Volume 7 Issue 235
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Aug-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Aug-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Case researchers find exercise, eating right and maintaining weight benefit oral health

Heart healthy habits are good for oral health, too, according to a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication of the American Academy of Periodontology. more  

Mayo Clinic researchers measuring C-reactive protein is early indicator of stiffened arteries

The Mayo Clinic research report appears online and in the August issue of the American Journal of Hypertension. The Mayo Clinic collaborative study with researchers from the University of Michigan looked at 214 men and women with an average age of 59, who had no history of heart attack or stroke. more

Database studies may not accurately estimate risk of MI in naproxen, ibuprofen users

It is well known that aspirin, a non-selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX), reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NANSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen may reduce this same risk, but studies have shown conflicting results. Some have shown no association between NANSAIDs and heart attacks; some have shown an increased risk; and others have suggested a lower risk of heart attack, particularly with naproxen. more  

Changes in heart mass and volume linked to early signs of left ventricle problems

Using magnetic resonance imaging technology, or MRI, to tag the work of millions of individual strands of heart muscle fibers, researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully mapped the smallest deformations inside the beating hearts of 441 middle-aged and elderly men and women who have either silently developed heart disease or remained healthy. more

Slipping past the blood brain barrier: Research shows potential treatment for brain cancer 

In our daily efforts to understand and deal with the mysteries of cancer, there are moments A compound that kills cancer can sneak past the blood brain barrier, which protects the brain from foreign substances, to do its work in fighting a particularly invasive brain cancer, according to a new Saint Louis University animal study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition the week of Aug. 22. more

Potential ovarian cancer oncogene offers possibility of predictive test and a novel therapy  

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report they have discovered a potential oncogene in ovarian cancer, which is the leading cause of gynecological cancer death in U.S. women. more

Improving health care quality: A guide for patients and families

This guide presents information and lists resources to help you get better quality health care. Every day, millions of Americans receive high-quality health care. They get the right care, at the right time, and in the right way. And, they get the best possible results. But every once in a while, something goes wrong. more


If you can get drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier, you can cure brain cancer.