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April 2010: Addiction

Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis

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Photo: Woman using an isulin pen [21/08/2014] Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no treatment. Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis - Read more

Hygiene: Mouth and Throat Cancer through Poor Oral Health

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Photo: Tooth brushing [15/04/2014] Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study.Hygiene: Mouth and Throat Cancer through Poor Oral Health - Read more

College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking

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Photo: Woman vomiting [26/03/2014] Binge drinking for college students has proven to be a huge problem at many universities. The risk of DUI or even death makes it a public health concern that students and administrators need to face. College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking - Read more

Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered

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Photo: Liver damage [14/10/2013] A CNIO group led by researcher Erwin Wagner discovered that the Fra-1 protein is causally involved in liver fibrosis and protects the liver from drug-induced liver damage.Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered - Read more

April 2010: Addiction

copyright: Helga Schmadel/Pixelio.de [06/03/2013] Robbie Williams has made it: Thanks to rehabilitation he apparently got rid of his drug-and alcohol problems – and afterward stormed the charts with newfound energy. It’s not always drugs and alcohol, which cause addiction though. Behavior patterns can make you addicted as well. And so can the little pick-me-ups at the work desk. Read more in our Topic of the Month April: Addiction.April 2010: Addiction - Read more

Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective

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Photo: Skull with cigarette [27/11/2012] What types of public messages will most likely deter drug and alcohol abuse or risky behavior? Negatively framed messages may not be an effective way to reach those most in need of persuasion, suggests a new study by researchers from Indiana University and Wayne State University. Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective - Read more

Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups

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Photo: Obese woman [16/11/2012] A new thesis shows that obesity is increasing across all social groups and that we need to look at factors other than socioeconomic status to understand and solve one of the major public health concerns of the Western world.Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups - Read more

Public Health: Superheroes Needed to Tackle Timebomb

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Photo: Chips [10/10/2012] The research, an international collaboration from the Universities of Leeds, Alberta and Wisconsin, calls for government and policy makers to recognise the role that public health leaders can play in addressing these significant health challenges.Public Health: Superheroes Needed to Tackle Timebomb - Read more

Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care

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Photo: Patient [12/01/2012] Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal care giving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to University of Michigan research. Given the increase in obesity and aging of those with hepatitis C (HCV), researchers expect the prevalence of cirrhosis to climb among older Americans.Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care - Read more

Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol

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Photo: Young woman drinks wine; linked to [21/11/2011] Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease — either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer – have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol - Read more

Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink

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[20/09/2011] Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders.Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink - Read more

Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol

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[24/05/2011] Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people.Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

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Photo: Bottle and glas of alcohol [03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't

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Photo: Crying baby [01/04/2011] Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioural or learning problems - known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems?Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't - Read more

Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia

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[02/03/2011] Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia - Read more

Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected

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[11/02/2011] Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has developed a unique measuring method which permits medical personnel, within minutes, to say whether the lifestyle of a person is healthy or unhealthy. Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“

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[08/02/2011] Goose legs with red cabbage, fish curry, French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the list of scrumptious dishes could practically be endless. Meals and the foods they are made off make up a large part of our life and our culture. Ultimately, we need to eat to stay healthy and strong. Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“ - Read more

A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century

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A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century [03/01/2011] Discovering foreign countries, getting to know new civilizations. What’s possible for many today, in the 17th century was an adventure few dared to embark on. Back then, moving from one continent to another was only possible by ship. But journeys that often lasted many months were often also very perilous – and generally no trained physicians were on board the ship. A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century - Read more

The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“

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“At first there is the experimental research“ [03/01/2011] For centuries many different types of remedies to soothe the suffering and pain of people have been known. Nonetheless, the search for pain free, reversible anesthesia took a while. Not until the 19th century was the first progressive anesthesia possible and paved the way for modern surgery.The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“ - Read more

Men’s Health: “Men Are Genetically the Weaker Sex“

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[22/12/2010] Men are masters in pushing their health issues aside. They often feel far too physically fit and healthy to schedule a check-up with a doctor. The male assessment - as positive as it may seem- has very little to do with reality. In fact, lifestyle still defines a man‘s identity. It is considered uncool to go to preventative medical check-ups or admit to physical ailments. Men’s Health: “Men Are Genetically the Weaker Sex“ - Read more

Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk

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Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk [13/10/2010] Having a family history of breast cancer can lead some people to wonder if their risk is out of their control. A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women observed that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease.Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk - Read more

Research: Genetic Factor in Osteoporosis Discovered

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Genetic Factor in Osteoporosis Discovered [23/09/2010] Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures.Research: Genetic Factor in Osteoporosis Discovered - Read more

Breast Cancer: Alcohol Consumption May Increase Recurrence Risk

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Alcohol Consumption May Increase Recurrence Risk [17/09/2010] Alcohol consumption following diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may increase risk of recurrence of cancer but not total mortality risk.Breast Cancer: Alcohol Consumption May Increase Recurrence Risk - Read more

Periodontal Therapy: Risk of Preterm Birth Reduced

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Risk of Preterm Birth Reduced [15/09/2010] A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely. Periodontal Therapy: Risk of Preterm Birth Reduced - Read more

Prevention: Cancer Deaths Fall, But Prevention Still Lags Behind

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Cancer Deaths Fall, But Prevention Still Lags Behind [13/09/2010] Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20 percent, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008. Prevention: Cancer Deaths Fall, But Prevention Still Lags Behind - Read more

Medication for Insomnia or Anxiety: Increasing Mortality Risk

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[09/09/2010] Taking medications to treat insomnia and anxiety increases mortality risk by 36 per cent, according to a study conducted by the School of Psychology at Université Laval. Medication for Insomnia or Anxiety: Increasing Mortality Risk - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: Not Breastfeeding Increases Risk

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Not Breastfeeding Increases Risk [27/08/2010] Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers.Type 2 Diabetes: Not Breastfeeding Increases Risk - Read more

Better Cognitive Function: With the Help of Moderate Drinking?

