Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 55 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Feb-2003
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University of Cambridge study links heart risk to early miscarriage
A study has shown some women who suffer early miscarriages are at an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life. Researchers from the University of Cambridge analysed data on births in Scotland from 1981 to 1985 and deaths or hospital admissions from heart disease between 1981 and 1999.  more

Antidepressants: Longer therapy course is better
Taking antidepressants for longer than the usual six months could significantly reduce the risk of people becoming ill with depression again, researchers suggest. more


UK researchers develop device that spots breast cancer early
It could soon be possible to detect breast cancer at a much earlier stage thanks to new technology being developed by British scientists. Experts at University College London have discovered a way of identifying tumours when they are just 4mm wide. more

Anti-inflammatory agent stops stroke damage
People who have a high level of an anti-inflammatory agent are protected from stroke damage, researchers have found. A chemical called interleukin-10 (IL-10) appears to have a protective effect on the brain.  more

Arsenic: A promising new therapy for prostate cancer?
Men with prostate cancer who do not respond to standard therapies may some day find hope in arsenic trioxide treatment, according to a phase II clinical trial conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and reported on at a recent national cancer symposium in New York City.  more

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