Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 13 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Jan-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Jan-2003
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Drinking and breast cancer linked - but is it the smoke, or the drink?
Every drink a woman takes increases her chances of developing breast cancer. But researchers have cleared away the confusion over whether it's the cigarette she smokes along with the drink that leads to the cancer.  more

Experts concur: West Nile virus here to stay, more widespread than any had expected
At the fourth annual Clarke West Nile Virus Conference, experts in mosquito control, vertebrate entomology and disease prevention from around the country agreed that the explosive growth of the West Nile Virus in 2002 will result in a continued presence of West Nile around the country. more


FDA approves 20 new biotech products, 15 new indications
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 35 new biotechnology-based drugs and vaccines as well as new indications for previously approved products in 2002, up slightly from 2001. more

A different kind of pacemaker - One that responds to emotional stress
The first of a new kind of cardiac pacemaker, which responds to emotional stress, has been implanted in an 81-year-old female patient in Louisiana, doctors said on Friday.  more

Produce the clone or...
The company that claimed last month to have produced the world's first cloned baby was ordered Saturday to disclose where the baby and her mother are.  more

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