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Rise in Antidepressants Prescribed for Children: Study
Nov 18, 2004
Doctors are prescribing more antidepressants for children and adolescents although there is little evidence about their safety or efficacy in youngsters, researchers said on Thursday.

Study: an Apple a Day Really Does Keep Doctor Away
Nov 17, 2004
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, thanks to strong antioxidants that fight cell damage, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

Long Computer Use May Be Linked to Eye Disease
Nov 16, 2004
Hours in front of a computer screen may increase the risk of glaucoma in people who are myopic or short-sighted, Japanese scientists said on Tuesday.

SARS Seen Re-Emerging in China, But No Epidemic
Nov 15, 2004
SARS is expected to emerge in China again this winter, but an epidemic is unlikely as the world's most populous country is better prepared this time round, health officials say.

New Hope for Alzheimer's Patients
Nov 14, 2004
Watching a loved one slowly succumb to the memory-robbing illness known as Alzheimer's disease can be devastating.

Paxil Appears to Be Effective for OCD in Kids
Nov 13, 2004
Paxil is a safe and effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents, according to the results of a short-term study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Glaxo Vaccine Stops Virus Linked to Cancer -Study
Nov 12, 2004
It's one of the most common cancers in women and kills about a quarter of a million patients each year but scientists said on Friday that a new vaccine could prevent most cases of cervical cancer.

Breastfeeding May Lower Childhood Leukemia Risk
Nov 11, 2004
Breastfeeding for even a few months may lower the odds that a child will develop leukemia, a new research review suggests.

Sanofi Diet Drug Gets Raves, Caution from Doctors
Nov 10, 2004
At a time when the drug industry is being pounded with recalls and government investigations while turning out few major new drugs, French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis appears to have a big winner on its hands.

Red, Processed Meats Up Diabetes Risk
Nov 09, 2004
Red meats and processed meats such as hot dogs appear to increase the risk of diabetes, as does a heavily "Western" diet, according to new research released Monday.



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