Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 100 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Apr-2003
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Understanding obesity: New research examines how hunger signals work in the brain: Saint Louis University study suggests new approach to treating obesity
Obese people are not getting critical chemical signals to their brains that tell them to stop eating, findings from Saint Louis University suggest. The review of research was published in the March issue of Current Pharmaceutical Design.  more

Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders
A groundbreaking program in Colorado is tackling the problem using an integrated science education enrichment program and child-to-parent communications more


Interim report of WHO team in China, status of the main SARS outbreaks in different countries: Disease outbreak reported
The WHO team of experts presented its interim report on the SARS outbreak in Guangdong Province this morning to the Chinese Ministry of Health and Vice Premier Wu Yi in Beijing. The team began its investigations in Guangdong on April 3rd  more

Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an inflammatory biomarker: New study results offer potential explanation of complications from birth control pills
When women think about birth control, estrogen, and cardiovascular risk, they often assume that there are no answers. They would appear to be correct.  more

Higher pain tolerance in males? Perceptions of the macho man
Sex differences in pain perception have been noted in multiple studies, with women typically displaying lower pain tolerance than men, but it is unknown whether the mechanisms underlying these differences are hormonal, genetic or psychosocial in origin.  more

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