lends Smokers a Helping Hand
... amount a tobacco user
can save if they quit and provide positive alternatives to spend money on
(i.e., gym membership), and Myth Mashers, a tool that dispels
misconceptions which may lessen a tobacco users desire to quit.
ABOUT TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA
Tobacco Free Florida, the statewide y...
Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System
...f medicine and environmental health sciences at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, thinks the finding dispels
that myth that the fetal immune system is not well-developed.
"The paper demonstrates beautifully that the fetal adaptive immune system is compet...
CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries
"Until now, there has been doubt about 16-row or 64-row CT scanners being able to diagnose coronary disease," Miller said. The new study dispels
that doubt, she said.
But there is no evidence that using a 64-CT scan changes the outcome, Redberg countered. "We need to have a study that uses C...
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
The risk of human bird flu infection is small in Australia and people can still safely eat chicken and keep pet birds, according to bird medicine specialist Dr Bob Doneley.
"The chances of getting bird flu off a pet bird or your neighbours birds are so infinitesimally small," UQ School of Veteri...
Biochemists manipulate fruit flavor enzymes
...dney E. Kellems, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the UT Medical School at Houston.
The study dispels
the earlier view that these flavor-producing enzymes are only found in plants, Raman said. "We have discovered that they are also present in marine an...
New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines
...ysics behind major issues facing the country today: terrorism, nuclear power and nuclear bombs, energy and global warming, and space.
Muller's book dispels
many myths and gathers facts that even many physics professors find surprising.
"A lot of people base their opinions on the equivalent of urban leg...
Too much sugar turns off gene that controls the effects of sex steroids
...orders. In addition, SHBG levels are used to indicate an individuals risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The discovery dispels
the earlier assumption that too much insulin reduces SHBG, a view which arose from the observation that overweight, pre-diabetic individuals have high...
Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity
...toimmune T cells are able to, and thereby "stamp out the initial sparks" before the disease spreads to the tissue.
Krummel notes that the research dispels
some assumptions about cellular movement and interaction. Many had assumed that T cells move very little inside the lymph node. The video microscopy s...