Volume 7 Issue 155
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Jun-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Jun-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Increased Vitamin B consumption reduces women's risk of colorectal cancer

According to a study published in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Gastroenterology, women with a high dietary intake of vitamin B6 over several years have a decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Women who consume moderate to large amounts of alcohol in addition to vitamin B6 have more than a 70 percent reduced risk of developing CRC. more  

Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis

Researchers have found an association between inflammation from knee injuries and a progressive loss of joint lubrication, which may predispose people to arthritis. They have also found a way to quantify how much lubrication is lost following injury. more

Northwestern Memorial researchers aim to find answer to halting the progression of fatty liver

Currently, no medical treatment exists for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), inflammation of the liver associated with the accumulation of fat in the liver. Recent studies indicate that NASH can result in scarring of the liver in up to 40 percent of people with the disease and cirrhosis (irreversible, advanced scarring of the liver) in approximately 25 percent of people with NASH. Researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital have launched a clinical trial to see if Pentoxifylline, a drug that has shown success decreasing inflammation of the liver in people with alcohol-related liver disease, can stop the progression of NASH. more  

Dyslexia redefined

The dyslexic brain may have a general problem forming perceptual categories, including the templates for printed letters and speech sounds, say USC neuroscientists. more

Virus uses tiny RNA to evade the immune system  

In the latest version of the hide-and-seek game between pathogens and the hosts they infect, researchers have found that a virus appears to cloak itself with a recently discovered gene silencing device to evade detection and destruction by immune cells. more

Is there a link between childhood cancer and overhead power lines? 

Children living close to high voltage overhead power lines at birth may be at an increased risk of leukemia, finds a large study in this week's BMJ. more

Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients admitted to hospital

About three out of four people diagnosed at a hospital with congestive heart failure were admitted for some other health condition, a new study found. more


Intake of vitamin B6 can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer among women.