Chilean researchers have identified a region of the brainthe insular cortexthat plays a role in drug craving in amphetamine-addicted rats, according to a report published in the 26 October issue of the journal Science.
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Thanks to the perseverance of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Commissioner Frieden, and Mayor Bloomberg, diners at chain restaurants with 15 or more outlets nationally may soon see listings of calories on menus and menu boards. The new proposed regulations are carefully designed to avoid any potential conflicts with federal food labeling law, and will be compliant with the decision of Judge Holwell in the restaurant industrys ill-intentioned lawsuit against the city.
WASHINGTONHealth experts agree that Americans are consuming too much salt. Thats why the nations biggest food industry group, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and the nations most prominent nutrition advocacy group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), brought together food industry leaders, health professionals, and government officials at a conference aimed at helping consumers meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines goal of 2,300 mg of sodium per day.
Cholera in Iraq continues to spread (AP) after early reports in September indicated health officials had a handle on the outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than three thousand cases and estimates another thirty thousand people have come down with a milder form of the disease.