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  • 12/29/2008
    A new study finds that subjects who consumed two tablespoons of mixed nuts daily in combination with a Mediterranean diet were 70 percent more likely to reduce cardiovascular risk than subjects who just ate a low-fat diet.
  • 12/26/2008
    The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has predicted that worldwide, cancer rates will likely more than double by 2030.
  • 12/23/2008
    While pharmacies must, by law, provide accurate labels that describe how to take a given medication, they are not required to provide additional safety information.
  • 12/19/2008
    About seventy-five percent of the time, there's a complete lack of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy or safety of the off-label application.
  • 12/16/2008
    Multiple studies now show that baby fat in kids presages obesity in adulthood, plus it brings with it a slew of health issues including clogged arteries and reduced life expectancy.
  • 12/13/2008
    The latest research reveals that after studying a musical instrument for at least three years, elementary school kids not only trounced their peers in tests of auditory discrimination and finger dexterity, but they also outperformed them in both verbal ability and non-verbal reasoning, as measured by IQ tests.
  • 12/10/2008
    According to a new study, frozen embryos have a better chance of yielding healthy babies than do fresh fertilized eggs.
  • 12/6/2008
    In the last year, about 750,000 patients sought cheaper, friendlier, safer medical treatment via 'medical tourism', outside the borders of the US, mostly in Asia and Latin America - and in Europe too, for that matter.
  • 12/4/2008
    A new study just published in The Journal of Endodontics has found that root canals require less follow-up care than tooth implants, although the success rate for the two procedures is about equal.
  • 12/1/2008
    The 27-nation European Union has enacted laws aimed to progressively curtail the availability of herbal and traditional medicinal products.
  • 11/28/2008
    The average hand hosts 150 different species of bacteria, and women's hands teem with more varieties of bacteria than do men's.
  • 11/25/2008
    A recent PBS documentary profiles women who have tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation, which according to "reputable" medical sources, puts those women at an 85 percent lifetime chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50 to 60 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.
  • 11/21/2008
    Because obese people, or those with the gene variant, get more excited thinking about food but less pleasure from actually eating it, they have to eat more than thin people do in order to activate enough dopamine to get the reward that they crave.
  • 11/21/2008
    A new study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that vitamins C and E are useless in preventing coronary events.
  • 11/18/2008
    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that by taking testosterone supplements, older women can restore their sexual desire to pre-menopausal levels.
  • 11/15/2008
    Earlier this week, Google launched its new "flu trends" service, which reports the spread of any flu outbreak in real-time by tracking search queries on any terms related to the flu on a daily basis, by locale.
  • 11/13/2008
    According to an article in PLoS Medicine, scientific journals are not the most reliable source for finding out about the true state of research science.
  • 11/11/2008
    Enough children get kidney stones these days that hospitals such as Johns Hopkins are establishing dedicated pediatric kidney stone clinics.
  • 11/8/2008
    Recently a new strain of MRSA has demonstrated resistance to the antibiotic Zyvox, which was considered to be the one solution that would work when all other antibiotics failed.
  • 11/4/2008
    According to a study out of Kingston University in London, many wines contain heavy metals up to 200 times the amount considered safe.
  • 11/1/2008
    New research out of the University of Oxford in England has confirmed a strong link between eating meat and dairy and the development of prostate cancer.
  • 10/30/2008
    According to the latest statistics from the CDC, the United States ranks 29th in the world in infant mortality, tying Slovakia and Poland but lagging behind Cuba and most developed nations.
  • 10/28/2008
    Recent research at the University of South Carolina has confirmed that magnetic therapy relieves depression.
  • 10/22/2008
    A research team at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, discovered that a substance in apple pectin binds to a tumor-producing protein called galectin 3, thereby preventing the progression of cancer within the body.
  • 10/17/2008
    The FDA recently decided to respond to the avalanche of criticism coming its way of late by hiring a public relations firm to "put a sheen on its image" due to it's latest scandal.