Vitamin D deficiency, brittle bones abound

Fri Oct 28, 2005 03:49 PM ET

By Matias A. Loewy

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters Health) – In all regions of the world, more than half of postmenopausal women with the crippling bone disease osteoporosis are vitamin D deficient, regardless of age, latitude or season, researchers from US, the Netherlands and UK said here last […]

Weight loss lowers hormone levels in obese kids

Fri Oct 28, 2005 04:10 PM ET

By Megan Rauscher

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A condition involving abnormally high levels of androgens (steroid hormones) known in medical circles as “hyperandrogenemia” starts early in obese children, a study shows, possibly placing them at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome — a cluster of […]

Benjamin Franklin’s legacy to medicine

BBC NEWS Franklin’s legacy to medicine Benjamin Franklin may be known for his role as a US statesman, but he was also a budding physician.

To celebrate the 300th-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, the Royal Society of Medicine in London will be showcasing a new exhibition exploring the medical world of the 18th […]

Way to beat dieters’ hunger pangs


Scientists believe they are closer to understanding how to control appetite.

Two studies in Science magazine look at brain cells, and their signals, that appear to drive weight loss and suppress hunger.

Killing off particular neurons or boosting a protein that keeps neurons alive makes mice lose weight by eating less.


Fluoridation: Recent History

Fluoridation: Recent History

A Partial, Annotated List of Recent Events, Articles, Hearings, Reports, and Research.

May 6, 2003 – EPA Science Forum session on fluoridation. For the first time since 1978, a government agency, the EPA, invited a discussion on the merits of fluoridation. However, no one from government agencies or non-governmental organizations that […]

Study: Fish-eaters stay sharper with age

Researchers say one meal a week slows decline by 10 percent

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Eating fish at least once a week is good for the brain, slowing age-related mental decline by the equivalent of three to four years, a study suggests.


EPA unions call for moratorium on fluoride in drinking water

Thursday, September 1, 2005 EPA unions call for moratorium on fluoride in drinking water 109010031 By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven unions representing more than 7,000 workers at the Environmental Protection Agency are calling for a national moratorium on programs to add fluoride to drinking water, citing what they call […]