Volume 7 Issue 167
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-Jun-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Jun-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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The bigger the serving, the more young children will eat, Cornell study finds

Contrary to what many people believe, preschool children do not adjust how much they eat in response to how much they ate at their last meal or in the past 24 hours or how calorie-rich their meal is. By far, the most powerful predictor for how much children eat is how much food is put on their plate, concludes a new study by Cornell University researchers. more  

Walk slowly for weight loss, according to University of Colorado study

Leisurely walking for distance combined with low-impact cardiovascular activity appears to be the best formula for obese people seeking to get into shape and stay healthy, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study. more

Study shows high tuberculosis reinfection rate

In an area of high tuberculosis (TB) incidence, investigators found that the age-adjusted rate of disease reinfection after successful treatment for TB was four times that for new cases, according to a study in the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) peer-reviewed journal. The objective of the researchers' study was to determine the incidence rate of TB attributable to reinfection among those successfully treated for the disease at an epidemiologic fieldsite in Cape Town, South Africa. The median follow-up period was slightly over five years. more  

Detecting early lung cancer

Researchers have shown that low-dose spiral computer-based tomographic (CT) screening for the early detection of lung cancer can lead to an early diagnosis in a high proportion of cases, potentially increasing the chances for a cure. more

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of prostate cancer  

In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers measured sunlight exposure in men and found that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. more

FDA tentatively approves a generic AIDS drug under the presidentís emergency plan for AIDS relief 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the tentative approval of Lamivudine Tablets manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma LTD. Hyderabad, India. This product will now be available for consideration for purchase under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). more

The end of one-size-fits-all medicine?

Most of the time, doctors can be pretty sure that the medicine they give you is going to help. But sometimes they have to just wait and see. The fact is, people don't all respond the same way to medications. A new field of research is trying to take out the guesswork and help doctors predict which medicines will be right for you. more


Kids will eat what's in front of them. Portion control is important -- even for 3-year-olds