HealthWise at 5 From 1.30 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/30/04

HealthWise at 5 From 1.30

  • Fracture Risk

Women with osteoporosis may soon have a new drug to fight bone fractures.
A new study finds the compound Strontium Ranelate helps postmenopausal women with osteoporosis reduce their risk of bone fractures.

Researchers in Lyon, France studied more than 1,600 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and at least one vertebral fracture. The women received either Strontium Renalate or a placebo every day for three years.

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine found the women who received the Strontium Renalate had about half the risk of an additional vertebral fracture during the first year of drug therapy compared to the placebo group.

  • Hair Dye Cancer

A new study by Yale tackles a subject many have argued before...but this time they say they believe there is a link between hair dye and a cancer risk.

Now before you panic and cancel your hair appointment, the study in the American Journal of Epidemiology says the risk appears to be among women who began dying their hair before 1980. In other words, women who have been dying their hair regularly for more than 25 years face a 40% increased risk of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This after a study of 1,300 women.

Researchers say women who used permanent hair dyes and chose dark colors such as browns, reds and blacks, had the highest risk, while those who reported using light colors or non-permanent dyes had no such risk. Their theory is that permanent dyes use an oxidizing agent that creates new chemicals; chemicals the researchers say may be carcinogenic.

A person typically has a 1 in 50 chance of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in his or her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in lymphoid tissue and is expected to strike more than 53,000 Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. The study was conducted by researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

  • Joiner Lunch

There’s another fundraiser for the Joiner boys. This time, it's bar-b-q and dancing Sunday before the Super Bowl. That's because friends of the Joiner boys have organized a benefit lunch and dance early Sunday afternoon. You remember, the Joiner boys are the Cooper Elementary brothers who were both diagnosed with the same fatal illness. Their only hope was a stem cell transplant at Duke Medical Center, which is where the boys are recovering now from their transplants.

Tickets are $10. You can get them at Boot City, Cavenders, and the main branch of City Bank, or you can get them at the lunch benefit. It’s at the Inside 4 Bar K, this Sunday from 12 to 3. Inside 4 Bar K is located on 82nd St., a half mile east of the Tahoka Highway.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.