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| Drug that cuts off a tumorís blood supply shows promising results when paired with chemotherapy | The mentally ill deserve better care | White House hushed up asbestos peril affecting millions | As Drug Patents End, Costs for Generics Surge | Weather-Resistant Genes | Sirtuin protein has a new function; May play role in lifespan extension

| HRT reduces diabetes rates in some women | Vitamin C, fish, and a gout drug target artery damage from smoking | Australian Doctor to Unveil New Death Machine | Lowering beta-amyloid levels in blood to treatment Alzheimer's | Cannabis linked to Biblical healing | Viral infection linked to heart attack and stroke | No Abuse Risk in Hyperactivity Drugs, Study Says | Workplace safety 'neglected' | Child hospitalizations good time to get parents to stop smoking | old age wonít boost health-care costs as much as some have predicted | 19.2 Million U.S. Adults Have Chronic Kidney Disease | Purdue researchers discover basis for biological clock | Jesus 'healed using cannabis' | 'Go pills' gone if US finds a way to send soldiers sleepless into battle | Charting the hidden force at street corners | Malpractice crisis manufactured by insurers, consumer group says | Patients have begun to bear the brunt of malpractice premiums (washingtonpost.com) | Purdue researchers design fishes' diets to make you healthier | Brain cells may be damaged for ever by cocaine abuse | Cocaine harms brain's 'pleasure center,' addict study finds | Stanford research shows medications underused in treating heart disease | Hopkins researchers find genetic cause for multi-system disorder | PROVIDERS NEED INCREASED AWARENESS OF PATIENTS' 'SELF-TREATING' WITH SUPPLEMENTS | HOSPITAL DISCHARGE DATA CAN GIVE CLEARER PICTURE OF GUN INJURIES | Researchers discover new test for genetic disease related to Parkinsonís | New Drug Reduces Effects of MS, Crohn's (washingtonpost.com) | 60 disease genes mapped in chromosome 14 | Nicotine - Worse than we thought | SURFACE TREATMENTS COULD MAKE READY-TO-EAT PRODUCTS SAFER | CLONED PIGS BEHAVE JUST LIKE, WELL, PIGS | New study shows angioplasty more effective than clot busters in treating heart attack | PATIENTS COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT PAPERWORK THAN CARE | SMOKERS, BINGE DRINKERS AREN'T GETTING PHYSICIANS' ADVICE | Occasional lack of health insurance results in less preventive care | Designing safer handguns could prevent many unintentional shooting | many patients wait more than an hour for emergency care | Concerns over drug industry creation of new diseases | One in five GPs in England want to quit | Men with diabetes father smaller babies | Air ionisers wipe out hospital infections

| New research supports efficacy of zincum gluconicum nasal gel | Get Smart About Allergies | Forgive and your health won't forget csmonitor.com | Oral drug combination proven as effective as standard chemotherapy | Expert Twins more identical than clones - Dec. 30, 2002 | Summer linked to suicide study [December 29, 2002] | Children face 'epidemic' of behavioural problems | Penalty shoot-outs can trigger heart attcks | People from distant lands have strikingly similar genetic traits, study reveals | Combination treatment shows promise for schizophrenia | data reduction Ear damage by MP3, DVD and digital television | protections against ants, VD, bacteria | Cornell News Explaining Acrylamide | US wrecks cheap drugs deal | Ultrasound scan spots Down's syndrome | False dawns in the brave world of New Genetics | FDA to allow unverified health claims on food labels | Rebuilding the Food Pyramid | Testing the First AIDS Vaccine | Humans more similar than different | They're the next step in human evolution. But they're just like everybody else | Human kidneys created in mice | Low-Tech Way to Thwart Accidents | Healing power in a gene | Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery

| UCLA-Caltech scientists develop new gene therapy approach | USC researchers use gene therapy to prompt mouse cells to produce human collagen | Key gender difference found in sickle cell disease | New study counters previous research linking intake of dietary fat with increased risk of dementia | Tiny Implanted Monitors, 'Black Boxes' for Humans, Gain Traction | Stanford researchers study emerging treatment for chronic sinus infections | New research addresses confusion about juice | Brain Can Generate Unexplained Noise In Ears | Doctor Says Yoga May Be Prescription For Better Health | Public misled over fire-safe cigarettes | Out-of-body operation banishes tumours | Study Shows Pacing Defibrillators May Damage Hearts | New method of delivering chemotherapy using ultrasound works in BYU lab | More dialysis, highly permeable artificial kidney may not aid some, UT Southwestern researcher finds | Similar Outcomes for Limb Reconstruction and Amputation After Trauma--12-17-2002 | Too much grape juice could cause iron deficiency | Researchers Discover Gene that Controls Learned Fear | Worm Enzyme Has Promise for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease | Supervised exercise program is an effective remedy for cramping leg pain | USDA Failed to Act Against Plant's Listeria, Inspector Says (washingtonpost.com)

| Ultrasound shown to be potentially safe, effective way to kill bacteria | Researchers developing new arsenal in war against cancer | Hemoglobin-Based Agent Reduces Need for Transfusion During Heart Surgery | Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers Alter Their Traits, Become Receptive to New Therapies | NICOTINE PATCH EFFECTIVE WITHOUT DIRECT COUNSELING | FEMALE BYPASS PATIENTS EXPERIENCE FEWER COMPLICATIONS WHEN SPOUSES KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT | 'Dose dense' chemotherapy improves survival in breast cancer patients | Rush begins use of magnetic guided navigation system | Ŗ blockers for glaucoma and excess risk of airways obstruction | Tobacco industry concealed its role in refuting important study | Self-help programme for pregnant smokers is ineffective | MRSA deaths on the rise | Significant improvements in disease free survival reported in women with breast cancer | American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December (second issue) | Report card finds older Americans fail 6 of 10 goals for improving healthy aging | Fish's re-grown heart gives hope for humans | Herbicide fights malaria in people | Hi-Fi ear armor at a Low-Fi price - Dec. 13, 2002 | iIn Silico-i Medicine Science News Online, Dec. 14, 2002 | Male Pill on the Horizon Drug disables mouse sperm but wears off quickly Science News Online, Dec. 14, 2002 | ATTENTION-DEFICIT CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM 'BRAIN WAVE' TRAINING | European scholars support development of germ line modification | Seeking the cause of Parkinson's | SafeChild.net Toy Recall Database | Drug-test kits available to Sturgis parents | Stress and Your Teeth | Sensitive Teeth | Oral Health Mirrors Overall Health | Light shed on vision and hearing disorders | Wistar-developed antibody shows promise against brain tumors in Drexel trial

