The syntax of sin taxes: to improve physical, social, and fiscal health

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Michael Joyner, an Anesthesiologist and Physiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he proposes the implementation of sin taxes on smoking, alcohol, fat, and sugar as an effective means to reduce health care costs and combat obesity. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d4cjgkr

Alarming Increase in Throat Cancer Due to HPV

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: http://bit.ly/uus4tw The number of new throat cancer cases in the United States has jumped by 125% in the last two decades. The main reason for this alarming increase in throat cancer HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. Floyd Christopher Holsinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this topic as well as other causes, diagnoses, and treatment options for...

Standardization of starter culture for rice wine (Tapuy) processing

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on a study aimed to develop instant starter culture for rice wine (tapuy) processing, by (1) isolating and identifying useful microorganisms for starter culture production; (2) evaluating the saccharifiying ability and alcohol production of the isolated strains; (3) developing a starter culture and determine its storage stability; and (4) evaluating the quality of rice wine produced by the developed starter culture. Dr. Erlinda I. Dizon Food Science Cluster College of...

Synaptic Land - The Movie

submitted by: KidsJudgePartnership
The story of how two behavioral neuroscience graduate students from Oregon Health & Science University conceived and constructed the very first "Synaptic Land", a game that helps kids learn about processes involved in neurotransmission. Since its debut at the Oregon Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at OMSI in 2002, undergraduate and graduate students at many other universities have created their own versions of the Synaptic Land game (e.g., PENN, University of Scranton, California...

Alcohol Risk Management in College Settings The Safer California Universities Randomized Trial

submitted by: bsaltz
Context: Potentially effective environmental strategies have been recommended to reduce heavy alcohol use among college students. However, studies to date on environmental prevention strategies are few in number and have been limited by their nonexperimental designs, inadequate sample sizes, and lack of attention to settings where the majority of heavy drinking events occur. Purpose: To determine whether environmental prevention strategies targeting off-campus settings would reduce the...
Authors: Robert Saltz, Mj Paschall, Richard Mcgaffigan, Peter Nygaard

Cure For Addiction

submitted by: Recoveryroad

Is it possible to cure drug addiction through medicine. This short film experiments with that reality.