Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 212 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Aug-2003
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China says last SARS patients cured
Chinese officials declared the country's last 12 severe acute respiratory patients cured yesterday, asserting China is now free of the SARS epidemic that began there and spread worldwide.  more

Implementation of stringent infection control procedures is most important measure in combating the spread of new infectious diseases
Rapid and sustained implementation of stringent infection control procedures by healthcare workers in hospitals such as wearing masks, gowns and washing hands regularly is the single most important measure in combating the spread of new, infectious diseases for which there is no treatment of vaccine, according to research findings by US scientists* to be published in Proceedings B, a learned journal produced by the Royal Society. more


Enzyme helps guard against Alzheimer's disease
The discovery that an enzyme called Pin1 can prevent tangles of proteins from forming in the brain's nerve cells as occurs in patients with age-dependent Alzheimer's disease -- is described in a new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School.  more

Recommendations and rationale: Behavioral interventions to promote breastfeeding
The USPSTF recommends structured breastfeeding education and behavioral counseling programs to promote breastfeeding. more

About 1.2 million children trafficked yearly, UNICEF says
UNICEF's report is to be released in the United Kingdom a day after the police arrested 21 people in connection with the death of a Nigerian boy who was found floating in the Thames River in September 2001. more

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