Sunday, 5 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 5, 2011)

Two new drugs extend survival for melanoma patients [Link]
CNN
This is a detail shot of a malignant melanoma tumor. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Chicago (CNN) -- For the first time, patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer have two new treatment options that prolong ...


ENDO: Wrinkles May Reveal Something About Skeleton [Link]
MedPage Today
Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.


Lung cancer drug crizotinib sharply increases survival in patients with a ... [Link]
Baltimore Sun
An experimental drug called crizotinib sharply increases survival in lung cancer patients with a specific genetic mutation, researchers said Sunday.


30 Years Ago: First AIDS Cases Reported [Link]
NBC Bay Area
Enrique Topete (L) and Robert Renteria prepare to cover recently added names on the memorial panels at The Wall-Las Memorias in Los Angeles.


Screening for Ovarian Cancer Doesn't Increase Women's Survival [Link]
TIME
In general, getting screened for cancer seems like the responsible thing to do, since preventing the disease is always better than treating it once it takes hold.


BHF Warns Against Fake Crash Diet Plans [Link]
MedIndia
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned dieters against a fake diet plan which asked themto feast on frankfurters for dinner.


Stem cell revolution that could win the war on Alzheimer's: 'Cure' can be ... [Link]
Daily Mail
Healthy adults will be able to boost their chances of surviving cancer and diseases such as Alzheimer's by freezing stem cells taken from their blood for the first time.


Cystic fibrosis research 'delay' [Link]
BBC News
UK scientists say pioneering research into cystic fibrosis has been delayed by funding problems caused by the economic downturn. The researchers were hoping to begin a trial later this summer, ...


NHS fertility clinics told to lift restrictions on IVF treatment [Link]
The Independent
NHS fertility clinics will be ordered to meet their responsibilities and provide adequate levels of IVF treatment, amid growing concerns that a "postcode lottery" is stifling couples' chances of having a baby.


The reason why this deadly E coli makes doctors shudder [Link]
The Guardian
Cucumbers on offer at a market in Berlin, Germany, after lab tests showed the E coli bacteria on Spanish cucumbers were not the cause for the outbreak in Germany.


Obese children perform poorly in exams compared to those who eat healthy foods [Link]
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Obese children eating unhealthy food are more likely to have poor exam results, an experiment has revealed.


Virtual health club 'aids weight loss' [Link]
BBC News
Regular visits to a health club in the online virtual world Second Life appear to help shed the pounds in real life, say exercise scientists.


High-fat diet in pregnancy ups stillbirth risk [Link]
Times of India
A new study has indicated that eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy boosts the chance of stillbirth. It showed eating such a diet decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta.


Cancer cell tests may help predict drug reaction [Link]
Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Counting bits of prostate cancer found in a patient's bloodstream may help doctors better predict which drugs work, US researchers said on Saturday.


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