Volume 7 Issue 336
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Dec-2005 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study

Studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly people substantially overestimate vaccine benefits, according to new research from the US published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited at the University of Bristol. more  

Adults with lazy eye can improve

Young adults with amblyopia, or lazy eye, can improve substantially and retain their gains under a new treatment developed by researchers at USC and three Chinese universities. more

Researchers show how air pollution can cause heart disease

New York University School of Medicine researchers provide some of the most compelling evidence yet that long-term exposure to air pollution--even at levels within federal standards--causes heart disease. Previous studies have linked air pollution to cardiovascular disease but until now it was poorly understood how pollution damaged the body's blood vessels. more  

New approach for genetic screening for syndrome linked to cardiac irregularities and sudden death

Italian researchers have developed a novel approach for genetic screening for long QT syndrome (LQTS), an inherited disease that predisposes young individuals to cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death, according to a study in the December 21 issue of JAMA. more

Men with erectile dysfunction have increased risk for cardiovascular events  

Men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, and angina, according to a study in the December 21 issue of JAMA. more

Poor fitness common in teens and adults, with associated rise in cardiovascular disease risk factors 

Approximately one-third of adolescents and 14 percent of adults (aged 20 to 49 years) in the U.S. have poor cardiorespiratory fitness, with an associated increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as higher total cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to a study in the December 21 issue of JAMA. more

Melanoma risk only partially associated vith exposure to UVB from sunlight

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that the risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is only partially associated with exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, the rays in sunlight that increase in summer and cause sunburn. more

 

The risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is only partially associated with exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.