Archive: 06/20/2011

Anti-smoking policies for adults also reduce kids' smoking

When governments use comprehensive, well-funded tobacco control programs to reduce adult smoking, they also reduce smoking among adolescents. This bonus effect is an important factor to consider as policymakers face pressure ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Picower: 1 skull + 2 brains = 4 objects in mind

(Medical Xpress) -- In the 1983 movie "A Man with Two Brains," Steve Martin kept his second brain in a jar. In reality, he had two brains inside his own skull — as we all do, one on the left and one on the right hemisphere. ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Fat substitutes linked to weight gain

Synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie potato chips and other foods could backfire and contribute to weight gain and obesity, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Jun 20, 2011
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Analysis of studies evaluates tonsillectomy techniques

A review of tonsillectomy-technique studies found that some new methods have advantages over traditional methods, but others are equivalent, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head an ...

Jun 20, 2011
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