Learn how the new treatments for breast cancer that spread elsewhere in the body can improve how long women live. The effect is believed to be related to access to new medicines like Taxotere and Herceptin in this medical report.
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Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Vancouver. Newer treatments for breast cancer that has metastasized or spread elsewhere in the body can improve how long women live. Those diagnosed with the condition in the late 1990s lived 30% longer or an additional 7 months when compared to those diagnosed earlier. The effect is believed to be related to access to new medicines like Taxotere and Herceptin. From Pennsylvania, getting twins and teens to bed on time may keep them out of trouble. Research on 8 to 13 year olds shows that those who preferred nighttime activities over daytime ones were more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior. This may be linked to elevated levels of cortisol. So kids get to bed on time. From London, obesity may be linked to mum's work schedule. In a study of over 13,000 mothers, the risk of childhood obesity increase by 10% for every 10 hours of work. This may be linked to poor food choices made when parents aren't around. Finally, from France, you can function well with surprisingly little brain tissue. A 44 year old man with a history of high pressure in the fluid that bathes the brain had only a small amount of remaining tissue left when an MRI was ordered on his brain. But, surprisingly, he is a civil servant and lives a normal life. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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