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Chickenpox Strikes Twice More Often Than Thought

Thu Jun 6, 2002 

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has found that quite a few people with chickenpox say they've already had a bout of the spot-causing ailment, suggesting that such repeat infection may be more common than previously thought.

Typically, one infection is thought to confer a lifelong immunity to future chickenpox infections.

Investigators led by Susan Hall of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, rep

Study Finds Better Nursing Equals Better Care

Thu May 30, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Proper nursing care is crucial to ensuring that patients leave the hospital early and healthy, according a report in Thursday's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers analyzing data from nearly 800 US hospitals found that the more attention patients received from nurses, the lower their risk of complications and death while in the hospital.

Abdominal Fat Tied to Heart Attack, Chest Pain Risk

Thu May 30, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged men who are carrying a "spare tire" around their waistline are known to be at increased risk of having a heart attack compared to those with fat elsewhere on the body. Now, study findings suggest that such fat deposits may be more important--in terms of predicting heart health risks--than overall obesity.

Dr. Matthias Rath Quotes on Nutrition Deficiencies and Disease

1. Cardiovascular disease is the direct consequence of the

inability for endogenous ascorbate production in man in combination with low dietary ascorbate intake

2. Ascorbate deficiency leads to increased permeability of the vascular wall by the loss of the endothelial barrier function and the loosening of the vascular connective tissue.

3. After the loss of endogenous ascorbate production scurvy and fatal blood loss through the scorbutic vascular wall rendered our ancestors in danger of extinction.

The Medical Crimes Against Humanity

Suppression of Pauling's Cure for Heart Disease . It is an established fact: Heart Disease is a simply vitamin C deficiency. This has been known since the 1950s.

Suppression of Laetrile and B17. Mexican clinics claim 100% cancer cure rates with IV Laetrile as long as patient's immune system has not been compromised by radiation or chemotherapy.

Suppression of Rife and other Electromagnetic Technologies The Rife machine, in a controlled clinical setting sponsored by USC, cured 16 out of 16 advanced cancers with electromagnetic radiation.

Alcohol Rub Makes for Better Hospital Hand Hygiene

Wed May 15, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Swiss researchers report that staff of intensive care units (ICUs) were more likely to stick to recommended hand hygiene standards when they went through an educational campaign and were supplied with individual bottles of alcohol-based hand-rub.

Dr. Didier Pittet from the University of Geneva Hospitals in Switzerland and colleagues conducted seven observational surveys to determine the program's effect on hand hygiene compliance.

Children of Centenarians Enjoy Good Health, Too

May 14, 2002

By Alison McCook oNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of centenarians are less likely to have certain life-shortening diseases, providing further evidence that longevity runs in families, researchers report.

According to the study, presented at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, children of people who live to at least 100 years of age are less likely to have high blood pressure, heart disease and diabe

Stress Hormone in Skin May Trigger Acne, Oily Skin

May 14,2002

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A stress-related hormone that affects the release of oils in the skin may be a potential cause of skin disorders such as excessively dry or oily skin, explaining the link between stress and acne breakouts, German researchers report.

"Stress may upregulate the production of neuropeptides in the skin that regulate oil," lead author Dr. Christos C.

Voracious Reading Linked to Early Nearsightedness

Mon May 20, 2002

By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Reading a large number of books per week may not only expand a child's vocabulary, it may also increase his or her risk of developing severe myopia, or nearsightedness, according to a team of researchers from China and Singapore.

Sharp Rise in Lupus Deaths Noted Among Black Women

Thu May 2, 2002

By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Between 1979 and 1998 there was an approximate 70% increase in lupus deaths among middle-aged black women in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday.