Leads to Recent Medical, Health,
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_________by J.R. Mooneyham_________
This page last updated on or about 9-9-03.

I provide this relatively raw list of recent medical and health related links/articles as a public service for health professionals and consumers alike, in an effort to minimize unnecessary pain and suffering and health-related costs on anyone's part. I've several projects in the works myself where in these references could play an important role, but chronic time and money shortages have so far delayed many of those ambitions. Hopefully though this list might help facilitate similar efforts on the part of others.

I try to have these references somewhat organized with the most recent nearer the top, and older ones towards the bottom of the page.

I regret that for reasons of copyright, bandwidth, and disk space I cannot provide the content of these items but only their web URLs (links). Keep in mind that quite a few of the original URLs likely broke within weeks of their original appearance, and others will have broken in the months since collection. But in certain cases you might still be able to search the original site to locate an item's new location (although sometimes a fee may be required for such access). Please refer to this page for some tips on how to sometimes dig useful information even out of broken links.

Eventually I will be affixing the original article titles, authors, and publisher info to links or items actually used as supporting references for content elsewhere on this site (some links below may display titles modified from the original to make the gist of their content clearer). So in those cases you might be able to track down those particular items from a variety of sources in web search engines, using the titles and authorship information alone. Good luck in your efforts!

Lastly, when a given link looks like it may offer information on free or low cost 'do-it-yourself' health or medical actions or ideas, it may go directly into my How to live well on very, very little or related pages, and never be listed here. So for that sort of thing be sure to check out those other pages.

| Yahoo! News - Birdflu Outbreak Sends Shock Waves Through Northeast | all beverages, even those with caffeine, count toward the daily water allotment | Most Americans need to eat a lot more potassium — 4,700 mg a day, roughly double current consumption | Potassium lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of kidney stones and bone loss | Potassium is found in bananas, spinach, cantaloupe and numerous other fruits and vegetables | The food industry opposes the salt change | Because blood pressure rises with age, the new report says people over 50 should strive for 1,300 mg, and 1,200 mg for those over 70 | Yahoo! News - Virtual Reality Makes Chemotherapy More Bearable | Yahoo! News - Smoking Leads to Impotence and Infertility, British Report Says | Scripps scientists say genetic mutation doesn't protect against HIV and plague | Yahoo! News - History offers lessons on flu's threats | Yahoo! News - Home Safety for Seniors | Gene therapy jab burns off fat | New study demonstrates key benefits of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) in young adults with schizophrenia | Risperdal(R) Consta(R) significantly reduces the need for institutional psychiatric care | sometimes you can't believe anything that you see | Researchers pinpoint brain areas that process reality, illusion | Healing an Error-Prone Medical System | is now the fourth leading cause of death of Americans and the only major one that is on a seemingly relentless increase | Just a Few Simple Steps Can Keep the Air Flowing Freely | the syndrome is now believed to be responsible for as many as 12 percent of all sudden deaths | New Germ Labs Stir Debate Over Secrecy and Safety | Race may be a factor in treatment of rectal cancer patients | Death rates for certain complex surgeries lower at teaching hospitals | Study examines inappropriate medication prescribing for elderly patients | 'Dry eye' in women may be linked to sex hormones | Genes influence memory in families with Alzheimer's disease

| about half of the variation in memory performance among individuals is due to genetics...The other half is due to environmental factors such as education | Chronic cough significantly impacts life quality in women | Rectal cancer treatment gaps, especially for African Americans, seen in new study | Clozapine effective for controlling dyskinesias in people with severe Parkinson's | UT Southwestern researchers find leptin turns fat-storing cells into fat-burning cells | A common cleanser is cheaper and faster way to separate DNA for genetic analysis | Habits Attacking Mortality in Your Sleep | Early fevers associated with lower allergy risk later in childhood | Yahoo! News - Emergency Rooms Fail Test on Treating Food Allergy | Yahoo! News - Early Fevers Equal Lower Allergy Risk for Children | Yahoo! News - A full night's sleep Not everyone needs it | Being positive 'doesn't help cancer patients' | Study Optimistic attitude provides no help against cancer | Yahoo! News - Optimism No Help Vs. Cancer, Study Says | Cancer study finds attitude doesn't affect survival rate | Optimism No Help to Cancer Patients | Combining surgery with novel treatment may improve survival rates | Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep | Witches were ergot poisoned | Mercury damage 'irreversible' | Cancer tests 'can do more harm than good' | Healing a Bad Back Is Often an Effort in Painful Futility | Hot towels help revive cat found frozen to ground | Cold air and low humidity during the winter months can mean more nosebleeds for children

| Yahoo! News - Bat Saliva May Offer Stroke Treatment | Yahoo! News - Bird Flu Twice as Deadly as Last Outbreak-Doctor

| Can too much sleep kill you | Yahoo! News - Avian Flu Virus Reported Found in U.S. State | Yahoo! News - Mercury Damage Seen in Children of Fish Eaters | Yahoo! News - Bird Flu Detected in U.S. as Virus Wanes in Asia | Yahoo! News - Stomach Cancer Rates Drop in Europe | New data show botulinum toxin type A to be highly effective treatment for excessive sweating | A little stress may go a long way toward boosting skin's immunity | Sleep shortage takes toll on middle schoolers | Kidney injury's harmful effects on bones blocked in mice | PROTECTED WHEAT VARIETY WOES-WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU | Manual techniques may ease tough deliveries without need for episiotomy | Cholesterol drugs may lower risk for mental impairment after stroke | Lucky number Seven factors may increase clot buster use for stroke | The Brain's Word Act Reading verbs revs up motor cortex areas Science News Online, Feb. 7, 2004 | Love That Dare Not Squeak Its Name | scientists have found homosexual behavior throughout the animal world | Metabolic syndrome may be an important link to stroke | Pesticide exposure among agricultural workers varies by job task | Popular drug for chest pain may promote blood vessel damage | Study Details 30-Year Increase in Calorie Consumption

| Drug Discount Card for Elderly May Confuse as Well as Help | Yahoo! News - Pill-popping replaces healthy habits | Yahoo! News - Scientists Says 1918 Flu Is Birdlike | Yahoo! News - Report Urges Diversity in Health Jobs | Yahoo! News - U.S. exports bad diets | Yahoo! News - CON ED'S HOT DISCOVERIES | Researchers determine reason for deadly spread of 1918 influenza | Lots of low-fat food is better than small portions of high-fat food | New MS research shows remarkable findings | MIT team discovers memory mechanism | Substances found in blood may predict development of preeclampsia | A link between thimerosal and the brain Can vaccines affect central nervous system function | Bacteria lingering in body may pose future food poisoning risks, Stanford study finds | Twenty to 40 percent of people with listeriosis...die even after antibiotic treatment | Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment | Corkscrew device retrieves clots, quickly reverses stroke damage | Blood-diverting catheter holds promise for stroke treatment | Baby in stroller dragged 1.5k in US hit and run survives - World - www.smh.com.au | Yahoo! News - Man Lives with Dead Brother for 18 Months | Misfire Why Brain Structure Makes Unintended Shootings Inevitable | Large-scale analysis of women with androgen excess thorough treatment can reduce symptoms

| No harm in extended internet use | Heavy Internet use may be therapeutic for those people facing social isolation and loneliness, | babytalk is essential to the full development of a baby's brain | Adequate sleep is important to the healing process, and sleeping in the hospital is notoriously difficult | Bacterial DNA Reduces Inflammation In Mice | Can nanopulses heal | Smog-busting paint soaks up noxious gases | Gene-altered mouse produces fish oils | Puffer fish biotoxin provides promising relief in cancer pain | School sports don't keep kids away from tobacco | More sex partners means more trouble for teenage girls | Avoid fried foods, chips, crackers...[reduce]...commercially baked pastries, cookies, cakes, muffins and breads | Yahoo! News - Panel Antidepressants May Cause Suicides | Yahoo! News - Israeli Twins Born from 12-Yr-Old Frozen Embryos | New findings bring mixed blessings to those looking to combat jet lag | Making new muscle Researchers in Rome produce a mouse that can regenerate its tissues | Study questions premise of impending US physician shortage | Ricin Poses Postal Risk, but Different From Germs | Few disabled kids with psychosocial problems receive mental healthcare | Distance to hospital affects heart attack survival | The developed world is failing to invest in sexual and reproductive health care because it has greatly underestimated the benefits | The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children

| Yahoo! News - High Aspirin Doses Best at Preventing Colon Cancer | Research Links Month of Birth to Disease | Scientists develop plant that produces potential anti-carcinogen | Hormone Use After Cancer Can Be Risky, Study Says | Regimen Benefits Children With Cerebral Palsy | Benefit of Bed Rest Is Largely a Wives’ Tale | inflammation may well turn out to be the elusive holy grail of medicine, the single phenomenon that holds the key to sickness and health | anti-inflammatory eating...plenty of fruits and vegetables, fish three to five times a week, olive oil in the diet...green tea...turmeric | pollution solutions include avoiding...cleaning products, pesticides, paints and adhesives; perfumes and fragrances...carpets | Lupus...can be controlled to a degree, through stress reduction | boys are more likely than girls to have developmental disabilities involving language | Behavior For Preschoolers, a Station Break | When the body reports pain more and more often, less and less pain stimulus is needed to set off a pain signal | In the sensitized patients...the scratching will not suppress the itch but instead it will directly induce itch and further scratching | Yahoo! News - Combo Drugs Best for Rheumatoid Arthritis | Current smoke alarms pass life-saving tests | Risks of HRT could have been revealed much earlier | Concerns over the value of animal experiments | Antisocial behaviour schemes may fail to deliver

| Drinking extra fluids during a cold may not be beneficial | Superflu is being brewed in the lab | If they manage this, they will have created a virus that could kill tens of millions if it got out of the lab | Within the next decade, the whole thing will be solved | researchers might end up engineering extremely dangerous viruses that would never have evolved naturally | Mom's Smoking Tied to Adult Children's Lung Disease | New study seeks to establish mechanism between areas of the brain and continence | Seeking a mechanical solution to nation's number-one children's illness | Batteryless implants to monitor heart | First robot moved by muscle power | New findings on memory could enhance learning | Earlier diagnosis of schizophrenia improves results of treatment | Contraception study supports convenience, simplicity | Scientists experiment with bird flu virus to test how dangerous it could be | Man believed God was commanding him to kill, court hears | UCSF doctors see epidemic of fatal medical mistakes Authors say hospital system changes can prevent errors that kill thousands | Medical errors are said to kill up to 100,000 Americans every year | Enough Staying Human in an Engineered Age by Bill McKibben | Cell Protein Gives Monkeys Innate Immunity to H.I.V., Researchers Discover | Only 36 percent of health workers receive influenza vaccinations each year | U.S. to Study Importing Canada Drugs but Choice of Leader Prompts Criticism | 2 Cancer Drugs, No Comparative Data | Yahoo! News - Epilepsy Drug Effective Against Migraines in Study

