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Most Salads Have Too Much Salt, UK Study 2010-08-28

A British study of 270 salads and pasta bowls purchased from retail outlets, supermarkets, cafes and fast food restaurants revealed that a surprising number of them contained more than half of our daily recommended salt intake. …

H1N1 (swine Flu) Activity Remains Locally Intense 2010-08-27

The World Health Organization (WHO) informs that H1N1 virus transmission continues to be intense in parts of New Zealand and India. During the first week of August, especially in partsof the country that were less affected.…

Endocrine Society Supports Federal Funding on Stem Cell 2010-08-27

A federal district judge issued a temporary ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Stem cell research holds great promise for the treatment of millions of Americans with debilitating and possibly fatal diseases.…

Doctors' Religious Faith Influences End Of Life Care 2010-08-27

A new study from the UK suggests that doctors' religious faith strongly influences end of life care, with agnostic and atheist doctors nearly twice as willing to take decisions that speed up end of life for very sick patients.…

Nicotine May Directly Promote Development Of Breast Cancer 2010-08-26

Scientists have discovered that when nicotine binds to nAchRs (nicotinic acetylcholine receptors), it may not only promote addiction, but breast cancer as well. We know that non-nicotine components of smoking are carcinogens.…

How Cranberry Juice Fights Bacteria That Cause Urinary Tract 2010-08-26

Scientists have reported new scientific evidence on the effectiveness of that old folk remedy,cranberry juice, for urinary tract infections, at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week.…

For Healthy Aging, Eating Berries May Activate The Brain 2010-08-26

Their study, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS),concluded that berries, and possibly walnuts, activate the brain's natural housekeeper mechanism.…