Volume 7 Issue 210
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Jul-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Study shows simple hospital reminder system can reduce urinary catheter use, cutting risk of infection -- and cost

Millions of hospital patients could be spared the humiliation and infection risk that come with a urine-collecting catheter, a new study finds, if hospitals used a simple reminder system to prompt doctors to remove the devices after two days. more  

Studies shed light on role of melanin in preventing macular degeneration

Two studies from an unusual research partnership at the University of Chicago appear to have resolved a long-standing dispute about the role of melanin in the eye. The studies, one published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and one early online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), also suggest a new way to prevent a common cause of blindness. more

Stress slows wound healing; oxygen helps

Wound healing is slow when an animal is stressed, but extra oxygen almost completely reverses the effect, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. more  

Broccoli packs powerful punch to bladder cancer cells

Researchers have isolated compounds from the vegetable broccoli that they believe may help prevent or slow the progress of bladder cancer. more

Anti-inflammatory function of Alzheimer's disease drugs revealed  

The mechanism in anti-Alzheimer's disease drugs that inhibits the production of a destructive, inflammation-causing protein in the brain has been revealed by researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem. more

Carbon monoxide: Poison gas or anti-inflammatory drug? 

Carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that kills thousands of Americans every year, could turn out to be a life-saver for patients recovering from organ transplants, strokes or heart attacks, according to new research from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. more

Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people

Black people are more likely to survive a stroke than white people, according to new research published on bmj.com today. more


Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people