| Letting patients measure their own blood pressure at home could...enable many people to get off medication | Oral sex linked to mouth cancer | The researchers are not recommending any changes in behaviour | Yahoo! News - Botox May Aid in Chronic Neck, Back Pain | If Uncle Sam made shots universal, a stabilized vaccine industry might be ready for the killer virus doctors have long feared | Extra kidneys give hard-drinking brothers the edge | Researcher warns of ear-piercing infections | Poor Sell Organs to Trans-Atlantic Trafficking Ring | Adolescent brains show reduced reward anticipation | Teen brains show low motivation | it explains why they need extreme stimuli to achieve the same level of brain activity | The difference in activity may be exaggerated when the reward is not instant, which may explain why teenagers have difficulties achieving long-term goals | Antibiotic provides promise in treatment of spinal cord injuries | Smoking in movies returns to 1950s levels | Yahoo! News - Simpler method for CPR coming | Yahoo! News - Ten Grams of Dietary Fiber Cuts Heart Risk - Study | The brain can make up for loss of senses Study | Real pain dulled in virtual worlds | Study shows women's medication use higher than expected | Specialists Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments | Just how much water do we really need The answer may depend on our age | International critical care doctors release first-ever guidelines for sepsis

| Hazards Aspirin, to Aggravate Your Asthma | When Your Doctor Goes to the Beach, You May Get Burned | Brain Scans Substantiate Feel-the-Pain Sentiments | it is now clear that autism crosses class boundaries | Diabetes is a disease that ages its victims rapidly | most centenarians have a lot more than average H.D.L. proteins, the good cholesterol, in their blood | They often got the same diseases that their sons and daughters-in-law got, but 30 years later | And they were, for the most part, unless they had diabetes, fairly healthy right up until the end | Even when they had serious diseases, the progress was slower | When asked specifically, none has exercised. None was a vegetarian. Not a single one ate yogurt throughout his life | they have special genes protecting them from their environment | The more children a person has, the greater the risk he or she will become obese | Mayo Clinic discover important clue to new treatments for lymphoma, breast and colon cancers | Antibiotics may not be necessary when treating children with a simple skin abscess | Vitamins: Too Much of a Good Thing | Preventative bed rest during pregnancy may be more harmful than helpful | Mammal mums can alter their offspring's sex | Women who were sexually abused as children more likely to smoke | Kidney transplant patients who develop diabetes show poor short-term outcomes | Heart disease associated with oral health | MCOs shortchange minority Medicaid patients

| New discovery may lead to therapy for incurable blood cancer | It appears seven hours or even five or six is safe for people who aren't sleepy during the day | As you ratchet down from seven hours to six or five or four, there's a progressively greater price in illness, accidents and mental malfunctioning | Yahoo! News - Vertex Drug Reverses Cancer in Animal Study | Yahoo! News - U.N. Disease Early Warning System Proves Its Worth | Food tastes stronger when you're hungry | ’The Anatomy of Hope’ Care of the Vital Organ | DNA Vaccine Protects Against Anthrax | Yahoo! News - Robot unveiled to help disabled | Yahoo! News - Dutch find cocaine in tomato paste | Finland...suffers from some of the world's highest rates of suicide, depression and alcoholism | Electric pulses show promise as a new technology that can heal or kill unhealthy cells | a single bout of strenuous exercise 24 hours before a simulated dive significantly reduced the number of bubbles in the pulmonary artery | Yahoo! News - Milk Good for Gout, Study Says | Yahoo! News - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, TB Faces Crunch | Yahoo! News - Anthrax Treatments Promising In Tests | Cups of coffee can ward off diabetes | Excessive coffee drinking has been linked to a range of health problems, including miscarriage, insomnia, anxiety, diarrhoea and an irregular heartbeat | Yahoo! News - Deaths due to obesity rise 33% in 10 years | Obesity to surpass tobacco as top US killer | Breast self examination increases women’s concerns but has no effect on mortality | Study clarifies impact of diet on the risk of gout

| consumption of meat...significantly increases the risk of gout and that consumption of all types of seafood tended to carry an even higher risk | people living mostly on high-carbohydrate rice and vegetable dishes in Asia are trim throughout their lives with almost no risk of | Beta blockers usage low despite insurance | Gotta Hurt The irreconcilable conflict between drug control and pain control | opiophobia, an unreasonable fear of narcotics that leads to untold suffering by millions of Americans | the gap between the government's assurances and the painful reality | One pill a day could keep food and nicotine cravings away | Implanted defibrillators not covered for half of patients who could benefit, study finds | Why don't heart patients take their medicine Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list | Study Finds That Teenage Virginity Pledges Are Rarely Kept | Yahoo! News - Study Obesity Could Erase Health Care Gains | Yahoo! News - Losing a Child Increases MS Risk | Yahoo! News - Striking Benefits Found In Ultra-Low Cholesterol | Sleepless Nights Could Be Sinus Trouble | Biology behind homosexuality in sheep, study confirms | Coronary aneurysms are independent predictor of mortality, should be aggressively monitored | Study finds implanted defibrillator reduces heart failure deaths | Study finds vertebral fractures are underreported | Reduced scarring helps nerves grow through spinal injuries | Household activities release a cloud of dust, increasing exposure to particulate pollution | Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain | New research shows rural South Africa faces stroke crisis similar to affluent western countries

| it also causes numerous unwanted side effects, including hypothermia, sedation, memory impairment, motor impairment and anxiety | Marijuana has been reported effective in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, nausea caused by chemotherapy and wasting caused by AIDS | Many patients can reduce serious heart disease risk factors without medication | Inpatient cardiac risk management program promotes lifestyle changes | Progenitor cells predict heart disease severity | Study shows 'gaming' in heart transplant system | New policy stops transplant heart gaming put potential still exists | Emory researchers find race and gender gaps in treatment of heart attack | Multi-center trial compares three medications in patients with heart failure | Lack of awareness about stroke hinders use of life-saving drugs, precludes testing of new therapies | Off-label use of migraine drug gives children relief, study says | Studies led by Mount Sinai researchers reinforces potential benefits of new stroke-prevention drug | Environmental enrichment lessens protein deficits in mouse model of Huntington's | Diets high in fat and animal protein linked to increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma | Hospitals following heart attack guidelines have better outcomes | Evidence suggests that the brain can switch to 'automatic pilot' during learning | Abortion may not, after all, affect birth weight of future babies | Young Broccoli Haters Get a Break | Cholesterol Targets Should Be Set Far Lower, Study Finds | owering cholesterol far beyond the levels recommended by most doctors can substantially reduce heart patients' risk of suffering or dying of a heart attack | Defying Psychiatric Wisdom, These Skeptics Say ’Prove It’ | New Microbes Could Become the ’New Norm’

| Thawed Ovary Tissue Yields Healthy Embryo | Yahoo! News - Brain Changes Seen in Gay Sheep, U.S. Study Finds | Yahoo! News - Defibrillators Cut Death Risk by Wide Margin | Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian | Visuospatial tasks during trauma may reduce intrusive memories of that event | State-required continuing medical education does not affect heart attack care | Heart attack deaths increase during winter holidays | Implantable cardiac defibrillator use significantly lowers heart failure mortality | New test detects cirrhosis of the liver in an early stage | Device detects, traps and deactivates airborne viruses and bacteria | Sequencing project results in six-fold reduction of effective size of maize genome | Needles stuck in brain for 29 yrs (March 5, 2004) | Teen brains show low motivation | Yahoo! News - Parents' Example Vital in Children's Eating Habits | Yahoo! News - Pain Relievers Work Against Blood Pressure Drugs | Yahoo! News - Sweet White Potato Extract May Help Curb Diabetes | Sunny Solution Lotion speeds DNA repair, protects mice from skin cancer Science News Online, March 6, 2004 | Killer Waves Scientists are learning how to predict tsunami risk | Yahoo! News - Violence Against Women Terrifyingly High - Amnesty | Extracts of sage and lemon balm may help to improve memory and behavioral problems in people with Alzheimer's disease | Why Cousins Wed | Gallstone Disease | Smoking linked to blindness

| Pre-eclampsia linked to increased cancer risk | Long term risks of medical radiation often ignored | cauliflower...dark lettuces, such as romaine and red leaf lettuce, spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts...carrots, winter squashes, sweet potatoes | cantaloupe, oranges and grapefruit...tomatoes, red peppers and strawberries | Rinse with an antiseptic rinse | Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients | Depressed moms want pediatricians to hear them | may help explain why the U.S. has experienced more severe and widespread outbreaks of the West Nile virus...than Europe has | the research...does not prove a connection with West Nile disease in humans | The evidence here is anything but solid | Yahoo! News - Study Obese Women Earn 30 Percent Less | Yahoo! News - Study Warns U.S. Facing Asbestos Crisis | Yahoo! News - Working Poor Face Higher Obesity Rates | as reliable access to healthy food declines, the likelihood of being overweight goes up | Yahoo! News - Acupuncture's secret Blood flow to brain | Painkiller linked to rise in overdose deaths | Mysterious virus may thwart HIV | studies of thousands of patients failed to find any link to disease in the liver or anywhere else | Pioneering treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder | Freeze-dried sperm can fertilize rabbit oocytes | Hopkins researchers find MRI useful tool in diagnosing inflammatory bowel diseases in children | Educational program increases some safety behaviors for older drivers

| Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids | Dairy, moderate fat, carbohydrate intakes reduce obesity in young teens | Yahoo! News - US Surrogate Mother Gives Birth to Own Grandkids | Autopsies have dwindled for a number of reasons | Researchers Retract a Study Linking Autism to Vaccination | Deep Brain Stimulation Restores Quality Of Life For Parkinson’s Patients | Discarded Cell Phones, Printers, Keyboards May Be Hazardous Waste | Vitamin B-12 levels linked to bone loss in aging women | Light-sensitive gloves reduce risk of germ transfer | Gonorrhea test may give false-positive results | A Shortage of Meningitis Vaccine | Transporter’s function provides support for eating vegetables, limiting antibiotics | Improving treatment of medulloblastoma, a common childhood brain tumor | Cancer health risk significantly underestimated by EPA's ambient model estimates | Providing cribs may help protect at-risk babies from SIDS | Yahoo! News - Study Anti-Bacterial Soaps Don't Deliver | Rapid growth linked to childhood cancer | New index measures risk of death from blood clot | Cleansing The Blood Of 'Bad' Cholesterol | Crystal methamphetamine use increases HIV risk | Widely used anti-nausea drug may interfere with cancer chemotherapy | Linezolid is superior treatment for drug-resistant pneumonia

| a combination of two drugs can cut the transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their babies to ...just 2 per cent. | Deaths Go Unexamined and the Living Pay the Price | saffron has been a versatile medicine since 3,500 years ago | Bacteria Run Wild, Defying Antibiotics | Even With Vaccination, the ’Whoop’ Is Back | Hygiene Got Germs Regular Soap Will Do | most common infections are caused by viruses, not bacteria...people at higher risk for infectious diseases should use alcohol rinses or wipes instead of soap | Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza | Eat That Big Healthy Breakfast and Lose Weight | The Girl Who Feels No Pain | Yahoo! News - Breast-Fed Babies Have Lower Blood Pressure -Study | Yahoo! News - Greek Scientists Find Way to Weaken Cancer Cells | Yahoo! News - Study Asthma Rampant Among Homeless NY Children | Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids | Adolescent survival rates for osteosarcoma have not improved for 20 years | Cough and cold care kits reduce antibiotic use | Celebrity friends key in teen development | Fat It isn’t always bad for the heart | Minors able to buy nicotine replacement therapy products | Screening removes West Nile from bood supply | Orthokeratology contact lenses cause permanent vision loss in children | NIH researchers test promising new therapy for blinding eye disease

| Blacks at greater risk for developing cataracts | Wavefront-guided LASIK improves contrast sensitivity | Patients should be consulted before dialysis treatment begins | Ohio woman gives birth to six babies in one minute - Feb. 27, 2004 | Yahoo! News - Vitamin D gains favor as health key | Long Flights and Thrombosis | Yahoo! News - Folate Strategy in U.S. Works Better Than Thought | arousal and desire are often disconnected in women | psychology is more important in their sexuality than it is in men's | the disconnection between arousal and desire in many women was so profound that they often don't have any desire for sex until they are physically in the act of lovemaking | Drugs limit deadly side effects of graft-versus-host disease | Yahoo! News - Cutting Out the Cadaver | Yahoo! News - People Don't Eat the Right Fruits, Veggies Experts | Yahoo! News - Elderly With Pneumonia Need Antibiotics Quickly | Yahoo! News - History of mental illness doesn't prevent gun buys | Yahoo! News - Vitamins could help 2 billion kids | Lactation program increases rate of breast feeding | University of Toronto scientists light a path for new nerve cells | Odorants enhance survival of olfactory neurons | Study points to possible cause of asthma exacerbations | as much as 90% of antibiotics fed to food animals are excreted unchanged in animal feces and urine

| Mouse model mimics real-world plague infection | Yahoo! News - UVA Rays May Play Bigger Role in Skin Cancer | US Medicare seen in the red in 2004-trustees | Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick | Why is ours so awful | Making smart drugs that deliver the right kind of punch | Almost half of rural North Carolina Adults report using 'home remedies' | Be picky when served large portions | Artificial prions created | Ingredient in asthma inhaler drug may counteract inhaler benefits, according to Pittsburgh study | HIV-blocking microbicides go on trial | A little music with exercise boosts brain power, study suggests | Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help stroke patients get well | New insight into how tumors evade the immune system | Smoking linked to accelerated cognitive decline in the elderly | New guidelines recommend early neuroimaging tests for cerebral palsy and related disorders | Lack of parental support during childhood is associated with poorer adult mental & physical health | Study finds little effects in patients who take prescription drugs and dietary supplements | Collagen level can impact risk of incontinence and prolapse in women | New study highlights misunderstanding surrounding risks and benefits of tamoxifen | Antibiotics within 4 hours of arrival at hospital better for pneumonia patients | Moderate amounts of alcohol may help prevent death from CVD in men with hypertension

| Too much sleep can lead to restless nights | UCSD pharmacologists collaborate on new approach to drug design | Insight into alcohol-nicotine interaction might lead to new quitting method | Excess body weight linked to formation of uric acid kidney stones, UT Southwestern researchers find | New tumor suppressor may play important role in deadly brain tumors | When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade | Ribozyme package effective against hepatitis B virus | Hybrid Mosquitoes Blamed for Peculiar Pattern of West Nile Virus Spread | Safety of long-term large doses of aspartame | Could There Be Evils Lurking In Aspartame Consumption | less than one percent of those who experience a reaction to a product ever report it | a 10 percent increase in the incidence of common primary malignant brain cancer since 1985...occurred one to two years following...aspartame for beverages in...1983 | Of approximately 100 independent studies conducted on aspartame, over 90 percent have demonstrated significant health risks | Yahoo! News - Can 14 'super foods' rescue our health | recommends eating a diet rich in spinach, tomatoes, blueberries, broccoli, oats, wild salmon, turkey, soy and walnuts | The brave new world of cellphone add-ons | a high-intensity ultra-sonic electromagnetic sound cone that is inaudible to the human ear but fatal to any sperm cell within a range of six meters, or about 18 feet | Cheap blood test heralds speedy stroke diagnosis | 500,000 women...will die in pregnancy and childbirth this year and every year — completely unnecessarily | Buprenorphine may help those addicted to heroin and cocaine | Parents need to listen to their teens before the teens will listen to them | Yahoo! News - Bushmeat Sparks Fears of New AIDS-Type Virus | Yahoo! News - Baby Survives Eight Organ Transplants

| Phthalates...have long been suspected in connection with rising infertility rates, particularly among men | New study reveals big disparity between countries in breast conservation rates | New Canadian study demonstrates clear survival benefit of treatment in trials and at large centres | New monkey virus jumps to humans | Long-lasting medication shows promise for treatment of heroin addiction | Prevention program curbs drug abuse among middle-school youth | Behavioral symptoms may indicate increased smoking risk among adolescents | Novelty-seeking teens may be more easily influenced by tobacco advertisements | Yahoo! News - Muslim Veil Could Cut Cancer Risk | Healthier milk straight from the cow Cows fed rapeseed yield spreadable butter. | Afghan midwives teach expectant mothers to replace superstition with sanitation | Prototype system developed by Wright State computer engineer allows blind to 'see' | Eating a lot of fat, she said, will make you an emotional zombie | Carbs are essential for effective dieting and good mood, Wurtman says | New drug may help fight some lung cancers | Yahoo! News - 'Designer' Orange Juice May Lower Cholesterol Study | Families, media and education crucial in preventing eating disorders | New study supports use of PET scans in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease | Current policy for complex surgery is misguided | Random drug testing in schools is unworkable | Stark differences in care at top US hospitals revealed | Novel prostate cancer marker may lead to earlier diagnosis and fewer repeat bioposies | Protease-inhibitor cocktail protects, increases anti-microbial action of promising new peptide | Loss of smell linked to key protein in Alzheimer's disease

| Laughter really is the best therapy | Genes Help High-Altitude Dwellers | Movie Experiment Hints That Our Brains Work Alike | Keyboards, phones 'dirtier than toilets'. 12-03-2004. ABC News Online | People may live 'for centuries' (March 4, 2004) | Dental caries, the disease that causes tooth decay, is infectious | Making the case for a dental caries vaccine | Nutrient during pregnancy 'super-charges' brain | Childhood obesity leads to adult diabetes, researcher says | Study examines why new lung cancer treatment is effective for some patients but not others | One million disabled adults lack adequate help with essential needs | Two better than one where lowering blood pressure is concerned | Mouse antibodies thwart SARS virus | There's so much entrepreneurship here that is superseding what is truly needed | An M.R.I. Machine for Every Doctor Someone Has to Pay | the total number of victims at somewhere between 50 million and 100 million worldwide | ’a comparable figure for today's population would be 1,750,000 | Life expectancy in the United States for 1918 dropped by 10 years | The pandemic probably changed the course of history | the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that in a worst-case scenario 422,000 Americans would die | Tissue cells can revert to stem cells | Yahoo! News - Yoga Helpful to Some Fighting Cancer

| Yahoo! News - Protecting Your Kidneys | Liposuction fat turned into stem cells | Erik Baard reports on how antidepressants may tinker with our evolutionary mating instincts | Prenatal exposure to second-handsmoke greater for disadvantaged children, study finds | Study supports new theory for nicotine's protective effect against neurodegenerative disorders | National study Health care access for poor children improves, but gap in care for uninsured grows | Light to moderate drinking during pregnancy may lead to learning and memory deficits in adolescents | Alcohol consumption can damage hearing | Childhood abuse may predict social phobia, agoraphobia, and PTSD among adult alcoholics | Yahoo! News - Polio reappears in countries where it had been eradicated | Yahoo! News - High-Level Job Linked with Excessive Drinking in Women | Going low tech, low cost to ease the terrors of dementia | Disability researchers identify barriers to independent living | Yahoo! News - Poor Yemenis Seek Nirvana with Narcotic Leaf | Around the Globe, Drug-Resistant TB Is Rampant | When Big Brother Invades the Examining Room | Consequences Extreme Grief Is Linked to M.S. | Low frequency noise causes extreme distress to people who are sensitive to its effects | A new hypothesis about Alzheimer's disease | Yahoo! News - Experts Warn of Deadly Human Influenza Pandemic | Advice for Treating Prostate Cancer Revival | Yahoo! News - Desperate Afghan Makes an Ass Out of Himself

| Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids | Smallpox vaccine may cause harmless skin rashes | Life expectancy of diabetics 12 years less than others | Study finds fewer, but more advanced, colon cancers in postmenopausal women on E&P hormone therapy | High association between welfare, poor health Study | Optical glucose sensor holds promise for diabetics and intensive care patients | Home blood pressure test may be better than office test for predicting cardiovascular events | Transdermal patch as effective as intravenous pump for post-op pain control | Light Therapy Treats MS, Psoriasis | Yahoo! News - Study Parents Don't See Obesity in Their Children | Yahoo! News - Pentagon Bankrolls Swedish Stem Cell Study | Yahoo! News - Nation's 'web of safety' fails to cover small airports | Can a plant that acts like poison ivy cure prostate cancer? | Blood test heralds speedy stroke diagnoses | Experiments establish 'protein-only' nature of prion infections | Study links radiotherapy and CVD risks in breast cancer patients but it's getting safer | Older people lose out all round in breast cancer treatment and care | Combination therapy drives cancer into remission | Young breast cancer survivors suffer more long-term after effects | New diagnostic tool brings effective treatment closer to patients | UCSF scientists show prion shape affects nature of infection | Mechanism leading to life-threatening infection identified by UCSD School of Medicine researchers | New findings on nerve cell proteins show promise for reducing disability

| Scientists discover why not enough choline results in fewer brain cells, poorer memory | the diet during pregnancy turns on or turns off division of stem cells that form the memory areas of the brain..[any]..deficits can last a lifetime | Trying to Kill AIDS Virus by Luring It Out of Hiding | Beyond the Blame A No-Fault Approach to Malpractice | `Tired Blood' Warning Ignore It at Your Peril | Aging A Lesson for the Immune System | Rising Costs Prompt States to Reduce Medicaid Further | Health Insurers Gain a Huge New Lobby | Fastest-Growing Cancer In Women Identified Radiation May Be To Blame For Rise In Thyroid Cancer | Should only healthy babies be born? | The 'forgotten epidemic' killing millions - Sep. 21, 2003 | Hangovers Hit Women More Often Than Men | Hormonal changes in satisfied and dissatisfied shift workers across a shift cycle | Nasal contribution to breathing with exercise The effect of race and gender | Can heart failure impair thinking | Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems | New cancer patients' coalition aims to change the face of European health policy | Standard treatment for lung cancer should be changed, say scientists | US prostate cancer deaths down one third in men aged 50–74 Europe following | Epilepsy drug helps beat cocaine addiction | The Methuselah Mouse Prize | Doctors, Hospitals, ERs Struggle to Handle Wave of Obese Patients

| Starve a tumor, or feed a tumor | Study Finds Simple Way To Reduce HIV Transmission From Mom To Baby | Someone Please Make Radiation Drugs, U.S. FDA Asks | Yahoo! News - Study Links College Binge-Drinking to Marketing | Yahoo! News - Outlook for Living to Healthy Old Age Improving | Yahoo! News - U.S. religious leaders visiting China say they see no U.N. link to forced abortions | a case study of what happens when people are given free rein to have all the medical care they could imagine | Medicare enrollees in high intensity regions have 2 to 5 percent higher mortality rates than similar patients in the more conservative regions of the country | Patients in Florida Lining Up for All That Medicare Covers | Typically, 50 percent of men and 80 percent of women do not show symptoms at all (Gonorrhea) | Mobiles 'make you senile' | Half-Full or Half-Empty (bad habits and health) | Scientists find new way to preserve blood platelets - Sep. 12, 2003 | 'Human-cow' created (September 15, 2003) | Cash up, tooth fairy baby teeth have useful cells - www.smh.com.au | On the horizon of glucose monitoring A review | Study shows melatonin supplements may make standing a hazard for the cardiovascular-challenged | Tight rules, police presence may limit use of Vancouver’s new drug injection facility | Report finds 'no convincing evidence' that psychological debriefing reduces incidence of PTSD | Diabetes drug may be new tool in treating breast cancer | Sphingosine kinase inhibitors may hold key to halting growth of some tumors

| Another US airport travel hazard – dirty hands | Controlling the internal clock in darkness | HIV seen as less threatening in era of new treatments | Sensory cells for hearing and balance are fast-developing, UVA researchers find | Enzyme discovery sheds light on causes of rare disease, cancer | Phages point the way to novel targets for antimicrobial drug discovery | The risk of intimate partner violence varies by ethnicity | Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men | First year of widowhood most harmful to mental health, according to study involving 70,000 women | Marriage appears to be beneficial to women's health, but only when marital satisfaction is high | Genetic clues may show which women face breast cancer risk from HRT | Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction | Lens Replacement Material Holds Prospect Of 'Young' Eyes For People Over 40 | New Gadget Could Help Drivers Keep Focused on the Road | Yahoo! News - Legionnaires' Bug Common in Home Water Systems | recommends that a super-heated flush be performed about every 2 to 3 months | Yahoo! News - Industry discourages study of new drugs' effectiveness | Retirees Alarmed at Threat of Cuts in Drug Benefits | Comfort Foods Switch Off Stress, Scientists Find | Medical History's Oddballs Go Prime Time | Legless prisoner escapes - www.smh.com.au | Study suggests smallpox vaccine may fight aids | First-line use of voriconazole yields better outcomes for life-threatening fungal infection

| North American mammographers prone to more false positives, study finds | Old drug works new tricks for iron overload heart disease | Overlooking racism may lead to undiagnosed mental health disorders | Some forms of cancer behave in an unexpected way | Consumer-driven health care research findings released | What Crisis? GAO Malpractice Premium Spikes Don't Force Out Docs | Illinois wants Canadian drugs | Yahoo! News - New Way to Test for Alzheimer's Disease | Study Links Older Bipolar Drug to Fewer Suicides | Federal Workers' Insurance Premiums to Rise Less Than Others' | Childhood abuse related to alcoholism in Native Americans | New blood test could detect lung cancer in its earliest stages | Heart-stopping drugs | New Commonwealth Fund analysis compares candidtes' health care reform proposals | Many children in Medicaid managed care do not receive same quality of care | Study of hip replacement patients finds 80 percent eligible for minimally invasive surgery | UCLA scientists invent search-and-destroy method to flush HIV out of hiding places in body | Brief telephonic questionnaire detects early signs of dementia | Screening for depression at primary level could be next trend in healthcare | Technique reduces time spent on radiation doses | Study shows dramatic increase in wrist fractures over 30-year span | Longer commute for cancer treatment associated with better survival | Yahoo! News - Compound Slows Parkinson's Disease in Mice

| Yahoo! News - Docs' Cell Phones May Spread Hospital Infections | Scoliosis | High dose asthma inhalers linked to cataracts | SARS fears to put burden on hosptials | Yahoo! News - Millions Condemned to Die as Health Policies Fail | DNA gets criminal status New York City policy of charging genetic material in lieu of a person raises technical and ethical concerns | Tumor-Busting Viruses | Mystery Pneumonia Toll May Be Much Higher | Japanese shocked by student gang-rape franchises [ 10sep03 ] | Chronic fatigue syndrome is rare in children | Web-based program optimizes stroke care in rural areas | Faster radiotherapy more effective in head and neck cancer, trial shows | around a fifth of all experiments in fields such as cancer and microbiology involve the wrong cells | Yahoo! News - Obesity in Children Linked with Asthma Risk | Yahoo! News - Extra Help Eases Childbirth | Yahoo! News - Britain Leads Europe in Binge Drinking | Yahoo! News - Surgery Can Reduce Breathing Problems in Obese Kids | To Your Health Controversy surrounds whole-body scans—a costly screen for silent threats | Data supports extremely early intervention for multiple sclerosis patients | Forget Botox. Anti-Aging Pills May Be Next. | May Your Days Be Long and Stressful | budget problems and other financial issues have forced more than 500 hospital emergency departments to close since 1990

| hospitals' volumes, and therefore revenues, are not impervious to the ebbs and flows of the economy | The Safety of Imported Drugs | Combining osteoporosis drugs produce no added benefit | Combining osteoporosis treatments does not produce better results | Yahoo! News - Family History of Heart Disease Tied to Birth Weight | Intense therapy beats head cancer | You Took a Pill. You Still Hurt. Here's Why. | Respiratory-pacing device found beneficial in heart failure | Cervical cancer – A single vaccine could benefit most women | Ultrafiltration device shown safe, effective and reduces hospital stay for heart failure patients | Empowerment in cyberspace - Electronic discussion helps cancer patients cope | Successful prostate surgery It's quality of surgery not quantity that matters most | Hospital care quality differs markedly by state annual HealthGrades study | People with chronic eye diseases not getting recommended eye exams | Epilepsy drug can stop cocaine use in addicts | Cellular problem discovered behind syndrome of obesity, learning disabilities | Research shows therapeutic cloning can cure Parkinson's-like disease in mice | Measles Cases Rebounding in Affluent Society (washingtonpost.com) | Yahoo! News - Study Cloned Cells Cure Brain Disease in Mice | Yahoo! News - Survey Minorities Feel Cheated in Health Care

| Yahoo! News - Health Experts Not Heeding Skin Cancer Warnings | Yahoo! News - Cash-Strapped States Curb Medicaid Drug Lists | One use every seven years makes automated external defibrillators a good buy | Yahoo! News - Scientist Research Error Undermines Drug Warnings | Yahoo! News - Fish-Oil Fats May Stop Cancer Weight Loss | Bush Administration Ignores 44 Million Uninsured in U.S as it Awards Contract for Universal Health Care in Iraq | Mass. Firm Wins Contract for Iraq's Health System (washingtonpost.com)

| Yahoo! News - Flame retardant found in breast milk | Their PBDE levels were the highest in the world | Yahoo! News - UN Sounds Alarm Over 'Brain-Killing' Drugs | Yahoo! News - S.Korean Study Links Low Cholesterol to Suicide | Yahoo! News - Test May Give Early Alzheimer's Detection | Yahoo! News - Hormone Therapies Offer Breakthrough Against Some Cancers | Health of independent clinical trials in danger, scientist warns | Retinoblastoma survivors face increased risk of a second cancer | More children survive cancer but the after-effects present a challenge to doctors | Sandia nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs | Internet chat room operators should provide children with virtual panic buttons to help protect them from online pedophiles | New Treatment For People Who Experience Dizziness Upon Rising | Chemists Pioneer New Antibiotics And Nano-Sized Delivery Vehicles | Thalidomide's Surprising Act IV | Yahoo! News - U.S. Abortion Policy Hits Clinics Abroad -Study | Yahoo! News - Study U.S. Workers Curb Habits as Health Costs Rise | Yahoo! News - Energize Your Exercise Routine

