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Coffee, Antioxidants, Nutrition

Coffee--It Could Be Good for You

The aroma of brewed coffee could have some of the same beneficial health effects that you get from eating fruits and vegetables, according to Dr. Takayuki Shibamoto of the University of California, Davis.


Dietary, Allowances, Nutrition, Labelling

New Nutrition Guidelines to Be Recommended

The familiar RDA (recommended dietary allowance) numbers that are the basis for nutrition labels are under review and may be revised.


Oncology, Kidney, Cancer, Vaccine, Genetics, Therapy

Human Gene Therapy Trial of Kidney Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and the Department of Urology have confirmed successful activation of patients' immune systems in one of the first human trials of a genetically engineered cancer vaccine. Their findings, reported in the April 15, 1997, issue of Cancer Research, are the result of more than eight years of laboratory, animal and preclinical human studies.


Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Research

Algae Power: New Chemical "Key"

Using a specially prepared chemical "key," University of Delaware researchers have set the stage to unlock the secrets of five unique compounds derived from red sea algae, according to an April 14 presentation at the American Chemical Society meeting. EMBARGOED: 9:00 a.m. PT, Monday, April 14, 1997


Immunization, Vaccine

Effects of Vaccines Enhanced, Boosters Needed?

Dr. Jeffrey L. Cleland and his colleagues at Genentech in San Francisco say they are the first to develop an alternative to current vaccination practices by providing all the needed immunizations in a single shot.


American, Psychiatric, Psychiatry, Mental, Medical, Medicine, Psychology, Psych

Psychiatric Annual Meeting -5/17-22, San Diego

APA Annual Meeting 5/17-22 in San Diego: Media Briefing Topics - 1) Barriers to Getting Psychiatric Care,2) Are We Pushing Our Kids Too Hard?,3) Managed Mental Health Care seminar - each featuring panels of expert psychiatrists as presenters.



ARS News Service Tip Sheet for April 12, 1997

ARS News Service Tip Sheet for April 12, 1997: 1- Biocontrol Duo Gang up on Armyworms; 2- Snap Beans Fingered as Calcium Source for Youths; 3- Dieters' Responses Slowed in Study; 4- Berry Good Food for the Brain; 5- Too Little Magnesium Makes One Work Harder.


Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Injury, ROPE, VINE, Swing, FALL

"Tarzan Swings" Serious Injury to Children

Parents might want to think twice before letting their children swing on a single rope or vine in their backyards, according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Puberty, Growth, Development, Menstrua

American Girls Begin Puberty at Younger Ages

American girls are showing signs of puberty sooner than expected, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Infant, Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Tobacco, Smoke, Advertising

Ban Advertising of Tobacco Products

To protect children from the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for stricter government regulation of tobacco advertising and recommends measures aimed at creating smoke-free environments for our children.

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