Volume 8 Issue 153
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Jun-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Jun-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Clot-busting drug helps revive cardiac arrest patients

Using a "clot buster" drug normally reserved for treating patients during a heart attack, emergency room doctors were able to double the number of patients who could be revived from cardiac arrest. This sudden loss of heart function occurs in more than 260,000 people a year nationwide and at least 93 percent of them die. more  

Farm kids almost twice as likely to die from injury as children overall

A new retrospective study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that young farm children, particularly boys, are about twice as likely as the total population of young Canadian children to die from an injury. more

Vitamin D targets thrombosis in cancer patients

A clinical trial of a biologically active metabolite of Vitamin D3 demonstrated an unanticipated reduction of thrombosis in cancer patients. Thrombosis is a serious complication in advanced cancers and affects between 15 and 20 per cent of all cancer patients. more  

Female genital mutilation affects births: Study

The first comprehensive study of the effects of female genital mutilation on women and babies during childbirth has been published by leading medical journal, The Lancet. more

June 6 focuses attention on "666" superstitions 

The number 666 -- the "number of the beast," according to the Book of Revelation -- conjures devilish images for many, so forecasts of evil, even doom, are rampant regarding dates or places where the number occurs, including next Tuesday, June 6, or 6-6-06. 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

Why we could all do with a siesta

The Spaniards may have been right all along a siesta after a hearty lunch is natural, new research suggests. more


Research demonstrates why we need a good siesta after we lunch.