Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 29 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Jan-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Jan-2003
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Women with heart disease are dissastified with their health care and face many obstacles on their road to recovery
More than one-half of women with heart disease are dissatisfied with their health care and face significant obstacles to their recovery, according to the first-ever national survey of women heart patients. The results of the survey are published in the January/February edition of Women's Health Issues. more

Good prognosis is not related to a positive response to epilepsy medication
Contrary to common belief, early successful treatment and control of epileptic seizures with appropriate medications does not necessarily guarantee that seizures will always be controlled by those medications in the future, according to a study published in the January 28 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. more


White tea extract reveals anti-cancer, anti-aging properties
Scientists at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University have proven that ingredients in white tea are effective in boosting the immune function of skin cells and protecting them against the damaging effects of the sun. The discovery that white tea extract protects the skin from oxidative stress and immune cell  more

Antibodies critical for fighting West Nile Virus infection
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that immune cells called B cells and the antibodies they produce play a critical early role in defending the body against West Nile Virus. The results are published in the February issue of the Journal of Virology. more

NIH Study shows MRI provides faster, more accurate way to diagnose heart attacks
Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can detect heart attack in emergency room patients with chest pain more accurately and faster than traditional methods, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  more

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