Nutrition Health Review

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Articles from Fall

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children
Usually misdiagnosed, more often misunderstood, a common psychiatric disorder has become too serious to ignore. The problem manifests itself as behavioral--the name change brings much needed clarity. (Editor's Note: These articles originally appeared...
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Do More Harm Than Good
It always pays to do your research and read the fine print, even when taking a seemingly safe drug. The group of drugs classified as statins--most notably lovastatin (Mevacor[R]), pravastatin (Pravachol[R]), simvastatin (Zocor[R]), and atorvastatin...
Doctors Attempt to Cure Gun Ownership
It is a blood-boiling hypothetical scene: You have just spent an hour in your doctor's waiting room for a routine check-up. You are brought back to an examination room to wait 45 more minutes on a cold table. The doctor finally arrives and begins a...
Drug-Resistant Exotic Diseases Are Coming to a Town near You
West Nile virus is a perfect example of how a deadly foreign disease can cross international borders and directly affect Americans. First recognized in the Uganda in 1977, West Nile virus is carried by birds and transmitted to humans through mosquito...
Filing Suit against Personal Responsibility
It all began with a scalding cup of McDonald's coffee almost a decade ago. In 1994, a woman successfully sued the largest fast-food franchise in the world for serving coffee without warning her that it was hot. The thin line separating personal accountability...
Important Liver Molecule Discovered
Chemists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have succeeded in determining the structure of a key molecule in the liver responsible for metabolizing more than 60 percent of drugs taken by humans. The molecule, known as PXR, is the...
Inside the Liver-The Body's Refinery
The liver is the largest gland in the human body. Located behind the lower ribs on the right side of the abdomen, in healthy adults it weighs about 3 pounds and is roughly the size of a football. At any moment in time, it holds about 13% of the total...
Nosebleeds Are Nothing to Sneeze At
Everyone at some point in his or her life has experienced the annoyance of a minor nosebleed. Although generally thought to be a childhood problem, nosebleeds are actually more common and more serious in older people. Most nosebleeds need just to run...
Public Enemy Number One-Hepatitis
Hepatitis A The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is by far the most prevalent form of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 143,000 cases of HAV are reported in the United States annually, with about...
Recipes for Vegan & Vegetarian
Creole Okra Okra soaks up the flavors of tomatoes, garlic, and herbs in this tantalizing dish. You may use frozen okra if fresh is unavailable. 1 tsp. olive oil 1/2 small onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 small green pepper, diced 1 ripe tomato,...
Selenium and Infections
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) researchers have found strong new evidence to support what concerned mothers have preached for generations: Eating a balanced diet can be critical to good health. The scientists have discovered that...
The Great Debate: Does ADHD Actually Exist?
Yes, but it is overdiagnosed: Julian Stuart Haber, M.D., F.A.A.P. Q. In your own words, define attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A. ADHD is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that causes problems with attention...
Widespread Misuse of Steroids in Athletes
Baseball team owners, players, and fans seem to agree on the importance of drug testing for steroids, according to current reports; however, the entire scope of performance-enhancing substances available for all athletes is vastly broader, and many...
Your Neighborhood May Be Bad for Your Health
Where you live could be as bad for your health as how you live, according to a study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine (August 2001). Researchers in London have found that high levels of neighborhood problems, such as noise, unsafe areas,...
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