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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2009 - 3:53:09 PM

Parental warning: an increase in repoting children nicotine dependence. - Oct 4, 2008 - 12:41:54 AM
Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. [Addict Behav].

BPA (Bisphenol A), used in packaging, is linked to metabolic disorders. - Oct 4, 2008 - 12:37:18 AM
Bisphenol A used in plastic packaging for food and beverages, is associated  with risk of metabolic disorders. [JAMA].

Byetta (Exenatide) - new once-a-week treatment for type 2 diabetes - Oct 4, 2008 - 12:14:42 AM
A new once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes could replace the more common twice-daily injection. [Lancet].

Radiation plus hormone therapy increases survival in prostate cancer. - Oct 4, 2008 - 12:07:20 AM
Radiotherapy added to anti-androgen hormone therapy reduces the risk of dying of prostate cancer by 50 percent. [ASTRO].

Study finds association between hepatitis B and pancreatic cancer - Oct 3, 2008 - 11:34:47 PM
Past hepatitis B infection was twice as prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer as in healthy people. [J Clin Oncol].

Topical estradiol may stimulate collagen production in aging skin - Sep 22, 2008 - 4:31:24 PM
Topical estradiol appears to stimulate production of the protein collagen in older men and women. [Arch Dermatol].

Anti-inflammatory drugs may mask prostate cancer marker (PSA) - Sep 12, 2008 - 2:39:23 PM
Regular use of aspirin and ibuprofen may reduce serum levels of PSA altering the detection of prostate cancer. [Cancer].

A strict Mediterranean diet helps reduce deaths from major chronic diseases - Sep 12, 2008 - 2:11:39 PM
Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Br Med J.

Erectile dysfunction related to sleep apnea persistent but treatable - Sep 12, 2008 - 1:54:43 PM
ED in cases of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome may be linked to chronic hypoxia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.

Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women - Sep 12, 2008 - 1:39:15 PM
Study suggests more Asian American women may need to be tested for BRCA mutations. J Clin Oncol.

Topical retinoic acid and other existing treatments rescue aging skin - Jul 7, 2008 - 4:33:14 PM
Retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing and hyaluronic acid aid key process of collagen repair. Arch Dermatol.

US could face shortage of 44,000 primary care physicians - Jun 17, 2008 - 5:37:16 PM
MU researcher calls for incentives to increase numbers of primary care practitioners. Health Aff.

New guidelines for treating resistant hypertension - Jun 7, 2008 - 6:32:51 PM
American Heart Association new guidelines which recommends specialized diagnostic, behavioural and therapeutic strategies.

Galiximab - rituximab in previously untreated follicular lymphoma - Jun 7, 2008 - 6:26:31 PM
The Cancer and Leukemia Group B announced data from a phase II clinical trial showing that 70 percent response rate.

2008 - American Diabetic Association - 68th Scientific Sessions - Jun 7, 2008 - 6:05:29 PM
The ADA Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, June 6 - 10, 2008.

Can we 'wipe out' MRSA? - Jun 4, 2008 - 9:07:45 AM
Three basic principles is all it could take to reduce the incidence of MRSA in hospitals according to research by Cardiff University.

Model predicts renal cancer disease free survival at 12 years - Jun 3, 2008 - 10:26:27 AM
Unique statistical model that predicts the probability of a patient being cancer free 12 years after initial surgical treatment. J Urol.

2008 - American Society of Clinical Oncology - 44th Annual Meeting - Jun 3, 2008 - 10:07:13 AM
The ASCO Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, May 30 - June 3, 2008.
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