Volume 8 Issue 152
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Jun-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Jun-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer

An early phase study pairing an experimental targeted therapy with a common anti-inflammatory produced promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center reported. more  

Early estrogen exposure leads to later prostate cancer risk

A study in the June 1 issue of Cancer Research presents the first evidence that exposure to low doses of environmental estrogens during development of the prostate gland in the male fetus may result in a predisposition to prostate cancer later in life. more

New understanding of Ewing's sarcoma suggests novel treatment strategy

Using molecular and cell-based models, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have refined the picture of how a cancer-promoting protein associated with Ewing's sarcoma functions. And in the process, they have hit upon a possible strategy for treatment of the cancer, which is a rare and highly malignant cancer that most often strikes teens and young adults. more  

Public needs to heighten awareness of dangers of elevated TVs that are larger, heavier

Adults need to be better educated about television's potential harm - not content or programming, but the physical danger of falling sets, according to a recent UT Southwestern Medical Center study. more

Moderate alcohol intake associated with better mental function in older women 

Research involving more than 7,000 older women found that those who drink a moderate amount of alcohol have slightly higher levels of mental function than non-drinkers, particularly in verbal abilities, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. more

Calorie restriction appears better than exercise at slowing primary aging  

Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet lowers concentrations of a thyroid hormone called triiodothyronine (T3), which controls the body's energy balance and cellular metabolism. more

Chronic stress, depression and cortisol levels are potential risk indicators for periodontal disease

Caregivers of people under psychological or physical stress, as well as those with the conditions themselves, should not overlook their oral health, according to a new study printed in the Journal of Periodontology. more


Beware of falling television sets?