| Proposed Rule Would Ease Stance on Feeding at Nursing Homes | Kids influenced by junk food ads | Eye scanner introduced to test for drugs in the workplace | Movie stars get hung up on KGB's anti-hangover drug | Sick Kids researchers link maternal folic acid intake to decrease in deadly childhood cancer | Fetal surgery for spina bifida shows early benefits in leg function, fewer shunts | Improved procurement could more than double availability of life-saving transplant organs | Sudden cardiac death New risk factor first identified in Illinois family by SLU cardiologist | Small changes in hospital practice bring significant benefits to rectal cancer patients | Survival figures for cancer in Europe show large differences between countries | Academic clinical research is under threat from the EU | Nordic collaboration gives new insights into adjuvant chemotherapy | Antigen targeted in therapy for melanoma also prompts immune response in brain tumor cells | Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure | Deep brain stimulation offers benefits against Parkinson's | Black Henna 'Tattoos' May Leave Lasting Damage | Yahoo! News - Researchers Overcome Quirk to Clone Rat | Yahoo! News - France, Austria Lead in Cancer Survival | New weapon may help flush stealth stashes of HIV in cells | Making tiny plastic particles to deliver lifesaving medicine | Stunting growth harms women's fertility | Immune alarm system can both amplify and silence alerts, scientists find | Obesity can be harmful to your child's mental health

| Yahoo! News - Male brains give clues to nagging questions | For millennia we have raged against the dying of the light. Can science save us from that good night | Invasion of the high-tech body snatchers | 'Nodding disease' hits Sudan | the institutes had allowed drug companies to reap large profits from drugs like Taxol developed with public money | Energy Dept. Seeks Power to Redefine Nuclear Waste | Institute scientists offer tips for keeping children healthy and happy | Study Racial, ethnic disparities seen in all types of pain | New way of examining lymph tissue detects hidden melanoma | Chronic pain treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life | Slashdot 3G Waves Causes Headaches, Sharpens Memory | It is child abuse, what we're doing with our kids | Health disparities between radical groups affect joblessness | Research offers insight on treatment for hereditary eye disease | Study 3G phones can make brain hurt - Oct. 1, 2003 | Non-human Molecule Is Absorbed By Eating Red Meat According To Study By UCSD Researchers | Rise In Uninsured Follows Big Jump In Costs

| The Great Pharmacy To the North (washingtonpost.com) | Big on HGH (washingtonpost.com) | Post-stroke treatment with antidepressants appears to reduce death rate | Baby study links antibiotics to asthma | Dating, delinquent friends key reasons why early puberty linked to delinquency in girls | Trojan Horse technique may slow growth of tumours | Researchers identify novel treatment for polycystic kidney disease in animals | Delays in heart attack care erode the difference between two emergency therapies | Does stress-induced impaired pressure natriuresis contribute to renal disease? | New study of obesity, genes and socio-economic status uses individual growth curves | Does a new hypothesis help explain higher levels of hypertension among African-Americans | Largest study to date finds radiofrequency ablation is best treatment for benign bone tumor | MRI accurately depicts spread of cancer to bone | Contrast mammography reveals hard-to-find cancers | Disclosure at the Medical Journals | Big Increase Seen in People Lacking Health Insurance | the proportion of people who were uninsured to 15.2 percent, from 14.6 percent in 2001 | Yahoo! News - AIDS Exacerbates African Food Crises -Aid Agencies | Safety Tips for Online Teens | High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline | Sunscreens fail to offer full protection | What if There Is Something Going On in There? | 'Consciousness' Reality Programming | ‘Good’ chemical, neurons in brain elevated among exercise addicts | Tiny 'test tubes' may aid pharmaceutical R&D | Yahoo! News - Grapefruit Juice and Medication | Yahoo! News - Hair-Raising Facts About Head Lice | Researcher connects dreams to creativity | Teen Herbicide | Africa bottom of 'life' log | Seniors flock to Mexico for medicines | Tribe of 'sea gypsies' discovered [07jul03] | Lightning strikes woman's tongue stud | Science crimes remain mostly hidden | HIV spreading widely in India | the most effective ways to deter the bloodsuckers | Report Challenges Medicare Reform Bills (washingtonpost.com) | A hospital employee accidentally cut off part of a newborn baby's toe while trying to remove a security tag | The Pentagon is firming up a plan to draft thousands of doctors, nurses and other health-care specialists | Your 'Natural' Role Boss or Worker Bee | Smart Body Parts | Environmental Working Group Nuclear Waste Route Atlas | Oil industry tool sniffs out cancer | Device makes Crown Victoria even more likely to burn

| Silencing physicians Bush administration unwisely interferes in doctor-patient relationships | 20 Percent of U.S. Nursing Homes Cause Residents Harm | 17-year study confirms that lead in the soil descends slowly | Evolutionary 'fast-track,' in which the hunted outwit their hunters, could explain why human diseases progress so rapidly | Flavour enhancer could cut salt, sugar and MSG in food Tasteless compound first found to heighten more than one taste. | the Sr isotope ratio provides clues about a person's origins | Is our use of certain antibiotics helping to spread phages, which may also encourage the spread of virulence genes? | Older drug could have exciting new role in treating colorectal cancer | Maine vies for health care triple-crown | Aids cash goes to US bio-defence | personality is reflected through music | Awareness, technology can cut stress injuries for computer workers | wide gaps in the health and access to care among California's children under 6 years of age | AIDS in South Africa The Invisible Cure | The neurochemistry of psychedelic experiences | The parents of Africa are dying of AIDS, and their children are fighting to live | Study Nodding or Shaking Head Changes Opinion | Researchers publish guidelines for Web addiction | UGA research describes mental health among Guatemalan refugees 20 years after Civil War | Canadian hospitals below standards for preventing infection | Nearly 3.2 million American women 50 and older suffer from debilitating dry eye syndrome | Unusual UNC research confirms drivers face multiple distractions | Fast-acting ebola vaccine protects monkeys | Iraq pneumonia spate baffles US | Fewer healthy foods offered in poor, black areas of LA | Purdue scientists discover why we’re all lefties deep down | The Bush administration will soon propose significant cuts in Medicare payments for cancer drugs | A Fight for Free Access To Medical Research (washingtonpost.com)

| Study surprise Gaming can be good for you | Anemia Is Risk Factor For Physical Decline In Older Adults | March of Dimes supports top scientists, new study finds | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study shows retinoids kill childhood brain tumor cells | Hidden haemophilia' cuts heart risk | Welsh have 'survival gene' | Hospital SARS Outbreak Shows Masks Not Enough | Cause and Effect Acne A Visible Outbreak of Stress | At Risk Cholesterol Takes Aim at Kidneys | Book Review MERCHANTS OF IMMORTALITY | Want to live 350 years Experts say it's doable | Yawning after you do shows empathy study | Mysterious and fatal pneumonia puzzles Army | 7 more cases of mystery illness | Malnutrition Causes 60% Death Among Children - Minister | The composition of the gut microflora, the community of microbes in the intestine, are very poorly understood, but they are crucially important to our health | Doctor-Assisted Deaths Increase in Europe | Physicians' emotional responses to patients' deaths increase with care length, says Pitt | ID Migraine screener found to be highly reliable in detecting migraine in undiagnosed patients | They can triple or quadruple the life of brain cells | UCF brain cell research spawns hope for longer life | Endostatin Also Effective On Head And Neck Cancers | Natural Hormone Could Reverse Heart Damage | Infants More Vulnerable to Serious Brain Injury From Falling Than Previously Thought | Drug may eliminate transfusions in patients with blood disorder | Study shows new drug reduces advanced Parkinson's disease symptoms | Muscle power aid also boosts brain power | Boy survives after growing in abdomen | Gulf War II Syndrome Military Equipment and 'Pneumonia' | Australian Scientists Propose West Nile Vaccine | Plans to Change Health Corps Blasted Damage to Programs, Agencies Feared | Breast cancer program for low-income women suggests importance of access to screening | The Trojan Clot-Buster Drug-Coated Red Blood Cells Destroy Blood Clots From Within

| Study links preschool snoring, asthma, and nighttime cough | Study shows pharmacist-physician partnership reduces health care costs, bad drug interactions | Vitamins C and E improve cardiovascular health in children with high cholesterol, study says | Parkinson's medication linked to gambling | Hypothesis linking flying foxes to high incidence of ALS-PDC gets boost from new study | Copper link to Alzheimer's disease | Parkinson's drugs linked to heavy gambling | Schizophrenia could cause patients to forget their medication | Memories are made of... what | When the Brain Grabs a Tune and Won't Let Go | musicians and those with compulsive tendencies are the most afflicted | 'Normal' Blood Pressure Health Watchdogs Are Resetting the Risk | Medicare Fees for Physicians in Line for Cuts | Checkups for people with no medical complaint remain the single most common reason for visiting a doctor | Annual Physical Checkup May Be an Empty Ritual | that's a sign not only of waste but of misplaced priorities | men on average said they wanted 5.95 sexual partners over the next 10 years. Women said they wanted 2.17. | the results help explain why men are more likely to be unfaithful | Genosphere project A Citizen's Guide to the Biotech Revolution | Errors Infect Doctor Lists on Web (washingtonpost.com) | Elementary schools need a lesson in bathroom breaks | Medicare+Choice enrollees face continued cost increases in 2003, costs have doubled since 1999 | Stanford research shows targeted DNA vaccine may reverse autoimmune disease | France faces nuclear poser in heat wave heat wave | Did EPA Mislead Public After 9-11? | New Drug Promises Shift in Treatment for Heroin Addicts | Preventing Bites (and Worse) | Report Finds Threat Alerts in Color Code Baffle Public | Engineered Drugs Open New Issue of Regulation as Patents Expire | Virus Shield Ebola vaccine works fast in monkey test Science News Online, Aug. 9, 2003 | Genetic mapping bacteria could lead to blood substitute | Slashdot The Introvert Advantage | 75% of people are extroverts | False memories, failing recall are not an inevitable consequence of aging, research suggests

