Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 67 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 0-Mar-2003
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Global strategy for containment of antimicrobial resistance
Resistance is only just beginning to be considered as a societal issue and, in economic terms, as a negative externality in the health care context. Individual decisions to use antimicrobials (taken by the consumer alone or by the decision-making combination of health care worker and patient) often ignore the societal perspective and the perspective of the health service.  more

Johns hopkins scientists create forgetful mouse
Studying mice, scientists from Johns Hopkins have successfully prevented a molecular event in brain cells that they've found is required for storing spatial memories. more


Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients
A single tablet of aspirin a day may be one of the best ways to prevent colorectal polyps from recurring in patients who have already had colon cancer, a new study has shown. more

"One-stop" approach works well for cervical cancer prevention -- testing and treatment in the same visit improves compliance
Treating women for precancerous cervical lesions the same day they are discovered could reduce cervical cancer rates in developing nations, according to a study of Thai women by researchers at Johns Hopkins and their Thai colleagues.  more

Fast food and 'the tube': a combo for heart disease risk
Eating fast food and watching TV add up to a high risk for obesity and diabetes, according to a study reported today at the American Heart Association's 43rd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.  more

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