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Clean, air, Act, EPA, Report, Public, Health, SMOG, soot

EPA Report Finds Clean Air Act Save Lives, Benefits Economy

Washington, D.C., October 21, 1997 ó Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a report that studied the costs and benefits of implementing the Clean Air Act between 1970 and 1990. The report found that each year more than 200,000 premature deaths and 18 million illnesses are avoided due to lower air pollution levels.

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Outcomes, Research, Conference, Quality, Improvement, Ahcpr

AHCPR Invites Press to Conference on Outcomes Research

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research is sponsoring a conference to discuss and identify critical gaps and future research needs regarding outcomes and effectiveness research. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, 1997.

Science

Seafood, Red, TIDE, Shellfish, Algae, Poisoning

UMaine School of Marine Sciences Tackles Red Tide Problem

Red tide, a costly and sometimes life-threatening problem for the shellfish industry and consumers, will come under the scrutiny of faculty and graduate students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences in a 5-year research program scheduled to start in 1998.

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pain, Neuroprotection, Ginseng, Herbal, Depression, Cortex, Brain, Sensory

UMB News Tips for Society for Neuroscience Meeting

University of Maryland,Baltimore, neuroscientists report on herbal brain-cell armor, pain as a 2-way street, helpless rats as a model for depression therapies, and location in the brain of pain proscessing.

Science

International, Nutrition, text, Food, Agriculture, Organization, Hunger, Malnutrition, Developing, Countries

Cornell text on international nutrition

Michael Latham, M.D., professor of international nutritional sciences at Cornell University writes new text on international nutrition, "Human Nutrition in the Developing World" (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1997)

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Hepatitis, Immunize, Vaccine, Children, Pediatrics

Immunizing Infants for Hepatitis A Recommended

A hepatitis A vaccine, already approved for use in adults, is also proving to be effective and safe for infants, according to a researcher at The University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.

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Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric, Mental, Disorder, Disorders, Health

Am. Psychiatric Assn. November Tipsheet - Part 2

American Psychiatric Association November Tipsheet - Part 2: Outstanding Mental Health Programs Honored by APA - Recipients of the APA Gold Achievement Award and the APA Significant Achievement Awards. Embargo: Nov 1.

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Psychiatry, Psychiatric, Psychiatrist, Mental, Health, Physician, Brain, Stigma

American Psychiatric Association November 1997 Tipsheet- Part 1

American Psychiatric Association November 1997 Tipsheet- Part 1: 1) Quit Smoking, Lower Anxiety, 2) POWs Suffer Long After War Is Over, 3) Depression in Schizophrenia May Have a Genetic Cause, 4) High Marks for Rural Telepsychiatry, 5) New Measurement Tool Determines Competency for Consent

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Lyme, Disease, Spect, Scans, PET, Psychiatry, Memory, loss, Depression, PAN

Scans Distinguish Lyme Disease from Psychological Disorder

A Columbia-Presbyterian study has demonstrated that brain scans and neuropsychiatric tests can help doctors determine whether psychiatric problems are due to Lyme disease or a primary psychiatric disorder.

Medicine

Dentist, Tooth, Whitening, Survey, Trends, ADA, Health

Survey Reveals Latest Trends In Dentistry

580 U.S. dentists were polled about general oral care trends, including cosmetic tooth whitening, at the 138th Annual Session of the American Dental Association (ADA) in Washington D.C.







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