Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 155 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-June-2003
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WHIMS study on estrogen/progestin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that the results of a Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study on the effects of combined estrogen with progestin therapy on the incidence of dementia and memory impairment do not at this time dictate any changes to the FDA-approved uses of these drug therapies.  more

Women benefit more from quitting smoking than men
New findings from the Lung Health Study (LHS) indicate that, in general, women's lung function improves significantly more than men's after sustained smoking cessation. LHS researchers previously published results showing that both men and women benefit from smoking cessation; this new analysis indicates that the benefits to the lungs are greater in women than in men. more


Donor immune cells attack metastatic breast cancer
In patients with metastatic breast cancer, immune cells from a genetically matched donor can attack and shrink tumors, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced today at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. This is the first time researchers have clearly demonstrated this type of immune response, known as a graft-versus-tumor effect, acting against breast cancer.  more

Spinal manipulation as effective as traditional medical care for treatment of back pain
A new study showing that spinal manipulation is just as effective as traditional medical care for treating back pain should come as welcome news to patients looking for safe, drug-free alternatives to medical treatment, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  more

Patient safety problems among hospitalized children are substantial
Children experienced substantial numbers of potentially preventable patient safety problems during hospital stays in 1997, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  more

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