Volume 9 Issue 159
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Jun-2007 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Jun-2007

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Study suggests newer breast cancer drug may protect heart

By uncovering how one breast cancer drug protects the heart and another does not, Duke University Medical Center researchers believe they may have opened up a new way to screen drugs for possible heart-related side effects and to develop new drugs. more  

Calorie density key to losing weight

Eating smart, not eating less, may be the key to losing weight. A year-long clinical trial by Penn State researchers shows that diets focusing on foods that are low in calorie density can promote healthy weight loss while helping people to control hunger. more

Boosting key milk nutrients may protect against cancer

Key milk nutrients, calcium and vitamin D, may do more than just help keep your bones strong. Increasing intake of calcium and vitamin D could reduce the risk for cancer in women by at least 60 percent, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. more  

Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat

The synthetic form of a hormone previously found to produce a feeling of fullness when eating and reduce body weight, also may help curb binge eating and the desire to eat high-fat foods and sweets. The findings on fast food consumption and binge eating tendencies are based on a 6-week research study of 88 obese individuals. more

Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge  

Robotic surgery may be coming to your town. Robots that perform surgery can be driven by surgeons who no longer stand by the patient, but direct the operation from a computer console. In most cases the surgeon is seated at a console within the theatre, only a few metres away from the patient. more

Genetic 'fellow traveler' discovered in Alzheimer's 

A new gene that influences susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) has been identified by an international research team that analyzed the genomes of more than a thousand people with and without the disorder. The researchers identified the gene, called GAB2, as one that appears to influence the risk of Alzheimer’s in people with a version of a gene called APOE, which is the best established genetic risk factor for LOAD. more

Breakthrough for treatment of fatal heart condition

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a mechanism to prevent a potentially fatal heart condition that can strike without warning. more

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Increasing intake of calcium and vitamin D could reduce the risk for cancer in women by at least 60 percent.