June 23, 2010
Urban Sprawl Could Make Cities Hotter
If global warming does
drive temperatures upward, cities with urban sprawl may be more
prone to extreme heat than less spread-out centers, new research
Seasonality of Child Abuse Could Be a Myth
Rates of child abuse in
the United States are steady throughout the year and don't increase
during the winter, says a new study challenging the widespread
belief that there are more cases in the winter months, especially
during the holiday season.
Tailored Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer?
Advanced lung cancer is
notoriously hard to treat, but a team of Japanese scientists
reports that a cancer drug known as Iressa was significantly more
effective than standard chemotherapy for patients with a certain
Better Rx for Cirrhosis-Linked Bleeding
Patients with cirrhosis
of the liver who suffer acute variceal bleeding have improved
chances for survival if a shunt is used earlier rather than later,
a new study finds.
Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines
A new report challenges
the 2009 recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force that women between 40 and 49 who are not at high risk of
breast cancer can probably wait to get a mammogram until 50, and
even then only need the exam every two years.