Volume 7 Issue 136
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

Preliminary findings from a study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show that sensory intervention -- for example, deep pressure and strenuous exercise -- can significantly improve problem behaviors such as restlessness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Of the children receiving occupational therapy, 95 percent improved. This is the first study of this size on sensory intervention for ADHD. more  

Hispanics show worse lung cancer survival rate

In a national population-based study of 16,036 lung cancer patients, Hispanics with curable stage I lung cancer had poorer lung cancer specific survival rates, as well as worse all-cause mortality, than a much larger group of white persons. Researchers said that the disparities between the two ethnic groups were largely explained by lower rates of surgical removal of cancerous tissue (surgical resection) among the Hispanics and a higher probably of being diagnosed at the more advanced IB stage for lung cancer. more

White-coat effect is virtually eliminated using a non-drug hypertension

The "White Coat" Effect, a condition that affects up to 25% of hypertensive patients, was virtually eliminated by a non-drug hypertension treatment device, named RESPeRATE®. The "White Coat Effect" refers to the common finding that blood pressures measured in doctors' offices are usually higher than those measured at home or in other settings. Individuals whose blood pressures in the medical office rise = 140/90 mm Hg, but are normal at home, are often called "White Coat Hypertensives." The new finding, released today at the Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) stems from analyses of pooled data taken from 6 separate clinical trials, performed with the device. more  

Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer

New research findings may help physicians determine which women have an increased risk of blood clots when taking tamoxifen for the management of breast cancer, a team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators will report at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. more

Study finds Herceptin may have role in bladder cancer treatment  

A targeted drug shown to improve the outcome of certain breast cancer patients may be of use in the treatment of advanced cases of bladder cancer, according to new research led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. more

Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death 

Colon cancer patients who took aspirin regularly fared better after surgery, reducing their risk of disease recurrence and death by half compared to non-users, researchers will report at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. While previous studies have shown that aspirin use provided a preventative benefit by lowering the risk of developing colon cancer and intestinal polyps, the new study is the largest to demonstrate that aspirin had a potential treatment benefit in people who have been diagnosed with colon cancer. more

New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise

In the first clinical study of a new blood protein associated with prostate cancer, researchers have found that the marker, called EPCA or early prostate cancer antigen, can successfully detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages. At the same time, the marker successfully avoids the problem of false positive results that plagues prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. more


Non-drug therapy for white-coat hypertension