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November 22, 2008

Substitutions Make Holiday Fare Healthier (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:47
HealthDay - SATURDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- You can eat healthier this holiday season by altering recipes and making good food choices, say experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Japan scientists eye made-to-order bones (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 21:29
AFP - Japanese hospitals are running a clinical trial on the world's first custom-made bones which would fit neatly into patients' skulls and eventually give way to real bones.

New guidelines to strengthen anti-tobacco treaty (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 15:48
AFP - Delegates from 160 countries agreed Saturday on new guidelines to block the tobacco industry from interfering in state health policies and the implementation of a global anti-tobacco treaty.

November 21, 2008

Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:48
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of estrogen during ovulation may explain why women with cystic fibrosis tend to fare worse than men with the respiratory disease, researchers at the University of North Carolina report.

Health Tip: Signs That a Child May Be Autistic (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:48
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Autism is a childhood developmental disorder that has no cure. Autistic children have problems with social interaction, communication, and may engage in repetitive behaviors.

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2008 (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:48
HealthDay - Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

November 20, 2008

Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:49
HealthDay - THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in the genetic makeup of alcoholics may affect how much they drink, a new study suggests.

January 3, 2008

Randy flies reveal how booze affects inhibitions

Source: New Scientist @ 06:40
Male flies that develop homosexual tendencies when drunk may help reveal how alcohol affects human sexual behaviour, say researchers

Teenage smokers risk badly wired brains

Source: New Scientist @ 04:35
Exposure to nicotine as a teenager may cause the brain's white matter to develop abnormally, suggest researchers

December 19, 2007

Inhaled cannabis is more toxic than tobacco smoke

Source: New Scientist @ 05:12
Puff for puff, cannabis smoke contains significantly more chemicals and carcinogens than tobacco smoke

December 4, 2007

Modified mice get no kick from cocaine

Source: New Scientist @ 04:11
Mice engineered to lack a key brain receptor do not develop a craving for the highly addictive drug

November 22, 2007

Cash incentives: Worth every penny

Source: New Scientist @ 04:00
Far from being a waste of money, reward schemes can help addicts quit, keep kids in school, and boost uptake of healthcare

November 16, 2007

Harsher measures needed to curb binge drinking

Source: New Scientist @ 09:22
Want people to temper their drinking habits? Then ditch the carrot and reach for the stick, says a report by a UK think tank

November 9, 2007

Science behind smoking ban called into question

Source: New Scientist @ 18:00
As Californian cities ban smoking in outdoor public spaces, one researcher questions the evidence used to justify such tough action

Binge-drinking women risk torn bladders

Source: New Scientist @ 06:25
Drinking alcohol to excess can cause bladders to rupture, warn doctors who have treated the first cases of women with such injuries

October 25, 2007

Amphetamine addiction curbed by dentists' jab

Source: New Scientist @ 13:00
Brain injections of lidocaine, commonly used by dentists to numb patients' gums, temporarily help rats overcome addiction to amphetamines

October 10, 2007

Epilepsy drug helps alcoholics quit the bottle

Source: New Scientist @ 05:59
The drug – which still needs approval – can be given to sufferers without them having to completely dry out first

October 2, 2007

Starving is like ecstasy use for anorexia sufferers

Source: New Scientist @ 03:00
The eating condition affects the brain in a similar way to psychostimulant drugs, say researchers, possibly indicating targets for new treatments

October 1, 2007

Illegal steroid racket busted

Source: New Scientist @ 10:51
The US Drug Enforcement Administration smashes a global distribution network for steroids, growth hormone, and other illicit bodybuilding drugs

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