Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 7 Issue 82 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Mar-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Mar-2005
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NCI studies examine racial disparity in survival among patients with endometrial cancer
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report findings that suggest a biological disparity for endometrial cancer exists between Caucasians and African Americans.  more

Certain factors increase likelihood of a substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
Having a coexisting psychiatric illness or family history of a substance use disorder or having used a major opioid are key factors that can increase the likelihood of a substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals.  more

Physician substance abuse and recovery - What does it mean for physicians—and everyone else?
In an editorial, David R. Gastfriend, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, discusses the findings by Domino et al. more


American Academy of Neurology makes definition of persistent vegetative state available to public and press
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has received many inquiries from the press regarding the definition of persistent vegetative state in light of the Terri Schiavo case. In 1995 the AAN published a practice parameter about the assessment and management of patients in the persistent vegetative state. This parameter includes definition and diagnosis information.  more

Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health
Well intentioned, but pushy parents, intent on exercising their rights as healthcare consumers, can be bad for their children's health, suggests a small study in Archives of Disease in Childhood. more

Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
In a study of 200 women, a group of physicians has found that a vast majority of women would be willing to take a cervical cancer vaccine themselves and would allow it to be administered to their children. The findings, which were presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologist’s (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Miami, describes women’s attitudes toward a potential cervical cancer vaccine, focusing on their willingness to accept it for themselves, and their daughters and sons. It is the first study to examine women’s perceptions of a vaccine for both girls and boys.  more

Research says your happiness makes your partner happy – but only if you are married
New research by University of Warwick researcher Nick Powdthavee reveals that a married man or woman is significantly more satisfied with their life when their partner is satisfied with life. But he has also found almost no evidence of the same affect among couples that prefer cohabitation to marriage. more

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