Volume 8 Issue 16
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Study highlights distress caused by bladder problems affecting one in six people over 40

More than three-quarters of people with overactive bladders (OAB) say that their condition makes it difficult to perform daily activities, yet only 43 per cent would consider consulting a doctor. more  

Mayo collaboration identifies gene in childhood kidney disease

An international research collaboration led by Mayo Clinic has identified a new gene involved in causing the inherited kidney disorder, Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS). Children with MKS have central nervous system deformities as well as abnormal cysts in their kidneys, and usually die shortly after birth. The findings appear in the current edition of Nature Genetics. In addition to Mayo Clinic, the collaboration involved researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and the University of Birmingham, England. more

OHSU researchers discover protein fragment that helps predict breast cancer outcome

Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have identified a protein fragment in some human breast cancers that may help predict a patient's chances of survival. more  

Drug cuts sleep apnea in heart failure patients

Since sleep apnea is associated with heart failure, patients who take a single dose of acetazolamide--a mild diuretic and respiratory stimulant--before going to bed exhibit less sleep apnea, improved blood oxygen levels and fewer daytime symptoms of sleepiness. more

Soy phytoestrogens may block estrogen effects 

Research in monkeys suggests that the natural plant estrogens found in soy do not increase markers of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. In fact, they may provide a protective effect in some women. The research is reported today in Cancer Research. more

Curry and cauliflower could halt prostate cancer  

Rutgers researchers have found that the curry spice turmeric holds real potential for the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with certain vegetables. more

Researchers identify target for therapeutic drugs to fight most common adult brain cancer

A research team at UT Southwestern Medical Center has discovered a cell-signaling mechanism instrumental in the most common brain cancer in adults. more


Curry spice (turmeric) holds real potential for the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with certain vegetables