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Vidyya Medical News Service For 12-December-2000:

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The first U.S. multicenter study to investigate glucosamine and chondroitin, two dietary supplements widely marketed in the United States as effective natural remedies for osteoarthritis (OA), is about to begin. This study, totaling $14 million will also determine whether the combination of these two substances is more effective than glucosamine or chondroitin alone. participants.

For more information: Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial Begins Patient Recruitment

In 1969, CDC began abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions, to monitor unintended pregnancy, and to assist efforts to identify and reduce preventable causes of morbidity and mortality associated with abortions. This report summarizes and reviews information reported to CDC regarding legal induced abortions obtained in the United States in 1997.

For more information: Abortion Numbers - 1997 US Figures Released

Over half the people in Britain have mobile phones - they have become part of the way of life in the UK. Mobile phones are low power devices that emit and receive radio waves. These connect each phone to a network of base stations, so that users can make and receive calls. Though radio waves have been used for communication for over 100 years, the speed with which mobile phones have become so widely used is unprecedented. This has led to public concern about their possible impact on health. This leaflet offers the latest information and advice based on both current knowledge and remaining uncertainties so that people can make their own informed choices about how to use mobile phones.

For more information: UK DHS Information: Mobile Phones and Health

European MPs will decide today whether to approve controversial legislation to force the tobacco industry to print graphic health warnings on Europe's cigarette packs. The warnings would cover almost a third of each pack's surface. The aim is to use powerful images to shock smokers into realising just how big a risk they are taking with their health. The tobacco industry has campaigned intensively against the proposal.

For more information: European Officials To Vote On Graphic Health Warnings For Cigarette Packs

Nearly 3 million Pakistanis are affected by Tuberculosis (TB) annually and the number is growing due to lack of awareness and prompt treatment.

For more information: Pakistan: Annual TB Infection Rate Of Three Million

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