Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 3 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Jan-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Jan-2003
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Purdue researchers design fishes' diets to make you healthier
Farm-raised fish eating specially formulated diets high in fatty acids could improve people's health and also satisfy different palates, according to Purdue University researchers who are concocting designer menus for aquatic creatures. more

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Expressing strong concern at human cloning reports, AAAS cautions against overreaction
The world's largest general scientific organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today expressed great concern about recent reports of the first cloned human baby, urging policymakers and the public to treat such claims skeptically until confirmed scientific evidence is in hand. more

 


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Task force recommends dietary counseling for adults with high cholesterol and other risk factors for chronic disease
Although citing insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine dietary counseling in the general population of adult patients, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that primary care clinicians provide dietary counseling for adult patients with high cholesterol and other known risk factors for diet-related chronic disease such as high blood pressure and obesity. These recommendations appear in the January 2003 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. more

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Recommendations and rationale: Behavioral counseling in primary care to promote a healthy diet
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet in unselected patients in primary care settings. Here are the recommendations and rationale that led to the Task Force's decision.  more

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Occasional lack of health insurance results in less preventive care
People with even short breaks in their health insurance coverage are less likely to seek crucial preventive care, according to a new study from researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth Medical Center. The study appears in the Dec. 30 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  more

 
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