| Biodegradable Gelatin Particles Show Promise For Delivering Therapeutic Genes In Treatment Of Kidney Disease | Scientists find fully differentiated blood cells remain able to switch identity | Zengen, Inc. announces novel approach to reduce organ rejection | Patients' lives at risk from needless lung scans | Mechanism to overcome Gleevec resistance demonstrated | New gene therapy boost immune system to cure cancer | researchers uncover role of platelets in hardening of the arteries | Worm chemical could save human hearts | Kids Overdosing on Cold Medicine to Get High | U.S. Violent Crime on the Rise, FBI Says (washingtonpost.com) | Part of AIDS Virus Can Hide Itself (washingtonpost.com) | A new study sheds light on how the tongue restores its ability to taste following surgery | Without water, the body will shut down its need to ingest food | Cox-2 enzyme plays important role regulating acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury | Study may direct solutions for air pollution disease affecting agricultural, industrial workers | Older people & lifelong learning | Increased bone mass in a calcitonin knockout mouse full of surprises | Brenner Children's Hospital pediatrician recommends acupuncture as adjunctive therapy | Smart polymers provide light-activated switch to turn enzymes on and off | SIGNS OF SMOKING LINGER LONGER IN MENTHOL SMOKERS | Curiosity Is Key to Personal Growth in Many Spheres, Including Intimate Relationships | Study suggests inflammatory protein is strongly associated with heart disease | New tongue reconstruction methods help patients with mouth cancer

| overdoses of acetaminophen cause most cases of acute liver failure | TREATING ALCOHOLISM IS MORE COMPLEX THAN 'ALL OR NOTHING' | Researchers explain how the brain integrates head position and acoustics | The time to prevent cardiovascular disease is now | Serotonergic dysfunction doesnít cause suicide | Binge drinking among Jewish and non-Jewish college students | Why males bear pain better | An unlikely new weapon against a deadly bacteria in oysters A virus | Could an anti-marijuana compound hold the key to body weight and appetite control | Enzyme could provide 'chemical liposuction' | Could it be that ostentation eases anxiety High levels of C-reactive protein indicate early heart disease | Occupational therapy is cost effective, significantly improves quality of life for seniors | black hypertension Tied To Slave Ship Transport | Alzheimer's in America The Aluminum - Phosphate Fertilizer Connection | Brain damage in infants not always tied to delivery | Technique to induce cancer cells to 'commit suicide' developed by Hebrew University scientists | Bionic eye 'ready for human trials' | Hair clue to temporary deafness | Hibernators may hold the key for better human organ preservation |

More hand transplants to be performed, predict experts at international congress | Sleep and sedation controlled in same brain centre, say scientists | Verbal Memory Test Best Indicator Of Who Will Have Alzheimer's Disease, New Study Says | Blocking pathway overcomes tumor vessel resistance to radiation | Combined kidney and bone marrow transplantation allows patients to discontinue anti-rejection drugs | babies can have reflux | Magnetic Stimulation Relieves Depression | Accidental discovery could lead to AIDS cure | Town rallies around mother who killed her two ailing sons | new diagnostic test for lupus | Nutritional Supplements May Combat Muscle Loss | Good legs 'control' paralysed partners |

nano-scale delivery of medicine using a light beam to move liquid through tiny tubes | | Viral Survivor Science News Online, Aug. 3, 2002 | hormone decreases need for blood transfusions | An Air Bag for Motorcyclists | Too fat to fight | Team care doubles effectiveness of depression treatment for older adults | New federal report on carcinogens lists estrogen therapy, ultraviolet, wood dust | Lethal virus has been killing for more than 3,000 years | Sleep Paralysis | Tomato Vaccine | White House Wages Stealth War on Condoms | Slow Food | Are You Headed for Hurried Woman Syndrome | Are There No Second Chances in U.S. | Reversible male contraceptive deforms sperm | Disparity between rich and poor for hip, knee replacement | The biology of induced memory | Identification of genes causing defects in vitamin B12 metabolism | Combination chemotherapy may produce remission in adults with acute myeloid leukemia | Mayo Clinic researchers investigate drugís possible link to valvular heart disease | Ehealth for Europe | Thalidomide-like compound shows early promise against multiple myeloma | New drug combination may prevent dangerous complication of bone marrow transplantation | 'Designer' drug shows activity in leukemia | Novel drug for multiple myeloma continues to show promise in early study | Brain preserves ability to 'feel' and 'move' after spinal cord injury in one quadriplegic | New findings in unrelated donor transplants, Parkinson's disease | Cholesterol-lowering drug improves survival after heart transplant | Study correlates driving impairment with Parkinsonís disease | Is there a common genetic link for depression and cardiovascular disease | Hemispherectomy ends seizures in many older children with rare seizure disorder

