Volume 7 Issue 145
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-May-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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No strong evidence of an increased risk of cancer among personal hair dye users

A meta-analysis of the scientific evidence looking at the association between cancer and hair dye use has found no strong evidence of increased risk, according to an article published in the May 25 issue of JAMA. more  

Bladder does not shrink with age

The idea that your bladder shrinks as you get older may be nothing more than an old wives' tale according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The feeling may, however, signal a treatable underlying condition. more

Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer

Women with breast cancer who engaged in an amount of physical activity equivalent to walking 1 or more hours per week had better survival compared with those who exercised less than that or not at all, according to a study in the May 25 issue of JAMA. more  

Decreasing death anxiety

Patients approaching the end of life can significantly reduce their depression symptoms and improve their sense of spiritual well-being according to a study published in the current issue of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. more

Children living near major roads at increased risk of asthma  

Children living close to a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live farther away, according to study findings presented today at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. more

Measuring hormone cuts antibiotic use in half in pneumonia patients 

Measuring a hormone in the blood can help doctors greatly reduce the number of days pneumonia patients have to take antibiotics to cure their infection, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 24. more

Computed tomography has potential to offer accurate, safer method for detecting artery disease

Multislice computed tomography appears to provide high accuracy for detecting coronary artery disease and may represent a useful complement to conventional coronary angiography, according to a study in the May 25 issue of JAMA. more

 

New research finds hair dye not to be associated with increased cancer risk.