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May 31, 2004
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 1, 2004
In the June issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, titles include

New cardiac arrhythmia syndrome identified
An international team led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have defined a previously undescribed inherited cardiac arrhythmia syndrome that can lead to sudden death and can strike young, seemingly healthy people.

Prevalent mental health problems three years after NATO bombing of Serbia
Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder

Breakthrough research to improve forecasts of sunspot cycle
Today Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced new research leading to an improved forecast of cycle 24 at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Denver.

NCAR instrument gets breakthrough view of Sun's magnetic halo
A new instrument developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has captured landmark imagery of fast-evolving magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere.

ICU physicians save hospitals money
Hospitals would save money by implementing the intensive care unit (ICU) physician staffing standard, according to a study published in the June issue of

Daily dip in blood vessel expansion may help explain morning heart attack peak
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a daily reduction in the flexibility of blood vessels, which may help explain why heart attacks and strokes occur most frequently in the early morning hours.

Cell growth and death controlled by single pathway in lymphoma cancer model
New research at Rockefeller University, published this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, helps explain why some people do not respond to chemotherapy and offers a possible solution.
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