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Archive for June, 2009

Have Fun – But Be Safe – This Summer

Posted June 30, 2009

If summer beckons you outside to play, take precautions to lower your chance of getting hurt during your pursuit of recreation. “While it is impossible to prevent every sports injury, the rates could be reduced significantly if athletes took appropriate preventative steps no matter what sport you enjoy playing,” Dr. Victor Khabie, chief of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Northern Westchester Medical Center.

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UK Dairy Council calls for health claims common sense

Posted June 30, 2009

The UK Dairy Council has welcomed the European Food Safety Authorityís recent statements about greater transparency in its nutrition and health claims assessment process, but warned now-valid claims in member states were in jeopardy.

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Pain Of Dysplasia In Dogs Relieved With Gold Treatment, Study Shows

Posted June 30, 2009

Many animals and people experience chronic joint pain. In dogs, a common source of joint pain is hip dysplasia, a developmental defect of the hip joint. Implantation of gold into the soft tissues around the hip joints of dogs with dysplasia can relieve pain and lessen stiffness for several years.

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Picnic food safety greater concern in hot weather

Posted June 30, 2009

Another thing that can spoil a picnic or other outing is food-borne bacteria from improperly handled, prepared or stored foods,î said Rebecca Dittmar, AgriLife Extension associate for food protection management. ìHot temperatures accelerate the production of bacteria that contain toxins which may cause food poisoning,î Dittmar said.

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Eating Animal Fat May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

Posted June 30, 2009

Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report. Pancreatic cancer, which is usually fatal, is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

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Herbal Treatment Options For Combating Baldness

Posted June 29, 2009

No one wants to lose their hair. For some people a few stray strands in the sink can be devastating. This is why many chemical treatments have become available to treat baldness today.

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Sweetness perception could vary with ethnicity: Study

Posted June 29, 2009

Researchers claim to have discovered a particular gene variant that could affect sweetness perception among different ethnic groups, raising the possibility of more targeted flavor profiling of foods.

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In Old Age, Friends Can Keep You Young. Really

Posted June 29, 2009

Going to the ballpark, visiting friends and playing bingo are simple diversions for many of us. But for the elderly, these social pastimes may play a critical role in preserving their physical and mental health.

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Female soldiers benefit from iron supplements, say researchers

Posted June 29, 2009

The physical and cognitive performance of female soldiers can be improved if they are given iron supplements, according to new research. The researchers gave 219 women in eight-week basic combat training (BCT) either a placebo or supplements containing 100 mg ferrous sulphate. Those given the iron supplements recorded improved scores for two-mile running tests and cognitive performance.

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Doctors discover something better than drugs for depression

Posted June 28, 2009

Antidepressant drug sales may have been hit by worries that they increase the risk of suicide, especially among children and adolescents ñ but doctors have discovered something that works just as well to prevent depression.

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