Volume 8 Issue 5
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Jan-2006 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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SUVs no safer than passenger cars for children, new study finds

PartNew research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows that children riding in SUVs have similar injury risks to children who ride in passenger cars. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, found that an SUV's increased risk of rolling over during a crash offset the safety benefits associated with larger, heavier-weight vehicles. more  

Not so different after all: Mysterious eye cells adapt to light

A new retinal photoreceptor adjusts its sensitivity in different lighting conditions, according to scientists at Brown University, where the rare eye cells were discovered. more

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration prolongs survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer

A study featured in this month's edition of Gynecologic Oncology examines the challenges associated with the administration of intra-abdominal chemotherapy, also known as intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. This is a companion study to a paper released today in the New England Journal of Medicine showing longer survival for women who received IP chemotherapy compared with those who received the standard intravenous (IV) regimen. more  

Bringing hearts back to life

Children are more likely to survive in-hospital cardiac arrests than adults and with appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the survival rates for both children and adults are higher than previously thought. These are some of the findings of the largest-ever study of cardiac arrests occurring in hospitals. more

NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, today issued an announcement encouraging treatment with anticancer drugs via two methods, after surgery, for women with advanced ovarian cancer. The combined methods, which deliver drugs into a vein and directly into the abdomen, extend overall survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer by about a year. more

Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say  

Scientists may have found a way to keep a protein "watchdog" on high alert to stop hereditary cancers from overrunning our bodies if they can keep it on a leash of just the right length. more

Genetics plays a role in the side effects experienced by people taking painkillers

A study published in the January issue of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Gastroenterology found a difference in how people responded to popular painkillers and that up to 30 percent of this variability can be attributed to an individual's genetic make-up. This variation can influence both how useful the drugs are in affording relief from pain and inflammation, and the number and severity of the adverse effects. more


An SUV's increased risk of rolling over during a crash offsets the safety benefits associated with larger, heavier-weight vehicles.