| Scientists discover gene 'signature' for tumor's tendency to spread | A new approach holds promise for reducing cocaine craving | Jewels that may help explain behavioral disorders found among 'junk' DNA | Domestic Violence Often Comes From Men Who Repress Emotions, Feel Threatened, Study Finds | NUTRITION ADVICE MAKES HEART-HEALTHY DIET MORE SATISFYING | FDA rules hinder cancer vaccines | Remote-control for bacteria | Alternative therapies may help people with dementia | Nursing shortage might not exist | Nurses no worse than junior doctors in assessing patients before surgery | screening and treatment of new immigrants for latent stage of tuberculosis | most baby-boomers fall short of good health | Family work and quality of life | Simpler fix best for irregular heart - Dec. 5, 2002 | Researchers reach milestone in fight against lymphatic filariasis | The mouse genome and the measure of man | Gene secrets of mice and men revealed | Making heart surgery more brain-friendly | COMPARISON OF HUMAN, MOUSE GENOMES SHOW MORE GENOMIC REARRANGEMENTS TO ACCOUNT FOR 75 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION | SMOKING REDUCTION STRATEGIES SHOW SUCCESS | Hyperbaric oxygen therapy's use as a healing tool grows | Mice, men share 99 percent of genes - Dec. 4, 2002 | Hill's Gridlock Left Health Issues Unaddressed (washingtonpost.com) | 'Junk DNA' Contains Essential Information (washingtonpost.com) | RESEARCHERS MAKE KEY IMMUNE SYSTEM DISCOVERY | New first-aid method could prevent brain damage in patients exposed to carbon monoxide | first head-to-head data on latest antihistamines has implications for hay fever management | researcher reveals differences in high-altitude living | Higher cost sharing reduces plans' drug expenditures, but boosts enrollee costs | ultrasound helps in treating tennis elbow and other tendon problems | Some freed from Mass. prisons are sentenced to living on streets | Caught sleeping Study captures virus dormant in human cells | Hospitalists Reduce Costs, Length of Hospital Stay and Short-Term Mortality | AIDS dead could be buried in disused mines | Ulcer-Causing Pathogen Uses Hydrogen for Energy | 10 keys to recovery from schizophrenia | Listening To Music While Working Out Helps People With Severe Lung Disease Improve Their Fitness Levels

| Alternative treatment for secretory diarrhea linked to the cystic fibrosis gene | 2,000+ brown recluse spiders in a Kansas home and no bites | California physicians are dropping out of managed care, according to UCSF researchers | Twins give birth the same day [01dec02] | Portion size matters Given too much, we eat it | misc medical reports | Marijuana's distant relative may be the next prozac | Scientists copy pot to combat depression | Combining key ingredients of vegetarian diet cuts cholesterol significantly, says study | Suicide blights China's women | Toxic Intruder Has Families Fleeing Homes | New UGA study demonstrates bacterial pathogens use hydrogen as energy source in animals | Hype in Health Reporting | Product to Heal Damaged Bone | Hi-tech workplace no better than factories | Protein in eye may help fight autoimmune diseases in other parts of body | Skin grafts without scarring | GOOD HEALTH'S IN THE MAIL MAILED PROMOTIONS CUT DOCTOR VISITS FOR SOME | 'Knot' to be undone, researchers discover unusual protein structure | Face transplants 'possible within a year' | Emergency medicine drug shortages likely to increase | DEPRESSION MORE DANGEROUS FOR ELDERLY MEN THAN WOMEN | Study finds EMS is risky occupation | Bush Administration Removes Health Info from Federal Websites | Transplant surgeons look the future in the face | Mighty mice are less susceptible to muscular dystrophy gene's effects

| Software detects possible link between childhood attention-deficit disorder, adult drug addiction | Template for Health Care Coverage (washingtonpost.com) | Opinion Focus Managed Care Legislation | 'Master Salesman' Stands at Center of Health-Care Financial Crisis | The Great Pall of China | Beyond patches and pills the remarkable future of drug delivery | Discovery May Dramatically Reduce Liver Transplants In Children | Junk DNA Revisited - Silicon Valley startup claims to have unlocked a key to its hidden language | Cannabis link to mental illness strengthened | Enbrel(R) is first therapy shown to inhibit bone and joint damage in PsA | Enbrel only TNF receptor with five years sustained data in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

| Researchers Identify Cause of Aggressive Childhood Cancer | MAJORITY OF U.S. ADULTS HAVE SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS | Miniature implantable sensor likely lifesaver for patients | Blowing up diseased lungs could save lives | critical care forum | Variation in gynaecological procedure suggests surgery is unnecessary | What state officials aren't telling you about chronic wasting disease | The Costly Case of the Purple Pill | Eye correction is seriously short sighted | Lifestyle risks for cardiovascular disease differ between men and women | High iron stores and possible increased health risks in the elderly | Norwegian study demonstrates targeted coxibs may prevent oral cancer | Sleep apnea linked to early brain damage | Majority of nursing home aides experience racism from residents and staff | YOUNG MOTHERS' MARITAL STATUS, NOT AGE, LINKED TO LATER DEPRESSION | Interferon treatment causes major depression in many hepatitis C patients | High iron stores in women of reproductive age may increase cardiovascular risk | Coffee drinking elevates plasma homocysteine and risk factors for coronary heart disease | Military Hospitals' Records Decried (washingtonpost.com)

| Drug Combination Opens Clogged Arteries Faster, Keeps Them Open Longer | Pre-clinical studies identify novel ways to enhance effect of chemotherapy | schools boost empty calories to raise test scores | Better Carotid Artery Procedure | Long-lasting anti-impotence pill approved | Irbesartan cost-effective treatment of diabetic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes | Sleep apnoea linked to stuttering and brain damage | Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Works, FDA Staff Says | DEPLETION OF BODY CHEMICAL CAN CAUSE MEMORY, MOOD CHANGES | Taking Health Care In-House | 'Mobile Cap' to Combat Phone Health Worries | BRAIN GRAY MATTER DECLINES IN SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS | Blood proteins tied to inflammation | New guidelines focus on fish, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids | drug blocks enzyme that activates bacterial and viral toxins | Children of centenarians have less heart disease | New York Exports Mentally Ill, Shifting Burden to Other States

| Hot, new device uses 'cold' laser to treatcarpal-tunnel syndrome | The enema within | New genetic option for thwarting cancer | Assisted Reproduction May Be Linked To Birth Defect Syndrome | Drug averts Parkinson's disease in fruit flies, suggesting new approach for humans

| Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions 99 times more likely to be hospitalized | Self-Management Program Proves Beneficial For Macular Degeneration Patients | Quick, cheap blood test predicts chance of surviving heart attack | Food for Thought | Boy's research launches probe | New HIV vaccine holds promise of global effectiveness | Making knee replacements last | Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute | T cell clones shrink melanoma tumors | People who give, live longer U-M study shows | secret agent in battle against E. coli, other foodborne pathogens | how women recover from addiction | possible new treatments for urinary tract infections | Newborn surgery carries hidden risks | Urinary tract infections 'protect' against stillbirth | Sharing Long-Term-Care Insurance | Making therapeutic kitchens more like home aids Alzheimer's patients

