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

 
 

Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web

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[31/07/2008] Health researchers are helping young people take the first steps towards reducing dangerous alcohol intake through an online personal analysis of their drinking behaviour.Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web - Read more

Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep

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[11/07/2008] Internet, alcohol and too little sleep are factors that may contribute to weight gain in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep - Read more

Alcohol: Binge Drinking is “Fashion Phenomenon”

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[03/07/2008] The rise in binge drinking in the young is a “fashion phenomenon” where drinkers are copying their associates’ behaviour, new research has shown. Alcohol: Binge Drinking is “Fashion Phenomenon” - Read more

Alcohol: Minimum Age of 21 Saves Lives

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[01/07/2008] A new study on the minimum drinking age shows that laws aimed at preventing consumption of alcohol by those under 21 have significantly reduced drinking-related fatal car crashes. Alcohol: Minimum Age of 21 Saves Lives - Read more

Heart Disease: Diagnosis Based on Toenail Clippings

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[12/06/2008] Researchers at University of California showed that the higher the level of nicotine in the toenails, the higher the risk of coronary heart disease, no matter the number of cigarettes smoked or level of exposure to second hand smoke. Heart Disease: Diagnosis Based on Toenail Clippings - Read more

Stroke: Gender Influences Risk and Recovery

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[12/06/2008] The risk of suffering a stroke and prognosis for recovery are gender influenced, as a new study says. Women don't survive cerebral infarct as well as men, whereas men pay for unhealthy lifestyles and for being less informed about risks.Stroke: Gender Influences Risk and Recovery - Read more

Brain: Sleep Disorder May Influence Memory Loss

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[11/06/2008] For the first time researchers have discovered that people with sleep apnea show tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory. Brain: Sleep Disorder May Influence Memory Loss - Read more

Drugs: New Possibility to Treat Alcohol Addiction

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[10/06/2008] Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but more so due to the extensive harm it causes physical organs as well as damage to an individual's psychosocial well-being that decreases quality of life. Drugs: New Possibility to Treat Alcohol Addiction - Read more

Cancer: Better Treatment with Robotic Surgery

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[06/05/2008] A new surgical procedure for head and neck cancer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers improved accuracy for surgeons and reduced post-operative pain for patients. Cancer: Better Treatment with Robotic Surgery - Read more

Behaviour: Glimpse of Alcohol's Effect on Brain

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[30/04/2008] New brain imaging research shows that, after consuming alcohol, social drinkers had decreased sensitivity in brain regions involved in detecting threats, and increased activity in brain regions involved in reward. Behaviour: Glimpse of Alcohol's Effect on Brain - Read more