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Fruits and vegetables aren't as vitamin filled as originally thought. Supplements, anyone?

Proceed To Article FDA Grants Tiazofurin Orphan-Drug Status For The Treatment Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan-drug status designation to the investigational drug Tiazole(TM) (tiazofurin) for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in accelerated phase or blast crisis. More...

Proceed To Article Fruits And Vegetables Yield Less Vitamin A Than Previously Thought; Upper Limit Set For Daily Intake Of Vitamin A And Nine Other Nutrients
Darkly colored, carotene-rich fruits and vegetables -- such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and broccoli -- provide the body with half as much vitamin A as previously thought, says the latest report on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine. This means people need to make sure they eat enough of these fruits and vegetables to meet their daily requirement for vitamin A, especially if they do not eat animal-derived foods, which serve as abundant sources of the nutrient for most people. More...

Proceed To Article Report From UN Agencies Shows That The Main Diseases Of Poverty Can Be Successfully Controlled
A new report jointly issued by six United Nations agencies claims that worsening AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics are not inevitable, shown by the many successful strategies to turn back these diseases, and prevent the deaths they cause, deployed by several developing countries. The targets for reducing the toll of these illnesses, set by the world's leaders at successive summits over the last year, are feasible. More...

Proceed To Article Suprising Results From Smile (Standard Medical Intervention And Long Term Exercise)
Exercise can improve mental abilities in the elderly, and go some way to preventing mental decline, say researchers. In a recent study, scientists found mental abilities, or cognitive functioning, improved with exercise. The reason for the link is unclear, but the researchers believe it could be linked to the fact exercise improves the body's ability to pump blood and blood's oxygen-carrying capacity. More...

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Information From The UK: Screening For Cystic Fibrosis
This fact sheet provides information on UK Government policy, the role of the UK National Screening Committee and the support available if cystic fibrosis affects a patient. While screening has the potential to save lives or improve quality of life through early diagnosis of serious conditions, it is not a fool-proof process. Screening can reduce the risk of developing a condition or its complications but it cannot offer a guarantee of protection. Download the leaflet in today's issue. More...

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