June 23, 2011
New Drug Effectively Treats Hepatitis C
The recently approved
drug Incivek, combined with two standard drugs, is highly effective
at treating hepatitis C, a notoriously difficult-to-manage liver
disease, two new studies show.
Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health
wildfires scorching the American Southwest, experts are worried not
just about the environmental and property damage, but also about
health risks both to nearby residents and to those living farther
Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier
The creaminess of fat-rich
foods such as ice cream and salad dressing appeal to many, but new
evidence indicates that some people can actually "taste" the fat
lurking in rich foods and that those who can't may end up eating
more of those foods.
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S.
Strategies to encourage
physical activity, healthy eating and good sleep habits are needed
to reduce high rates of obesity among infants, toddlers and
preschoolers in the United States, says an Institute of Medicine
report released Thursday.