Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 256 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Sep-2003
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Nevirapine sustains advantage over AZT during breastfeeding period
Infants who received a single dose of the inexpensive antiviral drug nevirapine (NVP) soon after birth -- and whose mothers took one dose of the same drug during labor -- were 41 percent less likely to acquire HIV at birth or during breastfeeding than infants in infant/mother pairs who were treated with a multi-dose regimen using AZT, according to new results from a study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health.. more

Genetic variant can predict breast density changes in postmenopausal women using hormone therapy
A genetic clue may eventually help physicians identify certain women who would face an increased risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement therapy, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  more


Information for the public: Preparing for hurricanes
Hurricane readiness should begin long before the event occurs. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you can prepare far in advance for the possible dangers to health and safety resulting from a hurricane by...  more

Information for the public: Hurricanes and health and safety
The great majority of injuries during a hurricane are cuts caused by flying glass or other debris. Other injuries include puncture wounds resulting from exposed nails, metal, or glass, and bone fractures.  more

Special article: Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 19752000, Featuring the Uses of Surveillance Data for Cancer Prevention and Control (Full Text PDF)
This report updates data on the four most common cancers (lung, female breast, prostate, and colon/rectal), which represent more than half of the cancer diagnoses and deaths in the U.S. population. This report also features a new section on the uses of surveillance data to plan, implement, and monitor cancer prevention and control programs for the four most common cancers.  more

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