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Article ID: 22595

Life Expectancy of 100 Unrealistic

University of Illinois at Chicago

Regardless of how many lifestyle improvements we make, vitamins we ingest or hormones we inject, the chances of life expectancy at birth rising to 100 years or beyond are slim to nil, say UIC School of Public Health professor and his colleagues. (Science, 2-23-01)

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Article ID: 22642

Orthopaedic Surgeons Will Build Accessible Playground

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons will grab shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. to build accessible playground 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in San Mateo, Calif. at Coyote Point, Feb. 27, the day before the American Acaddemy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 68th annual meeting in San Francisco (Feb. 28-March 4).

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Article ID: 22640

Pediatric Research Meeting Announced

Pediatric Academic Societies

The annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies and the American Academy of Pediatrics will be held April 28 until May 1, 2001 in Baltimore, MD.

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Article ID: 22637

Human Gut Potential Breeding Ground for Antibiotic Resistance

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Bacteria in your gut could be exchanging genetic material, including antibiotic resistance genes, with bacteria that are simply passing through on your food, say researchers from the University of Illinois. (J. of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2-01)

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    17-Feb-2001 6:00 PM EST

Article ID: 22592

Medicine Made To Match Genetic Profile

University of Michigan

"Physicians and patients understand that genes influence health and disease, but most don't realize the harmful effects pharmaceutical drugs can have on genetically susceptible people."

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Article ID: 22634

Soft Drink Industry Challenges Study on Obesity

Strategic Communications, LLC

"Obesity is a multi-faceted problem. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. The most important things individuals can do to manage their weight are to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly," said NSDA Vice President of Scientific and Technical Affairs.

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16-Feb-2001 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 22633

Ophthalmologist's Research Could Lead to Super Vision

University of Arizona

Researchers at the University of Arizona are turning to optics technology used in telescopes to develop refractive surgery methods that could improve vision beyond the standard 20/20.

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    15-Feb-2001 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 22509

New Pathway to BRCA1 Discovered

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Following the gene trail of a rare disease, scientists have discovered a new pathway to BRCA1, a gene that, when defective, is the most common source of inherited breast cancer. Two studies by Dana-Farber researchers show how genes involved in a condition called Fanconi anemia form a pathway to the activation of BRCA1. (Molecular Cell, 2-16-01)

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    15-Feb-2001 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 22615

Call for Check-Up on Modern Blood Pressure Instruments

American Heart Association (AHA)

The "gold standard" mercury manometer should not be replaced by electronic or aneroid devices used to take blood pressure measurements. (Hypertension)

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    15-Feb-2001 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 22506

Job Demands Sway Speed of Return to Work After Stroke

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job characteristics may be a key determinant in how soon an individual returns to work after having a stroke, according to research presented today at the American Stroke Association's 26th International Stroke Conference.

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