Volume 7 Issue 124
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Exercise in cold water may increase appetite

Exercise in cold water instead of warm water may increase people's appetites, making it harder for them to lose extra pounds, a University of Florida study finds. more  

Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro

Research has shown for the first time that human eggs may develop directly from cultured ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) cells derived from adult human ovaries. Oocytes derived from the culture of OSE cells developed in vitro into mature eggs suitable for fertilization and development into an embryo. more

Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer

A molecular change that takes place during the progression of malignant brain tumors also occurs in breast cancer, according to a study conducted at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. The shift appears to be part of a process that enables tumors to develop the new blood vessels they need to grow rapidly, migrate and invade other tissue. more  

'LPA receptors' affect implantation of embryos in womb

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute are reporting that mice created to lack a certain type of molecule known as an LPA receptor have fertility problems, which suggests that these receptors play a major role in conception. more

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say 

Depression often causes a duet of anguish among people already suffering from chronic pain. But the two conditions retain their independence from one another, and this may explain why medications used to treat patients' depression might not help them manage their pain, a new study says. more

Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first combination vaccine that provides a booster immunization against pertussis (whooping cough) in combination with tetanus and diphtheria for adolescents. The vaccine will be marketed as Boostrix by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Philadelphia, Pa. more

Prescribing information: Boostrix (tetanus toxoid (t), reduced diphtheria toxoid (d) and acellular pertussis vaccine (ap), adsorbed)

Boostrix is a Tetanus Toxoid (T), Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid (d) and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (ap), Adsorbed. Although booster vaccines for adolescents containing T and d are currently licensed and marketed for use in this age group, none contain a pertussis component. Boostrix has the same components as Infanrix, a DTaP vaccine for infants and young children, but in reduced quantities. Boostrix is indicated for use as a single booster dose to adolescents 10-18 years of age. more


Swimming in cold water increases appetite.