Volume 8 Issue 130
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-May-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-May-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Promising chemo, therapeutic viruses, cutting-edge surgery debut at Brain Tumor Center

Brain tumor specialists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are poised on the brink of a new era. more  

Pediatricians fail to screen for autism, Hopkins study finds

Few Maryland and Delaware primary care pediatricians screen patients regularly for autism and autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) as part of their overall look at possible developmental delays, according to results of a joint study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more

Study examines impact of optional regulations on heart attack treatment

People who have heart attacks are about 15 percent less likely to be treated with bypass surgery or angioplasty within the first few days of the incident in states with certificate of need (CON) regulatory programs. However, these patients are no more likely to experience adverse events, such as death, than patients who had heart attacks but were treated within the first days in states without CON. more  

Do testosterone patches help women with under-active pituitary glands?

New research published today in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed the first positive effect of testosterone on bone density, body composition and emotional, cognitive and behavioral function in women with low testosterone levels resulting from under-active pituitary glands. more

Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men 

Despite research efforts to find modern factors that would explain the different life expectancies of men and women, the gap is actually ancient and universal, according to University of Michigan researchers. more

Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs  

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified and established the substance in grapefruit juice that causes potentially dangerous interactions with certain medications. more

Increase in thyroid cancer in US attributed to improved early detection

Although the incidence of thyroid cancer has more than doubled in the past 30 years, the rise is being attributed to improved diagnostic techniques of previously undetected disease, rather than a true increase in the occurrence of thyroid cancer, according to a study in the May 10 issue of JAMA. more


New research has identified the substance in grapefruit juice that causes interactions with certain medications.