Volume 7 Issue 225
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Aug-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Search for colon cancer markers yields unlikely target

Researchers have identified a novel biological marker for colon cancer that can be detected in DNA from the stool of some patients with the disease. They used the marker to detect colon cancer in nearly half the DNA samples they analyzed, a result that compares favorably with two noninvasive colon cancer screening tests. more  

Neuroblastoma screening evaluation hailed as model of health assessment

A Canadian study, which demonstrated the ineffectiveness of neuroblastoma screening of newborns, was cited as a "well-designed evaluation" of a proposed health care intervention strategy in an analysis published in the August 3 Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). more

Myeloid leukemia linked to body size

The risk of myeloid leukemia is associated with body size and composition, according to a study in the August 3 JNCI. more  

Aging hearts and arteries: A scientific quest

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to introduce its newest publication, Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific Quest. This 64-page booklet offers an inside look at the latest cardiac research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). more

What's your aging IQ? 

This free booklet tests your knowledge of aging and health. You may preview this booklet, which offers several very short stories, each followed by a few related questions. Some are multiple-choice, some are true/false (T/F), and some yes/no (Y/N). more

Study finds depression and fatigue not associated with cancer risk  

Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices provides updated recommendations on influenza vaccination. This year, the recommendations include information regarding vaccination of persons with conditions leading to compromise of the respiratory system; vaccination of health-care workers; clarification of the role of live, attenuated influenza vaccine in vaccine shortage situations; 200506 trivalent vaccine virus strains; and assessment of vaccine supply, timing of influenza vaccination, and prioritization of inactivated vaccine in shortage situations. more

About problems with smell

Problems with smell are common in older people. Thirty percent of older Americans between the ages of 70 and 80 have a problem with their sense of smell. Two out of three people over 80 have a problem with their sense of smell. more


Thirty percent of older Americans between the ages of 70 and 80 have a problem with their sense of smell.