Breaking Medical News and In Depth Medical Stories

 
Search News:
     
PROGRAMS
 
 
Anti-Smoking Policies Are Working, New Findings in Metastatic Cancer Research, Medical Errors Common
Anti-Smoking Policies Are Working, New Findings in Metastatic Cancer Research, Medical Errors Common

(June 30, 2008 - Insidermedicine) From France - According to research published in the Lancet Oncology, public health anti-smoking programs are having a beneficial effect. A series of special reports showed that anti-smoking policies lowered second hand smoke exposure, and decreased respiratory symptoms and smoking activity in workers. In addition, no negative effects were noted in the business activity of bars and restaurants.

From North Carolina - Over 100 years ago the "seed vs soil" concept of metastatic cancer was offered. While most research has focused on how cancerous cells migrate to other parts of the body, new research using genetically engineered "knockout" mice has shown that the fibrocyte may be the cell that allows metastatic cells to arrive and thrive on different tissue.

And finally from Los Angeles - Over 1,000 medical errors were reported over a 10 month period in California. Under the state's disclosure law, adverse events in areas including death from labor and delivery, wrong site surgery and medication errors need to be reported to legislators. Specific cases included over 400 patients that developed bed sores, nearly 150 surgeries with equipment left in the body and over 40 wrong site surgeries.

For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Essie Heinrich.

 
OUR TEAM
More...  
EDITORIAL BOARD
More...