Volume 7 Issue 274
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Oct-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Hodgkin disease survivors face higher risk for stroke later in life

Patients surviving childhood Hodgkin disease suffer strokes later in life at rates about four times that of the general population, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. more  

Big and fast growing infants at greater risk of later obesity

Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and adulthood, a study published online by the BMJ today (14 October 2005) has found. more

Researchers at Yale identify a genetic link to Tourette's Syndrome

In what may be a major milestone in Tourette's Syndrome (TS) research, scientists at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have identified a gene called SLITRK1 that appears to contribute to some cases of TS, according to a report in the October 14 issue of Science. more  

Pain drives Canadian youth to seek alternative medical treatment

Aching backs and chronic pain are the most common reasons for Canadian adolescents to seek complementary or alternative medical treatment. more

Enzyme complex thought to promote cancer development can also help prevent it 

In a case of basic science detective work, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have solved the puzzle of the "inconsistent biomarker" and, in the process, may have discovered an agent that can suppress cancer development. more

Center releases new public survey on stem cells  

Stem cells are unique among human cells in that they possess the uncanny ability to develop into virtually any other cell of the body, offering a hypothetical tool kit for repairing diseased hearts, mending broken spinal cords, or correcting genetic diseases, among other hoped-for benefits. more

Is complementary medicine cost effective?

More doubts are cast over the cost effectiveness of complementary medicine in this week's BMJ. more


Factors during or before infancy that are related to infant growth probably influence the risk of later obesity