Are sugary drinks reason behind obesity epidemic?

The effort includes the American Center Association and the some town health departments who plan to prod companies to avoid the sale of sugary drinks on their home or offering them at conferences – as Boston’s Carney Medical center did in April. There may also be new media campaigns, like one starting quickly in Los Angeles that will ask ‘If you wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar, why are you drinking it?’ The CDC study is founded on interviews of more than 17,000 people between 2005 and 2008. People were asked to recount everything they drank and ate in the last day. Continue reading

Cephalon announces positive results from study of NUVIGIL in bipolar depression Cephalon.

Around two million American adults are influenced by bipolar I disorder, which is characterized by fluctuations between severe highs and lows in mood. People who have bipolar disorders routine between intervals of manic or depressive disposition and typically spend additional time in the depressed stage of the condition. The eight-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and safety of NUVIGIL as an adjunctive therapy to disposition stabilizers in 257 patients with bipolar I disorder, who experienced a significant depressive episode that had not been managed by their other remedies completely. Continue reading

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Instead of block or criticize Focus on the Family planned antiabortion – rights Super Bowl advertising, needs his own Super Bowl strategy abortion – civil rights movement show that abortion is as tough courageous courageous a decision as the decision to continue a pregnancy, Frances Kissling – write in a Washington Post commentary – former president of Catholics for Choice – and Kate Michelman – former president of Naral Pro-Choice America medical journal .

President, Dranning and investment security needed to meet growing demand, Australia meetAMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said today that require urgent planning and investment to the health and care needs of an aging population and growing Australian needs. – ‘ Access to health care for older Australians in residential aged care facilities Pesce limited, ‘Pesce said. – ‘The health needs of older Australians are becoming increasingly complex and numerous, the general practice services in particular access is critical. Continue reading

PBC is an uncommon liver disease of unknown cause.

PBC is an uncommon liver disease of unknown cause, although it seems, apparently in geographical clusters. Researchers by Aftab Ala, MD of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, resulted examined the prevalence and potential clustering of PBC near most toxic waste sites in New York City, the state – designated SFS. SFS. The researchers collected data on 172 patients zip code in New York City in need of orthotopic liver transplantation between 1995 and 2003, either because of PBC or primary sclerosing cholangitis . They compared the patient zip codes to zip codes of known SFS in the city. The city contains 174 zip codes, 89 or 85 and not SFS borders.

The researchers then calculated the expected prevalence of PBC – OLT and PSC – OLT, adjusting for demographic characteristics. They compared the average standardized prevalence ratios contained in or adjacent to a postal zip codes for the remaining SFS. Finally, they used SaTScan a statistical software package specific groups. Specific groups. Continue reading

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MedEd Architects announced the launch of a series of on-going educational programs specifically targeted to reach as many as 2.6 million Chinese physicians. The series includes live symposia and web-based programs developed in partnership with renowned US -based medical centers and leading Chinese medical societies. Programs will be accessed through a branded web portal designed to generate awareness of new treatment choices among Chinese physicians.