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New pediatrics study shatters milk myth-news Conf. 3/07, noon EST, Natl. Press Club

...nder scientific scrutiny, the support for the milk myth crumbles. This analysis of 58 published studies shows that the evidence on which U.S. dairy intake recommendations are based is scant," says Dr. Lanou, lead author of the study. "A clear majority of the studies we examined for this review found no re...

Research casts doubt on circulating stem cells

...not converted into functioning muscle fibre. The myth of a circulating jack of all trades The reason is probably that in nearly all cells released into the blood from bone marrow many genes are permanently "switched off" and the cells cannot simply be switched back on again. After all, what comes from ...

Dark chocolate helps diarrhea

..."Ourresearch successfully proves that this ancient myth is really based onscientific principals," said Dr. Illek. For more than a year, scientiststested cocoa extract and flavonoids in cell cultures that mimic thelining of the intestine. All of the cultures reported lower fluidlevels. Consequently, the te...

Low-income pregnant Latinas drink despite universal alcohol-warning messages

...for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. "The typical myth in the past is that Latina women don't drink, but in fact, this is a population that is at risk, and we need to provide this population with the supports that they need to decrease their drinking during pregnancy." Chambers said the dangers of early...

Scholar uncovers the story behind the 'obesity epidemic'

...asing girth is a catastrophic disease is largely a myth promoted by the weight loss industry and diet doctors, writes Oliver in a new book, Fat Politics; the Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic. "It is our panic over our weight gain rather than the weight itself that is probably causing the most...

Newer football helmet design may reduce incidence of concussions in high school players

.... Our current and previous data clearly debunk the myth that 'getting one's bell rung' is an innocuous event. In fact, what appeared to be the mildest injuries on the field often required the longest recovery periods." UPMC researchers were first to publish such findings, involving severity and recovery o...

New groundbreaking findings in taste, smell and chemical irritation

...weight. The cause is unknown, but helps dispel the myth that the obese just lack willpower. Living in an enriched environment helps produce new neurons and get smarter! The adult cricket brain keeps producing new neurons throughout life. Sensory and social stimuli enhance neurogenesis while suppressi...

JCI table of contents: September 1, 2006

...ENTARY TITLE: Adaptive human regulatory T cells: myth or reality? AUTHOR CONTACT: Jean-Franois Bach Hpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France. Phone: 33-144-49-53-73; Fax: 33-143-06-23-88E-mail bach@necker.fr . View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/article.php?id=29748 ...

Leibniz Prize winners 2007 announced

...-ranging emancipatory movement away from religious myth and toward the philosophical logos; rather, he sho...gy and science, religion and philosophy of nature, myth and logos are interwoven in Empedoclean thought. Oliver Primavesi initially studied music with suc...

Study challenges idea that schizophrenia is distinct in developing and developed regions

...y, New Zealand). In this sense, the 1% figure is a myth that conceals considerable variability in actual prevalence between settings. The researchers point to the islands in Micronesia as an example of this variation. Prevalence of schizophrenia ranges from a low of 0.4% in the Marshall Islands to 1.7% ...

Spreading viruses as we breathe

...r Quality and Health, said the study dispelled the myth that viruses emitted from humans only travel a metre in the air. Professor Morawska and a team of QUT scientists have been studying the way droplets carring viruses are dispersed in the air when people speak, cough, sneeze and breathe. "The curr...

High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India

... and other infection, as well as to the widespread myth that sex with a virgin will cure such illnesses. As a result of client demand and of the relatively high profits earned from prostituting these very young girls, brothel owners take steps to keep them in captivity for longer periods of time. The HSPH...

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