Top health hits of the year
- Health Canada warns against unauthorised cesium chloride. // Reactions Weekly;9/19/2009, Issue 1270, p2
The article reports on the warning issued by Health Canada regarding the use of non-radioactive cesium salts, particularly cesium chloride. The agency has warned consumers in Canada that the use of non-radioactive cesium chloride not authorised for oral or intravenous use in cancer treatment may...
- NYC v. trans fats. Murray, Sally; Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/22/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 11, p1310
Reports on the high mortality rate associated with heart disease in New York City in 2005. Recommendation by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to food services about food that contains trans fats; Research findings on the health implication of eating trans fats.
- Reduced Incidence of Invasive Breast Cancer With Raloxifene Among Women at Increased Coronary Risk. Grady, Deborah; Cauley, Jane A.; Geiger, Mary Jane; Kornitzer, Marcel; Mosca, Lori; Collins, Peter; Wenger, Nanette K.; Jingli Song; Mershon, John; Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;6/18/2008, Vol. 100 Issue 12, p854
Background In the Raloxifene Use for The Heart trial, 10 101 postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease (CHD) or multiple CHD risk factors were randomly assigned to 60 mg/d raloxifene or to placebo and followed for a median of 5.6 years. Raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator,...
- Parkhurst's cuisine strives to feed the 'Whole Body'. King, Paul // Nation's Restaurant News;3/18/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p18
Presents the response of Parkhurst Dining Services, a foodservice contractor on the customers' increasing interest of healthful eating habits in the U.S. Benefits of the program on families; Creation of a menu program 'Whole Body Cuisine,' Contrast between Whole Body and with other diet...
- Where There's Smoke. Dixon, Bernard // Sciences;Mar81, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p29
Focuses on the health aspect of smoking in Great Britain. Relation between smoking and lung cancer; Assessment on validity of scientific evidence on effect of smoking; Association between cigarette smoking and coronary heart disease.
- Nutty choice for healthy snacks. // Consumer Reports on Health;Mar2001, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p7
Focuses on the effectiveness of nuts in treating heart disease and prostate cancer in the United States. Nutrients found in common nuts; Use of mono-unsaturated fats to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level; Properties of flavonoids, ellagic acid and selenium.
- Honey May Fight Disease. Potera, Carol // Arthritis Today;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p21
Reports on the health benefits of honey. Effect of honey on reducing the risk for various diseases; Amount of antioxidants on various honey in the United States; Comparison of honey with antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
- Rural Epidemiology: Insights from a Rural Population Laboratory*. Pearson, Thomas A.; Lewis, Carol // American Journal of Epidemiology;1998, Vol. 148 Issue 10, p949
To study the epidemiology of rural populations in the context of contemporary issues in public health, a population laboratory (Health Census '89) was established in Otsego County, New York, by the Research Institute of the M.I. Bassett Hospital, affiliated with the Columbia University School of...
- YOU CAN COLOUR YOUR WORLD WITH fruits & vegetables. French, Roger // New Vegetarian & Natural Health;Summer2004/2005, p20
Focuses on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Detection of lycopene in tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit and persimmon; Observation of betacarotene on red, orange and yellow fruits; Protection against cancer, heart disease and stroke.