| Houston lawyer says secret document could shake up church | Professor predicts marriages using algebra | Merchants of death prey on India's sick | More studies warn against hormone replacement | 10 percent of Medicare beneficiaries account for approximately 70 percent of Medicare expenditures | U.S. Develops Fast-Acting, One-Shot Ebola Vaccine (washingtonpost.com) | Gel put springiness back into old lenses | Arsenic's fatal legacy grows worldwide | Jelly lenses could fix ageing eyes | Home visits from community health workers spur blood pressure reduction | Gel implant to fix poor vision [07aug03] | Injured man uses berries, pill bottle to survive six days in woods - Aug. 5, 2003 | Pfizer Moves to Stem Canadian Drug Imports | Nanoparticles to pinpoint viruses in body scans | Drugs to stave off age-induced memory impairment -- perhaps even to foil Alzheimer's disease -- may be on the horizon | Intervention decreases Childhood Pneumonia Mortality | ALCOHOL’S BENEFITS ON BRAIN POWER MAY BE OVERSTATED | New principle guides memory dynamics | Yahoo! News - 'Dead' Man Revives After Night in Morgue | Yahoo! News - Teens Get Sick on Landscape Plantings | Journal reflects rift on universal healthcare | Scientists Urge Journal Policy on Disclosures | They are `academic entrepreneurs,' not simply `scientists | Yahoo! News - Funding Sources May Influence Clinical Trial Conclusions | Yahoo! News - New Poll Support for Space High, But Public Wants Money in Health, Defense First | high doses of testosterone increase sleep disturbances that raise the risk of heart disease | Tipping the Balance of Prion Infectivity | Pinpointing viruses in body scans | New brain cancer treatment extends survival for more patients | Yahoo! News - Cholesterol Drug May Also Prevent Depression | Physicians and patients rarely discuss costs | patients pay about 20 percent of health care costs in the United States

| Ketogenic diet raises cholesterol, lipid levels in children | Most heart attacks caused by an unhealthy lifestyle | SARS virus may be back in Canada | Sex hormone 'controls fear and desire' | Sex matters in health promotion and disease prevention | Synthetic marijuana compound reduces agitation, improves appetite in Alzheimer's patients | Most resistance to Anti-HIV drugs created by good pill-taking patients | Obese individuals may be more susceptible to altitude sickness, researchers report | Yahoo! News - Teen Dies After Prized Fish Stuck in Throat | Older women urged to become lesbians [10aug03] | Yahoo! News - Treating Apnea Reverses Heart Enlargement | UCSF study finds no harm to HIV+ patients with short-term medical cannabis | Painkillers could be key in Parkinson's fight | Teen's Brains Explain Mood Swings | CRP increases in children as weight increases | Toxic protein could explain Alzheimer's and lead to breakthroughs | Promising West Nile virus vaccine protects monkeys | Drives, desires, and DNA | the male desire for greater sexual variety is universal | How To Prevent Brain Damage From Newborn Jaundice (washingtonpost.com) | For Pain and Discomfort (headaches, heartburn) | amnesia...affects about 23.5 per 100,000 people every year | Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse | Go Ahead, Kiss Your Cousin | Christian group fights drug plan | Unfair Treatment at Root of African American Preference for Same-Race Doctors, UC Study Finds | Nursing homes not burden to system, says researcher | Severe childhood ADHD may predict alcohol, substance use problems in teen years | Severity of ADHD in children increases risk of drug use in adolescence | For Ugandan Girls, Delaying Sex Has Economic Cost | Medical Establishment Hopes to Thwart Residents' Lawsuit | Preventive Medicine | NASAL VACCINE MAY INCREASE PROTECTION AGAINST RESPIRATORY DISEASE

| Why fear remains high as crime rates fall | Sickness records can predict employee deaths | New Therapies Pose Quandary for Medicare | An Organ Donor's Generosity Raises the Question of How Much Is Too Much | Who Owns Ancient Medical Wisdom | UI Researchers urge advances in meth abuse treatment | Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress | Man rolls between subway rails, survives scare | Sleep Affects Some Memories But Not All | Cloning Yields Human-Rabbit Hybrid Embryo (washingtonpost.com) | Leading bacterial pathogen is sequenced | Almost half of all faculty on Institutional Review Boards have ties to industry | Carnegie Mellon develops new process for growing bone | Brain patterns the same whether doing or just watching, Queen’s researcher discovers | Emory biostatisticians demonstrate method to bolster accuracy of vaccine studies | Childhood leukemia survivors not receiving radiation have same life expectancy as general population | Egyptian mommy gives birth to two-headed girl | Nuclear plants' rules relaxed | W.H.O. Finds Use of Antibiotics in Animal Feed Can Be Reduced | African American teen mothers have greater risk for low birth weight and premature babies | Mind-Expanding Machines Science News Online, Aug. 30, 2003 | Fatigued neurons explain waterfall illusion | Yahoo! News - Don't blame girls, women | Yahoo! News - Girls get extra school help while boys get Ritalin | Yahoo! News - Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Arrest Up Markedly | Yahoo! News - The youngest children in any school year face more stress than their older peers and are at greater risk of developing mental illness | Mystery-death husband tells of flu symptoms, 'then a thump' | Can Toys Really Make Your Child Smarter | Stem cells shown to regenerate damaged lung tissue for first time | Rat study shows exposure to Ecstasy early in pregnancy induces brain, behavior changes | Taking Ecstasy during pregnancy may cause brain damage, behavior problems in babies | Communications training leads to better medical student performance, according to new study

| U.S. pedestrians, cyclists at greater danger than European counterparts | Childhood mental health linked to birth date | Ritalin abuse hits students looking for an exam kick | States to Fight Relaxation of Power-Plant Pollution Standards | Treatment interruption shows no benefit in drug-resistant HIV infection | Bladder cancer survival rate jumps | Bachelorette parties a sign of a new sexuality for women | Designer diseases | New Mayo Clinic approach to kidney transplants means more patients can be successfully transplanted | Immunosuppressant everolimus significantly reduces life-threatening heart transplant complications | New clinical study uncovers mechanism by which chromium picolinate may enhance insulin sensitivity | Northwestern's Cancer Genetics Program pinpoints gene that increases cancer risk by 26 percent | Comparing Prescription Drugs | Man survives horrific construction accident | New Fitness System Turns Couch Potatoes into Armchair Troopers | Scientific American Ultimate Self-Improvement -- [ INTRODUCTION ] -- The brain is still an enigma. But that won't stop us from | Yahoo! News - New Monitor Could Help Patients Control Asthma | Average Age Of First-Time Grandmas 47 | Heatwave Kills 12,000 | Asthma may be 'double disease' | Yahoo! News - A Faster, Cheaper, Better Mammogram | Yahoo! News - GAO EPA Lacked Data for Pollution Claims | New navigation tool offers a virtual world for the blind | Dental procedure may reduce risk of premature birth | Coronary artery calcium can be a warning sign of fatal cardiac event | Amphetamine or cocaine exposure may limit brain changes that occur with life experiences | Existing anti-inflammatory drug could help children suffering from an inherited bone disease | Stanford, Packard research finds better drug therapy for children predisposed to bipolar disorder | New model predicts likelihood of prostate cancer prior to biopsy | Long-term outcome of epilepsy surgery is favorable for many | Yahoo! News - Lizard Spit Drug Controls Diabetes, Cuts Weight | Rising Obesity in Children Prompts Call to Action | Yahoo! News - Experts World Facing Diabetes Catastrophe | Diuretic may help increase brain blood flow in cocaine addicts | Computer Design Yields Better, More Efficient Therapeutic for Preventing Tissue Damage

| Mayo Clinic researchers discover that donor kidney protects itself in new body | EPA to relax rules on pollution controls | The civilized way to beat your children | human life span could be extended by 30 percent if people respond to the chemicals the way rats and mice do to low calories | UCSD study on newly sighted blind people provides clues to development of visual system | Red wine chemical extends life - in yeast | Major depression in adolescence can reoccur in adulthood and diminish quality of life | Gay people the pinnacle of evolution, study says Headlines News Gay.com UK | Genetic Tests in Your Bedroom | SARS Will Appear Again, As Will Other Viruses Incubating In 'Pandora's Boxes' Around The World, UB E | What type of lens is best after cataract surgery – multifocal or monofocal It depends, study says | Prenatal Cares Popular painkillers linked to miscarriage Science News Online, Aug. 23, 2003 | In the arena of public policy, the rules of science don’t apply, even to scientific matters | Yahoo! News - Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort | Yahoo! News - Cancer Deaths Leveling Off, Report Says | Mayo Clinic study reveals new fathers struggle with obsessional thoughts too | UCSD team finds that ethics consultations reduce futile end-of-life treatments | Scanner pictures body's hidden fat | Cutting with light | Gingivitis vs. gum disease What's the difference | Burning mouth syndrome | Blood dilution during bypass surgery associated with kidney damage | Looking for love potion number nine | Complaints prompt scientific journals to rethink ethics rules | Yahoo! News - Report Rural Areas Need Drug Benefit | Yahoo! News - A steady decrease in national cancer cases and deaths that started in 1992 leveled off toward the end of the decade | Yahoo! News - Decrease in Cancer Deaths Levels Off | Yahoo! News - Patients Given Own Stem Cells Escape Transplant | Treating older adults for flu is cost-effective, but preventing it with a yearly flu shot is better | Cholesterol drug increases pain-free walking distance | High cost of life-saving children’s vaccine may be keeping some doctors from giving it | Phone support group helps older people with HIV-AIDS develop coping skills, new study finds

