Volume 11 Issue 124
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-May-2009 
Next Update - 14:00 UC 08:00 EST 16-May-2009






Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Glutamine supplements show promise in treating stomach ulcers

Nearly 20 years ago, it was discovered that bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori were responsible for stomach ulcers. Since then, antibiotics have become the primary therapy used to combat the H. pylori infection, which affects approximately six percent of the world population and is also a primary cause of stomach cancer. more  

Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City believe that they have made a breakthrough connection between atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart rhythm disorder, and Alzheimer's disease, the leading form of dementia among Americans. more

Women with chest pain less likely then men to get proper treatment from paramedics

Women with chest pain are less likely than male patients to receive recommended, proven therapies while en route to the hospital, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Despite evidence showing that the drugs aspirin and nitroglycerin are important early interventions for people who may be having a heart attack, women don't get them as often as male patients with the same types of symptoms more  

Long-term study shows low oxygen levels in prostate tumors can predict recurrence

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have discovered that low-oxygen regions in prostate tumors can be used to predict a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, a marker of tumor recurrence in prostate cancer. The long-term study results will be presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, FL. more

Study compares formulations of three aspirin types  

For many years, it has been known that aspirin is beneficial to patients suffering heart attacks and near-heart attacks. But which of the many different types of aspirin is likely to help the most? more

Two targeted therapies likely better than one in patients with aggressive lymphoma 

When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). more

Identification of a key molecular pathway required for brain neural circuit formation

The research group of Dr. Frédéric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), has made a discovery which could help treat spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. This new finding has been published in the current issue of the prestigious scientific journal Neuron. Patricia T. Yam, Sébastien D. Langlois and Steves Morin, all at the IRCM, are listed as co-authors. more

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Glutamine supplements show promise in treating stomach ulcers