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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

Oesophageal Cancer: Early Detection Important

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[23/04/2008] People with oesophageal cancer are often enduring serious symptoms for over a year before seeking help. Oesophageal Cancer: Early Detection Important - Read more

Health: Commercial Herbal Medicine Should Carry Warnings

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[08/04/2008] Commercially available herbal medicines vary widely in quality and in the concentration of their active ingredients, according to research from the University of East London (UEL). Health: Commercial Herbal Medicine Should Carry Warnings - Read more

FAS: New Way to Screen Infants

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[05/03/2008] Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) are more likely to have serious psychiatric and behavioral problems later in life, including a higher risk for dropping out of school, unemployment, and criminal behavior. A study suggests a new way to diagnose infants affected by FAS. FAS: New Way to Screen Infants - Read more

EU: Heart Disease Human and Economical Problem

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[27/02/2008] Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in the European Union, killing over two million people per year. CVD costs the EU economy over 192 billion Euros annually. Many of these deaths could be averted with proper prevention policies. EU: Heart Disease Human and Economical Problem - Read more

Sport: Aerobic Fitness Reduces Stroke Risk

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[22/02/2008] A moderate level of aerobic fitness can significantly reduce stroke risk for men and women, according to a large, long-running study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2008. Sport: Aerobic Fitness Reduces Stroke Risk - Read more

Pregnancy: Alcohol and Stress Evoke Childhood Disorders

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[07/02/2008] A new study on monkeys has found that moderate exposure to alcohol and stress during pregnancy can lead to sensitivity to touch in the monkeys’ babies. Pregnancy: Alcohol and Stress Evoke Childhood Disorders - Read more

Results Smoking Ban: „It Will Take Three to Five Years“

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[01/02/2008] The non-smoker protection in Germany is not regulated uniformly by law: In Bavaria for example it is forbidden to smoke in public since the first of January 2008, while people in Northrhine-Westfalia are allowed to smoke in public until July.Results Smoking Ban: „It Will Take Three to Five Years“ - Read more

UK: No Need for Reduced Alcohol Consumption in Later Life

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[19/12/2007] Provided they stick to the same guidelines about alcohol consumption as younger adults, regular moderate drinking poses no additional risks to the over 65s, and may even bring health benefits, according to two studies.UK: No Need for Reduced Alcohol Consumption in Later Life - Read more

Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection

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[30/11/2007] A recent study using an animal model of lung transplants shows that chronic alcohol consumption by the donor promotes scarring and airway injury after transplantation.Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection - Read more