Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 44 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Feb-2003
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Work stress can affect how well lower-income families eat at home
The effects of low-paying jobs with inflexible hours could be more threatening even than stress and financial insecurity, according to a new study by nutritionists at Cornell University. Such jobs also can influence how well workers and their families eat. more

Animal study explores the kidney’s tolerance to sustained administration of a popular diuretic treatment
The recent news from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that diuretics are superior to newer drugs in lowering high blood pressure and preventing fatal complications was more than welcome for a public weary and cash strapped from purchasing expensive drugs. Diuretics were once the primary treatment for hypertension, which affects about one in four adults. But their use declined in recent years as newer, costlier drugs were introduced. more


UBC research offers new hope for people crippled by obsessive, repugnant thoughts
In the largest study of its kind ever conducted in North America, University of British Columbia researchers will spend four years treating 120 people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), previously thought to be untreatable. more

NHLBI study finds possible new indicator of heart disease risk
Levels of a type of adult stem cell in the bloodstream may indicate a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. more

Group classes may be effective treatment for ADHD patients, parents
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and their parents may benefit from group classes that teach behavioral and social skills as a supplement to their medical treatment, a new study of 100 children suggests.  more

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