Volume 11 Issue 142
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Jun-2009 
Next Update - 14:00 UC 08:00 EST 4-Jun-2009






Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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MDCT angiography helps lead to successful treatment of patients with severely blocked arteries in the legs

MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery, according to a study performed at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. more  

Diet may reduce risk of prostate cancer

A new review published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics assessed whether certain modifications in diet have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet low in fat and red meat and high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating prostate cancer. more

Hospitalized patients need better understanding of CPR and outcomes

Many hospitalized patients overestimate their chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest and do not know what CPR really involves, a University of Iowa study has shown. more  

People who wear rose-coloured glasses see more

A University of Toronto study provides the first direct evidence that our mood literally changes the way our visual system filters our perceptual experience suggesting that seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses is more biological reality than metaphor. more

Single women gaze longer  

A study by neuroscientist Heather Rupp and her team found that a woman's partner status influenced her interest in the opposite sex. In the study, published in the March issue of Human Nature, women both with and without sexual partners showed little difference in their subjective ratings of photos of men when considering such measures as masculinity and attractiveness. more

Obesity does not worsen asthma, but may effect response to medications 

Being overweight or obese does not make asthma worse in patients with mild and moderate forms of the disease, according to a study by National Jewish Health researchers, although it may reduce the response to medications. more

Advances being made in the treatment of hepatitis

Researchers are making great strides in the development of new treatments for hepatitis and in confirming the effectiveness of current treatments. more

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MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery