Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 304 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Nov-2003
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Alcohol use increases the risk of hormonally sensitive breast cancers in postmenopausal women
Older women with a history of alcohol use are significantly more likely than nondrinkers to be diagnosed with hormonally sensitive forms of breast cancer, including lobular carcinomas and estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) and progesterone-receptor positive (PR+) tumors, according to researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  more

Not silly putty: New surgical ‘putty’ used to prevent hemorrhagic stroke
Two Oregon Health & Science University patients are the first on the West Coast to receive a new stroke prevention treatment that uses a spongy, polymer compound to seal a brain aneurysm.  more


Study details effects of exercise on sleep quality in postmenopausal women
Stretching and exercise may improve sleep quality in overweight, postmenopausal women, according to new findings by researchers at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that appear in the November issue of the journal SLEEP.  more

Racial disparities in flu immunization
Influenza vaccination (the flu shot) is the best way to prevent influenza and its severe complications. African-Americans have lower influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates compared to the rest of the population.  more

Problem births tied to length of time spent trying to conceive
Women who spend a long time unsuccessfully trying for a baby could face problem births once they do finally become pregnant. The finding, from Danish researchers, applies equally to natural conceptions and those due to fertility treatment.  more

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