Volume 7 Issue 275
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Oct-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-Oct-2005

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Cosmopolitan lifestyle could allay cancer threat

If the cancer-inhibiting properties of red wine don't tempt you, why not try a cosmopolitan, the cranberry-based cocktail made famous by the Sex and the City girls. more  

New radiation technique helps brain cancer patients keep their hair

Patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can avoid typical hair loss (alopecia) when treated with newer radiation techniques, thereby improving their quality of life while still controlling their cancer. more

A high fat, low carbohydrate diet improves Alzheimer's disease in mice

Mice with the mouse model of Alzheimer's disease show improvements in their condition when treated with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A report published today in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism, showed that a brain protein, amyloid-beta, which is an indicator of Alzheimer's disease, is reduced in mice on the so-called ketogenic diet. more  

Surviving breast canceróDoes a woman's marital status matter?

Research has shown that being single, married or divorced can influence cancer survival, but a new study shows marital status appears to have no impact on the outcome for women with breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy and radiation. more

Curcumin halts spread of breast cancer in mice 

Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric and the compound that gives curry its mustard-yellow color, inhibits metastasis to the lungs of mice with breast cancer, report researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. more

Flu virus reported to resist drug envisioned for pandemic  

An avian influenza virus isolated from an infected Vietnamese girl has been determined to be resistant to the drug oseltamivir, the compound better known by its trade name Tamiflu, and the drug officials hope will serve as the front line of defense for a feared influenza pandemic. more

Medicare elimination of essential drugs will affect elderly

On Jan. 1, 2006, several categories of medications will be explicitly excluded from Medicare's new prescription drug benefit, including benzodiazepines, which are listed as an "essential medication" with the World Health Organization. more


A new compound in cranberries works in a completely new way to prevent metastasis