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Insidermedicine in 60 - Heart Attack, Air Pollution, Peanut Allergies, Euthanasia
Insidermedicine in 60 - Heart Attack, Air Pollution, Peanut Allergies, Euthanasia

July 26, 2007 (Insidermedicine)

From Maryland,
While it has long been known that drinking may raise the risk of heart disease, this may be related to poor intake of “healthy” fats in binge drinkers. New research shows that those who have more that 5 drinks per day eat lower amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats,
which protect against heart disease, are found in fatty fish.

From LA,
Diesel fumes plus high cholesterol may lead to heart disease and stroke. Researchers from UCLA noted that genes involved in inflammation surrounding blood vessels were activated when mice with high cholesterol were exposed to diesel fumes.  The researchers hope to develop a test that monitors the impact of air pollution on health.

From North Carolina,
Those with peanut allergies may one day be able to eat peanuts. Researchers in North Carolina have developed a method to create an “allergy-free” peanut by deactivating the main allergens usually responsible for allergies.

And finally from New Orleans,
Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina, a grand jury has decided not to indict a medical doctor relating to the deaths of 4 elderly individuals. The doctor administered morphine and Versed to end the patients’ pain and suffering.

For Insidermedicine in 60, I’m Dr. Sanjay Sharma.

 
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