Volume 8 Issue 121
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-May-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-May-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Flu news: Study in 8,475 young children points to a more effective influenza vaccine

An intranasal influenza vaccine proved to be more effective than the injectable influenza vaccine in children older than 6 months and younger than 5 years of age, according to study data presented today at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in San Francisco. more  

Melatonin most effective for sleep when taken for off-hour sleeping

Researchers from the Divisions of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Womenís Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found in a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study, that melatonin, taken orally during non-typical sleep times, significantly improves an individualís ability to sleep. more

Rapid lung function decline raises risk of death and hospitalization

Rapid lung function decline significantly increases the risk of death and hospitalization for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). more  

Immune systems in breast cancer survivors who suffer from fatigue fail to shut off after therapy

Breast cancer survivors who suffer from persistent, debilitating fatigue years after their diagnosis have something in common: their immune systems don't shut down following treatment, according to researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. more

Low estrogen levels in men linked to increased risk for hip fracture 

A new study has found that men with low estrogen levels have an increased risk for future hip fracture, and those with both low estrogen and low testosterone levels have the greatest risk. more

New MRI guided technique makes fibroid treatment 60 percent faster  

A new MRI guided technique known as manual interleaved MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) safely treats fibroids in 60% less time than conventional MRgFUS, according to a new study by researchers from the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. more

Freezing kidney tumors is a safe alternative to surgery

Percutaneous cryoablation, a relatively non-invasive technique that destroys tumors by freezing them, is a safe method for treating kidney tumors in selected patients who are not considered candidates for surgery, according to a new study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. more

 

A new study has found that men with low estrogen levels have an increased risk for future hip fracture.