Insidermedicine in 60 – October 29, 2009


 

Insidermedicine In 60 – October 29, 2009 – From the UK – According to a report published in the Lancet Oncology, using both chemotherapy and radiotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer patients significantly improves their chances of survival. Researchers followed the outcomes nearly 1000 patients who had advanced head and neck cancer. They found that those who underwent both chemotherapy and radiotherapy saw their survival increase by 1.2 years over those who underwent radiotherapy alone From Pittsburgh – Women who suffer from anxiety during their pregnancy are more likely to have small babies, according to a report published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Researchers studied a group of pregnant women, adjusting for factors such as race, drug use, and alcohol use. They found that women who suffered from chronic and severe anxiety were more likely to have a small baby, particularly when the anxiety took place in the third trimester. And finally, from St. Louis – According to a report published in The Lancet, lifestyle changes dramatically reduce ones risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers examined results from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, a ten year follow up of over 3200 overweight patients who participated in the Diabetes Prevention Program. They found that intensive lifestyle changes–such as exercise and reduced caloric intake–resulted in a 34% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

 

National Drug Take Back Day

Filed under: Drug Use St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It is a new front on the war on drugs — right here in St. Louis and in your home; specifically, your medicine cabinet. Police say old medicines have become “gateway” drugs to narcotics, like heroin. Saturday was a day to do …
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St. Louis Police Chief to join nationally ranked UMSL Criminology Department

Filed under: Drug Use St. Louis

Their expertise spans the major components of the criminal justice system, as well as criminal behavior, gangs, corrections, victimization, theft, law enforcement conduct and illegal drug markets. Isom began his career as a patrol officer with the St …
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Law and Order

Filed under: Drug Use St. Louis

ST. LOUIS > Father accused of fatally beating year-old son • Jason Johnson, 23, of the 900 block of Hamilton Avenue, was charged Tuesday with fatally beating his 1-year-old son. Johnson was charged with second-degree murder and child abuse. … Owner …
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