Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 6 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Jan-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Jan-2003
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The attack of the clones: Three more babies to be born in February
Dr Brigitte Boisselier, the scientist who claims she has produced two cloned babies in the past weeks has told news services all over the world that three more cloned children will be born by February.  more

Viagra risks cut down by one as study finds blood flow in eyes unaffected by sex drive drug
When Viagra was introduced in 1999, the drug's manufacturer warned of a number of visual side effects, including possible nerve damage to the eyes. But a UC Irvine College of Medicine study rules out some of these risks -- even when the drug is taken in high doses. more


Regular mammography screening identifies breast cancer at an earlier stage
Regular mammogram screening has been shown to be a useful screening tool for women in their 40s because it diagnoses breast cancer at an earlier stage. Findings in a recent study to be published in the January 15, 2003 print issue of Cancer indicate that regular mammography screening for women in their 40s leads to diagnosis of breast cancer at earlier stage, improving the prognosis and allowing more effective and less body altering treatments. more

Appendectomy patients are at increased risk for Crohn's disease
A study in the January edition of Gastroenterology reports that patients who are prone to developing appendicitis are also at an increased risk of developing Crohn's disease, a painful disease that causes inflammation of the small intestine.  more

Arthritis and chronic joint symptoms more common than previously thought
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the first state-by-state survey of arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. The report demonstrates that shows that 1 in 3 U.S. adults are affected.  more

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