Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 237 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Aug-2003
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Pay of both men and women managers is less when managers' referent group is largely female
A new study on managerial pay involving more than 2,000 managers from more than 500 organizations finds that not only do women managers earn approximately nine percent less than male managers, but that pay of both men and women managers is also related to the gender and age of those they work with. The study finds that managerial pay is lower when the manager's referent group (subordinates, peers or supervisors) are largely female, when subordinates are outside the prime age group, and when peers and supervisors are younger. more

Expert warns children may lead shorter lives than their parents because of obesity
"Food Fight, " a new book by a Yale expert on nutrition and obesity, warns that today's children might be the first generation in modern history to live shorter lives than their parents because of poor diet. more


Diagnostic scans: From diagnostic tool to cancer therapy
Cancer patients could be benefiting more than they realise from diagnostic scans. Research published today in Breast Cancer Research suggests that a radioactive molecule widely used to evaluate advanced tumours can kill cancer cells.  more

Positron emission tomography agent 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-D-glucose has a therapeutic potential in breast cancer
Novel approaches are needed for breast cancer patients in whom standard therapy is not effective. In this study, 2-Deoxy-2-[ 18 F]fluoro-D-glucose ( 18 F-FDG) was evaluated as a potential radiomolecular therapy agent in breast cancer animal models and, retrospectively, in patients with metastatic breast cancer.  more

Information for patients: What you should know about clinical trials
Cancer treatment clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat cancer. It is important that men and women of all ages and backgrounds take part in these studies so that what is learned will help cancer patients now and in the future.  more

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