Volume 7 Issue 128
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Expanding foam: The newest treatment against varicose veins

An injectable foam that expands in the blood vessels can successfully treat troublesome varicose veins, which afflict between 20% and 30% of adults, usually later in life or during pregnancy. As well as looking unpleasant, varicose veins can ache, throb and itch. more  

Molecular approaches to brain tumor treatment

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found promising new molecular targets and treatment approaches for some of the most malignant brain tumors. more

Genetic information could improve high blood pressure diagnosis, treatment

Canadian and U.S. researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin today announced important new information on the genetics of hypertension offering hope for improved diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure, a condition that affects millions of North Americans. more  

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure

While the incidence of disease from HIV and hepatitis is increasing in the United States, little is known about their prevalence in patients undergoing surgery. Now, researchers have shown that nearly 40 percent of surgeries at The Johns Hopkins Hospital occur in patients who tested positive for a bloodborne germ. more

Pocket pets pose Salmonella risk 

The term “pocket pets” refers to small animals, often rodents that are kept as pets and could fit in your pocket. This definition has expanded to include a few animals that are not quite that little, but that are housed in cages. Common pocket pets include rats, mice, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, and ferrets as well as rodents bought to feed other animals such as snakes. Owning a pocket pet can be a big responsibility. more

Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) and animals 

Salmonellosis (sal-mohn-el-OH-sis) is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella. Many different kinds of Salmonella can make people sick. Most people have diarrhea, fever, and stomach pain that start 1 to 3 days after they get infected. These symptoms usually go away after 1 week. Sometimes, people have to see a doctor or go to the hospital because the diarrhea is severe or the infection has affected other organs. more

WHO goes online to fight fake drugs

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to harness the power of the Internet in its war on counterfeit drugs. At a workshop in Manila, Philippines, from 4 to 6 May, the global health body unveiled its Rapid Alert System (RAS) – the world's first web-based system for tracking the activities of drug cheats. more


Is injectable foam the future best therapy for varicose veins?