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November 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cancer drugs 'kill brain cells'
Patients 'fleeced' by hospital ban on mobile phones
Study shows conflicts of interest in many clinical trials
Panel says Celebrex for kids should get OK
The end of ingenuity
Senators urge probe of drug
FEMA must resume housing payments
Ancient Greeks had a computer that is really 1.0

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pupils head to the farm for class
McDonald's to patent . . . THE SANDWICH
Panel urges tighter rules for science publications
Tension headaches eased with acupunture, exercise
Arby's to cut trans fat from fries
Homeopathic Or Herbal Remedies Prescribed By 60 Percent Of Doctors'
Surgeries in Scotland

Marathon Oil Company settles PCB Violations for $38,000
Will the USDA Destroy the Organic Label?
Massive ice shelf 'may collapse without warning'

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

American Diabetes Association receives millions each year from junk
food companies, candy manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms

USDA Approves Contaminated GM Rice Strain
Ethics panel says disclosure not required
Red Cross faces fine over blood safety
Study doubts benefits of universal statin drug use
Statin-fortified drinking water?
Doctors Debate Drug in Water for Heart Disease
What You Never Expected to Hear About Water Fluoridation
FDA questions Celebrex for kids' arthritis
Customers unhappy over IHOP’s policy to ask for IDs
'CSI' parents swabbing kids for DNA

Monday, November 27, 2006

Vitamin E crucial to plants' survival of the cold, U of T study finds
Aboriginal group upset by Harper's Québécois motion
Long-Term Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Results in Metabolic Syndrome
Rise in teen girls' use of diet pills cited
A Pill To Forget?
Bosses urged to combat 'e-waste'
Death by Government: The Missing Chapter

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Where mysticism meets medicine
Shoppers believe food firms tell lies
China police ban hemophilia forum: source
NHS study questions use of new schizophrenia drugs
On Advertising: Formula One kicks the tobacco habit
They watch what you say

Friday, November 24, 2006

Rapid tests for bird flu are flawed, studies find
San Francisco prepares to ban certain chemicals in products for tots, but
enforcement will be tough -- and toymakers question necessity

Swimming in pools may raise hay fever risk
EPA Expected to Issue Million-Year-Long Regulation
Critics sour on rules for kids' food ads
The new national medical database is a threat to patient
confidentiality, says James Le Fanu


Thursday, November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Day

Two U.S. men charged with broadcasting Hezbollah TV
Spain requires new buildings use solar power
Kids' Nutrition and the Trickle-Up Effect
Hager book may not be released until next week
Hospitals asked to return cadaver tissue after patient is infected
NHS Confederation Comment On Advertising And Marketing In
The NHS, UK

Jury finds Net pharmacy kingpin guilty
Environmental impact still unknown
Turkeys try to catch train out of N.J.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A clash between science and religion
U.S. Fake News Sales Slide
Food Companies Launch Yet Another Phony Effort Against Childhood
Obesity

Vioxx Not Merck's Only Problem
Ten Years Later: Direct to Consumer Drug Advertising
Poisonous Propaganda
Sex herbs taken off the shelves
Onions and Garlic May Prevent Cancers

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Federal Agency Threatens to Dump Toxic Mercury Stockpile on Open
Market; Experts Warn Potent Toxin Would Boomerang Back to U.S.
Dinner Plates

Studies fault U.S. hospital procedures in infections
U.N. says 39.5 million people have HIV
NHLBI and CMS Launch Large Study of Home
Oxygen Therapy for COPD — Clinical Trial Will
Clarify If More Patients Could Benefit from Treatment

New scheme to cut 'carbon footprint'
Sedative doesn't help babies sleep better

Monday, November 20, 2006

Child 'adult mental care' scandal
Annan warns of "catastrophic" biotech danger
The Role Of Metals In Alzheimer's Disease Explored
Lead tests prompt caution to water users
More rain for B.C., residents in boil-water battle
Majority of doctors 'missing milk allergy in babies'
Vets turn to acupuncture for ailing pets
Smile, you're in happiness class

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cori will be a guest Robert Scott Bell's Healthy Talk Radio Show
during the 3:oopm EST hour Sunday, November 19, 2006
Want fair & affordable health insurance for the uninsured? Just ask the
public to design it, study suggests

Sudden Death Isn't Always So Sudden
Britain sabotages EU law to control toxic chemicals
Hemophilia drug used on GIs labeled risk
Junk-food ads' effect on children scrutinized
Cost Of Treating Diabetes Surges, US
Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria
America's media bubble

Saturday, November 18, 2006

China's path to modernity, mirrored in a troubled river
Negativity Linked To Heart Disease
Junk food ban on ads slammed by critics as 'missed opportunity'
The Media's Iraq Offensive
Are antidepressants good for a boost if you're already healthy?
Bird flu vaccine has short shelf life
Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports
UCLA Study Reports Conflict Of Interest Policies And Practices Of Major
Journals

