Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 273 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Oct-2003
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Non-human molecule is absorbed by eating red meat according to study by UCSD researchers
A non-human, cellular molecule is absorbed into human tissues as a result of eating red meat and milk products, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, published online the week of September 29, 2003 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers also showed that the same foreign molecule generates an immune response that could potentially lead to inflammation in human tissues.  more

Information for patients: When cancer recurs - Meeting the challenge
This publication provides general information about diagnosing, treating, and coping with cancer that has returned.  more


Not just nature, not just nurture: Obesity genes exist and influence severity of the condition
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 15 percent of children age 6-19 are overweight. The effects of genes on the development of obesity during childhood is not well understood; as the problem grows, so do the number of ways in which scientists look to better understand it.  more

Contrast mammography reveals hard-to-find cancers
A new technique accurately identifies breast cancers that are difficult to detect with conventional mammography, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the journal Radiology.  more

Post-stroke treatment with antidepressants appears to reduce death rate
Antidepressant treatment for people who have had stroke -- whether the patients are depressed or not -- appears to increase their chances of living longer, according to a University of Iowa study.  more

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