Decaf coffee may still pack a mini-caffeine punch
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Decaf coffee is often not totally caffeine-free, a new study shows. In fact, while these beverages have far less caffeine than a cup of regular coffee, they still may have enough of the stimulant to cause physical dependence on them.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:25:09 GMT
Blocking an enzyme curbs colon cancer, in mice
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blocking the enzyme aldose reductase prevents proliferation of human colon cancer cells and arrests tumor progression in mice, researchers report in the journal Cancer Research.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 18:27:42 GMT
Depression tied to poor asthma therapy adherence
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depressive symptoms are common among inner-city adults hospitalized for asthma flare-ups, according to a new study in the medical journal Chest.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 19:31:45 GMT
Inosiplex may be useful for genital warts
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An immune stimulating agent, inosiplex, seems to be an effective treatment for genital warts of the cervix that don't get better with conventional therapies, a small study suggests.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:49:12 GMT
Sex ed gets a lot sexier at Canadian university
TORONTO (Reuters) - An undergraduate program at Canada's august University of Toronto offers discussions on flogging, restraint, and role-play, as well as an arts course called "Queerly Canadian." But teachers and students insist it's a serious academic program that isn't simply about sex.
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 Oct 2006 02:24:12 GMT
Creative writing may make doctors better
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some doctors might improve their bedside manner by honing their creative writing skills, a small study suggests.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:27:06 GMT
Bristol wins U.S. approval for single anti-HIV pill
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said on Friday that U.S. regulators approved a single-capsule form of its Reyataz HIV drug to be taken as part of combination drug therapy.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 18:45:30 GMT
High bread consumption tied to kidney cancer
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet high in refined cereals, and bread in particular, is associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of kidney cancer, according to a study in Italy.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Oct 2006 18:30:54 GMT
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