Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 278 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Oct-2003
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Elevated levels of a specific heart protein linked to a decrease in the pumping ability of the heart
Duke University Medical Center researchers have linked elevated levels of a specific heart protein in elderly hearts to a decrease in the pumping ability of the heart.  more

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New clues about why some people experience more rapid age-related brain changes than others
By studying a chemical marker in the brain that reflects the health of brain tissue, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found new clues about why some people experience more rapid age-related brain changes than others.  more

 


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Mammography use declines when breast cancer risk is greatest
Women are less likely to undergo mammograms after the age of 65, according to PULSE, a consumer health survey. This is cause for concern because National Cancer Institute data indicate women face the greatest risk of breast cancer after age 65. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 17 October is National Mammography Day.  more

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Combination hormone therapy does not benefit hypothyroid patients
Combining two hormone therapies to treat the psychological affects of hypothyroidism may not be more effective than using a single therapy, this according to new research articles published this month in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).  more

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Six simple questions can change the lives of the more than 25 million undiagnosed overactive bladder sufferers
Overactive bladder (OAB) sufferers seldom discuss their condition with their physician either out of fear, embarrassment or due to the belief that OAB is a normal part of aging. Therefore, health care providers can have a dramatic impact on their patients by incorporating routine OAB screening into their daily medical practice.  more

 
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