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[19/08/2010] A large prospective study of 5033 men and women in the Tromsø Study in northern Norway has reported that moderate wine consumption is independently associated with better performance on cognitive tests. Better Cognitive Function: With the Help of Moderate Drinking? - Read more

Bowel care: “You should eat healthy”

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“You should eat healthy” [01/08/2010] Hardly anybody likes to talk about it, yet its daily accomplishments are undisputable. We are talking about the bowels, an essential part of the digestive tract. It makes sure that all nutrients in our diet are absorbed by our body, so we stay fit and healthy. Two good reasons therefore to take good care of it. But can you really care for your bowels?Bowel care: “You should eat healthy” - Read more

No Safe Level: Teenage Binge Drinkers Harm Abilities

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[30/07/2010] Academics at Northumbria University have demonstrated a link between teenage binge drinking and damage to prospective memory.No Safe Level: Teenage Binge Drinkers Harm Abilities - Read more

Personalised Medicine: “The Body of Experts Needs to Close Ranks“

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[22/07/2010] It’s the “I” rather than the “we” that’s most important in personalised medicine. After all, new methods should offer an individually targeted treatment for patients. Many developments however are still in their infancy. Several players are cavorting in the subject, but what is the central theme here and where are knowledge and new research results being exchanged?Personalised Medicine: “The Body of Experts Needs to Close Ranks“ - Read more

Osteoporosis: Binge Drinkers at Risk?

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[13/07/2010] Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System.Osteoporosis: Binge Drinkers at Risk? - Read more

Intoxicating Fragrance: Jasmine as Valium Substitute

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Foto: Jasmine flower [09/07/2010] Researchers discover unexpected effect of scents. The effect is comparable to potent psychotropic drugs. Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, a nose full of jasmine from Gardenia jasminoides could also help.Intoxicating Fragrance: Jasmine as Valium Substitute - Read more

H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Employers Took Many Measures to Protect Employees

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[24/06/2010] In response to the H1N1 flu, most employees at U.S. businesses say their company took measures to protect them from illness, such as encouraging sick employees to stay home, according to a national poll of employees by researchers from the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Employers Took Many Measures to Protect Employees - Read more

Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“

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[22/06/2010] A game lasts 90 minutes, a cardiac infarction mere seconds. The Soccer World Cup is the marriage of frenzied enthusiasm and great emotions, during barbecues and public parties. With increasing happiness and tension, unfortunately also the number of cardiac incidents increases. During the World Cup 2006, on some match days, there were three times as many suspicious cases for acute heart attacks. Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“ - Read more

LCD Television: Waste Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections

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Photo: LCD Television [21/06/2010] The fastest growing waste in the EU could soon be helping to combat hospital infections, according to scientists at the University of York.LCD Television: Waste Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections - Read more

Male Desire: Preventing Suicides

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[18/06/2010] Masculine ideals of strength coupled with strong family ties can help men combat depression and overcome thoughts of suicide. Male Desire: Preventing Suicides - Read more

Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power

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Immunosignature Profiling [09/06/2010] An inexpensive system for earlier disease diagnosis could save innumerable lives. It could also have a profound impact on the nation's healthcare industry and its strain of spiraling costs. Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power - Read more

Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon

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Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon [08/06/2010] The underlying mechanisms - how a liver recovers after damage caused by drugs, alcohol consumption or a viral infection - are still poorly understood. Scientists are investigating liver regeneration using computer-based methods. Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon - Read more

Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best?

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Mum Knows Best? [21/05/2010] Research suggests that pregnant women are more likely to follow their mothers’ wisdom than medical advice.Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best? - Read more

Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain"

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[01/04/2010] It’s a physician’s dream: Individualized therapy. Every patient receives the drug that works best for him. At least as far as treatment for alcohol addiction is concerned, researchers have come closer to customized medicine. MEDICA.de spoke to Karl Mann, President of the German Society for Addiction Research and Addiction Treatment about two types of alcoholics and the chances of getting healthy. Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain" - Read more

Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“

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“The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“ [01/04/2010] They cannot take a break and are afraid of a vacation: Workaholics. They are addicted to work like others to heroin. Behavioral addictions such as these are still not officially recognized. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Müller of the Health Care Center for Gambling Addiction at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz about illnesses which don’t exist on paper and an entry way for such dependencies. Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“ - Read more

Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure

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Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure [18/03/2010] Chronic feelings of loneliness take a toll on blood pressure over time, causing a marked increase after four years, according to a new study.Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure - Read more

Influenza: Face Masks and Hand Hygiene Can Help Limit Spread

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 [17/02/2010] Ordinary face masks and hand hygiene can effectively reduce the transmission of influenza-like illness during flu season.Influenza: Face Masks and Hand Hygiene Can Help Limit Spread - Read more

Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife?

