Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesdays News 11 19 2008

Ginkgo Biloba Doesn’t Prevent Dementia
Supplement Fails to Ward Off or Slow Alzheimer’s Disease in Large Study

Millions of older people take the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba in hopes that it will prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other age-related dementias, but one of the largest and longest studies to address the issue shows no benefit.

Source and More:
http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20081118/ginkgo-biloba-doesnt-prevent-dementia
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Woman given windpipe created in laboratory

Doctors have given a woman a new windpipe with tissue engineered from her own stem cells in what experts have hailed as a "milestone in medicine."

Source and More:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/11/19/windpipe.transplant/index.html
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Tainted meats point to superbug C. diff in food

A potentially deadly intestinal germ increasingly found in hospitals is also showing up in a more unsavory setting: grocery store meats.

Source and More:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27774614/
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Diabetes could cost U.S. well over $218 billion

As diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the world's most common diseases, its financial cost is mounting, too, to well over $200 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

Source and More:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27783488/
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Counseling May Reduce Clinician Burnout and Stress

A short-term counseling intervention was effective in reducing burnout and stress in a cohort of Norwegian clinicians, according to the results of a study published online November 12 in the British Medical Journal.

Source and More:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583763
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Structure of Brain May Influence ADHD

A new study reveals shape differences in the brains of children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), a finding which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/11/18/structure-of-brain-may-influence-adhd/3362.html
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Prognosis After Attempted Suicide Impaired By Psychiatric Disorder

People who have attempted suicide at some point in their lives are more likely to actually succeed in committing suicide at a later date. The risk is particularly high for people with serious psychiatric disorder, according to a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet.

Source and More:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129970.php

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