Archive for November, 2006

A faster way to recover from chemotherapy and marrow transplant

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston report finding a new way to increase stem cells in blood, suggesting a possible treatment to help patients who undergo chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant for leukemia and other cancers recover their immune function more quickly. In the June 21 issue of Nature, they demonstrate that a stable analog of prostaglandin can enhance the blood-forming system, both during embryonic development and after it’s been damaged.

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24-Hour Drinking Could Be Curtailed in U.K.

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Citing the growing problem of binge drinking, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said his government would consider reversing a controversial decision to allow pubs to serve alcohol around the clock, the BBC reported Sept. 24.

During a Labour party conference and a radio interview, Brown decried binge drinking in the U.K. as “unacceptable” and said a review of the 2005 law ending early closing times for pubs is coming.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Back in December

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Back in December

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been announced, will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00 PM ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network, and it’s gonna be big! Victoria’s Secret President and CEO Sharen Turney and supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Selita Ebanks announced plans for the new special to press immediately following the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.
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More women than men having mid-life stroke

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

ST. PAUL, Minn — More women than men appear to be having a stroke in middle age, according to a study published June 20, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say heart disease and increased waist size may be contributing to this apparent mid-life stroke surge among women.

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Graphic Ads on Cigarette Packs

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Britain has decided to use very graphic pictures on cigarette packs, I am guessing this will work much better than written warnings. The below wording is part of press release which I find partly amusing because they say “words failed to stamp out smoking”. I find it hard to believe they thought words would actually deter smoking. If they did, all I can say is that is very very scary. Perhaps other countries and regions will follow suit, but that is not likely. Up to 160 million smokers in Asia could be dead by 2050 and 1 billion smoking related deaths by the end of the century, so this is a massive problem (see the following - here, here and here).

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How To Balance Your Hormones

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

How To Balance Your Hormones

Hormones are the chemical messengers that control virtually every biological process in the body. Hormones tell your cells what proteins to manufacture and your organs which functions to perform. When hormone levels decline, less information is transmitted, and the body functions less effectively. Research clearly shows that declining hormone levels are a potent risk factor for disease, aging and death.

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How To Avoid Hearing Loss

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

How To Avoid Hearing Loss

We all know what is hearing, but just what is hearing loss? And did you know that about 3 in 1000 babies are born with hearing impairment? In fact, hearing problem is the most common birth defect. A hearing problem can also develop later in life.

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First Kiss More Important to Women than Men

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Researchers in the United States say men and women have dramatically different attitudes to the first kiss of a new relationship, while men consider the kiss is just a means to an end, for women it is a crucial element in finding a partner. A study of 1041 students at New York State University, published in Evolutionary Psychology, found women place more importance on kissing than men do and are more likely to evaluate their partner’s kissing ability on factors like smell of breath and appearance of teeth. She uses it, the study suggests, to assess a “rich and complex exchange” of romantic and chemical clues that pass between partners as their lips touch.

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