Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 280 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Oct-2003
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Study: Women who exercise have 35 percent lower risk of developing breast carcinoma in situ than inactive counterparts
Add to the list another reason to exercise, even if just for a few hours a week: It may cut the risk of developing breast disease, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the American Cancer Society.  more

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Important lessons learned from SARS outbreak
SARS, which caused a little more than 8,435 infections and 813 deaths, probably received more media and public attention than it warranted compared to other illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, pneumonia, and diarrhea that each cause more sickness and death every year, says Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician and ethicist.  more

 


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Babies who sleep in adult beds can be up to 40 times more likely to suffocate
Babies who are put to sleep in an adult bed face a risk of suffocation that is as much as 40 times greater than babies who sleep in standard cribs, a Saint Louis University researcher says in this month's issue of Pediatrics.  more

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New community-based study tracks rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in children
A new study of 16 Massachusetts communities found that 8 percent of children under age 7 carry antibiotic-resistant S. pneumoniae, a bacterium commonly found in healthy children but which presents a low risk of illness to them.  more

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PSA testing may deserve part of the credit for the recent decline in prostate cancer deaths, but more data are needed
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing has had a significant impact on the statistics that describe the natural history of prostate cancer. The decline in incidence and mortality from advanced prostate cancer, in particular, suggest that PSA may be a factor contributing to the recently observed fall in prostate cancer deaths. Population-based data are complex, however, and the relatively modest declines in prostate cancer mortality may be the result of multiple causes.  more

 
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