The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge services of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Also in Global Wellness news: Flu, cholera in PNG; improving lifestyle awards; HIV/Helps in Rwanda; maternal/child and men health; MDR-TB in India Flu, Cholera Strikes Papua New Guinea Twin outbreaks of a flu-like illness and dysentery in a remote control area of Papua New Guinea have killed 47 people and infected another 2,000 villagers, a senior medical official said Mon, Agence France-Presse reviews. According to provincial health adviser Doctor Theo Likei, the WHO has gathered and is testing samples of the virus from the stricken villages .Allen Sawitzke and his co-workers say they had trouble interpreting their outcomes because individuals who took placebos experienced a smaller loss of cartilage than they should have. The researchers nevertheless continued to view 572 volunteers for another 1. 5 years and found the health supplements – 500 mg of glucosamine 3 x a day; or 400 mg of chondroitin sulfate three times a day; or a combined mix of the two supplements; or 200 mg of celecoxib daily; or a placebo – did not appear to gradual the increased loss of cartilage, taken either by itself or together and what is more they discovered the arthritis worsened in 24 percent of participants acquiring both – that was very similar to those acquiring placebo.