Latest Jon Sudbo Stories

2006-01-23 05:33:21

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A disgraced Norwegian doctor has admitted faking data for two articles about cancer of the mouth in leading medical journals in addition to one already exposed as a fabrication, his lawyer said on Monday. "There were three articles in which the basic material was not correctly handled," Erling Lyngtveit told NRK public radio of work by Jon Sudbo, a cancer expert at Norway's Radium Hospital. He said Sudbo had admitted making up data for an article in...

2006-01-18 12:05:00

OSLO (Reuters) - Health authorities opened a probe of a Norwegian cancer researcher on Wednesday after his hospital accused him of falsifying data for an article published in a leading medical journal. The investigation, ordered by the medical officer for the Oslo region, would cover cancer specialist Jon Sudbo and Oslo's Radium Hospital where he worked. Sudbo, 44, is on sick leave and has not commented on the charges that he faked data. "We welcome this decision," Stein Vaaler, a hospital...

2006-01-16 12:01:49

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway promised on Monday to speed up a new law that may bring jail terms for medical cheats after a hospital accused one of its cancer researchers of falsifying data published in a leading journal. "There must be no doubt about the quality of our research," Health Minister Sylvia Brustad told Norway's NTB news agency. "So we are speeding up our draft law." The government would present the law to parliament later this year, earlier than planned,...

2006-01-15 08:58:44

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian cancer expert made up fictitious patients for an article about treatment of oral cancer published in a leading medical journal, the hospital said on Sunday. "The material was fabricated," said Trine Lind, spokeswoman of the Norwegian Radium Hospital where Jon Sudbo has worked as a doctor and a researcher. "We are shocked. This is the worst thing that could happen in a research institution like ours." Sudbo, 44, invented patients and case histories for a...

2005-10-07 14:30:00

NEW YORK -- Long-term use of "NSAID" type pain relievers, such as aspirin and Motrin, appears to reduce the risk of oral cancer, a disease that is closely linked to tobacco use, new research suggests. Unfortunately, it may also increase the odds of dying from heart attack or stroke, so careful monitoring is required. "When we analyzed the data, NSAID use was tied to a reduced risk of oral cancer, similar to what has been seen with colon cancer, but that didn't translate into a survival...

2005-10-06 20:20:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Commonly used painkillers can reduce the risk of mouth cancer in smokers but long-term use could raise the odds of dying from heart disease, Norwegian scientists said on Friday. The painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, halved the odds of developing mouth cancer in a study of nearly 500 smokers. The effect was comparable to quitting smoking. However, the drugs did not increase overall survival because the patients had a higher...

2005-04-19 10:57:32

More evidence common painkillers fight malignancy HealthDay News -- Smokers who've tried but failed to kick their habit may want to pop a daily aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve) to help cut their risk of mouth cancer, new research suggests. Previous studies have shown this family of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) effective in preventing other cancers, and the same may now be true for oral malignancies. "NSAIDs approximately halves the risk of [these] cancers in smokers,"...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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