Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 125 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-May-2003
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Study ties frequent school changes to behavior problems
Children who frequently change schools are more likely than those who donít to have behavioral health problems, according to a new Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center study.  more

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)- WHO sends team to Taiwan
The spread of SARS in Taiwan has accelerated considerably during the past week. Yesterday, Taiwan announced a cumulative total of 100 probable SARS cases, a number representing almost a tripling of cases over the past 10 days. Since the outbreak began, 8 deaths have occurred.  more


WHO health briefing on Iraq - US$ 4000.00 per month could reopen beleaguered hospital
The World Health Organization continues to find many hospitals throughout Iraq in a poor state of repair, with health staff working in extremely difficult circumstances. Ultimately, the WHO is concerned about the care patients can receive in these settings. With the conflict now over, the WHO is concerned about further casualties due to the deteriorating conditions, at a time when there is an opportunity to improve the beleaguered Iraqi health system.  more

Diets high in fiber cut risk of colon cancer nearly in half
The first results from the largest scientific study to ever investigate the links between diet and cancer risk are in, and they strongly support a role for dietary fiber in the prevention of colon cancer. Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today welcomed these newly published findings. more

Common pain relief drug may make skin cancer treatment more effective
Researchers from Ohio State University found that a common pain relief medication seems to increase the effectiveness of a drug used to treat skin cancer.  more

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