Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 126 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-May-2003
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FDA approves new type of drug for lung cancer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Iressa (gefitinib) tablets as a single agent treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer in the US.  more

Bed sharing with siblings, soft bedding, increase SIDS risk
Infants who share a bed with other children are at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than are other infants, according to the most recent analysis of a study of predominantly African American SIDS deaths in Chicago.  more


CDC reports the health-related costs of intimate partner violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion each year in the United States
The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking, and homicide by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year. Of this total, nearly $4.1 billion are for direct medical and mental health care services and productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  more

Supplements cause higher risk of allergies and asthma in kids
Some infants who take vitamin supplements are at a higher risk of suffering asthma and food allergies later in life than those babies who do not. This according to a new study presented at the 2003 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Seattle, Washington.  more

Florence Nightingale: Bipolar disorder patient?
Known to many as "The Lady with the Lamp," and the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale dedicated her life to caring for the sick, reforming the public health system and improving military medicine.  more

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