Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 268 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Sep-2003
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IQ = Longevity?
By following nearly 1,000 subjects during a 70-year span, Scottish researchers have found that people with high IQs who reside in poor neighborhoods lived longer than people in similar areas with low IQs, while the intelligence score was not important for longevity for people living in wealthy neighborhoods.  more

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Finding the genetic susceptibility to toxic shock syndrome
A tampon maker says it may try to develop a test for genetic susceptibility to toxic shock syndrome, based on the results of a study announced last week. But critics dispute the study's conclusions, and warn that the work might be used to help companies fight lawsuits from women who contract the illness after using tampons.  more

 


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Study demonstrates improved survival in women with metastatic breast cancer
On 24 September 2003, at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO) annual meeting, results from a randomized, Phase III study were presented which demonstrated that women with metastatic breast cancer who were treated with Taxotere (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate had a statistically significant improvement in overall survival and time to disease progression compared to those who were treated with paclitaxel.  more

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Prescribing information: Taxotere (docetaxel)
The most common severe side effects associated with Taxotere include low blood cell count, fatigue, fluid retention and mouth sores. The most common non-severe side effects included hair loss, neurosensory, cutaneous, nail changes, nausea and diarrhea. These side effects are generally reversible and manageable. Get the full prescribing information, today in Vidyya.  more

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Resistance exercise may directly reset the body clocks in skeletal muscle
Resistance exercise may directly reset the body clocks in skeletal muscle, according to research published in Genome Biology this week. This result may partly explain how exercising early in the day helps jet-lagged bodies readjust to their new time zone.  more

 
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