Volume 7 Issue 107
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Apr-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-Apr-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Cancer Risk Increased whether Vietnam Vet sprayed or didn't spray Agent Orange

Even Vietnam veterans who were not involved in spraying Agent Orange experience higher levels of dioxin contamination, which is linked to an increased overall risk of cancer, reports a study. more  

Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer

Frequently referred to as a silent killer, ovarian cancer offers few clues to its presence, often until it has spread beyond the ovary to other tissues. Early detection has been difficult because ovarian cancer is not a single disease, but appears in many forms, with each form behaving differently. more

One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease

People with a waistline of one meter or more are at serious risk of insulin resistance - an early stage in the development of diabetes and heart disease, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. more  

Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches

Obesity is linked to a risk of severe headaches, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., 9-16 April 2005. more

Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle 

Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have shown how an ingredient found in chocolate seems to exert its anti-cancer properties -- findings that might be used one day to design novel cancer treatments. The study, published in the April issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, explains how pentameric procyanidin (pentamer), a natural compound found in cocoa, deactivates a number of proteins that likely work in concert to push a cancer cell to continually divide. more

Synthetic delta-9-THC inhaler offers safe, rapid delivery 

In research presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla, the successful results of a Phase I study evaluating the safety and tolerability of pulmonary dronabinol administered in a one-time dose using a pressurized metered dose inhaler were discussed. Dronabinol is a synthetic version of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is one of more than 400 compounds found in the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa L). more

Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinsonís disease

Over-the-counter pain relievers may help to prevent or delay the onset of Parkinsonís disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., 9 Ė 16 April 2005. Researchers caution that the results are preliminary and further study is needed. more


Vietnam vets are at increased risk of cancer, even if they didn't spray Agent Orange.