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At this year's 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobials Agents and Chemotherapy (ICCAC) conference, a novel approach addressed the "antibiotic problem," interestingly, is not an antibiotic at all but a new class of anti-microbial agent known as aganocides.

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colon cleansing thumbIs Cleansing Safe?

Today with more and more people concerned about their health, there are an ever increasing number of products and services available to try to serve this need and desire. unfortunately many of these products and services are either not necessary, fall short of expectations or just plain unsafe.

A perfect example is the recent upswing in products and services claiming that colon cleansing is necessary to help improve health, lose weight, and to prevent several chronic diseases like colon cancer. But are are colon-cleansing products and colon- cleansing services of any value? Are colon=cleansing products and services even needed?

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woman_brushing-teethTeeth Health can Predict Overall Health

Dentists can tell what's going on in your body just by looking into your mouth. The phrase, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” is attributed to several authors and philosophers. But the phrase, “your teeth are the windows to your health,” can be attributed to Mohamed Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, who has been studying how teeth provide important clues to his patients’ overall health for more than 30 years.

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Confusing terms may keep people from getting full benefit of coverage. Whatever the next election delivers on promises of health care reform, consumers face a steep learning curve to understand common concepts that describe their coverage.

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Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

As the summer season is just taking off and ready to get into full swingThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is making experts available to discuss the risks of developing skin cancer and what steps can be taken in order to prevent it.

 

 

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religious servicesA study published by researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, strongly suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent. The findings, published in Psychology and Health, were based on data drawn from participants who spanned numerous religious denominations.

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Researchers found that instead of fighting tumors, the protein C5a, whcancer_and_immune_systemich is produced during an immune response to a developing tumor, helps tumors build molecular shields against T-cell attack. Discovery could lead to new cancer treatments with fewer side effects

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redbullJust one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke according to a new Australian study. The effect was seen even in young people.

Red Bull is a caffeinated beverage created in the 1980s by Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz. Red Bull was based on a similar Thai energy drink.

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Happy-Old-PeopleElderly people who have a positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are more likely to thrive in their old age, according to a study in the October issue of the Journals of Gerontology, Medical Sciences.

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Most adults in the U.S. will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These alarming figures shed new light on the potential devestating effect obesity will have on the U.S. for years to come.

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