Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 274 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Oct-2003
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Use of newly developed breast cancer mannequin will help women learn how to perform breast examination
Researchers at the University of Warwick will mark the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of a unique, highly accurate, breast cancer mannequin that, for the first time, will give women learning how to spot breast lumps a training aid that can closely mimic what a range of breast lumps actually look and feel like.  more

Research builds link between sleep, cancer progression
A good night's sleep may be one weapon in the fight against cancer, according to researchers at Stanford University Medical Center. Their work is among the first to piece together the link between mental well-being and cancer recovery.  more


Angioplasty surpasses clotbuster drugs only when treatment comes quickly
Angioplasty may save more heart attack patients than clot-buster drugs if it's given swiftly, as shown in recent studies. But if care is delayed as is often the case under real-word conditions the difference between the two therapies narrows with every minute that goes by, a new study finds. The results have implications for hospitals and patients worldwide.  more

Prostate cancer screening interval of 4 years misses few cancers, study shows
A 4-year screening interval was adequate to detect most cancers in a large European randomized trial of prostate cancer screening, according to a study in the October 1 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  more

Even though it prevents fracture, HRT not recommended, say Pittsburgh researchers
Hormone therapy helps prevent bone fracture in women, but the benefit does not override the therapy's well-known negative links to heart disease and breast cancer, report University of Pittsburgh researchers in the October 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  more

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