Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 166 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-June-2003
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Information for patients: What pet owners should know about monkeypox
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease caused by monkeypox virus. The virus can spread from animals to humans (and sometimes from human to human). In humans, monkeypox causes fever, headache, backache, and swollen lymph nodes, followed by a blister-like rash. In some cases, monkeypox can be fatal.  more

Hypertension, diabetes in pregnancy can raise heart disease risk
Women who have pregnancy-related high blood pressure conditions or diabetes can develop heart disease risk factors as soon as two years after giving birth, according to a University of Pittsburgh study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 63rd Scientific Sessions June 13-17 in New Orleans. more


Pregnant women in developing countries more prone to abuse
Four percent to 29 percent of women in developing countries experience domestic violence during pregnancy, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  more

The plasti-bone?
"Everyone told us this was a crazy idea," says Tony Mulligan of Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR), Inc., Tucson, AZ. "Only the Office of Naval Research said they'd take the chance."  more

Blood test could detect heart attack early
Researchers in Canada are developing a new blood test that they say shows promise of becoming a quicker and more accurate method for diagnosing whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack. The test could save lives by allowing quicker intervention to prevent more advanced heart damage and could improve the quality of life for heart attack survivors, they say.  more

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