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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Osteoporosis: Not for Women Only

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[23/07/2003] According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, men over 50 are at greater risk of osteoporosis-related fracture than they are for prostate cancer.Osteoporosis: Not for Women Only - Read more

US Health Spending: Obesity Almost as Expensive as Smoking

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[22/05/2003] The total medical costs of overweight and obesity may now rival those of smoking, according to a new study release.US Health Spending: Obesity Almost as Expensive as Smoking - Read more

Drugs: Increased Antidepressant Prescribing Linked with Fewer Suicides

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[14/05/2003] In Australia, suicide rates have fallen most in those groups of people most exposed to antidepressant drugs, especially older people.Drugs: Increased Antidepressant Prescribing Linked with Fewer Suicides - Read more

Neurology: Snoring Linked to Headaches

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[24/04/2003] A study, published in the current issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, examined the snoring habits of people with chronic daily headache and people with occasional headaches.Neurology: Snoring Linked to Headaches - Read more

Study: Doctors Show Higher Levels of Psychological Problems Than Other Professions

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[07/04/2003] Doctors exhibit higher levels of psychological disturbance than people in equivalent professional occupations, finds a study in this week’s BMJ Careers.Study: Doctors Show Higher Levels of Psychological Problems Than Other Professions - Read more

Alcohol Addiction: Cannabis Receptor appears to play a key role

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[01/04/2003] The cannabis receptor CB1 appears, at least in mice, to play a key role in the emergence of alcohol addiction. This has been discovered by medical researchers from the University of Bonn and the Neuromorphology Laboratory in Budapest in experiments with two different strains of mice.Alcohol Addiction: Cannabis Receptor appears to play a key role - Read more

Healthy Europe EU Launches EUR 312 Million Action Programme

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[20/03/2003] David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, and Professor Antonios Trakatellis MEP have launched the EU's new Public Health Action Programme.Healthy Europe EU Launches EUR 312 Million Action Programme - Read more

Pregnancy Too Much Coffee Risks Stillbirth

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[10/03/2003] Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do not drink coffee, finds a study in the BMJ.Pregnancy Too Much Coffee Risks Stillbirth - Read more

Future Hip Replacement Childhood Obesity May Be the Strongest Predictor

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[25/02/2003] Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that being overweight early in life may be the strongest predictor of future hip replacement.Future Hip Replacement Childhood Obesity May Be the Strongest Predictor - Read more

15 % of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

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[15/01/2003] Despite widespread warnings about the potential risk of alcohol comsumption during pregnancy, a newly published study found that fifteen percent of pregnant women had drunk alcohol at least once during their pregnancies.15 % of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol - Read more