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key, Nutrients, Early, LIFE, Influence, Blood, Pressure

Key Nutrients in Young Affect Blood Pressure Later

Key nutrients in the diet during infancy and adolescence--especially sodium, calcium, fiber and fat--have an early impact on blood pressure and could influence whether high blood pressure develops later in life, two new reports suggest.


skin, Dermatology, Aging, SUN

Skin Appearance and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

Low concentrations of the popular skin care ingredients called alpha-hydroxy acids appear to be modestly effective in reducing symptoms of skin aging brought on by sun exposure and other environmental factors.


Sunscreen, Tanning, skin, Protection, Dermatology, UVA, SPF

New Sunscreen, Tanning Formulations

Sunscreens are being customized to meet a variety of needs. The industry is continually coming out with new products, 'improved' versions of old favorites and product extensions. Significant improvements include less irritation and improved substantivity. Selecting a sunscreen has become a complicated decision.


Wrinkles, skin, Dermatology, Botox

Botox: Nonsurgical Wrinkle Remover of the Future?

Botox, is a purified form of one of the most potent toxins known to man. In high doses it can cause the clinical disease botulism. However, in carefully administered low doses, it is very useful for treating hyperkinetic facial lines (wrinkles).


Hepatitis, Gallup, Survey, Older, Individuals

Hepatitis A Strikes Hardest in Older Individuals

Even in areas where hepatitis A is common, Americans tend to underestimate its risks, according to a Gallup survey. The survey was commissioned by Merck & Co., Inc. The company makes a vaccine indicated for hepatitis A. Prescribing information is available upon request.


Hepatitis, Facts

Fast Facts about Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver. It is the seventh most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States.


Asthma, Leukotriene, Antagonist, Inhaled, Corticosteroids, Asthma, oral, Contraceptives

ATS News Tips from April Journals

The following stories appear in the American Thoracic Society (ATS) April Journals: 1- Some adults "outgrow" asthma; 2- A leukotriene antagonist effectively controls moderate-to-severe asthma; 3- Female asthma patients on oral contraceptives have less exacerbated asthma during the menstrual cycle. Embargoed: April 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m.


Purdue, Medical, MRI, Biomedical, Health


Biomedical researchers at Purdue University are using a one-of-a-kind test apparatus to obtain information that will enable developers of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to produce faster, more precise MRI scans. Findings from the study wil be reported April 16 at the annual meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Color photo available


Organ, Donor, Salmonella, Influenza, cell, Engineering

ASM Journals Tipsheet -- April 1997

Tip sheet April 1997 Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: April 1997 Donated Organs Should Be Tested for Amebae Which Came First: The Chicken or the Mouse? New Intranasal Vaccine for Influenza A Engineering on the (Cell) Surface


Antioxidants, Vitamin, Vitamins, Supplements, Heart, Disease, Cardiovascular

Vitamin E Supplements Safe and Effective

Vitamin E supplements are safe, effective in preventing degenerative diseases and should be part of a healthy lifestyle, a leading supplier of natural vitamin E said today in response to confusing media reports on a new, but small laboratory study.

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