Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 321 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Nov-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-Nov-2003
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Interracial interactions are a pain in the brain
A new Dartmouth study reveals that interracial contact has a profound impact on a person's attention and performance. The researchers found new evidence using brain imaging that white individuals attempt to control racial bias when exposed to black individuals, and that this act of suppressing bias exhausts mental resources.  more

AIDS drugs do not protect against HIV brain attack
Contrary to previous belief, HIV may still be able to attack the brains of AIDS patients even if they are taking a powerful cocktail of drugs, claim researchers. UK experts say that there is no evidence that patients on long-term treatment are falling prey to brain illnesses linked to HIV.  more


Norwegian researchers find babies face additional health risk when mom has babies with more than one partner
When mom has a child new and additional partner, she is more likely to give birth early, suggests research. The report, by Norwegian researchers published in this week's British Medical Journal, found that the risk of a premature baby doubled if a new father was involved.  more

Warning: Rheumatoid arthritis ahead
Swedish scientists have developed a test to give early warning of rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers from Umea University say the test should increase the chances that the condition can be treated successfully.  more

Gene linked to gout and kidney failure
Additional families have been found that carry a recently discovered gene that is responsible for both gout and kidney failure, researchers reported today at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in San Diego.  more

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