Volume 7 Issue 111
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Apr-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Apr-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events

Taking antibiotics weekly for a year does not reduce the risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event for patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a University of Washington study. The study was published in the April 22 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. more  

Day care in infancy and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: findings from UK case-control study

Children who attend day care centers on a regular basis in the first few months of life are less likely to develop leukemia than children who do not, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. more

Overworked brains release adenosine to slow cells, trigger sleep, UT Southwestern researchers find

Why people get drowsy and fall asleep, and how caffeine blocks that process, are the subjects of a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. more  

Discovery of brain's first known 'safety circuit' gives new perspective on anxiety disorders

Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have made a surprising finding about positive emotions that should change the way people think about anxiety disorders. more

Football players are sportsmen most at risk of injury  

Football players are far more likely to have injuries than other athletes including swimmers, tennis players and gymnasts, according to research published this week in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. more

New drug may be used to treat women with ovarian cancer  

A new drug, RAD001, has been shown to stop the growth and movement of certain ovarian cancer cells, according to scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The research was presented today at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Anaheim, Calif. more

Green tea shown to prevent prostate cancer

After a year's oral administration of green tea catechins (GTCs), only one man in a group of 32 at high risk for prostate cancer developed the disease, compared to nine out of 30 in a control, according to a team of Italian researchers from the University of Parma and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia led by Saverio Bettuzzi, Ph.D. Their results were reported here today at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. more


Antibiotics can't prevent a broken heart.