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G'day guys! I have not yet resubscribed, one bioscience exam done
(bloody hard it was too!) Three more exams next week. Thought the
following info. might be helpful to some. Take care of you all, thinking
of you all the time. much love
Mam
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A weekly health information update from Mediconsult.com
for Friday, June 18, 1999
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LATEST RESEARCH RESULTS AND NEWS

* SPECIAL REPORT
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year's American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in San Diego,
California. We'll have daily news coverage of conference presentations;
SoundBytes interviews with leading-edge diabetes researchers; and on
June 24th, at 9 p.m. EDT, our special Diabetes Live Event with guest
host, Gerald Bernstein, M.D.

* Scientists Now Know How Diet Affects Cancer Growth
It is believed that diet has a profound effect on cancer growth, fueling
one-third of all cancers in the Western world. So it stands to reason
that
reduced caloric intake slows the development of cancer cells. Now, read
how
researchers can stand behind their dramatic conclusions for cause and
effect 
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* FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Liver Toxicity Associated with
the Antibiotic Trovan
If you've received this antibiotic lately or know someone who has,
you'll
want to share this information about potential risks. Read the details
and check with your doctor if you have concerns regarding this drug,
referred to at http://pharminfo.com/medwatch/mwrpt80.html.

* What's New in Health Research
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Write mailto:editor@mediconsult.com for the specific medical topic
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LIVE EVENTS

* Obesity Surgery 
If you or someone you love is considering obesity surgery, don't miss
our Live Event on Tuesday, June 22, at 9 p.m. EDT. Our guest host,
Frank G. Moody, M.D., professor of Surgery at the University of Texas
Health Science Center in Houston, will answer your questions about this
surgical option. More than seven million Americans suffer the physical
and psychological consequences of morbid obesity. Obesity surgery, or
gastroplasty, is not for everyone, but may be recommended when diet
therapy has failed repeatedly. Find out if this is an option for you at 
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* Upcoming Mediconsult.com Live Events
~ June 22 Obesity Surgery - Guest Host: Dr. Frank G. Moody
~ June 24 Diabetes - Guest Host: Dr. Gerald Bernstein
~ June 29 Children's Eye Injuries - Guest Host: Dr. Darren Albert
~ July 6  Active Seniors - Guest Host: Lynn Avery, Gerontologist

* NEW Current Hot Pro & Con Issue
"Are Clot Busting Drugs a Major Advance in the Treatment of Stroke?"
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* Previous Live Event Transcripts
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educational fact sheets at http://www.inciid.org/fact.html.

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REDEFINING MEDICINE THROUGH THE INTERNET 

* NEW DRUG Infoline
PharmInfoNet's DRUG Infoline is a monthly collection of independent
summaries of new drug information for healthcare professionals. It
includes information about drugs that have recently been recommended
for approval or have been approved by the FDA. There is also information
about new investigational drugs that are likely to enter the market
soon.
Each drug review includes most of the following sections: Introduction,
How it Works, Clinical Tips, What the Patient Should Know, and
References.
DRUG Infoline articles are based on research information as reported in
the peer-reviewed literature and information supplied by the
manufacturer.
A new issue of DRUG Infoline is published each month at
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* Do You or Someone You Love Have Type II Diabetes? 
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* NEW CyberDiet's Interactive Diabetes Program
"Treating Diabetes with Good Nutrition" is a tool designed to assist
and educate the diabetic. This program provides everything you need,
and takes the guesswork out of keeping track of what you eat. It allows
the diabetic to keep track of food exchanges, demystifies restaurant
menus, and provides delicious low-fat recipes and self-assessment
quizzes. Tune into CyberDiet at http://www.cyberdiet.com/index.html.

* How Has Online Health Information Helped You or a Loved One?
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* Nutrition Bytes - Nutrition news you can use.
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Let us know if you need more help and we'll do our best to guide you
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