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Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 02:59:55 PST


A strict Mediterranean diet helps reduce deaths from major chronic diseases

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:11:39 PST

Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Br Med J.

US could face shortage of 44,000 primary care physicians

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:37:16 PST

MU researcher calls for incentives to increase numbers of primary care practitioners. Health Aff.

New study shows benefits of quitting smoking

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:48:12 PST

A study of 500,000 adults shows the risks of lung cancer death were 20 times higher among women smokers.

Black-white life expectancy gap narrows but remains substantial

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:00:57 PST

The current difference in life expectancy between blacks and whites is 6.3 years for men and 4.5 years for women.

Are journal rankings (known as impact factors) distorting science

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:23:58 PST

A report by the BMJ warns that the popularity of this ranking is distorting the fundamental character of journals.

Framingham study shows that longevity may be inherited

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:59:22 PST

Parents who live longer more likely to have offspring who are long lived - Framingham Heart Study.

Should alternative medicine be more tightly regulated

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 16:16:51 PST

BMJ researchers go head to head over whether these therapies should undergo more strict evaluation.

Silicone breast implant gets FDA approval after 14 year ban

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 20:13:00 PST

After rigorous scientific review the FDA approved silicone gel-filled breast implants made by two companies.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is real according to the CDC

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 20:13:51 PST

Health officials in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) call on doctors and public to take disease seriously.