Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 7 Issue 10 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Jan-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Jan-2005
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Olive oil protective against breast cancer
Oleic acid-rich olive oil appears to protect against breast cancer. U.S. researchers have uncovered reasons why the Mediterranean diet is healthy and they have also found evidence that oleic acid may have a future role in breast cancer treatment. The findings are reported in the 10 January issue of the Annals of Oncology.  more

Disruptive behavior between doctors and nurses directly affects patient outcomes
Disruptive behavior between physicians and nurses occurs frequently and affects patient outcomes according to research from VHA, Inc. The result of the behavior is that patients are experiencing pain or prolonged pain, receiving medications late, being mistreated or misdiagnosed, or dying.  more

UK crematoria warned about mercury pollution
Exposure to mecury pollution in the UK is linked to brain, nervous system and fertility problems. The cremation industry is responsible for 16% of the UK's mercury pollution. Strict rules for crematoria to limit mercury pollution caused when tooth fillings are vaporized have been announced by the government. The industry must halve emissions by 2012.  more


Troublesome protein may actually minimize the effects of asthma
A protein thought of as troublesome may actually help minimize the effects of asthma. US researchers found removing the protein, known as A1AR, from mice with chronic lung disease caused higher levels of inflammation, mucus and tissue damage. The research has led researchers to postulate that the protein can be used to treat asthma.  more

Osteoarthritis gene?
Scientists have discovered a key gene which appears to raise the risk of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects over 5% of adults and causes the progressive loss of protective cartilage in the joints.  more

Gambling addiction similar to drug addiction
A new study demonstrates that gambling and drug addiction present a similar pattern of brain activity on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Researchers from Hamburg, Germany, said this showed gambling was also a form of addiction. Parts of the brain which are active when people feel rewarded are less so in those who take drugs or those who gamble to excess. The research is appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience. more

Latest CDC report offers more evidence that a woman’s age is a major factor in determining success of assisted reproductive technology
The younger a woman is when assisted reproductive technology is used, the more likely she is to have a live birth using her own eggs, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more

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