Volume 7 Issue 289
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-Oct-2005 
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New study confirms diabetics face significantly higher risks of colorectal cancer

A new study confirms that patients with diabetes are significantly more likely to have colon cancer than individuals without diabetes. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina reported results from a large cross-sectional analysis assessing the risk of colon cancer among patients with diabetes at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. more  

The secret of impressive writing? Keep it plain and simple

Writers who use long words needlessly and choose complicated font styles are seen as less intelligent than those who stick with basic vocabulary and plain text, according to new research from the Princeton University in New Jersey, to be published in the next edition of Applied Cognitive Psychology. more

New study suggests the stomach not the heart offers greater lie detection accuracy

A new study suggests that changes in gastric physiology perform better than standard polygraph methods in distinguishing between lying and telling the truth. The University of Texas study, released today at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, demonstrates a clear link between the act of lying and a significant increase in gastric arrhythmia. more  

Novel treatment target for deadly brain tumors identified

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have identified a second promising treatment target for glioblastoma multiforme, one of the most deadly types of brain tumors. The research results are reported in the October issue of Molecular Cancer Research. more

New brain tumor model developed  

A collaboration of researchers, led by Dr. Martine Roussel (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), has developed a novel mouse model of medulloblastoma -- the most prevalent malignant pediatric brain tumor -- that the researchers hope will more accurately represent the genetic changes involved in human brain tumor development. more

Pedialyte, Gatorade equally effective in alleviating effects of viral gastroenteritis 

A double-blind trial of oral rehydration solutions for children with diarrhea and vomiting related to acute viral gastroenteritis found that Gatorade is as effective as Pedialyte in correcting dehydration and improving bowel symptoms. Satish S.C. Rao, M.D, Ph.D., FACG of the University of Iowa and colleagues at the Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India presented the study at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. more

Body checking causes few youth hockey injuries

Unintentional collisions and falling into the boards cause more injuries in young hockey players than the practice of body checking, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found. more


Body checks accounted for only 12 percent of injuries to youth hockey players.