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Frieden appointed CDC director
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
Thomas Frieden, New York City Health Commissioner, has been appointed to direct the CDC.
 
Heart disease patients who are overweight have greater longevity
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Being overweight or obese is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors; however, in patients with established CVD, obesity appears to play a protective role. In fact, data suggest obese patients with heart disease do better and tend to live longer than leaner patients with the same severity of disease, according to a review article published in the May 26, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“Obese patients with heart disease respond well to treatment and have paradoxically better outcomes and survival than thinner patients,” said Carl Lavie, M.D., F.A.C.C., medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA and lead author of the article. “Although these patients have a more favorable short- and long-term prognosis, we don’t yet understand the mechanisms for why this might be the case.”

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Fda alerts consumers to recall of water-based face paints
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The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using certain cosmetic “Face Paint” items labeled as distributed by Oriental Trading Co., Omaha, Neb., due to adverse event reports of skin reactions in children. These items were distributed nationwide.

The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event and included rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling where the face paints were applied. Significant microbial contamination was indicated in most of the products in testing by an FDA laboratory.

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Age-related difficulty recognizing words predicted by brain differences
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Washington, DC May 12, 2009 – Older adults may have difficulty understanding speech because of age-related changes in brain tissue, according to new research in the May 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The study shows that older adults with the most difficulty understanding spoken words had less brain tissue in a region important for speech recognition. The findings may help explain why hearing aids do not benefit all people with age-related hearing difficulties.

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Google flu trends calm despite Swine Flu
Written by Naoum Issa, MD, PhD   
Google Flu Trends shows negligible increase in tracked "flu" keywords despite "Swine Flu" scare. Lack of bump may accurately reflect minimal actual impact of Swine Flu.
 
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