| Adopting some osteopathic traits might help M.D.s boost their patient communication skills | Mental health facilities for kids called deplorable | Food for Thought (and for Credit) | Lack of Sleep Takes Its Toll on Student Psyches | Plugging hole in heart slashes migraines | Yahoo! News - Red Wine Good for Smokers, Scientists Find | Yahoo! News - Teens' Vitamin D Deficiency Brings Worry | Yahoo! News - Adding a single pill to standard treatment for coronary artery disease can save lives and reduce heart attacks | 'During the doctors' strike in the 1970s, death rates fell' | How do people in Africa want to die | Doctors are often strongly affected by patient deaths | Doctors over-estimate survival of terminally ill patients | Families cope better after euthanasia than natural death | Is legalising euthanasia premature | COLLAGEN-BASED WOUND SEALANT | Anemia elevates risk of physical decline in older people | Anemia is risk factor for physical decline in older adults | New Study Sheds Lights On Reasons Behind Teenage Gun Toting | Doctors have feelings, too | Polyherbacy Prompts Need For Physician's Advice | problem of 'false memories' | Generative learning holds the promise of immunizing people against the pitfalls of false memory | Boy with ants crawling out of his eye baffle doctors | There's no shame in being mentally ill, report says | Study shows cancer detector flawed - The Washington Times United Press International | More companies are battling employee stress with meditation | Wheelchair moves at the speed of thought | UCLA study reveals surgeon shortage | 'Human dolphin' breaks record | Holding severed head in place, he defied death | Right-to-die group changes its name | Drug companies battle import proposal | Commission Finds Disarray in Mental Health Programs (washingtonpost.com) | Health Coverage Drops for Young Retirees (washingtonpost.com) | Cell-phone study More dangerous than driving drunk | 'Ape diet' lowers bad cholesterol levels | severe shortage of preventive medicine physicians | Diet as good as drug for lowering cholesterol, says study | Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy | Study Negligent care of disabled leads to deaths | HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS IN WOMEN

| Rice makes first rapid, sensitive whole-blood immunoassay | Amnesia, confusion may signal concussion | Happy people may have more immunities to common cold | New study shows green algae extract boosts flu vaccine | Short-term dyslexia treatment strengthens key brain regions | First human tongue transplant successful | Toxic pollutant proves mercurial csmonitor.com | Unhealthy profits DRUGS SHOULD BE A COMMON GOOD | GM food risk to humans very low | A better diagnosis for ovarian cancer | Taking control Lab testing you order for yourself | Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March' | Pediatric food allergies What every parent should know | Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors | a surgeon who bungled a woman's sterilisation is liable for the cost of bringing up her child to the age of 18 | Gene-stress combination doubles depression risk | Frequent flyers fears over cosmic rays allayed | Immune 'invisibility' of brain stem cells proven | Multi-tasking diabetes pill shows promise | Changes in deep brain tissue signal an increased risk for strokes | Concern over clinical value of new mood disorder drugs | Anti-inflammatory drugs lower risk of Alzheimer's | PLASTERBOARD COMPOSITION MAY EFFECT MOLD GROWTH | Technology creates new concerns for dying older patients and their families

| Research suggests how steroids cause diabetes and hypertension; liver plays critical role | Doctors more dispirited than they were in 2001 | Almost 70 percent of residents said they had received 51 or more job offers, and more than 40 percent said they had fielded more than 100 offers | Mite-Proof Covers Alone Don't Help Asthma | Head size gives autism early warning | New oral appliance significantly aids obstructive sleep apnea patients in small study | strong relationship between high levels of fungus in the household and...increased...lower respiratory tract illnesses, including croup, pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis | Can masturbating keep the doctor away | Antidepressant helps alleviate compulsive shopping disorder, Stanford researchers find | Masturbation could protect against prostate cancer, study suggests

| Those that had the greatest acceleration of head growth also had the most severe autism | New way of treating elderly patients with delirium defies conventional medical wisdom | Emory scientists find anti-tumor compounds in magnolia cones | Inflammation blocks impact of heart healthy diets for some | Teens' distorted body image may lead to unhealthy behaviors | Medicare waiting period leaves over 1.2 million seriously disabled without secure health insurance | Most older people in deprived areas are at risk of social exclusion | Diabetes and Heart Failure Patients Often Treated with Diabetes Medications Considered Unsafe | Researchers Identify Two Types of Childhood Reading Disability With Different Brain Patterns and Different Outcomes | a small area of skin near the eyes and the nose is the point of entry for the brain temperature tunnel | Why do we dream | High-tech 'Batcanes' for the blind | A truly preventive medicine, capable of tackling degenerative diseases like arthritis and Alzheimer's, will be based on diet supplements, not drugs. Drug companies don't like it | Nutrition—the new medicine | Throughout human history the leading causes of death have been infection and trauma. Modern medicine has scored significant victories against both | the major causes of ill health and death are now the chronic degenerative diseases, such as coronary artery disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, cataract and cancer | Type B malnutrition is a major cause of chronic degenerative diseases | In Finland, simple dietary changes which halved heart attacks and strokes during the 1980s and 1990s led to significantly reduced drug sales | the next wave of healthcare will be food, and the point of delivery will shift from the pharmacy to the supermarket checkout | Percentage of Americans depleted in vitamins

| Study Shows Celebs Have Medical Muscle | Modified mice show super-healing powers | Biological clock more influenced by temperature than light | Drug combination extends survival in mesothelioma | Brain calcium sensor reflects cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's disease | Men with 3 of 5 metabolic abnormalities risk diabetes, heart disease | Scientist proposes new theory of aging | Antibiotic treatment without diagnosis for patients with a sore throat is not cost-effective | There was a striking association in women between being overweight at 70 and developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) ten to 18 years later | Study Couric's colonoscopy caused cross-country climb in colon cancer checks | Study identifies factors increasing risk of psychosocial problems among disabled children | Suicide risk among alcoholics appears to increase with age | Message to pediatricians advise parents to limit movie access to reduce chances of teen smoking | Changing focus of traditional hospital 'rounds' improves patient care | Depression in African-American men may be barrier to high blood pressure control

| Age-Related Stem Cell Loss Prevents Artery Repair And Leads To Atherosclerosis | With Gates's Help, Immunization Initiative Surges (TechNews.com) | approved damages as high as $100,000 to compensate a spouse for the loss of love | Experts Memory Loss Often a Focus Problem | Brain stem cells are not rejected when transplanted | New Approach for Halting Liver Tumors' Blood Supply Shrinks Tumors and Extends Survival In Mice | Long-term, heavy smoking doubles the risk of more aggressive prostate cancer in middle-aged men

| Studies demonstrate differing response from left and right colon tumors | Cadmium exposure and risk of breast cancer Is there a relationship | Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Applied to Skin Lessens Muscle Soreness | certain jasmines can be hallucinogenic | Sleeping on it works | sleep deprivation below six hours impairs cognitive function | Deadly horse disease rampages across US East Coast | Researchers search for cause of delayed sleep phase syndrome | Food May Trigger Life-Threatening Asthma | perhaps some of the life-threatening asthma that we are seeing may in fact be related to food allergic reactions and have been misdiagnosed only as asthma | Are smoke free hospitals unethical | Brains hardwired to underestimate own strength | Blood test may predict multiple sclerosis | GM vaccine for peanut allergy shows promise | Diagnosis Gets Girl, 5, Out of Wheelchair | A Drink to Your Health | Patients' depression better predictor of poor quality of life | Researchers envision intelligent implants | Brain rewiring during learning boosted by drug | New test opens prenatal genetic diagnosis to all | Wildlife markets and disease transmission | Survival of patients with lung failure depends on health of other organs | Crash victim wakes up after 20 years in a coma | A pill to help children read [09jul03] | Backlash surprises genetic engineers | Bizarre sleep behavior can be terrifying | Disciplined Doctors Disappear From Medical Board Site | Green Aid The Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. | UCLA-led study challenges bipolar depression treatment guidelines | Air dried sperm could allow home storage | STRATEGIES TO BOOST WOMEN’S MULTIVITAMIN USE FALL SHORT | Study Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services | how the body's immune system fights an enormous array of antigens, employing a delicate balance of mutations | Aborted fetuses could become unborn mothers | Womb transplants for women 'three years away' | The Japanese are a bit different. They have practically no heart disease | Five Unhealthy Practices You Can Live With | For Some Teens, a Severe Persistent Headache Is a Nasty Fact of Life -- and Relief Can Be Elusive | Enter a Teaching Hospital in July and Your Care May Fall to A Brand-New Medical Intern. Fear Not, Says One Former Rookie | Dr. Koop- Experts No Proof That Vitamins Prevent Disease | Embryonic hope for damaged spines | New Study Reveals Anger Management Helps Northern Ireland Fire Fighters Handle Stress | Surrogate mothers have no doubts about handing over the baby | Standard depression treatments found effective for low-income minority women

| Is Pot Safe? | Fourth of July grilling should start with irradiated hamburger | Gender preferences in 'comfort' foods stem from childhood | Scientists focusing on how exercise raises immunity | Mechanism Found That Weakens Caregivers' Immune Status | Reducing nationwide obesity starts in neighborhoods | Medical expenses similar for white, black, hispanic Medicare seniors | Emergency treatment for chest pain saves lives | Publishing surgeons' performance may encourage risk averse behaviour | Drug improves the sense of touch, Science study says | NIH Scientist Says He's Paid To Do Nothing (washingtonpost.com) | Wouldn't it be better to be spending the money on doctors and nurses than to be contracting out and losing money | About 20% to 25% of SARS patients end up on breathing machines, and approximately 40% of those die | the existing structure of the Commissioned Corps dates back decades and is no longer suitable to help it meet the demands made upon it | left the Commissioned Corps fractured and decentralized | Taking a Quick Swipe at Cancer | 'Federal civilian retirees, including members of Congress...should not face a situation in which they must rely on Medicare' | 15 percent of students are sexually abused by a teacher, principal, janitor or other member of a school's staff | Blacks more likely to be shot than whites even when holding harmless objects | Breast fluid a better option for detecting cancer | The Mouth Linked to Bed-Wetting, Ear Infections and Tension Headaches | ESA helps Sun-fearing kids | Nanotech strategy could create new organs | Strangers arrange suicide pacts via Web - Jul. 8, 2003 | Rare Versions Of Immune System Genes Stave Off HIV Infection | Testing Method May Be Culprit Behind Abnormal Pap Test Results | Meeting emotional needs of family makes a difference in the ICU | Sleep disorders linked to faulty brain chemistry, study finds | Spectrum of West Nile symptoms includes paralysis | 31 percent of more than 700 doctors surveyed say they sometimes withhold medical information about treatment options from patients | The ethical issue is that we no longer work for patients since we are no longer paid by them | Are Doctors Withholding Treatment Info? | Untangling the Roots of Cancer -- [ BIOTECHNOLOGY ] -- Recent evidence challenges long-held theories of ho | man survives falling the equivalent of 12 stories down open manhole | Injuries Cost China Over $12 Billion A Year | Cholesterol test at 50 spots those most at risk of heart disease | Critical infrastructure research improving public safety | The uninsured turn to the emergency department for dental complaints | Pox to pimples; study says acne-like outbreak not vaccinia | an innovative way to speed the healing of severe bone breaks | Novel cancer drug achieves significant response rate in advanced multiple myeloma patients

