Volume 9 Issue 132
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-May-2007 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-May-2007

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

Thousands of men facing surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may someday have one less thing to worry about: post-surgical urinary incontinence. more  

UCLA researchers discover link between Parkinsonís and narcolepsy

Parkinson's disease is well-known for its progression of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and talking. Less well known is that Parkinson's shares other symptoms with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep, severe fatigue and general sleep disorder. more

Slowing the racing heart

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago explain in the May 11 issue of Circulation Research how an enzyme acts on the heart's pacemaker to slow the rapid beating of the heart's "fight-or-flight" reaction to adrenaline. more  

Bare-metal stents are better for some heart patients

While drug-eluting stents are effective in keeping open diseased heart arteries, they should not be used for patients who need to have non-cardiac surgery a short time after an interventional heart procedure. A presentation at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in Orlando by cardiologists at Jefferson Medical College indicates that for these patients, bare metal stents provide a safer choice. more

Abbott's HIV-1 viral load test approved by FDA for use on new m2000(TM) molecular diagnostics instrument  

More than 2 million HIV viral load tests performed annually in the United States; U.S. launch of m2000 instrument and HIV-1 test represents substantial improvement over existing methods to detect and measure HIV-1 and all known genetic variations of the virus more

FDA approves Neupro patch for treatment of early Parkinson's disease 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Neupro (rotigotine transdermal system), a skin patch designed to treat symptoms of early Parkinson's disease. more

USDA fact sheet: Melamine and analogues safety/risk assessment

There is very low risk to humans from eating pork, chicken and eggs from animals fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine and related compounds, according to an assessment by federal scientists. more

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There is very low risk to humans from eating pork, chicken and eggs from animals fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine and related compounds.