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Friday, June 19, 2009

Swine flu 'pandemic' declared

The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today - the first global flu epidemic in 41 years - as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.


Source: www.independent.co.uk


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Anthony Rose: 'Dark reds from the tannat grape were found to be the richest in the anti-oxidant procyanadin'

A fortnight ago, I looked at the Quercy side of south-west France. This week it's the turn of Gascony, stretching west from Toulouse to the Atlantic and the Pyrenees. Gascony is home to the dark, tannat-based reds of Madiran, Saint Mont and, nestling in the Pyrenean foothills, the independent-minded Basque sub-region of Irouléguy. So goodbye for now to the malbec of Cahors and hello fer servadou Рknown as pinenc in Saint Mont Рand the dark reds made from tannat grape, the variety found by Dr Roger Corder to be the richest in the anti-oxidant chemical procyanadin.




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Sarah Kline: How we can kick out malaria

Football and malaria. On the surface, there are no obvious commonalities, yet both affect millions of lives worldwide. Football captivates and connects mass audiences across the globe while malaria is one of the world's most deadly diseases, threatening half the world's population and claiming almost a million lives every year.


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No 20, Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, London W1

Sanctum has been billed as London's first rock'n'roll hotel – a Soho pleasure-den where touring bands can kick back and enjoy some discreet fun, and even us civilians can feel like rock stars for the night. So what's this – a morning phone call asking me to call back and confirm my dinner reservation? Not very rock'n'roll, is it? Don't try and pin me down, man; who knows what wild antics might have derailed me by 8.30pm tonight?




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Team WH: Fit Is Not an Absolute

Training has been going well. I've been swimming, biking, and running in preparation for the April 12, Irongirl Las Vegas race. I'm especially excited that I still appear to be healthy. No broken bones. At least not yet. (Click here to read about how I wound up with a stress fracture during my attempt to train for triathlon last year.)

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Source: www.womenshealthmag.com


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Swine flu 'pandemic' declared

The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today - the first global flu epidemic in 41 years - as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.


Source: www.independent.co.uk


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Pregnant women at high risk for H1N1 flu

TORONTO, June 18 (UPI) -- Pregnant women are at high risk of serious complications from the H1N1 A influenza virus, Japanese and Canadian researchers said.
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Second helpings: More seaside specials



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Fried courgette flowers

All the squash and pumpkin family produce great flowers that can be harvested continually for a couple of months and then cooked. The flowers are best harvested when the sun is out and when they have fully opened – so you will have to send your kids out into the garden to pick them at just the right time.




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First Race Freakout

Oh boy. Here we go again.

Saturday will either kick-off my first ever season as a mountain bike racer, or confirm that the competitive bones in my body are made of brittle stuff indeed.

This year was supposed to be different for me. I got myself a plan, got my head straight about being regimented, followed through for a solid six weeks then slammed into a wall. Since then, for roughly about the last six weeks, I've been following my heart's desire. I pedal hard when I can, cruise when I want to, sprint when there's an opening.

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Source: www.womenshealthmag.com


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All Grown-Up

By calendar years, Easter came early this year. And by familial terms, a married holiday arrived shockingly soon. Let me explain.

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Unfit young adults on road to diabetes

CHICAGO, June 18 (UPI) -- Young adults ages 18-30 with low aerobic fitness are two to three times more likely than fit adults to develop diabetes in 20 years, U.S. researchers say.
Source: www.upi.com


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Trails and Trail Shoes for National Trails Day
Do you love getting out on a natural surface trail, or do you prefer to keep your sneakers clean on pavement? A trail can be paved or natural --...
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NYC Marathon: Are You In?
The lottery drawing for the 2009 New York City Marathon took place yesterday and today the 100,000+ applicants are being notified whether or not they got in. If you entered...
Source: running.about.com


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How Do You Keep Kids Entertained on a Walk?
I've taken my nieces and nephews on six mile volksmarch walks and discovered that you need to keep them engaged and looking forward to something the walk. I want...
Source: walking.about.com


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Cheap Summer Fun: Double The Stress Relief!
With Memorial Day coming up, many of us are making our plans for the summer. And, according to a new survey, 70% of Americans aren't going anywhere! Kelton...
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Harness Autistic Special Interests for Success
Is it really possible to work with autistic special interests to build social, academic and vocational skills? In my opinion, the answer is - absolutely! For example, a...
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World Walking Day May 8
May 8 is World Walking Day, declared internationally by the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). By walking an IVV walk on May 8, you can get a special...
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Living with a Hiatal Hernia
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called the esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. If you've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, you'll need to know how to live with it.
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Rising NHL
All across the developed world the numbers of individuals affected by Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma are rising alarmingly. Researchers try to reason why.
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Antibiotics and Diarrhea
A course of antibiotics taken for an infection may have an unintended effect. An antibiotic may disrupt the balance in the colon, and diarrhea or loose stools could be the result.
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Organs of the Digestive System

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Hidden Gluten in Medicine
Gluten is often hidden in medicines. Unless a medication is specifically labeled as gluten-free, calling the manufacturer is the only way to confirm the medication's gluten-free status.
Source: celiacdisease.about.com


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Heart Disease
Heart disease is a prominent cause of strokes. This brief article described the types of heart disease which can predispose you to have a stroke.
Source: stroke.about.com


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Pregnancy Week Twenty-Six
Pregnancy Calendar - Pregnancy Week Twenty-Six. The second trimester is the best part of pregnancy. There are so many changes happening to your body and your baby. Your belly starts to show, you even begin to feel your baby move! Through ultrasound photos and pictures of pregnant women, see how the second trimester will change your life and continue through your pregnancy.
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Melanoma
Melanoma is a skin cancer in pigment-producing cells in the skin. Find out more about this potentially malignant skin cancer.
Source: dermatology.about.com


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Understanding Test Results
No diagnostic test is perfect. Although most modern STD tests are very good, no test is going to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. So what do you do if you get two different results of your STD tests?
Source: std.about.com


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Isotretinoin
Isotretinoin, better known as Accutane, is a powerful acne treatment. Get basic information about how Accutane (isotretinoin) works, the potential side effects of Accutane, and if this acne treatment is right for you.
Source: acne.about.com


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Caffeine
Learn the definition of caffeine.
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Oral Acne Medications
Persistent or severe acne may respond best to oral acne medications. And you have plenty of acne treatment options beyond Accutane. Learn about the best oral acne medications available, and how they work.
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Immune System
Definition of Immune System
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vascular neurology
The basics about vascular neurology: Learn why the field of vascular neurology was born and why vascular neurologists are so important for the treatment of strokes.
Source: stroke.about.com


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Embolic Myxoma
Learn the definition of the term "embolic myxoma"
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Mucositis
The meaning of mucositis as encountered during chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancers like lymphomas.
Source: lymphoma.about.com


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Hand-Foot Sydrome
Hand-foot syndrome is a side effects of many type of cancer drugs. Learn what hand-t foot syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how it is treated.
Source: cancer.about.com


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Definition of Alimentary Canal
Imagine that you put one end of a hose in your mouth and kept threading it through until it came out of your butt. That's more or less what the alimentary canal is.
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