Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 6 Issue 267 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Sep-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Sep-2004
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A glass of red wine a day may keep prostate cancer away
Drinking a glass of red wine a day may cut a man's risk of prostate cancer in half, and the protective effect appears to be strongest against the most aggressive forms of the disease, according to a new study led by investigators at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  more

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Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses
The compound in marijuana that produces a high, delta-9 tetrahydrocannbinol or THC, may block the spread of several forms of cancer causing herpes viruses, University of South Florida College of Medicine scientists report.  more

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New tricks from an old used to treat heart attacks
An old drug has unique benefits for patients with acute myocardial infarction, a finding that may contribute to a new understanding of how heart attacks develop, according to an article in the July/August American Journal of Therapeuticsmore

 


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Study supports immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy
Performing breast reconstruction surgery at the time of mastectomy does not delay post-operative chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, according to the first study designed to answer the question. The study appears in the September issue of Archives of Surgery.  more

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Community-based mass prophylaxis: A planning guide for public health preparedness
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a planning guide designed to help State, county, and local officials meet Federal requirements to prepare for a public health emergency.  more

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New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified
A new strategy for cancer therapy, which converts the tumor-promoting effect of the immune systemís inflammatory response into a cancer-killing outcome, is suggested in research findings by investigators at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. more

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Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
Based on an improved understanding of bacteriophages--viruses that infect bacteria--scientists reporting in the Sept. 23 issue of the journal Nature believe they have discovered a potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria, an increasingly worrisome public health problem. more

 
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