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September 01, 2003
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, September 2, 2003
Highlights from the September 2, 2003 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine include the cost-efficiency of treating older adults for flu , criteria for mass screening for anthrax after a bioterrorist attack, preventing infectious diseases during and after international adoption, and a new study of Hong Kong SARS patients finds higher death rate.

Hot pepper chemical links tongue to heart
The secret to heart attack chest pain may be on the tip of your tongue.

A new support forum for small-to-medium enterprises
It is widely acknowledged that Europe's economic development is becoming increasingly dependent on small-to-medium enterprises, or SMEs.

Adolescents to benefit from launch of new migraine treatment
Thousands of adolescents (12-17 years of age) suffering with the misery of migraine headaches are set to benefit from the launch today of a new migraine treatment, ImigranTM (sumatriptan) 10mg Nasal Spray.

Dual action anthrax vaccine more effective
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have created a vaccine that delivers a one-two punch to anthrax and could become a powerful defensive weapon against bioterrorism.

Treating older adults for flu is cost-effective, but preventing it with a yearly flu shot is better
A new study finds that treating older adults who have the flu with one of two available classes of drugs is cost-effective.

Study shows brain activity influences immune function
Staying healthy may involve more than washing hands or keeping a positive attitude.

Cholesterol drug increases pain-free walking distance
A cholesterol-lowering drug has the added benefit of improving walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease which causes frequent leg pain, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Articles on protected area management published in BioScience
Threats to protected areas and systems to assess the management of such areas are analyzed in a Special Section published in the September 2003 issue of BioScience, the monthly journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).

New image of Comet Halley in the cold
Seventeen years after the last passage of Comet Halley, the ESO Very Large Telescope has captured a unique image of this famous object as it cruises through the outer solar system.
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