Health

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.

Officials Report Asbestos in Manhattan Explosion Debris
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Christine Kearney, Reuters

Debris from an explosion of an aging steam pipe in midtown Manhattan contained asbestos, New York authorities said Thursday, but no airborne samples of the dangerous mineral fiber were detected.

Bustling Shanghai to Turn Suburb into Wetlands
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's financial hub is planning to set aside 15 sq km (6 sq miles) of its suburbs as wetlands to improve the quality of its water, a major priority nationwide, state media said on Tuesday.

Senator Would Force U.S. Military to Notify Marines Exposed to Toxic Tap Water
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

U.S. military officials should directly inform hundreds of thousands of Marine families and workers that they drank and washed in toxin-contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Sen. Elizabeth Dole said.

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