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Proceed To Article Orlistat (Xenical) Use Reduces Risk Of Diabetes
In a clinical trial of obese adults, the lipase inhibitor orlistat produced a sustained weight loss that significantly affected glucose and insulin metabolism. Orlistat affected glycemic control beyond what weight loss alone would have predicted. More...

Proceed To Article Laboratory Methods For The Diagnosis Of Meningitis
The Sudanese government asked for nearly $1 million in aid to fight meningitis on 15 May 2000. The World Health Organization has reported 72 deaths from meningitis since the Haj in March. As a result of these incidents and growing concern regarding meningitis, Vidyya presents this 95 page document from the CDC that covers Laboratory Methods For The Diagnosis Of Meningitis.

Proceed To Article New Fetal Monitor Receives FDA Approval
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of fetal monitor. The monitor measures oxygen saturation in fetal blood as a sign of fetal health during labor and delivery. It is hoped the monitors will help decrease the rate of Cesarean sections performed in the US. More...
Proceed To Article New Drug Helps Alcoholics Abstain
While it can in no way be considered a miracle drug, acamprosate (Campral), a drug designed to help alcoholics abstain from drinking, has shown promise in its first American trial. More...

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