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Reducing allergens in the home helps inner-city children with asthma

... hospitalization or two asthma-related unscheduled doctor visits the six months prior to enrollment in the study. They also had a positive allergy skin test to at least one of 11 indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds, cockroaches, pets or rodents. Researchers performed a baseline clinical ev...

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows

...ses in New York. These translate to about 10 fewer doctor visits, per 100 children, in Tennessee for ear infections and 40 fewer in New York; there were two fewer visits, per 100, for pneumonia in Tennessee and four fewer in New York. "The cost control implications -- reducing emergency department and outp...

EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers

...n). In Germany, prizewinners include Hungarian doctor Zsuzsanna Izsvak at the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Lithuanian physicist Andrius Baltuka at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Ukrainian biochemist Alexey Rak at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physio...

New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians

...ased to learn that mothers today view their baby's doctor as a true partner. It's also encouraging to see th... When selecting your pediatrician, ensure that the doctor is up-to-date on the latest medical advances and supportive of your health choices. Also, when inte...

FDA approves VYTORIN, first and only to powerfully reduce LDL cholesterol through dual inhibition

...s in people taking VYTORIN should be reported to a doctor promptly because these could be signs of a serious...erious side effects, patients should talk to their doctor about medicine or food they should avoid while taking VYTORIN. In three placebo-controlled, 12-week...

New discovery could provide tool to detect whether a cancer will develop and spread

...discovers cancer in a patient, the first thing the doctor wants to know is whether that cancer has spread, or "metastasized." This metastasis signifies that the patient has entered a new and potentially lethal phase of the disease. A new study opens up the possibility of detecting whether a tumor will spr...

Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol

...importance of informed patients talking with their doctor to ensure cholesterol goals are met. These findings reinforce that importance. Patients should work with their doctors on developing an approach to lowering cholesterol that is best for them." The survey was sponsored by Merck/ Schering-Plough Ph...

Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?

...25% of women of reproductive age1. Annemiek Nap, a doctor at the University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands, told the conference that she and her colleagues tested whether angiostatic therapy (therapy that inhibits the development of blood vessels) could prevent new endometriosis lesions growing and wh...

Germans must research the history of reproductive medicine during the Nazi era

...rked that 'never in the history of mankind has the doctor been so integrated into the people's fate and in the people's state as he is under National Socialism'. Full of pride, he stated that the first chamber of the hereditary health court that he belonged to as a judge 'agreed in mutual assessment and co...

Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed

...ously believed." He said: "It's not uncommon for a doctor to hear from an unhappily pregnant patient that she and her partner had taken a chance 'just this once'. It may be easy to dismiss such claims, but our data suggest these women are probably telling the truth." Prof. Wilcox and his colleagues from the...

Lowly weeds may hold promise for curing host of common health woes

...of health care, Stepp said. "They don't go to the doctor when they're sick because they don't have a doctor," he said. "They treat themselves, and they treat themselves very effectively with the plants that are around. What people don't realize is that two-thirds of the world's population relies on plants ...

Antibiotics alter GI tract microbes and increase lung sensitivity to allergens

...ssible. "The old saying, 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' may be more true than we thought," he says. Huffnagle's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and a New Investigator Award from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. Other collaborators in the research include Dennis M. Lindell,...

University of Michigan symposium charts course for the future of telemedicine

...ient in Marquette, Michigan is being examined by a doctor but the doctor is 365 miles away in Ann Arbor. Elsewhere in Michigan, a mental health patient, his family and psych...

Vanderbilt doctors use Viagra to treat infants with pulmonary hyptertension

...t. It had been such a day of bad news and here the doctor was telling us Viagra might help with his lungs. We could almost laugh." The Wilsons didn't hesitate to give permission because they knew their son needed a miracle. "I was skeptical, and fearful of jumping on the bandwagon with so little data on t...

Genetic screening study at Stanford ID's most aggressive adult leukemia strains

...eukemia in adults. In devising a treatment plan, a doctor relies on indicators such as how the cancer cells look under a microscope as well as the patient's age and disease history to decide how aggressive the cancer is likely to be. But for some patients, those indicators aren't enough to place them in a h...

Researchers caution against linking strep, neuropsychiatric disorders

... that a child's symptoms subsided after they saw a doctor and were treated with antibiotics. It's quite possible that doctors could give such children a green-bean diet, and the children would get better. That's why we need a carefully done placebo-controlled study." Perhaps once a month Kurlan treats a ch...

Breast self examination increases women's concerns but has no effect on mortality

..., he saya, and any changes should be reported to a doctor as soon as possible. "But replacing normal breast awareness with a monthly ritual self-examination is not the answer. It is time that this ghost was laid to rest."...

New test detects cirrhosis of the liver in an early stage

...iver cancer increases sharply. At that moment, the doctor can test frequently for the presence of cancer cells and detect the cancer early enough so that the patient can quite possibly be helped.'...

Genes influence memory in families with Alzheimer's disease

...through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, autism and multiple sclerosis. For more information about the American Academ...

MIT student dances with robots

...ry. "There are existing steady-hand robots that [a doctor can] hold onto that will take the tremors out of their movement. Such robots could be improved by research like mine that might imbue the tool with a richer ability to understand and respond to what the user is doing based on a 'vocabulary' of moves....

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