Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 234 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Aug-2003
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West Nile Virus Activity --- United States, August 14--20, 2003
This report summarizes West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance data reported to CDC through ArboNET as of 3 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time, August 20, 2003.  more

Food portions explain the 'French paradox' of rich foods and a thin population
The "French paradox" -- the perplexing disconnect between France's rich cuisine and slender population -- can be explained in part by portions that are significantly smaller in French restaurants and supermarkets than in their American counterparts. more


Pavlov's dog lives within all of us
There's a little of Pavlov's dog in all of us, according to new research. Instead of using meat and a ringing bell, scientists have trained humans to hunger for vanilla ice cream, at the sight of an abstract computer image.  more

What if unpleasant memories could be erased?
Is it possible to intentionally forget specific memories, without affecting other memories? Many would undoubtedly be happy to learn that unpleasant memories might be erased. more

West Nile Virus: A Primer for the Clinician [Review]
This paper provides the clinician with an understanding of the epidemiologic and biological characteristics of West Nile virus in North America, as well as useful information on the diagnosis, reporting, and management of patients with suspected West Nile virus infection and on advising patients about prevention.  more

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