Volume 7 Issue 339
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Dec-2005 
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The American College of Cardiology calls on Congress to reject cuts to office-based imaging

In an end-of-year sprint to finish budget reconciliation negotiations, conferees turned to office-based medical imaging for quick cost savings after rejecting other Medicare offsets included in the Senate-passed reconciliation bill more  

Not always having enough to eat can impair reading and math development in children, Cornell study confirms

When young school-age children do not always have enough to eat, their academic development -- especially reading -- suffers, according to a new longitudinal Cornell University study. more

New study expands understanding of the role of RNA editing in gene control

For many years, scientists thought gene activity was relatively straightforward: Genes were transcribed into messenger RNA, which was processed and translated into the proteins of the body. Certainly, there were many factors governing the transcription process, but gene control happened at the level of the DNA. more  

Hangover cures don't work

No compelling evidence exists to suggest that any complementary or conventional intervention is effective for treating or preventing alcohol hangover, say researchers in this week’s BMJ. more

Short glasses more likely to lead to over-indulgence 

People pour 20-30% more alcohol into short, wide glasses than into tall, narrow ones of the same volume, but they wrongly believe that tall glasses hold more, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. more

Soaps paint far too rosy a picture of coma  

American soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients’ survival and recovery, says a study in this week’s BMJ, with potentially important consequences for viewers. more

Physicians with diabetic patients should aim for much lower levels of blood glucose than current guidelines suggest

A Pennington Biomedical Research Center researcher and diabetes expert believes that physicians with diabetic patients should aim for much lower levels of blood glucose than current guidelines suggest. He believes the current recommendations for blood-sugar levels are not low enough to avoid a major complication of diabetes: heart disease. more


Alcohol news: Hangover cures don't stand up to research; wide, short glasses cause you to drink more