| Mediterranean diet backed as a whole | Simple solution for safer peanuts revealed | Counselling can add to post-disaster trauma | Whose DNA Is It Anyway? | One Pill to Cure All | New Drug Plan Far From Cure-All, Retirees Find | Muslim babies’ MMR jabs have traces of pork | High-Tech Device Allows Quadriplegic Man to Take | Better pharmaceuticals cost more | New study demonstrates bone protein can reverse kidney failure | How alcohol use may worsen hepatitis C infection | Restaurants and hotels that go smoke free will not lose dollars by doing so -- contrary to popular beliefs -- and some may even gain revenues | Scientists find genetic link between cancer and premature aging | Ex-Coke worker says some machines tainting drinks | Drug synergy boosts malaria treatment | receiving a traffic ticket reduces a driver's risk of dying in a crash by 35 percent in the weeks following the citation | Australian Miner Amputates Own Arm After Being Trapped in Shaft | The Deeper Problem (healthcare) | Gut reaction A bacterium that causes ulcers and stomach cancer is on the decline, but not everyone is celebrating. John Whitfi | Food Packaging Often More Hype Than Truth, Consumer Groups Charge | NASA to study man who survives on liquids and sunlight - smh.com.au | Pretreatment increases liver transplant survival in rats | First study of children born after in vitro maturation indicates the technique is safe | Scientists find potential stem cells in amniotic fluid – a new source | First proof that polycystic ovarian syndrome is more than twice as common in lesbian women | Scientists find what type of genes affect longevity | AGENT ORANGE FUND | Rape, abuse common in Japan's schools | Cutbacks and skepticism about its effectiveness bring an end to Maryland's largest DARE program | Western countries exploit nursing problems elsewhere to shore up their own health services | A Close Look at Human's Underwater Vision (washingtonpost.com) | Daily hormone shot helps take off pounds, research shows | 06.19.2003 - Researchers warn that AIDS in India could become as dire as in Africa

| Former Rite Aid chief pleads guilty to conspiracy | Independent Science Panel Report on Genetically Modified Food and Crops | Great-granny to be a mum at 79 (June 18, 2003) | Want to be a cyborg? You already are, says author Andy Clark | FDG PET accurately evaluates infection and inflammation | Osteoarthritis patients can benefit from radiosynoviorthesis | Hot proteins may sharpen DNA tests; Help bioprocessing | Reading disabilities can develop quite suddenly after the primary grades | Study of dynamic systems could lead to fewer falls, smoother rides | ENBREL provided rapid and significant relief for psoriasis patients in second pivotal study | Once weekly ENBREL significantly reduced rheumatoid arthritis pain, inflammation & improved function | Molecular 'Piggyback Ride' carries Alzheimer’s protein into brain | Pain really is 'all in the mind' | Teens, and now DEA, are on trail of hallucinogenic herb | Radioactive waste found in supermarket salmon | Men could soon live longer than women, according to experts | Tot survives 25-metre drop, dad charged | Standard operation procedure exacerbates liver cancer | New hope for children with eye tumors, cancer | Risk of eye injuries from airbags very low | Best Way to Measure Pain Just Ask | Behind the Mask, the Fear of SARS | Our troops suffer uranium sickness | Troops show uranium sickness signs, claims expert | They filter out things like breast and prostate cancer (sites) and to have to go to a librarian and ask for the filtering to be turned off in those situations can be humiliating | sexsomnia, in which people who are asleep proceed to initiate sexual activity with their bedmates | A London man was killed by his own dog as he suffered an epileptic fit | Study: Air in portable classrooms more toxic | SIDS 'all in the mind' | UCI researcher pinpoints cause of inherited auditory neuropathy

| Survey reveals adult ADHD often undiagnosed by primary care physicians | English babies leave parents with less sleep | Trends in private Medicare+Choice plans provide warnings for Medicare debate | New ovarian cancer hope for women | First prostate cancer prevention drug found, but not all men benefit | New vaccine based on research at UCLA may stop progression of type I diabetes

| Researching a workout device to help keep the balance system in shape | U-Iowa physician suggests possible enzyme deficiency in cystic fibrosis | Pro-choice’ suicide sites come under legal scrutiny | Study Teens' Minds Wired for Cheap Thrills | Seroquel effective and well tolerated treatment for bipolar disorder | Japan’s chilling Internet suicide pacts | Night fright For some people slumber turns into a horror movie | U.S. SARS statistics questioned in Canada | Some SARS carriers not showing symptoms | Scientists Pursue Origins of HIV | The Plasti-Bone | 'Obesity is a family illness' Research offers clues on how to stop the cycle | SARS death rate lower in countries responding aggressively to initial outbreak | IV infustions of human umbilical cord blood stem cells benefit rodents with ALS, spinal cord injury | NHGRI study may help scientists develop safer methods for gene therapy | Assertive patients are 'deepening inequalities in health care' | Low-dose 'pill' may have less stroke risk for young women | Women's first stroke more severe and disabling than men's | Surgery to prevent stroke worthwhile among those over age 80 | Study finds statins would cut heart attacks and strokes by a third in people with diabetes | Optical biopsies on horizon using noninvasive biomedical imaging technique | Shroud of germs | Maine OKs State-Wide Health Insurance | Antibodies reveal 'hidden' SARS infections | Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices | ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET MAY BEAT MALARIA | Nicotine-patch treatment works for smokers with long-term sobriety | Taste testing may help identify alcoholism risk | Consumers may have a beef with cattle feed | Girl with four eyes, two mouths and two noses born in Nepal | rapidly training physicians, physician assistants, nurses and emergency medical technicians for all disasters | Injection prevents blinding blood vessel growth in mice | No survival benefit for heart disease patients treated for depression and low social support | Colour vision ended human pheromone use | Some gun dealers willing to make illegal sales | Capricorns nation's 'worst drivers' (June 17, 2003) | Double punch’ malaria vaccine offers new hope | Killer Pricing A Breakthrough AIDS Drug Comes to Market—at a Price Few Can Afford | Ultimate Fitness The Quest for Truth about Exercise and Health | Why are record numbers suffering while pollen counts are lower than ever?

| Boy electrocuted where there was no current | Reefer gladness - Drug users in the next office and atop the corporate ladder | Iraqi man hid 22 years in a wall | Cinemas may trigger asthma | man cut off his toes, fried them up and ate them between two slices of bread after getting high sniffing butane gas | California finds 30,000 caregivers arrested this year | Calf saliva improves toothpaste | Donor cells from new source ignored by the immune system | Need a new bone? We'll print it for you | Decoded male chromosome reveals surprises | Genetically modified grass snuffs out hayfever | Rumors of male chromosome’s demise greatly exaggerated, study finds | Medication may slow progression of Alzheimer disease | Organelle's discovery challenges theory, could alter approach to disease treatment | Male Chromosome Seriously Weird | Radiofrequency, chemotherapy prove effective duo in destroying tumors | Image-guided suite of the future brings precision to minimally invasive procedure | Chemoembolization helps patients with liver cancer live longer | Brain aneurysms successfully treated without open surgery | Heart hormones inhibit growth of pancreatic cancer cells in laboratory, USF-VA study finds | First-ever images of developing dengue virus obtained at Purdue | Adolescents are neurologically more vulnerable to addictions | WHO Says at Least One Year Needed for SARS Vaccine | Survey Seniors prefer Medicare to private plans - Jun. 19, 2003 | One in three adults needs drugs to cope. 19-06-2003. ABC News Online | Cancer could be caught before it develops | Ovarian cancer cells killed by new drug | New approach offers hope to patients with rectal cancer | Half of HIV patients choose alternative medicine | Low Birthweight Link to Diabetes May Be Due to Decreased Formation of Blood Vessels | No evidence that family physicians have a lower success rate treating depression | Shyness linked to brain differences | New treatment approach may help patients with eczema | Uncertainty Plagues SARS Fight | frontline the other drug war introduction PBS | What You Should Know About Monkeypox | You ain't seen nothing yet (epidemics) | Wipe out a brief history of pandemics | A Brief and Opinionated Overview of What's Happening in the Life Sciences Today | It's Hard to Make a Human Why Clones Fail | Physicians' Group Seeks World Free Of Tobacco | High Cost Of Inaction On Health Care (washingtonpost.com) | 'We will either then mandate universal coverage regardless of individual risk assessment or abandon the concept of health care insurance leaving each individual to the luck of the genetic draw' | Questionable Doctors - Introduction

| Make way for the Bionic Man | National Schizophrenia Awareness Day Ignoring the voice within | Japan's 101-year-old bar maid | MP twins, 114, live and die together | Secret of SARS control Follow those rumors | Protecting America's Health The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation | Prescriptions | There is so much shame and secrecy about rape which ultimately keeps rape victims from seeking the help they need so much. We can support one another | Ehrlich Appointee Urges Universal Health Care (washingtonpost.com) | Bring Sizzle Back to a Sex-Starved Marriage | Close communication between identical twins helps them live longer | Man or Machine Part 3 Bionic Man | Peer Pressure, Alcohol and Drugs All Push Teens Toward Sex | 3-month-old Phoenix girl killed by ants during nap | Southeast Asian water babies have supreme aquatic vision | Nature or Nurture | Iraqi man ends 20 years in hiding | Deaths linked to Web suicides - May. 26, 2003 | Women benefit from rehab programs following heart complications, despite lack of referrals | Media to blame for SARS panic | Hysteria grips a forbidden city at the epicentre of a killer virus | World Bank warns of Sars effect | Economic fallout of SARS said worse than 9-11 | Virus Takes Toll on Asian Dynamos (washingtonpost.com) | fears of the illness could grow to include merchandise | Millions trapped as Beijing shuts gates - smh.com.au | Men are more than twice as likely to die during thunderstorms than are women, and most cases involve a vehicle or sports | SARS An Amazing About-Face in Beijing | Some Firms See Gold in SARS-Inspired Sales | SARS looms large for embattled tech manufacturers - Apr. 30, 2003 | Can a Disease Outbreak Help a Country? | Internet played a key role in decoding SARS genome, scientists say | Cases Thought to Be Relapses Now Seen as Other Conditions

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