Volume 8 Issue 95
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Apr-2006 
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Short-term yoga training expands breathing and lung capacity in young, healthy adults

Young and healthy Thais who participated in just 18 short yoga sessions showed significant improvements on six of seven measures of respiratory function, according to research from Khon Kaen University. more  

First different black/white mechanism in pulmonary fibrosis/scleroderma identified

Of the more than 40,000 persons who die each year in the U.S. from pulmonary fibrosis, the mortality rate among African-Americans is twice as high Caucasians. more

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors

Chemicals in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, watercress, cabbage and cauliflower, appear to stop human prostate cancer cells from growing in mice by affecting the expression of proteins, says a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute study, abstract number 5601, being presented today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. more  

Controlling blood sugar in hospitalized patients saves lives

If you are not diabetic and you are hospitalized, your blood sugar level is probably the last thing on your mind. But the fact is that high blood sugar during hospitalization for serious illness increases your risk of infection and death. more

Preliminary study demonstrates calorie restriction reduces markers of aging 

Can eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet extend human life? Preliminary research suggests it might, so researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launching a long-term study to find out. more

Fat cells around coronary arteries may play a role in heart disease  

The fat cells that surround coronary arteries may play a central and previously unrecognized role in development of cardiovascular disease, according to a study by University of Iowa researchers. more

One percent reduction in cancer mortality would be worth nearly $500 billion

Even a modest one percent reduction in mortality from cancer would be worth nearly $500 billion in social value, according to a new study by economists Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. more

 

Even a modest one percent reduction in mortality from cancer would be worth nearly $500 billion in social value.