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Energy and sports drinks attack enamel
...nd citric acids; however, sports beverages contain other
additives and organic acids that can advance dental erosion. These organic acids are potentially very erosive to dental enamel because of their ability to breakdown calcium, which is needed to strengthen teeth and prevent gum disease. AGD spokespers...
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
... improving services to acceptable standards. Among other
timely topics, the articles explore the history of U.S. universal health care policy proposals, problems in long-term care, comparisons between managed care chains versus hospital chains, and clinical practice guidelines after a public backlash again...
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
...decrease in survival rates may, however, be due to other
alcohol-related diseases. The results of this study appear in the April 2005 issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society ...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...e current research isolated blood cholesterol from other
well-known risk factors. Along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypertension, high cholesterol has long been known as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, the results of the new study showed that the higher the natural level ...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...ed the impact of donor age, immunosuppression, and other
factors on short and long term survival after liver transplant, as well as fibrosis in these patients. Led by Dimitrios N. Samonakis, of the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Unit of the Royal Free Hospital in London, the study examined 195 tra...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...endants are a consequence of ice sheet dynamics or other
factors. Together they will provide insight into whether such iceberg calving occurrences are becoming more common, as well as improving our understanding of the relationship between the Earth's ice cover and the global climate....
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...ent the release of nitrogen oxide and mercury, two other
byproducts of a coal-burning power plant. "NJIT'...ve seen," said Baptiste. "It should be a model for other
universities, and businesses, across the state. Solar electricity saves NJIT and taxpayers money wh...
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
...n the producers. If the spinach is coming from the other
side of the country, then the produce might be kep...oids are most commonly associated with carrots and other
red and orange vegetables, and they help support vision and protect eyes from UV damage. According t...
College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates
...AA Task Force on College Drinking, Dr. Hingson and other
researchers reported in 2002 that alcohol contribu..., drownings, poisoning, homicide, suicide, and any other
kind of injury, we lack the most dependable yardstick by which to measure the magnitude of alcohol-r...
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...ple, or discovering similarities in mice, men, and other
mammals for such fundamental phenomena as wake periods during slumber. Eugene Stanley, a professor of physics and director of BU's Center for Polymer Studies, Plamen Ivanov, a research associate in the Center, and Kun Hu, a research assistant in phys...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...protein, a protein that is formed in the brain and other
cells throughout the body but, for reasons that ar... of Health funded this study. In addition to Good, other
researchers in this study include Dhara Patel, also of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, ...
Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon
... Distinguishing myeloproliferative disorders from other
blood disorders such as thrombocytosis can be diff... also important to acknowledge the work of several other
research groups who have similar data submitted for publication. These exciting results have importa...
Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
...also needed by skin cancer cells as they spread to other
regions of the body, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered. Identifying this protein's role opens the door for stopping the spread of this deadly cancer-the second most common cancer type in the United States. The ...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...origines and Torres Strait Islander people than in other
Australians. Michael Marmot (University College L...riginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples than in other
Australians. Reducing these social inequalities in health, and thus meeting human needs, is an issue...
Genes for alcohol consumption identified
...of Oxford, found that the amount of beer, wine and other
alcoholic drinks that people regularly consume, and possibly an individual's susceptibility to addiction, may be related to differences in genetic make-up. Lead researcher Dr Marcus Munaf, at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of B...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
...arices or dilated veins, and there are a number of other
applications under investigation." According to th...ges suggest the presence of Barrett's esophagus or other
serious problems. The PillCam is similar to the PillCam SB, which was FDA-approved in 2001 to detect...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...nd-hand smoke. He also has shed light on a host of other
health issues, including the role of the Mediterranean diet in decreasing cancer and heart disease risk and increasing longevity. Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing the public's health through learning, discovery, and communica...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
...group with the smallest waists (29-34 inches), the other
groups (34.3-35.9 inches, 36-37.8 inches, 37.9-39.8 inches, 40-62 inches) were 2, 3, 5 and 12 times more likely to develop diabetes, respectively. Similarly, risk was 2, 3, 4 and 7 times greater when waist-hip ratio was measured in men; and 1, 2, 3 a...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
... resistance by S. pneumoniae are also a problem in other
parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Resistance increased dramatically after the introduction and widespread use of new macrolide antibiotics such as azithromycin and clarithromycin, especially in children younger than five years. Th...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...ce-based government policies on preventing HIV and other
STIs. The statement comes in response to a spate of ideologically driven federal policies, including evidence that federally funded abstinence programs promote misinformation about condoms and sexual risks, the Center for Disease Control and Prevent...
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