Volume 11 Issue 139
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-May-2009 
Next Update - 14:00 UC 08:00 EST 1-Jun-2009






Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Taking certain antidepressants may cause return of breast cancer

Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows. more  

Researchers find new lethal "Lujo" virus

Scientists have identified a lethal new virus in Africa that causes bleeding like the dreaded Ebola virus. The so-called "Lujo" virus infected five people in Zambia and South Africa last fall. Four of them died, but a fifth survived, perhaps helped by a medicine recommended by the scientists. more

HF patients in France still encouraged to enjoy their food -- even if it's not as salty as before

The individualised management programme of France's "Réseau Respecti-coeur" makes quality of life the first objective for heart failure patients, and one of the network's dieticians, Mme Hélène Guibert, explained that the heart-healthy eating recommended in the programme need not be a source of frustration or misery – even for a Frenchman. more  

Acizumab approved for recurrent glioblastoma brain cancer

The FDA has granted accelerated approval of bevacizumab (Avastin) for patients with previously treated glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly form of brain cancer. more

Acupuncture: an introduction  

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicineA whole medical system that originated in China. It is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. more

Acupuncture may help symptoms of PTSD  

A pilot study shows that acupuncture may help people with posttraumatic stress disorder. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, treatment options, and how to get help. more

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Acupuncture may help symptoms of PTSD