Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 102 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Apr-2003
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Latest WHO health briefing on Iraq
Without civil order, it is virtually impossible for hospitals to function effectively. The current situation being reported from Baghdad, Basra, Zubair, Kirkuk, Mosul and other towns across Iraq is extremely alarming.  more

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - multi-country outbreak - Update 27
One month after declaring SARS a global threat to health, Dr David L. Heymann, Executive Director of WHO's communicable disease programmes, gives an overview of where we stand with the epidemic, what is known about this emerging disease and the unique virus that causes it, and how outbreaks in the hot zones around the world are evolving. more

 


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New insights into angiogenesis inhibitors offered in recent study
In working to halt the overgrowth of blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors, the antiangiogenic molecules endostatin and tumstatin take two distinct and very different tactics, according to a study in the April 15 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  more

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Study disputes claim that diabetics are less likely to recognize signs of heart attack
A study by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine released today in the April 15 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology shows that diabetics and non-diabetics perceive chest pain equally well and it's not very well at all.  more

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Combination drug therapy drastically reduces multiple coronary heart disease risk factors
Combining two lipid-lowering medications safely and effectively reduces multiple coronary heart disease risk factors, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers.  more

 
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