Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 105 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-Apr-2003
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Study questions health value of the fast food "value meal"
Diners who consistently purchase supersized restaurant meals based on the notion that more food for the same or a little more money equals better value, are probably shortchanging their health.  more

Goal of new school policy: Healthier, active kids
Environmental and policy changes at schools might help kids become more physically active and eat better, but important hurdles must be overcome to make these changes a reality, new research suggests. more


Demographic trends cause concerns for pesticide industry
Pesticides are one of the most significant sources of poison to the human nervous system when misused. New research indicates that various cultures may misinterpret the directions provided by the manufacturers, thereby increasing the chances for mishandling.  more

Green tea leaf protective against metabolic syndrome X
Tegreen, a tea polyphenols product containing more than 65 percent tea catechins, is capable of improving glucose and lipid metabolism in an obese rat model.  more

Laparoscopic adhesiolysis not recommended for relieve of abdominal pain
Authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide evidence that laparoscopic adhesiolysis cannot be recommended as a treatment for adhesions in patients with chronic abdominal pain.  more

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