Volume 9 Issue 162
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Jun-2007 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Jun-2007

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Men with inflammatory marker have three times higher risk of heart disease

Men whose blood tests positive for the auto-antibody rheumatoid factor have a three times higher risk of heart disease, according to a study published online ahead of print in Heart. more  

Dating violence and sexual assault linked to teen suicide

Recent dating violence among urban teen females and lifetime history of sexual assault among urban teen males may be associated with suicide attempts, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. more

Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory

Even low doses of Ecstasy may be associated with a decline in language-related memory, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. more  

Lymphoma drug effective over long term

Eight years after being treated with a new drug for non-Hodgkinís lymphoma, 86 percent of patients were still alive and half had not had a relapse of their disease, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. more

Major gaps in gun safety where children are concerned  

A study by Vanderbiltís Shari Barkin, M.D., and colleagues found that a high number of families who own guns admit their guns are not always safely stored. more

Estrogen levels, sex appear to play role in lung cancer survival 

Women with advanced lung cancer survive longer than men if they are age 60 or older, but researchers no found difference by sex among people younger than 60, a finding that may point the way to improved treatment, according to a study released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. more

Test score reveals which breast cancer patients can avoid chemo

A new prospective study shows a 21-gene test of a patientís breast cancer tumor may change doctor and patient treatment decisions, including the need for chemotherapy. more

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Women with advanced lung cancer survive longer than men if they are age 60 or older