Volume 7 Issue 174
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Jun-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Researchers improve lung cancer survival rates

A Canadian national clinical trial has found that chemotherapy following surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer significantly improves survival for the disease over just surgery alone. more  

Researchers grow stem cells from human skin

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have successfully isolated stem cells from human skin, expanded them in the laboratory and coaxed them into becoming fat, muscle and bone cells. The study, one of the first studies to show the ability of a single adult stem cell to become multiple tissue types, is reported today in Stem Cells and Development. more

Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome

New research suggests that the way baby girls develop in the womb may affect whether or not they develop polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) as adults and the severity of the symptoms if they do. more  

Hospitals cut surgical infection rate by 27% in one year

Fifty-six hospitals from 50 states and U.S. territories, collaborating to improve surgical care, significantly cut the rate of surgical infections for more than 35,000 patients in a year-long, nationwide effort sponsored by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) and led by Qualis Health, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Washington, Alaska, and Idaho. more

Antibiotic treatment not necessary for majority of children with conjunctivitis 

Most children with infective conjunctivitis (pinkeye) do not need treatment with an antibiotic, suggests a study published online today (Wednesday June 22, 2005) by The Lancet. more

Simple risk score predicts stroke in 7 days after transient ischaemic attack (TIA) 

UK researchers have derived a simple risk score to predict stroke in the 7 days after a person has had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke, reporting their results in a study published online today (Tuesday June 21, 2005) by The Lancet. more

Adult antisocial syndromes common among substance abusers

Data from a recent epidemiologic survey of more than 43,000 U.S. adults show that antisocial syndromes marked by little concern for the rights of others and violations of age-appropriate societal rules are more common among people with substance abuse disorders than those without these disorders. more


Antisocial syndromes are more common among people with substance abuse disorders than those without these disorders.