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10/4/02

HealthWise at 5 From 10.4

  • Smart Drugs

Researchers at the University of Missouri Columbia say a new twist on delivering "smart drugs" could revolutionize medicine. The new twist is called a Nano-Capsule and it works like this: through a chemical process, the Nano-Capsule assembles itself around the selected drug, then a chemical receptor is attached. Once inside the body, this receptor guides the Nano-Capsule to its target, such as a cancer cell, while ignoring other healthy cells. After the receptor locates its target, the two join into a lock and key position. The Nano-Capsule opens and the drug is delivered.

  • PMS Survey

A new survey shows that PMS can put a serious damper on personal relationships. A study by a national nurse association surveyed 3,100 men and women. Almost all said they had a relative, friend or partner who suffered from PMS symptoms such as irritability or moodiness. The study also found that as many as 33% of men said PMS symptoms negatively impacted their sex lives.

  • Lunch Box Wars

The school year has begun and with it comes lunch box wars. Dieticians say it's a good idea to give your kids lots of complex carbohydrates for energy, such as whole grain bread or rice, plus fruits and vegetables. You'll also want to include protein such as lunch meat, peanut butter and cheese. A little bit of fat like mayonnaise or butter won't hurt either. Finally, letting your child help you pack their lunch will help them learn control over what they're eating.

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