Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 206 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Jul-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Jul-2004
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Men may be best left alone for therapy
New research from the University of Alberta confirms what most women have probably known all along: most men aren't really good at sharing their feelings.  more

Optical probe might find missed breast cancers
A light-sensitive probe is being developed to help doctors spot breast cancer in some of the 70,000 American women each year whose malignancies fail to show up in needle biopsies.  more

Stuttering more than talk research shows brain's role in disorder
New research from Purdue University shows that even when people who stutter are not speaking, their brains process language differently.  more


Expert calls for FDA action to reduce colon cancer and osteoporosis
Rutgers veteran cancer prevention expert Harold Newmark knows how to simultaneously achieve a 20 percent reduction in colon cancer deaths and osteoporosis-related fractures. Now he's calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help make this happen.  more

Good bacteria trigger proteins to protect the gut
New studies by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers indicate that the millions of beneficial bacteria living in the human gut may actually be helping to stave off injury to the lining of the intestines.  more

HIV rampant among Lesotho's women
Unemployment, low wages and sexual discrimination in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho have fueled an HIV infection rate of 50 percent among young women. The HIV infection rate among women aged 15-24 is 50%. more

Getting AML patients on the right drug in the first place
People diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia usually receive the most commonly effective chemotherapy as a first line of attack, but it doesn't work for everyone. Faced with these resistant cancers, doctors move on to the next most effective treatment or perhaps a drug still in development. This process is time-consuming and can cost patients years of damaging therapy with no remission.  more

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