Archive: 01/18/2010

Fish oil not snake oil

A randomised controlled trial of fish oil given intravenously to patients in intensive care has found that it improves gas exchange, reduces inflammatory chemicals and results in a shorter length of hospital stay. Researchers ...

Jan 18, 2010
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Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explai ...

Jan 18, 2010
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After Haiti, Worries About Other Big Quakes

In the last several days, while the attention of the world has been focused on the human toll of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti, scientists have begun to look at the quake's geological toll. What is the danger ...

Jan 18, 2010
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Let children take their pick of vegetables

Children prefer vegetables which are crunchy and have no brown patches. They also get a perk when they can choose what they eat beforehand. So says PhD student Gertrude Zeinstra of Wageningen University, Netherlands.

Jan 18, 2010
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FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds

(AP) -- Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are ...

Jan 18, 2010
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