Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 73 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Mar-2003
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Elderly care is inadequate, especially in nursing homes
The quality of medical care that elderly patients receive, particularly those in nursing homes, is inadequate, concludes researchers in this week's BMJ.  more

NICE guidance must be applied more effectively
Guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) must be implemented more effectively to improve NHS practice, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ.  more


Self-reported stress linked with fatal stroke; unhealthy habits may be factor
People who said they were highly stressed had a higher risk of fatal stroke than people who said they were stress-free, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.  more

Potential blood test for colon cancer risk
Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to predict with a simple blood test which people may be at higher than normal risk for the most common form of colon cancer.  more

'Sleep debts' accrue when nightly sleep totals six hours or fewer
Those who believe they can function well on six or fewer hours of sleep every night may be accumulating a "sleep debt" that cuts into their normal cognitive abilities, according to research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. What's more, the research indicates, those people may be too sleep-deprived to know it.  more

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