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Civil libertarians blast FBI surveillance

Ashcroft: New FBI Plan Protects Rights

Friday, May 31, 2002

WASHINGTON  — Attorney General John Ashcroft on Friday defended the FBI's reorganization plan against charges the new, proactive approach to fighting terror will infringe on Americans' constitut


Clues on Vitamin E's Anti-Prostate Cancer Effects

Wed May 29, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vitamin E appears to protect against prostate cancer, and new research shows it may do so by interfering with two proteins that are associated with the disease.

Researchers based at the University of Rochester in New York found that adding vitamin E to prostate cancer cells inhibits the production of a receptor for testosterone, called the androgen receptor (AR), which is needed in order for the cancer to grow an

Can Calcium Cure Cancer?

by Robert Barefoot       In 1932 Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery that cancer was anaerobic: cancer occurs in the absence of free oxygen. As innocuous as this discovery might seem, it is actually a startling and significant finding worthy of a Nobel Prize.

High Blood Pressure Increasing Among U.S. Adults

Thu May 30, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The vast majority of US adults have been recently screened for high blood pressure, according to national data. The bad news is that an increasing number are being diagnosed with the condition.

High blood pressure is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke--two leading causes of death among Americans. Because high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable, US public health recommendations state that adults age 20 and older should have their blood pressure checked at least once every 2 years.

Quote by Moshe Dayan

"It is not in our hands, to guarantee each water line against sabotage,
each tree against uprooting. It is not in our hands to prevent the murder
of workers in the fields and families in their sleep. But it is in our
hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that the Arab community
and the Arab military forces will not be willing to pay it."

Quote by Moshe Dayan


Liquor vs. Beer — and CSPI

February 27, 2002

By Kathleen Meister

The American Medical Association took out a full-page ad in the February 27 New York Times, chastising NBC for deciding to run hard liquor ads, putting impressionable teens at risk. The AMA has thereby compounded a mistake begun by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).


Even Seniors Who Quit Smoking Gain Extra Years

Fri May 31, 2002 

By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In addition to exercising and eating a balanced diet, quitting smoking--even in old age--may also be a key to longevity, new study findings show.

"Stopping smoking as early as possible will maximize life expectancy, but even smokers who quit at age 65 can (gain) significant life extensions compared to smokers who continue," lead study author Dr. Donald H. Taylor, Jr.