Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 62 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Mar-2003
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Russian study demonstrates that children who bite their fingernails may be damaging their IQ
Researchers in Russia claim that nail chewing can place children at greater risk of lead poisoning.  more

Titanium could provide a lifeline for women with untreatable ovarian cancer
A metal used to for industrial users such as to coat aircraft and turn paper and paint white could provide a lifeline for thousands of women with untreatable ovarian cancer.  more


Chemical found in peanuts may be an effective treatment for tuberculosis
A chemical found in peanuts may be an effective treatment for tuberculosis, research suggests. TB causes the death of more than two million people world-wide each year. more

Information for patients: Tuberculosis
Many people think tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past. But, TB is still a leading killer of young adults worldwide. Some 2 billion people--one-third of the world's population--are infected with the TB bacterium, M. tuberculosis. TB is a chronic bacterial infection. .  more

Most older women donít get mammograms often enough, but mailed reminder can boost use
More than half of women over the age of 65 who should be getting regular mammograms aren't, a new study finds. But a companion study shows that a simple mailing -- reminding these women of their Medicare coverage for the exam, and of the high risk of breast cancer they face due to their age -- is enough to prompt a meaningful increase in mammogram use.  more

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