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Chinese Herb Associated with Kidney Cancer

Chinese Herb Associated with Kidney Cancer

Friday November 2, 2001 By Keith Mulvihill

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A Chinese herbal remedy appears to be the cause of cancer of the urinary system in a 49-year-old woman in the UK. The case is described in the November 3rd issue of The Lancet.

Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: Study

November 2, 2001

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants who receive the recommended daily dose of vitamin D may have a lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes, researchers report.

Short Exercise Bouts as Effective as Long Session

Short Exercise Bouts as Effective as Long Session

October 17, 2001 By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals who forego exercise for lack of time may need to find a new excuse, results of a new study suggest. According to the report, short bursts of activity are just as effective as one long session when it comes to burning calories, losing weight and improving aerobic fitness.

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria in U.S. Meat Processing Plants

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in U.S. Meat

October 17, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three new studies add to the growing concern over the human health effects of routinely giving antibiotics to animals destined to enter the food supply.

Two of the studies uncovered significant amounts of drug-resistant bacteria in chicken and meat taken from US supermarket shelves.

Acupressure, Acustimulation Ease Morning Sickness

Acupressure, Acustimulation Ease Morning Sickness

October 18, 2001 By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who suffer from nausea and vomiting may find relief through the traditional Chinese technique of acupressure, or a modern variation on the technique in which electrical stimulation is delivered to the pressure point.

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Fat Cells Communicate with Nerve Cells

Fat Cells Communicate with Nerve Cells

Thursday, October 18, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have discovered that fat cells have the ability to communicate with nerve cells outside the brain and may have more control over their own destiny than previously thought.

In the study, the researchers grew fat cells and nerve cells in the same container separated by a thin membrane.

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Lifestyle, Diet Changes May Delay Prostate Cancer

Lifestyle, Diet Changes May Delay Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, October 23, 2001 By John Schieszer

ST. LOUIS (Reuters Health) - Making dietary changes and exercising on a regular basis may slow the progress of prostate cancer, according to an expert on the disease.

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Fluoride Deemed Effective in Osteoporosis Study

Fluoride Deemed Effective in Osteoporosis Study

Tuesday October 23, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fluoride, in combination with calcium and vitamin D, increases bone mass and lowers the risk of backbone fractures associated with osteoporosis, researchers report.

Fluoride is known to stimulate new bone formation, but concerns about its safety have limited its use in the elderly, according to Dr. Craig D.

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Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes: Study Shows

Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes: Study Shows

Wednesday October 24, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite some past evidence that hormone replacement might lower stroke risk in older women, new research shows that estrogen therapy does not protect women from recurrent strokes and may instead carry some risks.

The findings add to growing evidence that hormone replacement therapy does not have

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