Obesity is Leading Cause Death--Almost

At least one journalist has concluded that within his or her state, obesity "could overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death."

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Evidence-Based Eddy Makes News Again

An article on evidence-based medicine in Newsweek makes EBM sound alternative and unorthodox--which indeed it was when first controversial proposed.

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If You're a Teen (or Younger), Don't Smoke

Bill Clinton may not have inhaled (or exhaled, depending on perspective), but even one puff could have been deadly.

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FDA Less Trusted

With the Vioxx debacle, the FDA has lost authority and credibility as a voice for consumer protection.

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Acupuncture Online Ethics Course

For those seeking the link, click here for "Ethics for Practitioners of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine: Learning Practice Boundaries," approved by the NCCAOM for 4 professional development activity (continuing education) units.

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Bloodless Surgery Done by Boosting Red Cells

A new approach known as "bloodless surgery" boosts red blood cell counts before and after an operation, and cut blood loss during surgery.

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Modified Mice Beat Cancer

Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine identified a mouse resistant to even the most aggressive cancers, and now have prevented cancer in ordinary lab mice by injecting them with white blood cells from cancer-resistant mice bred from the original.

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Ordinary Soap May be Dangerous

According to a recent environmental study, many ordinary household products are indeed, as suspected, highly toxic.

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Birds Spared Us Flu Virus

The number of bird flu cases in Europe has decreased so dramatically compared with February.

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