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Beware The Cow?

Proceed To Article Should We Fear The Cow? Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy And Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
In the spring 1996, an invariably fatal degenerative brain disease appeared among several young people in Great Britain. Although its causative agent has not yet been identified irrefutably, it was feared that the victims had been eating or handling beef products contaminated in some way, and that the humans contracted the disease from the beef. Read BSE & CJD

Proceed To Article fact sheetCreutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. It affects about one person in every one million people per year worldwide. Typically, onset of symptoms occurs about age 60, and about 90 percent of patients die within 1 year. More...

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Know how to protect your health and that of your patients traveling to Europe. Do you eat the sausage or ask for the steak? Should you avoid meat products completely?More...

Proceed To Article Crying Over Spilled Milk - Physicians' Group Complains About "Got Milk?" Ads
The Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine has filed a petition with the US Federal Trade Commission complaining that the "milk moustache" advertisements are the equivalent of false advertising. This is the second time the physicians' group has filed such a complaint. Read "Got Milk"

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Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
An estimated 1.3 million osteoporosis-related fractures occur each year in the US. About 70% of fractures in persons aged 45 or older are types that are related to osteoporosis. More...

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