Volume 7 Issue 213
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Aug-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Aug-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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The ABCDEs of skin cancer

Any diagnosis of cancer can be frightening—including skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. However, skin cancer accounts for less than 1 percent of all cancer deaths; 85% to 95% of all cases are cured. Prevention and early detection are the most important weapons in the battle against skin cancer. Continuing research is making them ever more effective. more  

Genes affect arsenic response

Patients who are delirious during hospitalization one year later had 13 percent fewer days of survival during the following year when compared to patients without delirium, according to a study published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. more

Low long-term risk for second testicular cancer

The long-term risk of testicular cancer patients developing a second cancer in the opposite (contralateral) testicle is very low, according to a study in the July 20 Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). more  

Tumor cells use protein to fend off anti-angiogenesis drugs

The very mechanism by which anti-angiogenesis agents work to attack tumors - disrupting the vasculature and blood supply that provides the nutrients for the tumors' existence and growth - may fuel resistance to the agents in cells that survive their initial onslaught. more

FDA alerts U.S. residents to recall of counterfeit "Lipitor" sold in the United Kingdom 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting U.S. residents to the recent recall of a batch of counterfeit "Lipitor" (atorvastatin) sold in the United Kingdom (U.K.). The medicine is used to treat high cholesterol. The counterfeit Lipitor 20mg tablets were recalled in the U.K. on 28 July 2005. more

Antiperspirant awareness: It's mostly no sweat  

Offensive body odor is against the law in libraries in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. A code of conduct, officials say, is necessary to ensure that one person's right to use a public library doesn't infringe on the rights of another and law enforcement officers have the authority to remove library patrons who smell bad. more

Reducing the risk of rabies

A Suffolk, Va., couple didn't know they were being followed when they drove into their garage one evening in April 2005. When the man and woman got out of the car, they saw their stalker: a gray fox. The animal sprang at the woman, wrapped itself around her legs, and then tangled with the cat that came out of the house to greet its owners. more


Antiperspirants don't completely eliminate sweat.