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Doctors diagnose rare lung worm infection
Physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have diagnosed a rare parasitic infection in six people who had consumed raw crayfish from streams and rivers in Missouri. Paragonimiasis causes fever, cough, chest pains, shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. The infection is generally not fatal, and is easily treated if properly diagnosed. But the illness is so unusual that most doctors are not aware of it.
Vintage video of doctors and students promoting smoking
Many tobacco promotions have implied the acceptance of smoking by doctors, scientists and even college students.
Protection from UV light may help reduce wrinkles
Skin is subject to two types of aging: intrinsic and photo. Photo aging applies to parts of the body regularly exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Simple preventative measures like shade and sunscreen may help prevent or delay fine lines and wrinkles. Retinoids, vitamin A derivatives available by prescription, may help restore elasticity to wrinkled skin for some patients.
Study seeks mechanisms that treat disease and reduce aging
Researchers are evaluating the health benefits of both a calorie restricted diet and resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and berries. Both are believed to have properties that can improve organ function, help fight neurological diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and even reduce the aging process.
Improve health and productivity with "Meetings on the Move"
Today more than 30% of the American population is obese. "Meetings on the Move" is a concept to increase productivity and improve employees' health by getting them up from their desks and on the move.
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