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Use of massage therapy increases

One in six American adults sought out massage therapy during 2006. This reflects a steady increase in acceptance of, and respect for, massage therapy and massage therapists over the last 20 years.

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Comment on genetic meat guidelines by Codex

Governments and food industry international organisations have been asked to comment on draft guidelines covering the use of antibiotic resistance marker genes in transgenic meat production, drafted by global food standards body Codex Alimentarius.

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Canadians design a national strategy for diabetes

A new, national diabetes management program, designed to help people remain healthy as time passes after a diagnosis, has been announced by a $5-million partnership between the Canadian Diabetes Association and the University of Western Ontario.

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Canada's B.C. fishing troubled waters

While the B.C. government may view aquaculture as a lucrative alternative to a struggling wild salmon fishery, others see it as having the potential to deliver the final death blow to wild salmon stocks.

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Cancer risk cut in half by increased vitamin D

Increasing vitamin D intake through sunlight, diet or supplements may decrease a person's risk of contracting breast cancer by 50 percent and of contracting colorectal cancer by more than 65 percent, according to two recent studies conducted at the University of San Diego.

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Bush suppresses global warming science

When it comes to climate change, 46 percent of 308 scientists report that they have been pressured to alter their findings in ways that resulted in a significant change to their scientific reports.

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Bill in New Mexico could ban aspartame

If the bill is passed, it will ban products containing aspartame from being sold in, manufactured in or delivered to New Mexico until manufacturers can prove it is not a carcinogen. The ban includes sugar substitutes like Equal and NutraSweet.

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