Volume 8 Issue 165
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Jun-2006 
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A link between obesity and memory? Saint Louis University research makes the connection

Scientists have wondered why obese patients who have diabetes also may have problems with their long-term memory. New Saint Louis University research in this month's Peptides provides a clue. more  

Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic study finds

Evidence suggests acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to a Mayo Clinic study. more

Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say exposure to a certain group of fungal spores--abundant in the air that we breathe every day--can make young children more susceptible to developing multiple allergies later in life. more  

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may be useful in an influenza pandemic

Recent concerns about the possibility of a serious influenza pandemic have spurred many countries to start stockpiling vaccines and antiviral agents. However, an article in the July 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online, proposes that cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could be helpful, and would be more readily available in the event of a global influenza pandemic. more

Vitamin A deficiency linked to major intestinal surgery 

Major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency, suggests a small study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. more

Consumption of fish oil does not appear to protect against abnormal heart rhythms  

Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal heart rhythms or death by consuming fish oil supplements, which had been thought to have a protective effect, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. more

Use of anti-depressant does not decrease risk of relapse for patients with anorexia nervosa

Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. more

 

Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse