New & Now: September 2, 2011

Must-read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: September 2, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, September 2011

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9/11 firefighters face greater cancer risk

A new study from the medical journal The Lancet, suggests firefighters who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York are up to 19 percent more likely to have cancer than their colleagues. |

Taiwanese hospital transplants HIV-infected organs

A hospital in Taiwan has mistakenly transplanted HIV-infected organs into five patients. The mistake was made after a hospital worker misheard the donor’s test results. | The Huffington Post

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Venus Williams has dropped out of the U.S. Open due to an autoimmune disease called Sjögren’s syndrome. | Wall Street Journal

Measles virus may fight cancer cells

A Canadian study has found cancer cells to be much more susceptible to the measles virus than healthy cells. | Toronto Star

Study questions length of CPR

International guidelines could change after a study has found that extending the length of administering CPR from one minute to three minutes provides no benefit. | The Globe and Mail

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