Volume 7 Issue 292
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Nov-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Nov-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Shortness of breath without chest pain can signify the presence of high risk heart disease

While most people know that chest pain can signify the presence of heart disease, it is less well known that shortness of breath can also be a serious cardiac symptom. more  

Fatty liver a possible risk for hypertension

The accumulation of fat in the liver, or "fatty liver," resulting from accumulation of central body fat, and perhaps not alcohol consumption, may represent an important underlying mechanism for the association between liver enzymes and hypertension. more

Gemcitabine and capecitabine improved overall survival in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

The prognosis of pancreatic cancer is poor but new therapies such as gemcitabine have contributed to improving the outcome for patients. Data presented at the 13th European Conference (ECCO) revealed that using the combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine increased overall survival in some patients. more  

Interracial relationships are on the increase in U.S., but decline with age, Cornell study finds

Interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more common in the United States, according to a new Cornell University study. The number of interracial marriages involving whites, blacks and Hispanics each year in the United States has jumped tenfold since the 1960s, but the older individuals are, the less likely they are to partner with someone of a different race, finds the new study. more

Cheap, rapid hand-held check for HIV  

Political pressure has finally seen the price of antiretroviral therapy for HIV slashed in poorer countries. But a lack of cheap, simple diagnostics to enable doctors to use these complex treatments remains a stumbling block. more

'Good' bacteria could save patients from infection infection by deadlier ones 

Can it be that the stress on the use of antiseptics and antibiotics in hospitals is actually putting patients at a greater risk of suffering fatal bacterial infection? more

Drug developed at UC Davis may prevent breast cancer

A tamoxifen-like drug developed by UC Davis and Finnish researchers, now in clinical testing as a treatment for vaginal atrophy, may also help to prevent breast cancer, two preliminary studies suggest. more

 

Patients with shortness of breath can have a higher risk of dying from cardiac disease than patients without symptoms, and even than patients with typical cardiac pain.