| aging moms have conflicted relationship with lower-achieving adult children | Long-lasting anti-impotence pill approved | Partners can make chronic pain worse | How HIV outmaneuvers the immune system | Residential addiction treatment demonstrates economic benefits | Anti-depressant bupropion may alleviate negative mood associated with quitting smoking | COMPUTERS GREATLY REDUCE PRESCRIPTION ERRORS | Controversial dyslexia treatment 'works' | Homosexuality is biological | Cancer vaccine shuts off blood supply | Aging lowers activity in brain's language areas; performance unaffected | A pathway towards cures for Parkinson's and cancer | Electronic nose detects pneumonia in critically ill patients | Intensive care specialists reduce hospital death rates by 30 percent | Maternal grandma makes big difference in boy's life or else | Scans reveal depression may return | A helpful street drug | Mole-rat Methuselahs, at 26 years old and counting, bolster evolutionary theory of aging

| AIDS-syringe exchange study | researchers identify key to cancer cell mobility | Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis | | Mimicking brain's 'all clear' tricks rats into not feeling scared | Ecstasy has dramatic effect on Parkinson's symptoms | Alertness pill seeks wider uses | How Safe Is Airline Water Bring Your Own Bottle | Drug Abuse | NIST 'pins' down imaging system for the blind | researchers find postoperative fevers common following hemispherectomy | Genetic Variant Protects People Against Malaria | Brains of elderly can compensate to remain sharp, study indicates | New treatment strategy for Crohn's disease shows early promise | Cloned stem cells may give new lease of life | A Pain in the Face

| Preventing Headaches | Plaice slime can provide new antibiotics | Health care rationing in Germany | Pre-term infants slower than full-terms at processing information | | UK's elderly care plan run by US 'cheats' | Old Drug, New Uses Science News Online, Nov. 9, 2002 | A pain in the eyes Millions suffer from a malady in the dark recesses of the head (11-4-02) | more satisfaction in same-race doctor-patient relationships | | Grandad's diet affects descendants' health | Being Social Keeps Mind Sharp | Study Cites Opportunity To Lift Life Expectancy (washingtonpost.com) | Used mattresses may increase risk of cot death | Free smoke alarm programmes are failing | 'Control valve' within heart cells could protect body during heart attacks | 2020 Vision on immortality | DOD Allegedly Covered Up Medical Records | Widower learns to breastfeed | DEPRESSION AFTER BYPASS SURGERY LINKED TO LATER PROBLEMS

| Biomechanic Device To Grow Arteries for Bypass Surgery Patients | Vaccine may save livers of hepatitis C victims | New technology separates cancer from benign tumors | Hibernating Squirrels Provide Clues for Stroke, Parkinsonís | Why Women Have Breasts | Health-Care Costs The Painful Truth | Managed Care's Price-Hike Panacea | Child panels to identify 'criminals of the future' | Drug beats sleep | Mother's painkillers linked to childhood wheezing | diagnosing diseases before symptoms strike | Pentagon No More GI Guinea Pigs | Forever Young (washingtonpost.com) | Your brain may soon be used against you | New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug | Stronger Breed of Head Lice Survives | Searching within ourselves for the vaccine against HIV | Tailor-made Cancer Drugs Wave of the Future | learning ability under stress still strong in Prozac-treated females

| Life-saving properties of beta blockers extend to more patients | effects of multiple concussions in high school athletes | Brain study of back pain sufferers yields intriguing results | Long-term ERT in postmenopausal women with Alzheimer's may worsen memory | Periodontal examinations could save lives | Vitamins valuable for baby boomersí eye disease | Too much MSG could cause blindness | New type of antiobiotic tackles hard-to-treat pediatric infections

| Exercise, talk therapy may help relieve some symptoms of Gulf War veteransí illnesses | Outmuscled Muscles, not nerve cells, fail in old worms Science News Online, Oct. 26, 2002 | Increasing BMD could save Medicare $15 million | Bacterial protein kills tumors

| Use Those Alcohol Gels, U.S. Tells Doctors, Nurses | Ecstasy and cannabis may help Parkinson's - smh.com.au | Entrepreneur Creates Pain Ointment from Emu Oil | Women Work. The System Doesn't | Internet set to change the patient-doctor relationship | Calcium-blocker drug slows artery clogging better than beta blocker | Food additives 'cause temper tantrums' | Tiny Coils Reduce Brain Hemorrhage Deaths | Womenís stroke symptoms differ from menís, often arenít 'traditional' signs, study finds | $2 per dose vs. $1500 per dose One doctor develops new therapy for macular degeneration | Children's Health Plan At Center of Dispute (washingtonpost.com)

| Gene tweaking safely doubles lifespan | New drug stops stroke damage to brain | Scientists Produce the Script for Life | ĎTwin sisterí mechanism prevents formation of genetic mutations | Experimental 'gene switch' increases lifespan with no ill effects | Working in Britain survey - older workers, women | | Mild Injury May Render Brain Cells Vulnerable to Immune Attack | Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis | PDA for Blind Cost Out of Sight | Drug Industry Financing Fuels Pro-GOP TV Spots (washingtonpost.com) | Trim the Workweek, Not the Workforce

| Watchdog Groups Calls for Ban on Sex Selection | Experts unlock mystery behind weird dreams | ultrasonic patch to deliver insulin | Keys of Nutrition (washingtonpost.com) | CoQ10 May Arrest Parkinson's Disease | Unsafe Drugs Are Pulled Daily. The Trick Finding Out | Out of place prions trash cells | 'DIY gene modification' of animals revealed | More Work-Related Stress Is Turning Up in Dreams, Experts Say | laws that used to protect our leisure have changed | Workplaces becoming more stressful, says union

| Track down who gave you flu | Hope for patients with advanced bowel cancer | GERD and other GI disorders may disrupt sleep | Costs for surgical treatment of GERD not offset by savings on medications | Fructose intolerance could be the culprit in unexplained abdominal pain and gas | COMMUNITY ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNS FOUND INEFFECTIVE | new anti-leukemia strategy | new test improves detection of prions in animals | Memory Training May Help Some Alzheimer's Patients in the Early Stages of the Disease | As welfare queens go, the nursing home lobby is on a throne by itself | US firms blocking stem cell research | Patient rights win over patent rights | Pain-relief drug may prevent lung problems, blindness in premature infants

