Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 319 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Nov-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Nov-2004
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Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionados
Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that "vegetables and fruit are good for you," according to a study by a nutritional expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  more

Molecular technique shows promise in destroying drug resistance in bacteria
A new approach to outwit resistance to antibiotics has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  more

Elderly cancer patients are significantly under-represented in cancer clinical trials
A new study finds that only 36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials, despite making up 60% of the U.S. cancer population. The study will be published November 15 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). A separate article in the same issue of the JCO summarizes an innovative approach to increasing clinical trial participation among Native Americans in South Dakota. more


University of Utah vision researchers identify genetic cause of rare eye disease in Utah family
Vision researchers at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center have discovered a gene mutation responsible for causing a rare disease in four generations of a single Utah family. The discovery is reported in a recent issue of The American Journal of Ophthalmology (November 2004).  more

Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London
Levels of hepatitis C among young injecting drug users across London are reaching epidemic levels report researchers from Imperial College London, the Health Protection Agency and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  more

Can poor countries help rich countries contain drug costs?
Rich countries could follow the lead of poor countries and adopt a more systematic way of selecting medicines for reimbursement, according to a paper in this week's BMJ. more

Simple Kangaroo Mother Care technique used to care for premature babies in poor countries is a safe and effective
A simple technique used to care for premature babies in poor countries is a safe and effective alternative to incubator care and should be encouraged in wealthy countries too, say researchers in this week's BMJ. more

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