Volume 7 Issue 211
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Jul-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-Jul-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Acupuncture cuts tension headache rates by almost half

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache, cutting rates for sufferers by almost half, shows a study on bmj.com this week. more  

Medication eases obsessive-compulsive symptoms

A medication used to ease symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, also is helpful in treating people with treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a pilot study at Yale School of Medicine. more

Three high school football players died from heatstroke last year, survey reveals

Scorching summer temperatures across much of the nation this month, including record-breaking highs, have prompted a University of North Carolina injury expert to issue a special warning about football players as practice for the 2005 season gets underway. more  

New understanding of cell movement may yield ways to brake cancer's spread

From birth until death, our cells migrate: nerve cells make their vital connections, embryonic cells move to the proper places to form organs, immune cells zero in to destroy pathogenic organisms, and cancer cells metastasize, spreading deadly disease through the body. Scientists studying these migrations didn't know how cells determined where to go. Until now. more

Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot  

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the cause of chronic sinus infections lies in the nasal mucus -- the snot -- not in the nasal and sinus tissue targeted by standard treatment. The findings will be published in the August issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. more

Depression linked to previously unknown dopamine regulator 

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found a molecule that is unexpectedly involved in dopamine signaling, and in a manner that supports the potential of dopamine as an alternative target for treating depression. The results provide evidence that there is a molecular link between impaired dopamine signaling and depression, which affects 16 percent of the adult population in the United States. The research appears in the July 29 issue of Cell. more

Vitamin E supplements donít protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke

Vitamin E supplements donít protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke, according to the latest results from the Womenís Health Study, a long-term clinical trial funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Cancer Institute (both part of NIH). The vitamin also had no effect on the most common cancers in women or on total cancers. more


Vitamin E supplements donít protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke