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Vidyya Medical News Service For 06-February-2001:

The following stories appear in full on today's Vidyya Medical News Service Web site.

An updated version of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, which includes revised recommendations for when to initiate anti-HIV therapy, were posted to the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) Web site ( at 9:00 a.m. ET on 05 February 2001. We also have the guidelines for you in today's issue of Vidyya.

For more information: HIV Update: HIV Treatment Guidelines Updated For Adults And Adolescents

From meditation to magnets, the vast popularity of unconventional medical therapies has risen sharply over the past decade -- to the extent that in 1997, Americans spent an estimated $21 billion out-of-pocket for these treatments. Recognizing the need to provide authoritative CAM information, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have partnered to launch a new CAM subset of a larger medical literature database that will provide free, web-based, access to CAM sources of information.

For more information: NIH Launches CAM On PubMed - A Comprehensive Source Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine Information On The Internet

CAM on PubMed contains citations to journal articles related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It was developed to help people search easily for journal articles related to a variety of CAM therapies, approaches, and systems from acupuncture, to herbs, to traditional oriental medicine.

For more information: Fact Sheet: CAM On PubMed

Vidyya is pleased to offer a full copy of the newly revised " Use Of Antiretroviral Agents In HIV-Infected Adults And Adolescents" guidelines to our readers. Though our readers are invited to download and keep the guidelines for their personal use, the creators of the guideline ask that users do not profit from the sale of the guidelines and use their copies for research and knowledge purposes only.

For more information: Guidelines For The Use Of Antiretroviral Agents In HIV-Infected Adults And Adolescents

Children with high blood cholesterol levels can benefit from reducing the amount of fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol in their diets without adversely affecting their normal development during puberty, according to new results from a long-term study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The study appears in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics.

For more information: NHLBI Study Shows Reduced Fat Intake To Lower Cholesterol Is Safe And Beneficial For Children

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