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[20/01/2010] A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research.Surgery: How Clean Is Your Knife? - Read more

Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein

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Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein [14/01/2010] Researchers have determined how a "chemical chaperone" does its job in the body, which could lead to a new class of drugs to help reduce the muscle damage caused by heart attacks.Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein - Read more

Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally

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[03/12/2009] New figures on cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality but big variations, between countries and between men and women.Cancer: Mortality Declines Unequally - Read more

Hygiene: Sensor Alerts Health-Care Workers of Need to Wash Hands

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[21/09/2009] A wireless, credit-card-sized sensor that can detect whether health care workers have properly washed their hands is being studied at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center. Hygiene: Sensor Alerts Health-Care Workers of Need to Wash Hands - Read more

Osteoporosis: Crumbling in Secrecy

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Crumbling in Secrecy [01/08/2009] Osteoporosis – that is an elderly women’s problem, they think. Far from it! Even though more women suffer from porous bones, every fifth osteoporosis patient is male. A lot of physicians still do not know that. Osteoporosis: Crumbling in Secrecy - Read more

Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health

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[10/07/2009] A rapid rise in unemployment can be linked to an increase in suicides, homicides, and alcohol abuse, but job programs can successfully mitigate these rates, according to a new study. Recession: Job Programs Protect Public Health - Read more

Neurology: Link between Smoking and Brain Damage Discovered

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[07/07/2009] Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage. Neurology: Link between Smoking and Brain Damage Discovered - Read more

Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk

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photo: old woman [16/06/2009] Retirement from some occupations may not provide relief from the potentially devastating health effects of work-related hypertension, according to a new study from University of California (UC)-Davis-Health System. Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk - Read more

Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses

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[19/05/2009] New research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment.Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses - Read more

Drugs: Warnings Skipped By Consumers

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[02/04/2009] Medicine packages barrage consumers with information. Marketing claims and brand names still overshadow critical fine print on non-prescription medications, researchers found.Drugs: Warnings Skipped By Consumers - Read more

Hospital: Respiratory Risk From Cleaning Fluids

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[30/03/2009] Cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose a health risk to both staff and patients. A pilot study has found that potentially hazardous chemicals are contained in a selection of agents used in several different hospitals.Hospital: Respiratory Risk From Cleaning Fluids - Read more

Breast Cancer: Red Wine Increases Women’s Risk

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Red Wine Increases Women’s Risk [11/03/2009] A new study evaluating the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. Breast Cancer: Red Wine Increases Women’s Risk - Read more

TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients

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[02/02/2009] About one in five U.S. tuberculosis (TB) patients report abusing alcohol or using illicit drugs, and those who do appear more contagious and difficult to treat, according to a recent report. TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients - Read more

Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths

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[17/11/2008] Raising taxes on beer, wine and liquor immediately reduces the number of deaths from alcohol-related diseases such as liver disease, oral or breast cancers, and alcohol poisoning, according to a new study. Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths - Read more

Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks

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[24/09/2008] Scientists report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels that note caffeine doses and warn of potential health risks for consumers.Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks - Read more

Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy

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[01/08/2008] Genetic tests offer big potential in the fight against illnesses – if they are used sensible. However, a few years ago the first tests appeared on the internet and now everybody can determine his personal risk to fall ill one day with osteoporosis, high blood pressure or Parkinson - so it seems. It rather is an expensive and unreliable glimpse in the future.Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy - Read more

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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Diagnosis Based on Toenail Clippings [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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New Possibility to Treat  Alcohol Addiction [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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Glimpse of Alcohol's Effect on Brain [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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Heart Disease Human and Economical Problem [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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Aerobic Fitness Reduces Stroke Risk [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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Alcohol and Stress Evoke Childhood Disorders [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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Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection [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

UK: Overweight and Obesity Cause 6,000 Cancers a Year

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Overweight and Obesity Cause 6,000 Cancers a Year [08/11/2007] Obese women have a higher risk of developing cancer. In the United Kingdom about 6,000 cases of cancer each year are attributable to being overweight or obese.UK: Overweight and Obesity Cause 6,000 Cancers a Year - Read more

High-Risk Groups: HIV Testing Is Still Low

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[26/10/2007] Less than a quarter of the people considered at high risk for contracting HIV had a test in the past year. Although many said they wanted to get tested, they never actually did the test. High-Risk Groups: HIV Testing Is Still Low - Read more

Pain Medication: Driving Abilities Seem Unimpaired

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Driving Abilities Seem Unimpaired [15/10/2007] According to a new study the moderate use of long-term pain medications such as oral morphine does not impair a person´s ability to drive safely. Pain Medication: Driving Abilities Seem Unimpaired - Read more

AMD: Elevated Inflammatory Marker Increases Risk

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[09/10/2007] High blood levels of C-reactive protein, a substance linked to inflammation, appear to be associated with an increased risk for the eye disease age-related macular degeneration.AMD: Elevated Inflammatory Marker Increases Risk - Read more

