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Archive for December, 2008

MRIs may damage cochlear implants

Posted December 31, 2008

Tests show that certain MRI machines may demagnetize the magnets used in cochlear implants to couple external and implanted components of these hearing devices, according to a report in the December issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

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Infection control important for high-risk patients

Posted December 31, 2008

The best way to protect high-risk cancer patients from life-threatening infection is to combine preventive antibiotics and antifungal treatment with isolation and other methods, such as the use of gloves and face masks, according to a new review of 40 studies

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Barley Grass: One of Nature’s Most Nourishing Foods

Posted December 31, 2008

Organic Green Barley juice powder contains all of the vitamins, minerals and proteins necessary for the human diet. This potent super food has a tremendous ability to deeply absorb nutrients from the soil.

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Organic farms unknowingly used a synthetic fertilizer

Posted December 31, 2008

For up to seven years, California Liquid Fertilizer sold what seemed to be an organic farmer’s dream, brewed from fish and chicken feathers. The company’s fertilizer was effective, inexpensive and approved by organic regulators. By 2006, it held as much as a third of the market in California.

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Ingredient In Cough Medicine Could Effectively Treat Prostate Cancer

Posted December 31, 2008

A study published in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer.

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Too Much Festive Food And Drink May Raise Your Risk Of Developing Diabetes Type 2

Posted December 31, 2008

Excessive food and drink consumption over the festive period could increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, leading health charity Diabetes UK warns today.

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Hospitals ill from more bad debt, credit troubles

Posted December 31, 2008

Gainesville’s first community hospital has been on life support since the Shands Healthcare system in northern Florida bought it a dozen years ago. Now, because of the recession, the plug is being pulled on 80-year-old, money-losing Shands AGH

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Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

Posted December 31, 2008

It’s the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, killing more people each year than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined.

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Tiny Beetle Chews Way Through Millions of Trees

Posted December 31, 2008

State and federal lawmakers returning to work next month will face urgent requests for help dealing with a tiny bug that has chewed an enormous swath of destruction across the West.

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Manganese Mines Harm Children’s Mental Development

Posted December 31, 2008

The Mexican mining company Autl·n maintains that there is no evidence that manganese causes any harm to human health. But in the central state of Hidalgo, where the metal is mined, adults shake as if they suffered from Parkinson’s disease and children’s mental development lags behind normal.

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