Volume 7 Issue 204
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Jul-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Jul-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Research suggests brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to present as dementia in women than in men

Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center found that plaques and tangles in the brain, the changes seen in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), are more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men. more  

Decreased breast cancer survival associated with high TRAIL-R2 expression

High expression of TRAIL-R2, a cell surface receptor that triggers cell death, has been shown to be associated with a decrease the survival rates of breast cancer patients according to a study published by Yale Cancer Center researchers in Clinical Cancer Research. more

New UC study shows 'stop and go' traffic increases infant wheezing

University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers have found that 17 percent of infants living near "stop and go" traffic suffer from wheezing. more  

New statement on exercise-associated hyponatremia issued

Athletes who drink excessive amounts of fluids during prolonged exercise—particularly novice marathon runners—can develop dangerously low sodium levels, called exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH). Awareness of EAH is increasing, but athletes, coaches, and medical professionals need reliable information on the causes, recognition, prevention, and treatment of this potentially fatal condition. more

Prostate cancer PSA testing limitations demonstrated  

A large-scale study of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer concluded that, contrary to current clinical practice, there is no definitive "cutpoint" PSA level to determine the level of risk for the disease, according to an article in the July 6 Journal of the American Medical Association. more

National report on human exposure to environmental chemicals  

The National report on human exposure to environmental chemicals provides an ongoing assessment of the U.S. population's exposure to environmental chemicals using biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is the assessment of human exposure to chemicals by measuring the chemicals or their metabolites in human specimens such as blood or urine. more

Does sex make a difference?

When it comes to health risks, sex does matter. Women are twice as likely as men to get multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraines. They're also more likely to get cataracts, hepatitis, and thyroid disease. Women experience depression about twice as often as men. And irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is thought to affect twice as many women as men. Although men have more heart attacks than women, more women die within a year after having a heart attack. more


New statement on exercise-associated hyponatremia issued