Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 331 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Nov-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Nov-2003
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Food safety tips for the holidays
While Thanksgiving traditionally begins the holiday season, it may be tough to enjoy the festivities if you or someone in your family comes down with a case of food poisoning.  more

New breast cancer gene, EMSY, discovered
Scientists have discovered a gene which may trigger spontaneous cases of breast and ovarian cancer. People who inherit faulty BRCA genes are at increased risk of developing either form of cancer. But the new gene, EMSY, appears to shut down a form of fully-functioning BRCA - increasing risk in those not normally thought to be vulnerable.  more


Newly designed shoe insole decreases risk of diabetic foot infections
The word diabetes immediately conjures thoughts of blood sugar. But a serious complication of diabetes is foot infection? Now orthotists at the University of Michigan Health System Orthotics and Prosthetics Center are helping diabetics fight calluses, ulcers and even amputation, with a newly designed shoe insole.  more

Grapes may minimize brain damage in stroke victims
They can happen in a matter of seconds, but can incapacitate people for the rest of their lives. Strokes are sudden, quick and, in many cases, permanent. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Medicine believe that help may be as close as the local grocery store’s produce section.  more

Winter mornings may be the riskiest time for heart attack
Although heart attacks can occur at anytime, winter mornings – regardless of where you live – may pose the greatest risk. Research demonstrates that 53 percent more heart attacks occur nationwide during winter than during any other season. more

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