| Acetaminophen may protect against heart damage according to Rutgers research | Alzheimer's drug improves pilots' performance on tests | Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy | | U.S. nursing shortage continues to affect patients NEJM | Nursing Shortage National Concern Worldwide nursing shortage has reached crisis proportions | Drugs Restoring Eyesight in Seniors | | MRI Brain Scan May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Decades Before First Symptoms | | Single, elderly women in rural America subject to poverty, isolation | Tests on trial | U.S. Adults Live Longer -- With Chronic Ills, Less Coverage (washingtonpost.com) | | Popping pill may prevent hearing loss | Are electrical appliances dangerous to your health | People near freeways are exposed to 30 times the concentration of dangerous particles

| x-ray type cam | Doctors too embarrassed to discuss sex | Seeking a Remedy for Minority Health Disparities (washingtonpost.com) | Less Expensive HIV Progression Test as Effective as Current Tests in Use | Kids with Down syndrome learn language beyond adolescence | Ion channels allow bacteria to resist stomach acid | Heart failure mortality substantial among elderly | BIG SAMPLE OF U.S. ASTHMA PATIENTS SUFFER FROM MODERATE TO SEVERE DISEASE

| Alzheimer's, nutrition, smallpox, and other 'Human Health Frontiers' addressed by AAAS speakers | Tiny atomic battery developed at Cornell could run for decades unattended, powering sensors or machines | A QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST TINY PROTEIN FOLDS FASTER THAN ANY OTHER | Ancient Defense Mechanism May Still Be Protecting Us | New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases | Steep increase in antidepressant use, study shows -- October 15, 2002

| Antibiotics Not Always Beneficial for Childhood Ear Infections | Study of German children living near airports shows jet aircraft noise impairs long-term memory and reading ability | MRI can predict risk of heart attacks | Allergic to your DNA | coenzyme Q10 slows progressive decline in Parkinsonís disease | | New Parkinson's surgical procedure shows lasting benefits, according to Emory researchers

| accumulating mutations of 'quiet' genes foster aging | Exposure to atomic bomb radiation associated with nervous system tumors | | more expensive heart treatment not so costly in long run | discovery distinct molecular key to overcoming fear | Keeping the 'Grow' in Growing Old (washingtonpost.com) | The Q10 Cure | How High Tech Is Operating on Medicine | Focusing on Picture-Perfect Diagnoses | 'Vitamin' slows Parkinson's progression

| 'Seek and destroy' stem cells kill brain tumours | Biological clock strikes for men too - at age 35 | That Flaming Hair Could Mean Flaming Pain | Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma | CIA mind-control trials revealed as secret inspiration behind 'A Clockwork Orange' | Oregon considering universal health care | Gene Prevents 'Brains Everywhere' | Before he had no future. Now he is a talented star pupil | A Kiddie GPS for the Masses | Estimate $3.3 trillion missing from U.S. Treasury | rumsfield quote lost money | BSE meat 'went into millions of burgers' | Special report Personal genomics | Medicare Versus Private Insurance Rhetoric And Reality | Race for the $1000 genome is on | Making Bone Novel form of vitamin D builds up rat skeleton Science News Online, Oct. 12, 2002

| Medical consequences of attacking Iraq | Heavy menstrual periods associated with economic loss | Husband, wife die 15 minutes apart | Mold fears spur questions about biotech corn | Do Some Birds Cheat to Avoid Inbreeding | Child health professionals still believe in 'teething' | What Older Women Want, Men Can't Deliver-Sex Study | Shadow proteins in thymus - Clues to how immune system works | Atorvastatin shown to decrease heart disease and stroke (more follows) | Understanding acetaminophen poisoning | Cancer survival times 'too pessimistic'

| Control of methane emissions would reduce both global warming and air pollution, researchers find | New avenue of HIV damage found | A red flag for lethal prostate cancer | Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin | Man dies after playing computer games non-stop - smh.com.au | Bill Gates healthcare quote | New Telecom Connections for the Deaf | Medicare gets higher marks from enrollees than private insurance

| Man impaled in head with iron spike, survives | Bogus doctors surgery operated for more than 20 years | Man lives after he is shot 25 times | happiness | Pesticide ingredient neutralizes immunity | Study links TV viewing among kids to later violence - March 28, 2002

| Corporate Alpha Males Act Like Chimps | Dirty Hands? Don't Use Soap, Hospitals Say | More Americans Need Flu Shots, Health Officials Say | Chemists create synthetic cytochromes | Cholesterol fighting drugs may also have protective effects against multiple sclerosis | Opioids, narcotic analgesics effective in treating post-herpetic neuralgia | Opioid medications a good bet for shingles-related pain | Is there a link between soy formula and attention deficit disorder | sleeping on the stomach increases infant SIDS risk | Disabled seniors formerly on SSDI hit hardest by drug costs | Grandparents Face Losing Battle | Controlling Robots with the Mind | Rapid immune reaction key to staving off AIDS | heart-hearing connection | Second-hand sales blamed for bedbugs' comeback | Tiny nerves from the ribs may restore leg movement in spinal cord injury | Majority of Texans favor federal health plan

| physical activity opinion survey demonstrates perceptions do not meet reality | Researchers discover target for new anxiety-reducing drugs | Moderately High Homocysteine Tied To Stroke, Alzheimerís Risk | Soon, the end will come as no surprise | When Body Language Lies | | Pheromones, in context | Morocco's miracle mule | Medieval remedies undergo a renaissance ... American Medical News

| Plastic Disc Designed to Detect Rotten Food | Researchers find mosquito genes that reduce transmission of malaria parasite | Malaria's deadly secrets laid bare | 39% of botswana adults have HIV | Warning on linking genes and human behaviour | WHERE HAVE ALL THE NEW MEDS GONE | Genetically altered strains spread by wind | Non-Lethal Weapons Shoot to Hurt | various cancer developments | Surprise: Pharmacistsí care program boosted patientsí satisfaction, but also hospital, ER visits | promising new target for anxiety-reducing drugs | Blocking enzyme found to ease anxiety without causing sedation | Needle-Free Blood And Tissue Measurements