Breast Cancer: Alcohol Amount, Not Type Increases Risk

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Alcohol Amount, Not Type Increases Risk [27/09/2007] Women who drink three or more alcoholic drinks a day increase their breast cancer risk by 30 percent. It makes no difference whether they consume wine, beer or liquor, it is the alcohol itself that increases the risk.Breast Cancer: Alcohol Amount, Not Type Increases Risk - Read more

Women: Low Vitamin D Increases Risk of Hip Fracture

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[26/09/2007] Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture by 77 percent, according to a study coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh.Women: Low Vitamin D Increases Risk of Hip Fracture - Read more

MEG: Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Brain Diseases

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Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Brain Diseases [24/08/2007] A new non-invasive method using an imaging technique and a point of light was able to diagnose five different brain diseases, among them schizophrenia and Alzheimer´s. MEG: Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Brain Diseases - Read more

Liver Transplant: Age Alone Does Not Increase Risk

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[23/08/2007] Advanced age alone does not appear to be associated with the risk of death following liver transplant, according to a study.Liver Transplant: Age Alone Does Not Increase Risk - Read more

Surgery: Breast Implants Linked to Higher Suicide Risk

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Breast Implants Linked to Higher Suicide Risk [08/08/2007] The long-term risk of suicide is tripled for women who have undergone cosmetic breast implant surgery. Among those women there are also more deaths from alcohol or drug dependence.Surgery: Breast Implants Linked to Higher Suicide Risk - Read more

UK: Increase in Alcohol Related Emergency Care Visits

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Increase in Alcohol Related Emergency Care Visits [19/07/2007] The new licensing law, which allows alcohol to be available around the clock, has trebled the number of overnight visits to emergency care for alcohol related problems.UK: Increase in Alcohol Related Emergency Care Visits - Read more

Lifetime: Every Third Adult Reported Alcohol Problem

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[04/07/2007] About 30 percent of Americans report having some form of alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetimes, including 17.8 percent with alcohol abuse and 12.5 percent with alcohol dependence.Lifetime: Every Third Adult Reported Alcohol Problem - Read more

Injuries: Human Bite Wounds 12 Times More Common in Men

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Human Bite Wounds 12 Times More Common in Men [22/06/2007] Men are 12 times more likely than women to sustain severe human bite injuries for which surgery may be necessary, according to a study.Injuries: Human Bite Wounds 12 Times More Common in Men - Read more

Russia: Alcohol Causes Nearly Half of Deaths in Men

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Alcohol Causes Nearly Half of Deaths in Men [20/06/2007] A study shows: Hazardous alcohol drinking causes 43 percent of deaths in Russian men aged 25-54.Russia: Alcohol Causes Nearly Half of Deaths in Men - Read more

Morton’s Neuroma: Alcohol Injections Seem to Help

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[13/06/2007] Sonographically-guided alcohol injections have a high success rate and are well tolerated by patients with Morton’s neuroma, a common cause of foot pain, according to a recent study.Morton’s Neuroma: Alcohol Injections Seem to Help - Read more

Alcohol: A Drink A Day May Delay Dementia

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[24/05/2007] In people with mild cognitive impairment, up to one drink of alcohol a day may slow their progression to dementia, says a neurological study.Alcohol: A Drink A Day May Delay Dementia - Read more

IgA Nephropathy: Preserving Kidney Function

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[18/05/2007] For young patients with the kidney disease IgA nephropathy, early treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors can reduce the long-term risk of irreversible kidney damage, suggests a study.IgA Nephropathy: Preserving Kidney Function - Read more

Marketing: Alcohol Ads Linked to Adolescent Drinking

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[04/05/2007] Children's exposure to alcohol advertising during early adolescence appears to influence both beer drinking and their intentions to drink a year later.Marketing: Alcohol Ads Linked to Adolescent Drinking - Read more

Hospital: Many Patients with Mental Health Disorders

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Many Patients with Mental Health Disorders [16/04/2007] Almost one-fourth of all stays in U.S. community hospitals involved depressive, bipolar, schizophrenia and other mental health disorders or substance use related disorders in 2004.Hospital: Many Patients with Mental Health Disorders - Read more

USA: Guns in Homes Associated with More Suicides

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[12/04/2007] Researchers found that suicide rates among children, women and men of all ages are higher in the U.S. where more households have guns. USA: Guns in Homes Associated with More Suicides - Read more

Health: A Drink or Two Let Older Women Live Longer

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A Drink or Two Let Older Women Live Longer [30/01/2007] A study finds that moderate alcohol intake of one to two drinks per day for three to six days a week may lead to increased quality of life and survival in older women.Health: A Drink or Two Let Older Women Live Longer - Read more

Funding: Bias in Research on Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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Bias in Research on Non-Alcoholic Drinks [25/01/2007] Researchers have found that there is a high potential for research findings into non-alcoholic drinks to be affected by bias from companies providing funding.Funding: Bias in Research on Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Read more

Employment: Temporary Work is Bad for Men’s Health

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[02/01/2007] A study of the health of workers found that men in temporary jobs are more likely to suffer health problems than men in secure employment.Employment: Temporary Work is Bad for Men’s Health - Read more

