Volume 7 Issue 125
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Clutch hitters and choke hitters: Myth or reality?

Sports announcers already know it, and now it's been proven: clutch hitters really do exist. more  

Check colon tumors for signs of syndrome, study suggests

A new study suggests that, after surgery, all colon tumors should be tested to learn if the patient may have an inherited syndrome that carries an extremely high risk of cancer. It also suggests that this prescreening can be done using a relatively inexpensive microscopy test already used in hospital pathology laboratories. more

Compounds in cranberries may have heart-healthy effects

Compounds that occur naturally in cranberries may be good for the heart, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. more  

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

Forty percent of emergency physicians say they're unlikely to give stroke patients the only FDA-approved drug shown to improve their prognosis, even in an ideal setting, mostly because of the fear of causing brain bleeding. more

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk 

While patients hospitalized for a heart attack have long been treated with morphine to relieve chest pain, an analysis by researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute has shown that these patients have almost a 50 percent higher risk of dying. more

Decline in major heart disease offset by rise in diagnosed angina among British men 

Rates of heart attack and coronary death among British middle aged men have fallen steadily since the late 1970s, but this has been largely offset by an increase in the rate of diagnosed angina, finds a study in this week's BMJ. more

FDA approves Requip for restless legs syndrome

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Requip (ropinirole) to treat moderate to severe Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). The drug was first approved for Parkinsonís disease in 1997. more


New research proves there are clutch and choke hitters.