| Tiny Body-POWERED Battery Could Run Medical Implants | World Wide Wounds - The Electronic Journal of Wound Management Practice (including woundcare, wounds, and dressings). | Yanking the Yuck Factor From Medicine | Neural stem cells improve motor function in brain injuries | Wrong proteins targeted in battle against cancer | Clay sprays control HABS; disease may affect more than salmon | Synthetic vitamin boosts bone growth | | | Contact lenses 'boost sexual success' | New technique widens the lens on cancer, could lead to new therapies | Contraceptive pill increases fertility levels | Patients to get chemically sterilised blood

| Mystery of Membrane Fusion Unraveled | Why women cradle babies on the left | Surgery using mesh patch eliminates recurrence | genetic signature' of stem cells | new hope for people with manic depression | | ABCNEWS.com Color Contacts Can Carry Risks | Targeted Therapies Science News Online, Sept. 14, 2002 | Mothers-in-law increase child's risk of death | some immune cells aim to fight cancer, others hold them in check | liquid ventilation

| One in one hundred babies in the U.S. are involved in a car crash while in the womb | Sticky Situations Science News Online, July 14, 2001 | Inter-Bacterial Communication | Quorum Sensing | Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model | Strong ethnic identity affects well being for some individuals | Big-Bottomed Sheep Have A Rare Genetic Mutation That Builds Muscle, Not Fat | Young childrenís optimism places new skills within reach | Vaccine Shortage Left Holes in Protection - Report | Tales About Rampant Toxic Mold

| White and Black grandmothers have different responses to raising grandchildren | Do Women Prefer 'Manly' Faces | Conflict places the mentally ill at risk of harm | Vitamin E fails to join heart-health regimen | Chipset could give sight to the blind - Tech News - CNET.com | Stress Cited in 'Out-of-Body' Claims | Doctors create out-of-body sensations | How food benefits mood | The Blank Slate | Tiny, magnetic spheres may help overcome gene therapy hurdle

| Brain probe triggers out-of-body experiences | Sucrose results in more weight gain than artificial sweetners in overweight individuals | Study Finds Kids' Prescriptions Rising | Bionic man comes a giant stride closer | Controlling Robots with the Mind | Lungs may become drug factory | Panel Urges Tougher Warnings for Acetaminophen | Student Living Cancer-Free After New Therapy

| Immune Cells Used to Stop Severe Cancer (washingtonpost.com) | Imaging apparatus characterizes drops in 'dirty' laboratory environments | Pregnancy hormone estriol shows promise as multiple sclerosis treatment in first human trials | Actonel significantly reduced moderate and severe vertebral fractures | Doctors going back home to rural areas - Sep. 21, 2002 | Epilepsy Drug Could Help Prevent Migraines Study | Ultrasound blood purifier tackles fat problem | chemotherapy patients benefit from heart failure treatment | Patients often miss out on nutrition counseling, at cost to health

| Don't overlook terrorism's long-term effects on elders | | Curing ills of health care will be costly | Right side of brain learns language skills after stroke | Home injury found to be a major cause of deaths, largest study of its kind finds

| Lorenzo's oil finally proven to work | AIDS researchers study 3 proteins - Sep. 26, 2002 | single moms in poor, rural areas aren't ruled by setting | Bad role models lead junior doctors to regret choice of career | Job satisfaction among senior doctors generally high | Most patients take less than two minutes to tell their story | shocking truth about road trauma | Flirting, dating and mating face a brave new world | Ecstasy-Viagra Combo Grows Popular in Clubs | Cipro, related antibiotics over-prescribed, fueling microbe resistance | | Treatable depression often accompanies even mild memory loss | New Compound Said to Stop HIV, Aid Immune Response | Housebound elderly benefit from early intervention | Bush to Extend Health Care Benefits to Fetuses (washingtonpost.com)

| Nasal spray for women who are sniffy about sex | Salve for the Body and Mind ||| | Equity for Mental Illness (washingtonpost.com) | Scientist links old cell phones to tumors | Research May Take The Anti Out Of Antioxidants | Hospital costs much higher for motorcycle crash victims who donít wear helmets

| Biological alternative to electronic pacemakers | mouse stem cells for human brains | | Vitamins C and E support breathing following an operation

| HIV could aid heart transplants | one reason for exploding health costs | A 7-Year-Old Patient Offers Some Rules for the Grown-Ups Who Work in Hospitals | Full-Time Dads Die Early | Athleticism and body weight tied to ALS and other motor neuron diseases | A finger-saving saw - September 9, 2002 | Nicotine's double link to cot death | Correcting Infant Vision Can Stop Further Problems | RealAge Health, Fitness, and Diet Tools for a Younger You |

| The Smell of Success | New Procedure Kills Liver Tumors Without Surgery; Cures Some, Extends Life For Others | The Best, Worst and Most Dangerous Jobs | Premiums Rising, Coverage Shrinking | Flexible joints associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers find | Vaccine Prevents Stroke In Rats | sight to the blind | Radical solutions needed to tackle NHS nursing shortage | Benefit of public defibrillators is marginal | Are people with mental illness more violent than other people? |

| Insulin smoke signals breakthrough | Flashing lights probe fetal vision | HMO Premiums Jump Nearly 13 Percent (washingtonpost.com) | New Dietary Guidelines (washingtonpost.com) | Enzyme May Help Brain Clean the Slates | Sensing tanks, as well as cancer | safer drugs | first functional evidence for mammalian pheromone receptors | new target for development of anti-cancer drugs | cause of chronic lung disease | Sharp Discovers Germ-Killing Technology

