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Archive for January, 2009

Chocolate may be Beneficial for Chronic Fatigue

Posted January 31, 2009

Regularly consuming chocolate could be beneficial to those with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a study at Hull York Medical School. People who suffered with the illness found that they had more energy when they consumed high cocoa content.

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St. Louis Ranked America’s ‘Asthma Capital’

Posted January 31, 2009

St. Louis is now the 2009 “Asthma Capital of the United States,” according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America’s annual ranking of the 100 most challenging places to live for people with the respiratory disorder.

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Incontinence: A Weighty Issue

Posted January 31, 2009

Advertisements on TV make urinary incontinence seem like a joke, but to the more than 13 million American women with the problem, it is not funny. Incontinence, involuntary loss of urine, is reported by 50 percent of women over 60, and though men suffer from the problem as well, most sufferers are female.

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NY bill seeks extra labeling on supplements

Posted January 31, 2009

The New York State Assembly is to amend its agriculture and markets law to require dietary and nutritional supplement manufacturers to label products as tested or untested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Non-Stick Cookware Chemicals Cause 150 Percent Increase in Infertility

Posted January 31, 2009

Is eating off non-stick cookware a new form of chemical birth control? New research published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that women with the highest levels of Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in their blood are 150% more likely to have difficulty conceiving a child.

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Fast-food Diet Cancels Out Benefits Of Breastfeeding In Preventing Asthma, Study Shows

Posted January 31, 2009

Many studies have shown that breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta professor has found that eating fast food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects that breastfeeding has in protecting children from the respiratory disease.

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The Carbon Marketing Wars Have Begun

Posted January 31, 2009

Their logos and packaging are near clonesóLay’s potato chips in the United States and Walkers crisps in the United Kingdom. The story behind the similarity is that both brands are owned by PepsiCo. But a subtle difference sets them apart.

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Mammograms may harm young BRCA mutation carriers

Posted January 31, 2009

Due to the risk of radiation-induced breast cancer, mammographic screening in young BRCA mutation carriers may have a net harmful effect, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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New insights into a leading poultry disease and its risks to human health

Posted January 31, 2009

Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University associate research scientist Melha Mellata, a member of professor Roy Curtiss’ team, is leading a USDA funded project to develop a vaccine against a leading poultry disease called avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC).

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Natural Brain Substance Blocks Weight Gain In Mice, Researchers Discover

Posted January 31, 2009

Mice with increased levels of a natural brain chemical don’t gain weight when fed a high-fat diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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