Health

Aging Adults Have Choices When Confronting Perceived Mental Declines
August 10, 2007 03:49 PM - University of Illinois

Aging adults may joke about memory lapses and “early Alzheimer’s.” But they have more control over their “cognitive vitality” than they may realize.

Obesity A Risk For Multiple Myeloma
August 10, 2007 03:00 PM - American Association for Cancer Research

An obese person is more likely than a lean person to develop multiple myeloma, according to researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.

Marijuana Increases Susceptibility To Kaposi’s Sarcoma
August 10, 2007 02:45 PM -

The major active component of marijuana could enhance the ability of the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma to infect cells and multiply, according to a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School.

Do Bones Help Control Metabolism and Weight?
August 10, 2007 12:07 PM - Columbia University Medical Center

Researchers have shown for the first time that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.

Study: Concord Grape Juice May Protect Against Breast Cancer
August 9, 2007 03:32 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

According to a new study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Medicinal Foods, natural compounds in Concord grape juice protected healthy human breast cells from DNA damage.

Big Drop in US Cocaine Use - All Time Low Achieved
August 9, 2007 03:23 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

There's been an unprecedented decline in cocaine use by American workers. So much, that the latest survery saw a new low during the first half of 2007.

End Fluoridation, Say 600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalists
August 9, 2007 01:35 PM - Flouride Action Network

Over 600 physicians, dentists, scientists, and environmentalists today called on congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted.

Ecstasy: High Body Temperature, More Brain Damage, Study Shows
August 7, 2007 05:49 PM - Basque Research

A new study from the University of Navarra, Spain suggests that the brain damage from the drug "Ecstasy" is connected with the body temperature of the drug user. The conclusion: the hotter the drug-user, the more the brain damage.

New Study: Parents Talk Less to Kids About Drugs & Alcohol
August 7, 2007 01:47 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

You're talking less to your kids about drugs and alcohol. That according to according to a national study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R). It boils down to this: the number of frequent discussions between parents and teens about the risks of drug abuse has decreased significantly. More alarming perhaps is the mis-perception among many parents that the abuse of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications is safer than the use of illegal drugs.

Victory For Generics In Indian Patent Case
August 6, 2007 03:35 PM - T. V. Padma

An Indian court today (6 August) rejected a petition by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis challenging a clause in Indian patent law that prohibits the patenting of minor changes to existing drugs.

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