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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Neurological, National Council of Negro Women to Reduce Childhood Overweight, and Breast Cancer News Roundup

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I usually post mid-week, but WHEW, holiday season is apparently not the time for taking breaks in the world of medical developments. Here are some awesome snippets of information I gleaned from the many press releases I’ve received this past week. They're just too good to save until Monday or Tuesday:

1. Free, accurate information on many neurological disorders is now available on a new Spanish language website from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): Learn about stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, autism, and many other neurological disorders at that URL. The publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge. The website also provides information on clinical studies, links to non-profit organizations that offer information and assistance on neurological disorders, and a contact form where people can submit questions on topics related to health and biomedical research.

2. Michigan rehabilitation center improves lives of brain injury survivors:

While we’re on the topic of brain injury, I hope you’ll hang up your cell phone FOREVER: STUDY: Regular cellphone use increases tumor risk...

3. Holiday Assistance for families dealing with pediatric brain tumor!

4. Officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a collaboration with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to help African American children maintain a healthy weight. As part of this collaboration, NCNW members around the U.S. will offer a fun, fast-paced training program for parents, and one for children, developed by the National Institutes of Health. The programs are based on NIH's successful "We Can!" or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition," a science-based national education program to help children ages 8-13 stay at a healthy weight. For more information, visit or call toll-free (in the USA) 866-35-WE CAN (866-359-3226)

5. Weight gain hurts breast cancer survival

While we’re on the breast cancer topic, see

'Cool' Israeli technology freezes lumps and tumors
Israeli start-up Arbel Medical had developed a new technology that may be able to remove breast lumps and tumors with cryotherapy, a method of surgery that uses extreme cold to kill diseased tissue. The therapy, IceSense, can be used with local anesthetic alone, and promises not only to significantly reduce treatment and recuperation time for the patient, but also leave no scars. Clinical trials of the new device begin in Israel at the end of this year, and are planned for the US in spring next year. Read on...


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