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Stress Impairs Ability to Remember And Learn

Tuesday April 17

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rats who endure extreme stress suffer memory loss and a lessened ability to learn new things, a team of researchers at the University of South Florida report. The findings suggest that humans may have trouble remembering new information or activities that were learned before or during a stressed out time.

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Tighter rules are sought for dietary supplements

By ROBERT PEAR c.2001 New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators called Monday for much more stringent regulation of dietary supplements, saying current standards and their enforcement were grossly inadequate and allowed safety problems to go unchecked.

In the final draft of a new report, the acting inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department said manufacturers of dietary supplements, the supplements themselves and their ingredients should be registered with the government.

U.S. med schools move toward animal-free education

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Two-thirds of all medical schools in the United States, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and Yale, have eliminated the use of animals for training doctors, replacing the animals with modern, cost-effective and humane alternatives. To date, 85 of 126 U.S. medical schools have discontinued all animal labs in favor of state-of-the-art computer programs, simulators and human surgery observation.

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US Army Mycoplasma Fermentans Incognitus Patent - Read It And Weep

1-29-01

Take a good look...read what your tax dollars have patented. YOU own this. Imagine it being used on the American public or any people on the planet as a weapon of mass illness and death. Imagine...
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United States Patent 5,242,820
Lo September 7, 1993
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Pathogenic mycoplasma
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Age And Gender Influence Colon Cancer Risk

Friday April 13, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older individuals and men are more likely to develop polyps and tumors in the colon than are younger individuals and women, researchers report.

Though advancing age has long been associated with the development of colon and other cancers, little research has been done to explore the influence of gender on colon cancer risk, according to Dr. Timothy McCashland from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and colleagues.

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'Good' Bacteria Reduce Diarrhea in Babies

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Common bacteria can help cut the risk that hospitalized infants will develop diarrhea by 80%, Polish researchers report.

The research team investigated whether providing the infants with formula containing Lactobacillus GG (LGG) bacteria could prevent onset of diarrhea. LGG is known as a ``good"" microbe, or ``probiotic,"" which is naturally present in the gut and can help balance the presence of other harmful microbes, warding off intestinal problems.

'Good' Bacteria Reduce Diarrhea in Babies

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Common bacteria can help cut the risk that hospitalized infants will develop diarrhea by 80%, Polish researchers report.

The research team investigated whether providing the infants with formula containing Lactobacillus GG (LGG) bacteria could prevent onset of diarrhea. LGG is known as a ``good"" microbe, or ``probiotic,"" which is naturally present in the gut and can help balance the presence of other harmful microbes, warding off intestinal problems.

State legislature to allow searching of cars, people without warrants

NC bureaucrats given authority to kill animals without owner’s consent, Constitution suspended

A North Carolina bill that would allow a search of individuals or vehicles on public or private roads by the state veterinarian or an authorized representative, without a warrant, has now become law.

The bill, S.799, was enacted because of the threat of foot-and-mouth disease and any other contagious animal disease.

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The Awakening

by Virginia Marie Swift

A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world through new eyes.

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