Volume 7 Issue 183
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Jul-2005 
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Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia

Your IQ and extracurricular interests as a teenager may forecast your memory and thinking abilities decades later. more  

USC researchers link cellular stress to drug resistance in tumors

Cancer cells may be able to avoid destruction by anti-vascular and anti-angiogenesis agents through a cellular stress response that activates a pro-survival protein called GRP78, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. more

FDA issues nationwide alert on possible health risk associated with cold stone creamery "cake batter" ice cream

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that products containing "cake batter" ice cream sold at Cold Stone Creamery stores throughout the country may be associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in several states. After being informed by FDA of the potential contamination problem, Cold Stone Creamery has agreed to immediately remove all "cake batter" ice cream products from its stores throughout the country. Consumers who may have purchased take home products from Cold Stone Creamery containing "cake batter" ice cream should not eat them, but instead dispose of them immediately. more  

The mindless eating that adds pounds

People seem to gain weight easily but have a hard time taking it off. Americans are continuing to get heavier, increasing the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and various other health conditions. Healthy eating can play an important role in helping you avoid excess weight. It can also increase the quality and length of your life. Interesting new research is revealing that part of the reason why it’s so difficult to eat healthy is that “hidden persuaders” can lead you to eat more than you think you’re eating. more

Exposure to passive smoke in the womb or in childhood linked to asthma development  

Children's exposure to pre- and post-natal tobacco smoke carries a substantial risk for them to develop asthma and respiratory symptoms as adults, according to study results in the first issue for July 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. more

Different factors are associated with asthma development in males and females at varying ages  

A study of a large cohort of 1,022 children born in New Zealand who were followed from birth to age 26 revealed that there are different mechanisms associated with the development of asthma at varying ages between males and females. more

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Incremental exercise tests show that the peak work rate in patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and who have participated in a pulmonary rehabilitation program increases an average of 18 percent, according to a "State of the Art" article on COPD pulmonary rehabilitation in the first issue for July 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. more


A geeks best revenge: Persons who were more active in high school and who had higher IQ scores, were less likely to have mild memory and thinking problems and dementia as older adults.