Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 182 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-July-2003
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Full fat milk and butter may help prevent asthma
Young children who regularly eat products containing milk fat are less likely to develop asthma, concludes a study in Thorax.  more

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Level of education related to diet quality
Americans are eating healthier diets than they did in 1965, but college-educated people are doing better than high school dropouts, new research indicates.  more

 


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COX-2 inhibitors: Promising anticancer therapy
A research study under way at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) is trying to find out if the popular anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex might do more than ease arthritis pain. Researchers at Northwestern Memorial are enrolling patients with early stage head and neck cancers or non-small cell lung cancers in a research study to see if Celebrex reduces the return of old tumors or the chance of getting a new cancer when taken after surgery or radiation treatments.  more

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) safe to use on children ages 1 to 8
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) devices that shock the heart to restore a normal heartbeat after a life-threatening irregular rhythm are safe for children as young as age 1, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. more

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Stress is a killer
Taking care of chronically ill loved ones over long periods stresses caregivers, as everyone knows, but a new study provides strong new evidence that such continuing stress boosts the risk of age-related diseases by prematurely aging caregivers' immune systems. more

 
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