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Archive for November, 2008

Dairy foods help kids build stronger bones

Posted November 30, 2008

Eating plenty of dairy foods, meat, and other high-protein foods in childhood result in stronger and healthier bones in adolescence

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Indigo extract effective treatment for psoriasis

Posted November 30, 2008

Taiwanese investigators report that an ointment made from an extract of Indigo naturalis is effective in treatment-resistant plaque psoriasis — and the treatment appears to be safe

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Teens Remain Dangerously Ignorant of Destructive Health Effects of Junk Food

Posted November 30, 2008

New research from the UK shows that an astonishing 73% of 8-to-15 year olds were completely unaware that eating junk food could reduce their lifespan

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Eating fish may prevent kidney decline in diabetics

Posted November 30, 2008

Eating fish at least twice a week seems to reduce the incidence of kidney disease in patients with diabetes, according to findings from a large British study

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Cholera crisis “tip of iceberg” for Zimbabwe: U.N.

Posted November 30, 2008

Fast-spreading cholera is “the tip of the iceberg” of what stands to be a major health crisis in Zimbabwe, United Nations agencies said on Friday. Nearly 400 Zimbabweans have died from the disease, which has infected more than 9,400 people and spread to neighboring South Africa and Botswana

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Brain scans show root of memory glitch with aging

Posted November 30, 2008

Brain scans of older people in a noisy lab machine give biological backing to the idea that distraction hampers memory with aging,

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Eating Fish May Save Diabetics from Kidney Disease

Posted November 30, 2008

New research shows that eating fish more than twice a week seems to slash the risk of macroalbuminuria (protein in the urine, an indicator of kidney disease) by more than 75%

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Vive la difference — French say need biggest condoms

Posted November 30, 2008

The French say they need the largest condoms in Europe while Greeks get by on smaller ones, according to a Europe-wide study by a German consultancy that provides advice on condoms

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Patient-led drug trials defy medical establishment

Posted November 30, 2008

Until last year, Alan Felzer was an energetic engineering professor who took the stairs to his classes two steps at a time. Now the 64-year-old grandfather sits strapped to a wheelchair, able to move little but his left hand, his voice a near-whisper.

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Gut chemical may inspire new way to fight obesity

Posted November 30, 2008

Scientists have identified a fatty substance made in the gut that signals the brain when it’s time to stop eating — a discovery that could inspire new approaches to fighting obesity.

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