Breast Cancer: Most Men Don´t Need a Mammogram

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Most Men Don´t Need a Mammogram [21/12/2006] Many men have breast symptoms, including enlarged or painful breast tissue, but the majority do not need a mammogram, say researchers. For breast cancer in men is exceedingly rare and can be easily detected on physical examination.Breast Cancer: Most Men Don´t Need a Mammogram - Read more

Addiction: Gamblers Have More Health Problems

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Gamblers Have More Health Problems [24/11/2006] People who gamble at least five times a year have more health problems than people who gamble less frequently, a new study reveals.Addiction: Gamblers Have More Health Problems - Read more

Diagnosis: New Web-Based System Analyzes Mental Health

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[21/11/2006] For the first time, mental health can be assessed completely and immediately in less than three minutes with a new Web-based personal computer/PDA system. CelestHealth Clinical Report System measures the essential components of mental health: well-being; psychological symptoms; and specific areas of life functioning.Diagnosis: New Web-Based System Analyzes Mental Health - Read more

Drinks: Alcohol Lowers Heart Attack Risk

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Alcohol Lowers Heart Attack Risk [24/10/2006] A study shows: Among men with healthy lifestyles, those who consume moderate amounts of alcohol have a 40 to 60 percent reduced risk of heart attack compared with healthy men who don´t drink at all.Drinks: Alcohol Lowers Heart Attack Risk - Read more

Food: Bacteria in Alcoholic Milkshake Could Fight Allergies

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[17/10/2006] Feeding babies alcoholic milk may help to protect against some food allergies: "friendly" bacteria in kefir may play a role in blocking the pathway involved in allergic responses.Food: Bacteria in Alcoholic Milkshake Could Fight Allergies - Read more

Heart: Deadly Diabetes

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[12/10/2006] A new study finds that older people with diabetes are much more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than their non-diabetic peers. Heart: Deadly Diabetes - Read more

Teeth: Link between Periodontal Disease and Stroke

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Link between Periodontal Disease and Stroke [11/10/2006] People missing some or all of their teeth or who have significant loss of bone and tissue surrounding their teeth may be at an increased risk for having a stroke, according to a new study. Teeth: Link between Periodontal Disease and Stroke - Read more

Sexuality: Obesity In Men Linked to Infertility

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[20/09/2006] Men with increased body mass index are significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to a research. Sexuality: Obesity In Men Linked to Infertility - Read more

Teenagers: One in Ten Girls Has Deliberately Harmed Herself

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One in Ten Girls Has Deliberately Harmed Herself [24/08/2006] Girls are much more likely to engage in deliberate self-harm than boys. The problem is far more widespread than was previously thought, shows the largest-ever study of self-harm amongst 15 and 16 year olds in England. Teenagers: One in Ten Girls Has Deliberately Harmed Herself - Read more

Live Span: Never Marrieds Run Highest Risk of Early Death

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[10/08/2006] People who never marry have the greatest chance of an earlier death, reveals a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Live Span: Never Marrieds Run Highest Risk of Early Death - Read more

Marketing: Alcohol-Branded Items Linked to Teen Drinking

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Alcohol-Branded Items Linked to Teen Drinking [22/03/2006] Young adolescents who own t-shirts, hats and other merchandise with an alcohol brand name on it are more likely to begin drinking than kids who do not own these items.Marketing: Alcohol-Branded Items Linked to Teen Drinking - Read more

Food: Wine Drinkers Live Healthier than Beer Drinkers

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[20/01/2006] People who buy wine also buy healthier food and therefore have healthier diets than people who buy beer, finds a study.Food: Wine Drinkers Live Healthier than Beer Drinkers - Read more

Colorectal Cancer: High Intake of Dietary Fibre Not Associated with Reduction

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[01/01/2006] In an analysis combining data from 13 studies, high intake of dietary fibre was not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study.Colorectal Cancer: High Intake of Dietary Fibre Not Associated with Reduction - Read more

Risk Factors: One Third of Cancer Deaths Avoidable

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[21/11/2005] Researchers found that of the seven million deaths worldwide that year from cancer, 35 percent were attributable to the nine well-known behavioral and environmental risk factors.Risk Factors: One Third of Cancer Deaths Avoidable - Read more

Workplace: Justice May Prevent Coronary Heart Disease

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[26/10/2005] A sense of fair treatment in the workplace was associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in a large long-term study of British office workers.Workplace: Justice May Prevent Coronary Heart Disease - Read more

Elderly: Eating Fish Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline

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Eating Fish Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline [12/10/2005] Consuming fish at least once a week was associated with a ten percent per year slower rate of cognitive decline in elderly people, according to a new study.Elderly: Eating Fish Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline - Read more

Alcohol: Treatments Save Society More Money as They Cost

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[09/09/2005] Two types of non-residential treatments for alcohol abuse are highly effective and save society five times as much as they cost to run, say two recent papers.Alcohol: Treatments Save Society More Money as They Cost - Read more

Hygiene: Hand Sanitizer Gel Reduces Spread of GI Infections

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Hand Sanitizer Gel Reduces Spread of GI Infections [06/09/2005] A randomised trial found that an alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel significantly reduces the spread of gastrointestinal infections in families with children in day care.Hygiene: Hand Sanitizer Gel Reduces Spread of GI Infections - Read more