College offering majors in homeland security
Chinese medicine interest threatens rare species
Gov't Subsidies Make Ocean "Strip-mining" Economically Viable
'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
Son questions handling of dad's fall into coma
Boil-water warning lifted for 1 million in Greater Vancouver

Friday, November 17, 2006

Troubling as it may be, fear sells
Pentagon Alters Homosexuality Guidelines
Philip Morris Using PR To Look Like A Good Actor In The Movies
Campaign promotes nutrition label smarts
Ovarian cancer rates lower in sunny areas
Study on stents is another challenge to conventional medical wisdom
Junk food ad crackdown announced
Junk food ad ban 'shocks' firms
Healthier kids just the click of a remote away: study
U of M Researchers Link Early Brain Development to Adult-Onset
Neurodegenerative Disease

Does natural selection drive the evolution of cancer?
Parents blamed for Prozac teens
Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
Are America's living dolls still living a nightmare?

Thursday, November 16,2006

TELEVISION PROGRAM: Cori Brackett will be a guest on Out There TV
EXPOSED: Your Poisoned Food Supply: Here's Sweet Remedy .... The
Movie that Could Save Your Life

Bullying 'a culture of silence'
Antibiotics usually useless for bronchitis: study
Taco Bell to stem use of trans fats
Light, mild cigarettes go up in smoke
Diabetes could 'wipe out' Maori by end of century
USDA says 12 mln Americans faced hunger in 2005
Report: Fewer People Hungry in U.S.
Money cannot buy effective innovation, says new study
AMA Wants Regulation of 'Bioidenticals'
Woman denied from hospitals won't need surgery
EPA Phases Out Pesticide AZM
Increased patient demand for prostate test has serious implications for cancer
services

New Report Finds Pain Affects Millions Of Americans
FDA Should Return To 'Science-Based' Agency, Opinion Piece Says

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Strict lobbying rules proposed in Hollywood
Critics scoff at effort to limit child-focused junk-food ads
School press walks fine line
Greeks suffer higher rates of obesity
Obesity could hit economies as hard as malnutrition
FDA Threatens To Raid Cherry Orchards
FDA sued over mercury in medicines
State senator’s use of campaign funds questioned again
UN chief issues climate warning

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

War Crimes Suit Filed in Germany Against Rumsfeld, Other Top U.S.
Officials Over Prisoner Torture

According to a damning report by MPs, research is used to 'prop up' policies
and inconvenient evidence is often buried, says Roger Highfield

Diet can provide protection against development of certain cancers, new
studies show

Mom's Diet May Affect Generations
FDA to parents: Watch for 'abnormal behavior' on Tamiflu
Backlash from too much flu vaccine?
CDC Urges More People to Get Flu Shots
FDA subjects antibiotic to new scrutiny
Internet threatened by proposed new rules, while blogger prosecuted over
video of himself speaking in public

Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic In Asia
Easing Depression Without a Prescription
A family business and school ties: Bid for radio giant started with talk
between classmates

Weak New Voluntary Guidelines on Advertising to Kids Designed to
Protect Marketers, Not Parents and Families

"Still Not the News": Read the Report and Take Action!
Negative Press Gives Asylum Seekers A Bad Name
Nonminority Medical Students More Satisfied Than Minority Students,
Study Finds

Fear of fear a risk to mental health
Memory complaints are related to Alzheimer disease pathology in older
persons

Another hurdle to exercise: embarrassment

Monday, November 13, 2006

Drugs 'R' us
Results Mixed on Merck's New Painkiller
Something fishy?
Junior doctors walk out from ops
Children showing hardening of arteries: U.S. study
Blow to chest can be fatal in child athletes: study
Big rise in chemical coshes for children
Designer twins are born healthy after screened for cystic fibrosis
Face transplant fears unmasked
The McSubway Project - A Rude Awakening
Acupuncture May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Discomfort
Complementary Medicine Has A Role In The Treatment Of Allergic Disease
A Healthy Population Is Good For The Economy
Social Exclusion Changes Brain Function And Can Lead To Poor Decision-
Making

Andy Griffith Sues Andy Griffith
Blind faith: Selfless man helps amputee
Kids Rally For Teacher With Rare Illnesses

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Antioxidants: New Kid on the Block for Pain Relief?
Chinese protesters mob hospital after boy's death
The 'Double' Whammy: What is Type 3 Diabetes

CJD fears over use of second-hand implants for bones
A Web guided by common sense?
Wake up! It's time to shop

Saturday, November 11, 2006

US military duty linked to Lou Gehrig's disease
Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers
Toxic Molecule May Cause Most Common Type of Muscular Dystrophy
Health groups file to appeal U.S. tobacco case
Doctors slow to embrace electronic record-keeping
Tarantula Venom And Chili Peppers Target Same Pain Sensor
Natural compounds block autoimmune response in diabetes, arthritis
New Lyme Disease Guidelines Spark Showdown
Celiac disease triples risk of diabetes
Winterizing Your Body
Preventing Costly Missteps In Drug Development
Drug Company Pulls Funding After Conference Criticism

