Volume 11 Issue 236
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Sep-2009 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Regular aerobic exercise reduces health concerns associated with fatty liver

Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia determined that patients with a sedentary lifestyle who engage in routine physical activities lower their risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The lower risk of problems associated with fatty liver was not contingent upon weight loss, but a direct result from the increased aerobic exercise. The results of this study are published in the October issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. more  

Study reveals new role of vitamin C in skin protection

Scientists have uncovered a new role played by Vitamin C in protecting the skin. more

75 percent would consider letting an unsupervised trainee perform surgery if it could be done quicker

Three-quarters of surgical patients would consider allowing a competent unsupervised trainee junior doctor perform their entire operation if it meant they could have it done more quickly, according to a survey published in the September issue of BJUI. more  

New research confirms potential deadly nature of emerging new monkey malaria species in humans

Researchers in Malaysia have identified key laboratory and clinical features of an emerging new form of malaria infection. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, confirms the potentially deadly nature of the disease. more

Lapatinib shows minimal effect against liver cancer  

Use of the molecularly targeted agent lapatinib to delay tumor growth and improve the survival of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, only benefited certain subgroups of patients. While results of this study were largely negative, patients that exhibited toxicity from the drug in the form of a skin rash appeared to have a greater tumor response and longer survival. more

Autoimmune response can induce pancreatic tumor rejection  

Immune responses are capable of killing tumors before they can be directed toward normal body tissue, according to new scientific findings published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. more

Health plan problems? Most people stay quiet and stay put

Having problems with your health plan? If you speak up about it or move on to another plan you are a very unusual consumer, according to a new study. more

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Three-quarters of surgical patients would consider allowing a competent unsupervised trainee junior doctor perform their entire operation if it meant they could have it done more quickly