Drug Detoxification: Grieving the Needle

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Grieving the Needle [18/08/2005] Heroin addicts trying to kick the habit often profoundly grieve their lost "relationship" with the needles they use to inject the drug, according to a new study.Drug Detoxification: Grieving the Needle - Read more

Burn-Out: Depression and Fatigue Not Associated with Cancer

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Depression and Fatigue Not Associated with Cancer [08/08/2005] Feeling depressed and fatigued does not increase a person's risk for cancer, according to a new study.Burn-Out: Depression and Fatigue Not Associated with Cancer - Read more

War: Many Cambodians Experience PTSD After Resettlement

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[03/08/2005] Cambodian refugees who resettled in the U.S. more than 20 years ago still experience high rates of psychiatric disorders related to their trauma such as posttraumatic stress disorder or depression, according to a study.War: Many Cambodians Experience PTSD After Resettlement - Read more

Cholesterol: Exercise Can Combat High C-Reactive Protein Levels

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[18/07/2005] Two major studies recently found that CRP levels predict risk even when LDL cholesterol is brought to very low levels, and that exercise can reduce CRP.Cholesterol: Exercise Can Combat High C-Reactive Protein Levels - Read more

Addiction: Desire to Stop Drinking More Important than Therapy

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[13/07/2005] The positive outcomes of therapy for alcoholism may have less to do with the therapy itself and more to do with participants' determination to quit.Addiction: Desire to Stop Drinking More Important than Therapy - Read more

Crime: Doctors Call for Ban on Pointed Kitchen Knives

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Doctors Call for Ban on Pointed Kitchen Knives [03/06/2005] Long pointed kitchen knives should be banned to reduce violent crime and deaths from stabbing, say accident and emergency doctors in a BMJ article.Crime: Doctors Call for Ban on Pointed Kitchen Knives - Read more

Sexual Abuse: Both Sexes Suffer Same Long-Term Consequences

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[19/05/2005] Children of both genders are frequently victims of sexual abuse, and the long-term consequences are nearly identical in men and women, according to a broad-based new report in the June 2005 issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Sexual Abuse: Both Sexes Suffer Same Long-Term Consequences - Read more

Alcohol: Kids With Promotional Items Are More Likely to Drink

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Kids With Promotional Items Are More Likely to Drink [19/05/2005] Adolescents who own alcohol promotional items, such as t-shirts, caps, backpacks and other paraphernalia, are more than 1.5 times more likely to try drinking than their peers, according to new research.Alcohol: Kids With Promotional Items Are More Likely to Drink - Read more

Drinking Habits: Alcohol Hinders College Academic Success

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[18/04/2005] Twenty-five percent of college students report having suffered academic consequences for their drinking habits. A University of Missouri-Columbia senior conducted research to determine how college students perceive the risks associated with these personal habits.Drinking Habits: Alcohol Hinders College Academic Success - Read more

Nutrition: Mediterranean Diet Leads to Longer Life

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Mediterranean Diet Leads to Longer Life [11/04/2005] The Mediterranean diet - commonly known as part of a healthy lifestyle - is associated with longer life expectancy among elderly Europeans, substantiates a large study published online by the BMJ.Nutrition: Mediterranean Diet Leads to Longer Life - Read more

Injuries: Winning Triggers More Violence at Sports Events

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Winning Triggers More Violence at Sports Events [31/03/2005] It is winning, not losing, at major sporting events that triggers the risk of violence and increases emergency treatment, suggests new research in the journal Injury Prevention.Injuries: Winning Triggers More Violence at Sports Events - Read more

Community Living: Mountain Dwelling Spells Longer Life

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[17/03/2005] Mountain dwellers live longer than people in lowland areas, finds recently published research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Community Living: Mountain Dwelling Spells Longer Life - Read more

Nutrition: Vitamins and Wintery Days

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[15/03/2005] Do cold days result in an insufficient supply of vitamins or minerals? Do Germans have a balanced diet in winter time? MEDICA.de spoke with Sven David Müller-Nothmann, dietician at the Society for Nutrition and Dietetics (Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin und Diätethik e.V.), a non-profit organisation.Nutrition: Vitamins and Wintery Days - Read more

Nutrition: The Buzz About Energy Drinks

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[09/03/2005] An addiction specialist raises some concerns, particularly when the "cool” energy drinks are mixed with alcohol, ingested before intensive exercise or used by childrenNutrition: The Buzz About Energy Drinks - Read more

Nutrition: Milk, Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Disability

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[15/02/2005] There may be more reason than ever to drink your milk and eat your fruits and vegetables. High consumption of dairy products, fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of functional limitations, especially among black women.Nutrition: Milk, Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Disability - Read more

Children: Racial Differences In Healthcare and Safety Routines

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[11/02/2005] Significant differences in minority access to and satisfaction with healthcare, as well as significant differences in safety and educational issues exist among whites, blacks and Hispanics according to new research.Children: Racial Differences In Healthcare and Safety Routines - Read more

Meta-Analysis: Wine Drinkers Live Longer than Beer Guzzlers

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Wine Drinkers Live Longer than Beer Guzzlers [03/02/2005] A recent article summarising a meta-analysis of various studies fleshes out the thesis that drinkers of wine benefit from its cardio-protective effects, more so than those who drink beer or other spirits, and may also live longer.Meta-Analysis: Wine Drinkers Live Longer than Beer Guzzlers - Read more

