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Drinking Water Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Wed May 8, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Want to lower your risk of having a heart attack? Drink more water, and less of everything else, new research reports.

Researchers at Loma Linda University in California found that people who drank at least five glasses of water each day were less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank two or fewer glasses per day.

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Drinking Water Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Wed May 8, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Want to lower your risk of having a heart attack? Drink more water, and less of everything else, new research reports.

Researchers at Loma Linda University in California found that people who drank at least five glasses of water each day were less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank two or fewer glasses per day.

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The Emperors New Cloths

Many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them. One day two swindlers came to his city and declared they could manufacture the finest cloth to be imagined. Their colours and patterns, they said, were not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made of their material possessed the wonderful quality of being invisible to any man who was unfit for his office or unpardonably stupid.

The Emperors New Cloths

Many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them. One day two swindlers came to his city and declared they could manufacture the finest cloth to be imagined. Their colours and patterns, they said, were not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made of their material possessed the wonderful quality of being invisible to any man who was unfit for his office or unpardonably stupid.

Vegetarian Diet May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Tue May 14, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A lifelong commitment to a vegetarian diet may lower a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, study findings suggest.

In the study, investigators found that vegetarians who had migrated to England from the Indian subcontinent or East Africa and maintained their native diet of vegetables and legumes had a slightly lower risk of breast cancer than their peers who adopted a Western-style diet, regardless of economic and social factors.

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Anthrax Vaccination Policy Reviewed

Fri May 17, 4:12 PM ET

By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon wants to abandon its policy of anthrax vaccinations for all troops and limit shots to those with the highest risk, officials said Friday.

A planned announcement of the new policy two weeks ago was delayed because of questions about how much vaccine American civilians might need in case of a bioterrorist attack.

In attempting to rebuild a program h

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Any Way You Slice It, Pizza High in Calories, Fat

Fri May 17, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pizza, that long-time staple of dorms, conference rooms and Friday-night dining tables, is helping to fuel rates of obesity and heart disease in America, a consumer health group said Friday.

Just two slices of plain cheese pizza can pack enough calories, fat and sodium to last an entire day. Add toppings such as pepperoni or meat and you might as well get reverse liposuction, according to the Washington, DC-based Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI).

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Caffeine, Even in Small Doses, May Hurt Arteries

Fri May 17, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Small doses of caffeine--even as little as that in one cup of coffee--can cause temporary stiffening of the blood vessel walls, according to two small studies released here this week at the American Society of Hypertension's annual meeting.

Researchers led by Dr. Charalambos Vlachopoulos of Athens Medical School in Greece looked at the effect of caffeine in people with mild hypertension, or high blood pressure, and in individuals with normal blood pressure.

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