Volume 7 Issue 187
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Jul-2005 
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Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law

A new study being released today demonstrates that the health of area restaurant and bar workers has improved dramatically since the enactment last year of Lexington's Smoke-Free Law. more  

Turn up the noise

We usually think of noise as a bad thing — like the background sound of street traffic that makes it hard to hear a conversation or your favorite CD. Researchers know that such extraneous stimuli exist for other senses, too: Noise can affect your ability not only to hear, but also to see and feel. more

Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds

Even on a relatively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if the sun is out, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. They hope their findings will put to rest the misconception that a parked car can be a safe place for a child or pet in mild weather. more  

Canadian researchers call for more angiograms

More tests need to be prescribed to save and prolong the lives of Canadians living with coronary artery disease, says a study released today from the University of Alberta. more

Orthodontics takes first step toward biological control of tooth movement  

In the first study of its kind, University of Florida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully during orthodontic treatment. more

Women’s health study finds vitamin E does not protect women from heart attack, stroke, or cancer  

Vitamin E supplements do not protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke, according to new results from the Women’s Health Study, a long-term clinical trial of the effect of vitamin E and aspirin on both the prevention of cardiovascular disease and of cancer. more

Progress on global access to HIV antiretroviral therapy: An update on 3 by 5

The number of people receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS in developing countries is increasing significantly – more than doubling from 400 000 in December 2003 to approximately one million in June 2005 – according to a report released in late June by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). However, access to HIV treatment continues to fall short of the growing need, and overall progress is unlikely to be fast enough to reach the target set by WHO and UNAIDS of treating three million people by the end of 2005. Download the full report in today's issue of Vidyya (1.5 MB PDF) more


Even on days as cool as 70 degrees, the temperature inside a parked car can spike to a life-threatening level.