Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 272 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Sep-2003
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Evidence to the contrary: High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline
Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that contrary to the classical model of aging, increased blood pressure does not accelerate the age-related decline in performing certain mental tasks.  more

Medical misperceptions: The toll of stroke on women
"While most people think of cardiovascular disease as a man's problem, the truth is that both sexes suffer just about equally, but for a variety of reasons cardiovascular conditions, such as stroke, are more often fatal in women than in men," said Janet Voûte, chief executive officer of the World Heart Federation.  more


First patient recieves treatment in Satraplatin for hormone-refractory prostate cancer trial
The multicenter, global, randomized study has been named SPARC (Satraplatin and Prednisone Against Refractory Cancer) and is evaluating satraplatin plus prednisone versus prednisone alone as a second-line chemotherapy regimen for treating patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). The primary endpoint of the trial is the time to disease progression. The study's objectives also include the evaluation of pain control and survival, as well as an assessment of drug safety in this patient population.  more

Chiropractic to help children with chronic ear infections?
Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician -- accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits.  more

Addicts in online drug treatment complete therapy more often than those in "hands on" trials.
The first national study of online substance abuse treatment shows twice the completion rate, 80 percent compared to 41 percent, of traditional outpatient drug treatment.  more

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