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| polls on social welfare issues 'nearly worthless,' scholar says | Tattoo to monitor diabetes | Reason Forever Young The new scientific search for immortality | | Living Longer, Looking Younger | | best way to fund the NHS | Data shows life of kidney transplant |

| Insurance Industry Battles Bill Mandating Mental Health Coverage | Policy change could ease organ shortage | The Dangers of Mystery Meat (washingtonpost.com) | Twofold difference in referral rates between US and UK | scientists find genetic pathway to potent anticancer agents | New pathway to cell death found lurking outside of nerve cells | Protein transforms sedentary muscles into exercised muscles, researchers report | Scientists create 'endurance' mouse - August 14, 2002

| Children aren't hurt or helped by sharing bed with parents | Work on bacteria-killing chemical coming to fruition | Initially recommended drug dosages often too high, study finds | Tobacco firms used financial ties to weaken market for anti-smoking products | Armed with AEDs, police save lives by cutting response time | Cannabis-like Brain Chemical Blocks Out Bad Memories

| Medical privacy rules are relaxed | Unraveling the Secrets of Human Longevity - Scientific and Educational Website on Aging-Longevity | Medicated Ecosystems Human Drugs Alter Key Aquatic Organism | Outlook for US stem cell research brightens | Sick nerve cells may cause schizophrenia | Medical physicist treats spinal tumors faster with new procedure | Jumping genes can knock out DNA; alter human genome | | New spine repair technique may offer hope for osteoporosis sufferers

| More men moaning 'I've got a headache' | | Hormone jab is a hunger buster | The Nursing Bill A Quiet Triumph (washingtonpost.com) | Structure of key receptor unlocked; Related proteins will fall like dominoes

| Techies go for ice-cold afterlife | 'Clean' human stem cells grown | Heat sensitive materials change color when hot | Brain can reorganize after traumatic injury | Fat Chance: Cancer drugs may also thwart obesity Science News Online, Aug. 3, 2002 | First, you market the disease... then you push the pills to treat it | Attention acts as visual glue | Retroviruses shows that human-specific variety developed when humans, chimps diverged

| One gene, two eye diseases | | Funding source has impact on conclusions of clinical trials | Paradise in a pill

| | Menopausal women Use it or lose it | Sound unlocks the brain | Sleep apnea linked to decreased libido | Who's going to drive Miss Daisy | Sex Genes Of Fish Disrupted By Common Household Products

| Edible Film Controls Growth Of Bacteria On Chicken | Scientists reveal the secret of cuddles

| The Serious Search for an Anti-Aging Pill | What are the Odds of Dying

| More quality, not more weight, may make vehicles safer, U-M researcher says | Man proud of his four kidneys | link between cooking and carcinogens | Paranormal beliefs linked to brain chemistry | Men die young, even when they're old

| AI caretakers for Alzheimer's sufferers

Quick blood test for heart failure proves successful in multinational trial | Rare childhood bone disorder linked to gene deletion in two Navajo patients | Stem cells could determine how long we live | Strange Blood | | Enzyme Could Aid Cancer Fight | shedding Light on Cataract Lenses | | | Plastic surgery to the'nines' |

Children Injured on Paper Routes | | | hormone may spur dramatic weight loss | Women's better emotional recall explained | |

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Flavored Milk Gives Kids More Calcium But Not Fat & Calories | Caution on Hormone Replacement Therapy (washingtonpost.com) |

Gene Sleuths Find a Link to Asthma | | Diabetes treatment linked to increased blood pressure in animal study | 'Rock-paper-scissors' preserves biodiversity in bacterial neighborhoods | How Modern Chemicals May Be Changing Human Biology- The World & I Online Magazine | |

Making the most of lymphopenia | Strongest medical evidence seldom considered newsworthy | Let's talk about sex -- And pain | no link between weather and stroke | Researchers discover molecular 'switch' that tells body to store or burn fat | | | Malaysian authorities grapple with cow dung-sniffing addicts - smh.com.au | |

Buckymedicine Science News Online, July 13, 2002 | | Test to detect date-rape drugs | | What your doctor doesn't know could kill you#1 |

| Does That Java-Jolt Affect Coffee And Non-Coffee Drinkers Alike | Human brain paid off by long life | biological basis for human cooperation | MIT technique could improve cartilage repair | Drug Wrecks The Power Plants Of Cancer Cells | GM genes found in human gut |

| Sensor can detect alcohol in vehicle | | The cigarette wars are heating up | Persuasion replaces coercion in animal experiments | The Electric Meme A new theory of how we think | researchers switch off cancer gene; trick cells to self desruct | Heart experts call for urgent action to implement new findings on cholesterol-lowering treatment | Undisclosed payments to doctors recruiting trial patients is unethical | VR hallucinations used to treat schizophrenia | New drug fights rare form of blindness | potential shingles prevention in a childhood vaccine | Gene glitches link pot with schizophrenia

| Battling Bacteria | | How Organisms Protect Themselves Against Transposons |

Decision making at the cellular level | fuzzy' polymers could improve the performance of electronic brain implants |

| Pharm Pollution Science News Online, June 29, 2002 |

| Cell-Phone Buzz Contradictory studies heat up radiation question Science News Online, June 29, 2002 | | | Cell type crucial in causing asthma identified | brain abnormalities appear early in psychoses |

| | AIDS Threat to Global Security | | | Do Tranquilizers Really Relieve Stress |

| Irritant breakthrough in understanding allergies | | Experience alters how we perceive emotion |

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Our scientists grow human body part | | Women Consistently Choose Brain Over Brawn For Mate |

| Brain expression response linked to personality | With cues from nature, scientists develop new method to purify drugs |

| Manipulation Of Chemical Waves Holds Promise For Medical Research | | Protein simulation can be done three times as fast |

Fatal Crashes To Rise 155% By 2030 Among Older Drivers |

| Transplant Triumph Cloned cow kidneys thrive for months Science News Online, June 8, 2002 | Stripping Away Big Pharma's Figleaf | Vision To Blind | Bandage Could Repair Damaged Tissues |

| Computer Assisted Social Activity | Eye drops delay glaucoma | Urine test predicts Alzheimer's disease | Immortalizer Technologies Project |

| New Drug Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks | Methamphetamine use on rise with American women | Common gene mutation linked to drug addiction |

| Genetic engineering could salvage once-promising anti-cancer agents | Findings show exceptional longevity runs in families | Longer lives in rich nations 'increases incidence of cancer' |

| How couples therapy helps in the workplace | Hearing Aid |

| Newsday.com - 29 States Sue Bristol-Myers | Pharmaceutical giant blocked generic cancer drug | Defining Risk From Meatborne Parasites |

