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Article ID: 13072

Unrelenting Grip of Nicotine Withdrawal

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers are discovering that nicotine withdrawal symptoms can behave like characters in a bad horror flick: Just when you think you've killed them, they're back with a vengeance.

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3-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 13069

Complex Patterns of Cardiac Disease

Boston University

A new technique derived from modern physics that can help doctors distinguish between a healthy heart and one that is headed for trouble, was described in Nature this week by scientists from Boston University.

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3-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 13037

Saving Babies with Genetic Defect

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Genetic testing and dietary modification may save the lives of children born with a defect in the gene controlling fatty acid breakdown, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center physician reported in the June 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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3-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 13030

Acupuncture Uses Body's Endorphin System to Treat Heart Disease

University of California, Irvine

Acupuncture activates a group of nerve cells called the endorphin system to lower blood pressure and treat some types of heart disease, a team of researchers at UC Irvine and a university in China has found.

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Article ID: 12920

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in U.S. Rivers

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Not only are antibiotic-resistant bacteria readily found in the nation's rivers, they often appear to have means of transferring this resistance to other bacteria, a Washburn Univ. scientist reported at the ASM General Meeting.

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3-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12919

New Vaccine Wards off Diabetes-Causing Virus

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

A recombinant version of the widely used BCG vaccine protected against virus-induced diabetes in mice, a Hannam University (Korea) scientist reported at the ASM General Meeting.

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3-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 13054

Networking for Rural Health Initiative

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Alpha Center is currently seeking applications for a project to strengthen the rural health care infrastructure by fostering the development of rural health networks that seek to improve access to and quality of health care

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2-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 13053

Causes, Cures to Antibiotic Resistance

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Experts on antibiotic resistance will answer questions about this problem at a press conference in Washington, DC, 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, June 4.

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2-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 13052

Complaint Against Milk Mustache Ad Claims

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Doctors and dietitians from the Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission challenging health claims in the "Milk Mustache" advertising campaign.

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2-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 13048

Annals of Internal Medicine - 6-1-99 Tip Sheet

American College of Physicians (ACP)

1- Low-Dose Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Bone Density in Elderly Women; 2-Physical Acitivity Biggest Influence on Weight; May Overcome Genetic Factors; 3- Overweight and Esophagal Cancer Linked; 4 - Five New Markers for Predicting Heart Disease Evaluated.

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2-Jun-1999 12:00 AM EDT

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