Volume 7 Issue 260
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Sep-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Columbia study shows elderly with diabetes at increased risk for falling

Falling is the leading cause of accidental death for elderly people, and a new study from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion suggests that nursing home residents with diabetes are four times more likely to fall than those who are not diabetic. more  

CAD helps detect smaller potentially more aggressive breast cancers in younger women

A computer-aided detection system not only helps radiologists detect more breast cancers, but also helps detect smaller tumors in younger women, a new study shows. more

Study points to molecular origin of neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine points to the possible molecular origin of at least nine human diseases of nervous system degeneration. more  

Homing in on blood pressure genes may lead to targeted therapy

For the first time, researchers have mapped a genetic location that explains why certain blood pressure-lowering drugs aren't effective for some people, according to researchers at the 2005 American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research meeting. more

Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports 

Magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain among patients in a study, researchers report in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. And the results indicate that patients who strongly believed in magnets had pain relief even if they were given false magnets to wear. more

Johns Hopkins researchers discover key protein linked to transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis  

Hopkins researchers have discovered a single molecule that is a cause of an autoimmune disease in the central nervous system, called transverse myelitis (TM), that is related to multiple sclerosis. more

Researchers discover protein signatures for prostate cancer that could improve diagnosis of early disease

A new study shows that testing blood samples for antibodies that target prostate cancer cells may help identify patients with early stages of the disease. In the September 22, 2005, issue of New England Journal of Medicine*, researchers report the findings may lead to a new test that could complement the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test in detecting early stage prostate cancer. The study was supported by the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), an initiative of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. more


In a recent study, magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain among patients