Osteoporosis: Screening Prevents Hip Fractures in Older Adults

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[02/02/2005] Researchers have determined that screening for osteoporosis in men and women age 65 and older can prevent a large number of hip fractures.Osteoporosis: Screening Prevents Hip Fractures in Older Adults - Read more

Microtechnology: "Lab-on-a-Chip”-Method Lets Droplets Levitate

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[17/01/2005] US scientists managed to levitate micron-sized fluids using magnets. This could lead to reducing an entire chemistry laboratory to the size of a postage stamp and other new advances in medicine and chemistry.Microtechnology: "Lab-on-a-Chip”-Method Lets Droplets Levitate - Read more

Nutrition: How to Stay Healthy at Christmas

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How to Stay Healthy at Christmas [23/12/2004] Most people think of Christmas as a time of indulgence in more "naughty” foods, and a time to worry about our waistlines. A Scottish researcher reveals that Christmas dishes can, in fact, have hidden health benefits.Nutrition: How to Stay Healthy at Christmas - Read more

High Blood Pressure: Better Get Some Food When Drinking Alcohol

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Better Get Some Food When Drinking Alcohol [17/12/2004] Research conducted at the University at Buffalo has shown that consuming alcohol mostly without food is a significant risk factor for developing hypertension. The effect was present even in people with light-to-moderate alcohol intake.High Blood Pressure: Better Get Some Food When Drinking Alcohol - Read more

Brain Imaging: Study of Drunk Drivers Pinpoints Neurological Changes

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Foto: A beer mug [23/11/2004] Imaging studies of the brain when it is under the influence of alcohol reveal that different areas of the brain are impaired under high and low levels of alcohol, according to a Yale study.Brain Imaging: Study of Drunk Drivers Pinpoints Neurological Changes - Read more

News: improved performance range for the vario photometer

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[16/11/2004] News: improved performance range for the vario photometer Diaglobal GmbH is represented again this year at the Medica (in hall 13/B12). Small-sized photometers and agents for the POCT area will be the...News: improved performance range for the vario photometer - Read more

Decline: High Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function

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High Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function [05/10/2004] High blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 83 is associated with a measurable decline in cognitive function, according to a report. Decline: High Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function - Read more

Heart Attacks: Nine Controllable Risk Factors

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Nine Controllable Risk Factors [06/09/2004] A major international study from 52 countries quantifying the major risk factors for heart attack-and to identify any regional differences from different parts of the world or among particular ethnic groups-is detailed in the INTERHEART study.Heart Attacks: Nine Controllable Risk Factors - Read more

Surprise: Alcohol Helps Reduce Damage After Heart Attack

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Alcohol Helps Reduce Damage After Heart Attack [01/09/2004] For years, red wine has been identified as one of the suspects in maintaining a healthy heart, but now a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has found that alcohol, in moderation, from any source can also reduce the damage to affected tissue following a heart attack.Surprise: Alcohol Helps Reduce Damage After Heart Attack - Read more

Study: Breast Screening Varies Between Women

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[27/08/2004] Breast cancer may be harder to detect and exclude among women with certain personal and lifestyle characteristics, according to research published in this week's BMJ. Study: Breast Screening Varies Between Women - Read more

Diet: Plant Extract May Ease Hangover

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[30/06/2004] Individuals who took a dietary supplement containing extracts of Opuntia ficus indica, a type of prickly pear cactus, before consuming alcohol, had reduced symptoms of alcohol hangover compared to individuals who drank but took placebo.Diet: Plant Extract May Ease Hangover - Read more

Alcohol: Rapid Heartbeat Linked to Addictive Personality

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[25/06/2004] Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, and McGill University, Montreal have found a relationship between increased heartbeat some people experience after drinking alcohol and the risk of developing a personality that is sensitive to rewards and, hence, to addictions.Alcohol: Rapid Heartbeat Linked to Addictive Personality - Read more

Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers

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How Fat Poisons Livers [16/06/2004] Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes liver damage in many obese children and adults: excess fatty acids cause a protein reaction that kills liver cells, causing scarring and liver damage.Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers - Read more

Heredity: Gene Linked to Alcoholism

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Gene Linked to Alcoholism [27/05/2004] Alcoholism tends to run in families, suggesting that addiction, at least in part, has an underlying genetic cause. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a gene linked to alcohol dependency.Heredity: Gene Linked to Alcoholism - Read more

Hypertension: Job Strain and Marital Stress Can Raise Pressure

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Job Strain and Marital Stress Can Raise Pressure [21/05/2004] Job strain and marital stress factors are a deadly blood pressure increasing duo, according to results of the Double Exposure study presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s Nineteenth Annual Scientific Meeting.Hypertension: Job Strain and Marital Stress Can Raise Pressure - Read more

Neurology: Unravelling the Secret of the Brain’s Smallest Cells

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[27/04/2004] UCL scientists have made the first ever recordings of the brain’s smallest cells at work sensing the outside world. Their findings could help unlock the secrets of the cerebellum, a key motor control centre in the brain which, when damaged, can lead to movement disorders.Neurology: Unravelling the Secret of the Brain’s Smallest Cells - Read more

