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“Smokable” pain drugs promise faster action

Drug News • • PainJan 31 07

All self-respecting painkillers these days offer “fast-acting relief,” a promise we accept to mean anywhere from 15 minutes to more than an hour.

For Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing drugs for migraine, pain, panic and agitation, “fast” has to mean “within seconds.”

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Older people take bad news in stride: study

Public HealthJan 31 07

Older people are able to take bad news more in stride than their children or grandchildren, which can make them more risky gamblers as losses don’t scare them, according to a U.S. study.

Research funded by the National Institute of Aging has found evidence that older adults process negative information differently from their younger counterparts and are less responsive to unpleasant information.

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Passive smoke in workplace increases lung cancer risk

Tobacco & Marijuana • • Lung CancerJan 31 07

An analysis of nearly two dozen studies confirms the association between passive smoke in the workplace and an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health.

The research, led by University of Illinois at Chicago epidemiologist Leslie Stayner, is posted online and will appear in the March print issue of the journal.

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Study indicates different treatment may be needed for infection-related breathing problems

Infections • • Respiratory ProblemsJan 31 07

New research suggests that different treatments may be needed for chronic asthma, depending on whether it results from allergies or lung infections.

Previous studies have shown that certain lung infections such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae can linger on and contribute to a person later experiencing symptoms of asthma.

Researchers have now identified a particular gene that influences how severe a M. pneumoniae infection may be, which in turn suggests that a different strategy might be needed for treating asthma resulting from this and similar lung infections rather than allergies.

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Bleeding in infant brain common in vaginal births

Children's Health • • Brain • • PregnancyJan 30 07

About one quarter of infants delivered in vaginally have a small amount of bleeding in their brains, while none delivered by Caesarean section do, according to the results of a study published Tuesday.

But the researchers, at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, said it was premature to view these “surprising” findings as an endorsement of C-sections. Plus this study was relatively small.

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Heart drug may improve preterm labor outcomes

Drug Abuse • • Fertility and pregnancy • • Gender: Female • • PregnancyJan 30 07

Treatment with transdermal nitroglycerin can prolong pregnancy in women who go into labor prematurely and its use seems to reduce illness in the newborn, a study shows.

While a number of drugs called tocolytics that block uterine contractions can prolong pregnancy, “none have been shown to improve neonatal outcomes,” lead author Dr. Graeme N. Smith, from the Kingston General Hospital in Canada, told Reuters Health.

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Oldest woman to give birth may have deceived clinic

Fertility and pregnancy • • Gender: Female • • PregnancyJan 30 07

The oldest woman ever to give birth deceived doctors to get the fertility treatment that let her have twins at age 67 last month, a Sunday newspaper said.

Carmela Bousada, who gave birth to twins Christian and Pau on December 29, convinced a Los Angeles clinic she was 55, the cut-off age for their in-vitro fertilization program, the News of the World said.

“They didn’t ask for my age or my passport. I may look tired now but before the births I did look slim and a lot younger,” the newspaper quoted Bousada as saying in an interview.

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Taste for salt can begin at birth

Children's Health • • PregnancyJan 30 07

Some people with a penchant for salty snacks may have been born with it, a new study suggests.

In a study of 41 children and teenagers who’d been born prematurely, researchers found that those who’d had low sodium levels in their blood at birth had a particular fondness for salty food.

In tests where the children could choose from salty or sweet snacks, those born with low sodium levels reached for a salty snack more often. They also consumed substantially more sodium each day, based on interviews with children and their parents.

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100 percent juices found as beneficial to health as fruits and vegetables

Dieting • • Food & Nutrition • • HeartJan 29 07

When it comes to some of today’s health issues, 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices do help reduce risk factors related to certain diseases.

This conclusion is the result of a European study designed to question traditional thinking that 100 percent juices play a less significant role in reducing risk for both cancer and cardiovascular disease than whole fruits and vegetables.

Juices are comparable in their ability to reduce risk compared to their whole fruit/vegetable counterparts say several researchers in the United Kingdom who conducted the literature review. The researchers analyzed a variety of studies that looked at risk reduction attributed to the effects of both fiber and antioxidants. As a result, they determined that the positive impact fruits and vegetables offer come not from just the fiber but also from antioxidants which are present in both juice and the whole fruit and vegetables.

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‘Normal-weight obese’ syndrome may up heart risks

Food & Nutrition • • Heart • • Obesity • • Weight LossJan 29 07

People who are normal-weight but carry a good deal of body fat may be at increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a small study suggests.

Most people have by now heard of body mass index (BMI), a measure used to classify people as normal-weight, overweight or obese based on their weight and height.

However, there are people who are technically normal-weight based on their BMI yet have a substantial amount of excess fat, and some researchers say this is its own type of “syndrome.”

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Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ

Depression • • Drug News • • Psychiatry / PsychologyJan 29 07

Today’s most commonly prescribed antidepressants are similar in effectiveness to each other but differ when it comes to possible side effects, according to an analysis released today by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The findings, based on a review of nearly 300 published studies of second-generation antidepressants, show that about six in 10 adult patients get some relief from the drugs. About six in 10 also experience at least one side effect, ranging from nausea to sexual dysfunction.

Patients who don’t respond to one of the drugs often try another medication within the same class. About one in four of those patients recover, according to the review. Overall, current evidence on the drugs is insufficient for clinicians to predict which medications will work best for individual patients.

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Major Link in Brain-Obesity Puzzle Found

Genetics • • Obesity • • Weight LossJan 29 07

A single protein in brain cells may act as a linchpin in the body’s weight-regulating system, playing a key role in the flurry of signals that govern fat storage, sugar use, energy balance and weight, University of Michigan Medical School researchers report.

And although it’s far too early to say how this protein could be useful in new strategies to fight the world’s epidemic of obesity, the finding gives scientists an important system to target in future research and the development of anti-obesity medications.

In the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, U-M researcher Liangyou Rui, Ph.D. and his team report their findings on a protein called SH2B1, and specifically on its activity in brain cells.

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Kids at risk: Assessing diet and exercise behaviors in adolescents

Children's Health • • DietingJan 26 07

Do adolescents get enough exercise and eat the right foods? Is there too much fat in their diets? In a study published in the February 2007 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers analyzed the behavior of almost 900 11-to-15 year-olds and found that nearly 80% had multiple physical activity and dietary risk behaviors, almost half had at least three risk behaviors, and only 2% met all four of the health guidelines in the study.

Using both physical measurements and surveying techniques, four behaviors were assessed: physical activity, television viewing time, percent calories from fat, and daily servings of fruits and vegetables. In addition, parental health behaviors were sampled.

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Depression detection tool to transform treatment of cancer

Cancer • • Depression • • Psychiatry / PsychologyJan 26 07

25 January 2007: A tool to detect depression in cancer patients launched by the University of Liverpool will vastly improve patients’ ability to come to terms with their disease.

Depression affects 25% of patients with advanced cancer – the stage at which the disease has begun to spread from its original tumour. At this stage, depression is difficult to diagnose as symptoms can be confused with a patient displaying ‘appropriate sadness’ – feelings which commonly result from suffering a terminal illness.

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Analysis confirms ED drugs OK for diabetic men

Diabetes • • Drug News • • Sexual HealthJan 25 07

Viagra and similar drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, often referred to as ED, work for men with diabetes and appear to be safe, according to a research review being published Wednesday.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of ED, and experts estimate that diabetic men are about three times more likely than other men to deal with erection problems at some point.

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