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Article ID: 1851

Super-tasters and cancer

University of Michigan

Super-tasters---people with a genetically inherited sensitivity to bitter or sharp tastes---may avoid tart vegetables and fruits that contain cancer preventive coupounds, says University of Michigan researcher. Prof. Adam Drewnowski presented his study Sunday (Feb.16) at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Article ID: 1859

Conference to highlight newest antioxidant research

Blitz & Associates

Top researchers to present new evidence showing antioxidant supplements prevent disease and may slow aging. Conference featuring more than 50 scientists to be held in Santa Barbara, CA, Feb. 26-March 1.

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Article ID: 1858

Children No Strangers to Family Violence

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

A study of family violence found that children are often injured during fights between parents, extended family members and even family friends.

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Article ID: 1857

Religious Objections To Medical Care

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that no child should be denied access to medical care based on a parents religious beliefs.

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Article ID: 1856

Mandatory Pharmaceutical Labeling Recommended

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a revised policy recommending mandatory labeling of inactive ingredients on prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.

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Annals of Internal Medicine Tips for 2/15/97

American College of Physicians (ACP)

1) Treating Patients with Dyspepsia Who are Seropositive for Helicobacter pylori; 2) Practice Guidelines for Managing Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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UW Surgeon Pioneers Spinal Fusion Technique

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

In what is believed to be the first clinical trial of its kind in the United States, a spine surgeon at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has begun using protein-saturated sponges placed in a patient's spine to replace the disc removed during fusion surgery. The sponge contains bone growth factor, a substance expected to produce bone that will complete the fusion -- and eliminate the need to take bone from the patient's body to replace the disc.

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Article ID: 1849

Pioneering Surgery Saves Twins

University of Illinois at Chicago

A condition once considered hopeless for 6,000 twin babies each year in the United States is now being treated with a new, pioneering laser surgical procedure at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

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    13-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6380

AHA comments on report: Missed Opportunities in Preventive Counseling for Cardiovascular Disease

American Heart Association (AHA)

Results of a survey, published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR), indicate that few physicians counseled patients about how physical activity, diet and weight reduction can help reduce an individual's risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, which are the country's leading causes of death.

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Surgery Unnecessary to Treat Flat Head

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The vast majority of children with a flattened back or side of the head can be treated effectively by nonsurgical means, such as a helmet, and by alternating infant head position during sleep.

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