Our Mind Electric | Patent claims add to cost of tailored medicines | | | potential target for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis | Estrogen may dictate what problem-solving strategy brain uses |

| Scientific American on Human Aging May 13, 2002 | Life Expectancy May 08, 2002 | PFI hospitals are not value for money | New consent rules may threaten our health | | | | Our Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field |

| better way to 'silence' neurons | Boozy Rats Offer Clues About Alcoholism | Likely Carcinogen in Many Foods | The Conscious Mind May Be Electric | | Sepsis on the increase in U.S., according to Emory University and CDC study |

| Small Steps on the Anti-Cancer Frontier | Menopause dashes sex life | Implantable Pump Shoots Pain Relief Into Spinal Fluid | |

| Inflatable muscle suits for elderly | older children, adolescents grew heavier in Brazil, China, U.S. over past 30 years | Freedom from the Menstrual Cycle |

| Humans Still Follow Old Mating Rituals | Bill to Boost Industry Fees That Fund FDA (washingtonpost.com) | Rubber bullets condemned by Israeli doctors |

Junk food firms fear fat litigants | first scientific proof that handwriting is unique to each of us | Wildmeat Overhunting threatens species and people |

tobacco industry surveillance of public health groups | New drugs could markedly alter Alzheimer's, but disease will not go away | Can Bacteria 'Talk' Through The Air Study Says Yes | Implant may stabilize schizophrenia patients' treatment | | Their Annual Checkups Should Be Complete (washingtonpost.com) | Peptide promotes new growth in injured spinal cords |

| Business Suicides Japan's Death Trap | 'Cheerleader' brain signal may act as a task master, Science study suggests | Just 2.5% of DNA turns mice into men | Underwater show stoppers | | Human genetics Dual identities | MIT's biorubber ushers in new possibilities in tissue engineering | what big-city women really want Men with money | | | Happy by Nature (washingtonpost.com) | Medical journal statistics potentially misleading | Medical press releases may exaggerate results and fail to include study limitations | Methods used in reporting results of new treatments may be misleading | |

European cancer prevalence shows large differences between countries |

| Robo-rat controlled by brain electrodes | Cellphone exposure on trains | Human Ears Make Noise -- Discovery Channel -- ears, noise | Stem cells help brain repair, make new neurons and blood vessels after stroke | Higher nocturnal blood pressure predictive of kidney disease in diabetes | 'White coat effect' has adverse effect on blood pressure readings | Robo-docs |

Surveillance cameras to predict behaviour | | The Social Net Science News Online, May 4, 2002 |

| RU-486 Report Card (washingtonpost.com) | Borderline practice of medicine delivery | Preschoolers Seeking Novel Stimuli May Develop Higher IQ's | | Networking slows down protein evolution, study reveals | We Remember Scenes Better When They're In Color Than In Black And White | |

Is Hypnotism Science or a Sideshow | | Surprising findings on Medicaid kids and the ER |

| The Corporation as Family The Gendering of Corporate Welfare, 1890-1930 | Medical Residents Sue Over Work | Brain-Imaging Cap Under Study For Space And Earth Use | no natural limit to life expectancy |

| Abortions Outpace Adoption 80-1 at Planned Parenthood -- 05-08-2002 | Waiting to have a baby | Ecstasy link to damage of the brain 'misleading' the public | | Memory isn't 'lost,' just out of sync | Pop-up car bonnets will help reduce pedestrian deaths | High visibility speed cameras may increase road deaths | |

Steep rise in 'no religion' preference is forged by politics and demographics | Parasite or partner Study suggests new role for junk DNA | | Worked Till They Drop (washingtonpost.com) | Desks harbor more germs than toilet seats |

| Peripheral 'Swatch' watches are a powerful force in body’s circadian rhythms | Tibetans retain resistance to the oxygen-deficient disorder hypoxia regardless of altitude | Eliminating battlefield transfusions |

Spinal cord recovery hurdle cleared | Restorative rather than usual home care for elderly patients enhances their function and well being | Firstborn people prone to heart disease | | Simulations Help Solve Puzzle About Aquaporin | |

| Technology Blamed For Increased Workloads - Survey | Complete tadpole eyeballs grown in lab | New Plastic Forms Shapes Inside Body | Sex at birth linked to latitude | Whooping cough strikes back |

| | Men's murky motives for romance | brain activity believed related to sudden infant death syndrome | Making mistakes more beneficial than avoiding them for some people | Senior citizen drinking problems labeled 'invisible epidemic' |

| What's so bad about good sex | Common cholesterol drug prevents, reverses MS symptoms in mice | New drug leaves diseased cells nowhere to hide | protein transforms sedentary muscles to resemble exercised muscles | | Women in the workplace mentoring and flexibility are keys to advancement | Men regain evolutionary driver's seat |

| Bush Presses Senate to Outlaw All Human Cloning (washingtonpost.com) | Couch potatoes 'are created in the womb' | New enzyme a step towards exercise pill | | link gene with kidney stones |

| | Jumping genes make designer animals easy | Surgeons call for legalised trade in body parts | Nature's own antidote to cocaine | Neural Stem Cells Can Develop Into Functional Neurons | CRP levels predict risk of sudden death | | Testosterone aids older men's brains, UCSF study says | Patients needlessly suffering from chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting | brain activity theory | Compulsive Reading |

| Does weather play a role in stroke | 'Happy' mice skew results | Keeping autoimmunity in check may depend on balance in the immune system | Drug That Stops The Brain `rusting' Offers Hope | Reawakening the creative mind | | A Pill to Stretch Your Day | |

| Mattress bugs may link to cot deaths | Ten percent fatigue at work within one year | Parkinson's brain renewal advance | | Genetic Issues, Besides Cloning, That Lie Ahead | Homeless Urban Children in Developing Countries Found to Be Healthier Than Expected | Street Children Struggle, But Fare Better Than Previously Thought April 10, 2002 | | Food Safety Report Ignites Angry Debate (washingtonpost.com) |


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