Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 290 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-Oct-2003
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Breast feeding does not protect against overweight and obesity
Breast feeding does not protect against overweight and obesity, according to two studies in this week's BMJ.  more

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Information for patients: Vaccine information statement (flu shot)
This flyer contains essential information about the flu disease and the injectible vaccine. It should be given to every person vaccinated with the injectible influenza vaccine.  more

 


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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vote to Recommend Influenza Vaccination for Children Aged 6 to 23 Months
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted to recommend that children 6 to 23 months of age be vaccinated annually against influenza. The ACIP recommended this change be implemented in the fall of 2004.  more

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Statins may prevent breast cancer
Cholesterol-lowering medications may help to prevent breast cancer in older women, according to study findings published by University of Pittsburgh researchers in the October issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  more

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Cellular fat sensor slows heart disease
A cellular sensor of dietary fats slows the development of lesions that lead to heart disease, a Salk Institute study has found.  more

 
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