Proven At Last: Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk Of Gout

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Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk Of Gout [16/04/2004] A prospective study of nearly 50,000 men showed that beer drinking was more likely to be associated with gout than spirits, whereas moderate wine consumption was not linked to a risk of the disease.Proven At Last: Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk Of Gout - Read more

Prevention: U.S. Education Campaign Combats Obesity

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[10/03/2004] The United Sates Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson today announced a new national education campaign and research strategy targeting two of the nation's leading preventable causes of death -- poor diet and physical inactivity.Prevention: U.S. Education Campaign Combats Obesity - Read more

EU: Major Agreement Reached at Heart Health Conference

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Major Agreement Reached at Heart Health Conference [01/03/2004] The outlook for the promotion of heart health, across Europe, received a major boost as consensus was reached at the conference “Promoting Heart Health, A European Consensus”. The Agreement will mean that Europe can potentially reduce the number of people dying from heart disease by 60 percent.EU: Major Agreement Reached at Heart Health Conference - Read more

Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

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Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease [16/02/2004] Non-alcoholic fatty liver is increasingly being diagnosed in those who are overweight, diabetic, or who have insulin resistance syndrome. Losing weight and exercising regularly slows the progression of chronic liver disease in those who are overweight, a study indicates.Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease - Read more

Pharmaceutics: Why Valerian Calms Us Down

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Why Valerian Calms Us Down [13/02/2004] Hippocrates knew long ago that valerian calms people down and helps them to sleep. However, until recently it was a mystery how it did this. Pharmaceutists at the University of Bonn have now identified a substance which is probably partly responsible for this sedative effect.Pharmaceutics: Why Valerian Calms Us Down - Read more

Alcohol: Booze Tests Tell All About Our Drinking

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Booze Tests Tell All About Our Drinking [12/02/2004] If you tend to be a little less than honest when your doctor asks you how much you drink, beware. A battery of new tests on blood, urine and hair can reveal how much someone has drunk - not only in the past days, but also in the past weeks and months.Alcohol: Booze Tests Tell All About Our Drinking - Read more

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Major Risk Factors Identified

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[16/01/2004] Results of research carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine highlight how basic child-care strategies could reduce the risk of “cot death”, the sudden unexplained infant death syndrome (SIDS).Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Major Risk Factors Identified - Read more

Programmed: Short People at Higher Risk for Hearing Problems

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[21/11/2003] Hearing loss in adulthood may be programmed at birth, and short people may be particularly susceptible, say researchers from Sweden.Programmed: Short People at Higher Risk for Hearing Problems - Read more

University of Pittsburgh: Statins May Prevent Breast Cancer

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Statins May Prevent Breast Cancer [16/10/2003] Cholesterol-lowering medications may help to prevent breast cancer in older women, according to a study carried out at the University of Pittsburgh.University of Pittsburgh: Statins May Prevent Breast Cancer - Read more

Colorectal Cancer: Risk from Heavy Alcohol Consumption

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[13/10/2003] Stony Brook University researchers report that people who drink at least nine glasses of alcoholic beverages made with distilled spirits per week for more than ten years are much more likely than non-drinkers to develop colorectal cancer or pre-malignant polyps.Colorectal Cancer: Risk from Heavy Alcohol Consumption - Read more

Acoustic Technique: Sterilising Medical Instruments with Sound

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[15/09/2003] An acoustic phenomenon previously studied for its effects on submarines could be the basis for an improved disinfection technique able to rapidly kill micro-organisms on medical instruments without high temperatures or harsh chemicals.Acoustic Technique: Sterilising Medical Instruments with Sound - Read more

Fecundity: Women who Drink Wine Get Pregnant More Quickly

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Women who Drink Wine Get Pregnant More Quickly [09/09/2003] A high intake of alcohol may prolong waiting time to pregnancy, whereas a moderate intake may have a positive effect on fecundity: A new study shows that women who drink wine get pregnant more quickly than those who drink beer or spirits.Fecundity: Women who Drink Wine Get Pregnant More Quickly - Read more

Report: 22 Million Americans Suffer from Substance Dependence

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[08/09/2003] An estimated 22 million Americans suffered from substance dependence or abuse in 2002, according to the latest annual survey released by HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.Report: 22 Million Americans Suffer from Substance Dependence - Read more

Epilepsy: Surgery is Favourable for Many

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[29/08/2003] The majority of epilepsy patients who are seizure-free for the first year after surgery will have a favourable long-term outcome.Epilepsy: Surgery is Favourable for Many - Read more

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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Increased Antidepressant Prescribing Linked with Fewer Suicides [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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Doctors Show Higher Levels of Psychological Problems Than Other Professions [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 % of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol [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

Cardiology High Hostility Strong Risk Factor for Heart Disease

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[22/11/2002] Hostility may predict heart disease more often than traditional coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors like high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and weight, according to new research.Cardiology High Hostility Strong Risk Factor for Heart Disease - Read more

Migraine Treatment Guidelines Issued

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[21/11/2002] Migraine headaches can be successfully treated and in many cases prevented, say new joint clinical guidelines from the US' two largest groups of primary care physicians.Migraine Treatment Guidelines Issued - Read more

 
 

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