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Article ID: 2014

Antioxidants May Block Cancers' Molecular Messengers

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins scientists may have identified how oxidants can worsen cancerous cell growth and how antioxidants can suppress it. Antioxidants have long been thought to fight cancer; the current findings give insight into how the protection may occur and how it may be harnessed for anti-cancer therapies.

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15-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2010

AAP-Pet Reptiles Health Risk for Children

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Being the first kid on your block to own a reptile may be cool, but its also a health risk, according to a study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2009

AAP-21-Year Study Says Increase in Obesity, Weig

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Children and adults are more likely to be overweight and obese than they were 20 years ago, according to a recent study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2008

AAP-Gas Cans Pose Burn Hazard to Children

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Parents who store gasoline in safety cans rather than the more popular rectangular metal gasoline cans may prevent burn deaths and injuries to young children, according to a study on the electronic version of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2007

AAP--Epidurals May Affect Newborns

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Women who receive epidurals to ease labor pains may be increasing discomfort for their newborns, according to a study published in this months Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2006

AAP--Recurrent Ear Infections on Increase

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Over a seven-year period, there was a 44 percent increase in recurrent ear infections among preschool children, according to a study published on the electronic version of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1998

Melatonin May Ease Insomnia with Depression

Northwestern University

Northwestern University Medical School researchers have launched a study to determine the effectiveness of melatonin to relieve insomnia in the initial weeks of ProzacÆ therapy. They believe the hormone melatonin may not only improve sleep but also diminish depression that has been exacerbated by sleep deprivation.

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14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1969

Calcium Storage, Release Mechanism Revealed

University of Maryland, Baltimore

New technology has enabled physiologists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to visualize the organization of intracellular calcium stored in the reticulum of cells. They also have located sodium pumps with a high affinity for the hormone ouabain next to the reticulum, where they play a vital role in controlling the storage and release of calcium. Findings could lead to new and better therapies for hypertension, heart failure, stroke.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1990

Drug Slows Blidness in AIDS Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

AIDS patients facing blindness from a virus infection may respond to the drug cidofovir, according to results of a multicenter study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher.

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13-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1982

States Protecting Children from Tobacco

American Lung Association (ALA)

Washington, D.C., March 5, 1997 -- The most comprehensive survey of current state tobacco control laws ever compiled shows that in 1996, states all across the nation moved aggressively to reduce tobacco use, particularly among children. This action came in the form of new laws, regulations and ballot initiatives. States raised their tobacco excise taxes, increased penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products to minors and sought to make tobacco companies more accountable for their actions.

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13-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

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