Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 199 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-July-2003
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Overconsumption of fluid (water or sport drinks) before, during, or after exercise is unnecessary and potentially fatal
Exercisers must be warned that the overconsumption of fluid (either water or sports drinks) before, during, or after exercise is unnecessary and can have a potentially fatal outcome, says a sports medicine expert in this week's BMJ.  more

Infant girls in India twice as likely to die as boys
In India, infant girls are twice as likely to die as boys because girls are regarded and treated less favourably. There are also a large number of unexplained female deaths, which may be considered as deaths under suspicious circumstances, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. more


Aspirin could reduce the risk of deadly infections
Adding to the long list of the benefits of aspirin, researchers have found that it is responsible for reducing toxic bacteria associated with serious infections. A study led by Dartmouth Medical School describes how salicylic acid-produced when the body breaks down aspirin-disrupts the bacteria's ability to adhere to host tissue, reducing the threat of deadly infections.  more

Bacteria may cause Crohn's disease
The bacterium Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis may be the cause of Crohn's disease say researchers from St. George's Hospital Medical School in London and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the United Kingdom. Their findings appear in the July 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  more

Anti-inflammatory drugs lower risk of Alzheimer's
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, claim researchers in this week's BMJ.  more

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