Friday, November 10, 2006

Doctors Rarely Discuss Drug Costs With Patients
Medicare makes concession on wheelchairs
Ministers to put patients' details on central database despite objections
State eases ban on mercury in flu shots
Maricopa County resolves air quality permit deficiencies
Diabetes on the rise in young Native Americans
Steroid Users May Be More Likely To Commit Crimes Involving Weapons,
Fraud

Lawmaker takes TXU to task over rates
Health insurers fined for late payments
One dead in industrial accident at New Bedford wharf
Happy people healthier, Carnegie Mellon psychologist says
Sandwich chain tries to keep burritos away

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Scientists hope bodies can fight cancer
A Prescription that May Extend Life
Dementia resistant to drugs, study says
Researchers Apologize for Disclosure Failure on Drug Study
Pancreatic cancer tied to fizzy drinks and sugar
Children at risk as documents reveal 'shambolic' vaccinations system
Above-normal levels of lead found in Seattle schools' water
Babies with low iron levels grow up impaired
Fake Pesticides Threaten Food Safety
WHO urges ban on some pesticides to curb suicides
Agent Orange exposure tied to ills in Vietnam vets
Fish oil: A heart drug in Europe but not U.S.
Woman thought to have Lou Gehrig's Disease resumes talking after silence of
nearly three years

Danger: chemical hazard
Burger King sued over marijuana in police officers' burgers

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Rumsfeld quits
Your doctor may have CCLS (couldn’t care less syndrome), says James
Le Fanu

Girl, 4, who is so sad she may need anti-depressants
TXU chief says new plants would relieve woes
New coal plants bury 'Kyoto'
MPs accuse ministers of twisting science for political purposes
A Silent Pandemic: Industrial Chemicals Are Impairing the Brain
Development of Children Worldwide

Israelis shed new light on fighting tumors
Universal free school breakfast has benefits and drawbacks
New Online Quiz from CSPI Compares Restaurant Foods
Healthcare Code Blue
Healthcare crisis countdown

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Dyslexia 'cure' fails to pass the tests
Saddam’s Unindicted Co-Conspirator: Donald Rumsfeld
National Guard wants to end ban on lead bullets
Md. firm begins patch vaccine tests
States Toughen Federal Mercury Pollution Rules

Monday, November 6, 2006

Key to life? Exercise, says 132-yr-old woman
60 million Chinese are considered obese
FDA: Bausch & Lomb failed on reporting
Average Monthly Premiums Will Increase By 87% In 2007 For Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans Providing 'Meaningful Coverage' In Doughnut Hole


Sunday, November 5, 2006

Britain has at last escaped the illusion that salvation lies in mass science
How toxic is your body?
Second opinion: the search for ailments gone awry
This crop revolution may succeed where GM failed
Cells that work themselves to death
Study shows anti-inflammatory drugs could increase risk of heart attacks
Penn Researchers Provide Insight into How the Immune System Avoids
Attacking Itself

UMaine Student Studies Toxins in Maine's Rivers
Fast food giant learns about animal welfare in farming from Oxford
researchers

Profs drawn to spotlight
Psychological Approaches Can Help Some Skin Conditions
Cornell prof. studies mind-stomach link
47 Chinese children have lead poisoning

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Car-diac arrest: Union: Ambulances took back seat to super’s SUV
Gov sues over health panel picks
Hospitals, MDs addressing long wait time
North East 'warms to devolution'
Any exercise can improve diabetes control
Virginia Mason settles class-action suit alleging overbilling
California investigates marketing of anti-psychotic drugs

Friday, November 3, 2006

Medical Debt Problems Mounting
Med students get crash course in drug pitches
Cholesterol TV ads clog reality
Energy Industry Deceived Public, Supreme Court, Documents Reveal
Atmos [Energy] revises its rate request
'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin 2005: CO 2levels highest ever recorded
Greenhouse gases hit record high
Yes to Shadecloth, No to Kyoto
Kids Learn to 'Red Light' Bad Food
Court blocks ruling on tobacco industry
Life With HIV Costs $618,900
Brazil puts AIDS care before drug profits
Tongues on the Mind

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Drug prescribed for migraines and seizures increases risk of kidney stones
Study: Obese Kids Have Hardened Arteries
Nurse accused of trying to admit man for psychiatric evaluation
Health Tip: Watch Your Child's Sugar Intake
Top heart doctor: 'The system is broken'
Should severely disabled kids be kept small?
Crafty "Candyman" a sweet sight at school where treats are banned
Very shocking’: Mass. ranks 9th in pre-K expulsions
Businesses may move health care overseas
Britain is 'surveillance society'
Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World
Asbos viewed as 'badge of honour'

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
Are Influenza Vaccines Worth The Effort?
Health Tip: What Can Trigger a Migraine
NHS rally told of cuts 'disgrace'
NIEHS Conference will Explore Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer
Most parents willing to test kids for drugs
Manufacturers' anti-smoking ads ineffective: study

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