Volume 7 Issue 309
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Nov-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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The therapeutic role of melatonin in cancer worthy of study

The role of melatonin for the treatment of cancer is looking compelling, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pineal Research. Researchers say that the results are so compelling that cancer funding agencies should be eager to support clinical trials to evaluate its therapeutic role in a variety of cancers. more  

Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers

Families gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table might consider giving thanks for the bacteria-busting ability of cranberry juice, say dental researchers who have discovered that the beverage holds important clues for preventing cavities. more

Sweat is good indicator heart attack may be coming

Sweating during physical activity or in hot weather is healthy. But when individuals begin perspiring while experiencing discomfort in their chest, arm, neck or jaw -- with little or no exertion -- it could be the onset of a heart attack, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago. more  

UF scientists say stem cells may trigger bone cancer

Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer, University of Florida scientists report. The researchers are the first to identify a population of cells with characteristics of adult and embryonic stem cells in cultures derived from biopsies of patients' bone tumors. They describe their findings in this month's issue of the medical journal Neoplasia. more

Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke  

Survey results released today by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) found that nearly half (48%) of U.S. adults 40+ with diabetes are not utilizing aspirin therapy to reduce their risk of recurrent heart attack or stroke nor had they reported discussing such therapy with their healthcare provider. This population is at heightened risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, and therefore potential candidates for doctor-recommended aspirin therapy based on current American Diabetes Association and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines. more

U of M study shows radiation therapy for pelvic cancers increases risk for fractures in older women 

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study indicates that older women who receive radiation therapy for treatment of pelvic cancers have an increased risk of hip and other pelvic fractures later in life. Researchers encourage such women to talk with their physicians about their risks and preventive measures, including having their bone density levels checked. more

Mental stress may be another culprit in raising cholesterol levels in healthy adults

There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person's heart rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people, according to a new study that examines how reactions to stress over a period of time can raise a person's lipid levels. more

 

Nearly half (48%) of U.S. adults 40+ with diabetes are not utilizing aspirin therapy to reduce their risk of recurrent heart attack or stroke