- Child Deaths Fall Below 10 Million
Global child deaths have reached a record low, falling below 10 million per year to 9.7 million, down from almost 13 million in 1990, according to UNICEF. "This is an historic moment," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. "Now we m ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2007 - 10:00pm
- The Accuracy Of Epidemiology (some Data)
In Sunday’s NY Times Magazine, Gary Taubes argued that epidemiology does not provide a good basis for health decisions — it is often wrong, he claimed. By “wrong” he meant experiments were more pessimistic. Things that seemed to help based on surveys turn ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Sep 28 2011 - 6:34pm
- Scientists Invent A Recipe For Low-Fat Deep Frying
Good news for lovers of fish and chips. Japanese scientists have come up with the perfect recipe to make a crispy batter which is also lower in fat, reports Joanna Harries in Chemistry & Industry. Dr Thanatuksorn and his team at Tokyo University of Tec ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2007 - 1:39am
- Now Every Man Can Enhance His Performance, Whatever His Sexual Style
LONDON, September 24 /PRNewswire/-- Men are either sensation seekers, sensuous, anxious, confident or abstinent, a new study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research reveals(1). Despite giving us an impression of the different styles o ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Apr 1 2008 - 2:12am
- Acupuncture Better Than Conventional Therapy For Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Six months of acupuncture treatment appears to be more effective than conventional therapy in treating low back pain, according to a study in the Sept. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, although the study suggests that both sham acupuncture and tr ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2007 - 4:33pm
- Bird Flu Virus Can Pass Through Placenta To Fetus
The H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus can pass through the placenta of pregnant women to the unborn fetus, and can infect organs other than the lungs in adults. Professor Jiang Gu, Peking University, Beijing, China and colleagues studied post-mortem tissue ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2007 - 8:23pm
- Only 12% Believe In The Safety Of The Global Food System, Says Study
A recent survey shows that only 12% of American consumers believe in the safety of the global food system and many believe that local foods are safer and better for their health than foods from afar. These are the views of a representative, nationwide samp ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 28 2007 - 1:43pm
- Stop Eating For Two: Obese Moms Shouldn't Gain Weight During Pregnancy
Current recommendations developed by the Institute of Medicine in 1990 suggest women should gain at least 15 pounds during pregnancy and places no upper limit on pregnancy weight gain. Not a good idea, says Raul Artal, M.D., chairman of the department of o ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2007 - 10:50pm
- New Study Shows Passive Cigarette Smoke At Least Doubles Risk Of Cancer In Cats
Cats living in homes where people smoke cigarettes are more than twice as likely as other cats to acquire a deadly form of cancer known as feline lymphoma, according to a first-of-its kind study in cats conducted by scientists at Tufts University School of ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2007 - 1:40pm
- Is College Hazardous To Your Health?
Moving away from home and adapting to a new social environment are just two of the many challenges that new students face as they enter university. An innovative new study conducted at the University of Alberta has found that these challenges can actually ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2007 - 6:21pm