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Results of pivotal study for GlaxoSmithKline's Valtrex published in New England Journal of Medicine
...blets for suppressive therapy in otherwise healthy adults
with genital herpes in order to reduce the risk of...ession of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-infected adults
with CD4+ counts >100cells/L. Adverse events reported with VALTREX include headache, nausea, abd...
Aged roaches experience perils of stiff joints, find Case researchers
...catch increased from 35 percent of the 60-week-old adults
to 95 percent for 65-week-old adult roaches. Changes in the sticky pads that help roaches climb walls or on inclined surfaces also underwent a change from a supple, grey pad to hardened brown ones that eventually broke off. Removing a layer of cuti...
Early identification of kidney disease cost-effective only when directed at high-risk patients
...imited to hypertensive patients age 30 and up, and adults
age 60 and up. Chronic kidney disease is a growing public health problem that contributes to high health care costs, the authors note. More than 10 million Americans have some kidney damage and more than 300,000 have end-stage renal disease, a nu...
People with undetermined muscle/bone pain tend to be severely vitamin D deficient
... vitamin D deficient. A study of 150 children and adults
at the University of Minnesota found that 100 percent of African-American, East African, Hispanic, and Native American subjects were vitamin D deficient. In addition, all study patients under age 30were vitamin D deficient. Of these, 55 percent were ...
Researchers look to stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplants to find a cure for diabetes
...diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults
and, if not properly treated, can lead to complications such as heart and kidney disease, stroke, amputations, blindness, and even death. Advancements in research continue to move steadily toward an eventual cure through the use of breakthroughs suc...
Newly identified genes may help predict outcome in childhood leukemia
... lymph nodes, and other organs. Both children and adults
can develop leukemia, which is a complex disease with many different types and sub-types. The kind of treatment given and the outlook for childhood leukemia vary greatly according to the exact type and other individual factors. In acute leukemia th...
New understanding of insulin's complexities needed to conquer diabetes
...s normal growth, whereas the other predominates in adults
and functions in the normal insulin signaling pathways in muscle, liver, fat and brain tissue. While much is understood about these two forms of the receptor, said White, much more research is needed to sort out how they work in normal development an...
Even more 'couch potatoes' in Brazil than in the United Statesbut theyre starting to move
...a scientific journal. The percentage of Brazilian adults
not engaging in leisure-time physical activity on ...ilians failing to reach that goal than is true for adults
in the United States and Europe. The study found that 13% of the Brazilians surveyed reported that ...
Scientists discover how brain draws and re-draws picture of world
...ally spill if trying to drink from a full cup, but adults
rarely do. How we learn to almost automatically complete complex movements -- like how to lift a cup and tip it so the liquid is right at the edge when we're ready to drink -- is one of our brain's mysterious abilities. Now, by conducting experime...
Complement inhibitor decreases heart attacks and death in men following cardiac surgery
...TM (Peru-15) and Ty800, among other purposes, for adults
undergoing cardiac surgery, to raise serum HDL cholesterol levels and to protect travelers and people in endemic regions from diarrhea causing diseases, respectively; (11) the ability to obtain substantial additional funding; (12) the ability to deve...
Daily vitamins could prevent vision loss among thousands
...ntries. The original AREDS investigation, of 4,757 adults
ages 55 to 80 with varying levels of AMD, showed t...to reduce their risk, we estimate that 1.3 million adults
would develop the advanced stage of AMD," says Neil M. Bressler, M.D., lead author of the current st...
Gene raises risk of neurodevelopmental problems after infant heart surgery
...center for the care of infants, children and young adults
with congenital and acquired heart disease. It was recently ranked as the best pediatric cardiology program in the United States by Child magazine....
Don't always believe what you see, suggests study on false memories
...partment of neurology. The study included 23 young adults
with no history of mental impairment. Participants were shown 24 sets of 12 slides. Each set of slides portrayed different geometric shapes, which varied in number, size, position, shape and color. After studying each group of slides, the participant...
Reading the brain
...Orleans, Nov. 8, 2003 -- Children, adolescents and adults
use their brains differently during a simple readi...roaches for comparing fMRI results in children and adults
and evidence that those approaches may offer valid, useful insights. For example, the team used tas...
Children with HIV more likely to utilize health services than infected adults
Although more American adults
than children are infected with the HIV virus, chi...n, by the year 2 001 there were more than 170,000 adults
and adolescents and approximately 4,000 children in the United States infected with the HIV virus (t...
Researchers home in on obesity gene and offer explanation for overeating
...nome-wide scans of 576 obese and 646 normal weight adults
in France, from which they identified two alternat...risk of obesity. The normal weight group of French adults
had a higher frequency of the protective form of the GAD2 gene. Obesity is three to five times less ...
Lifestyle changes clinically effective
...er who had gained significant amounts of weight as adults
were divided into two different diet regimens: a calorie-restricted/exercise, weight-loss program; and a standard diet with only exercise advice. Changes were measured by body weight, waist circumference, percent body fat, total subcutaneous and intr...
FDA approves Raptiva (efalizumab) for chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
... of chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults
age 18 or older who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. RAPTIVA is the first biologic therapy that is designed to provide continuous control of chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and can be self-administered by patients as a...
Saliva spits out information on chemical exposure
...ection Agency grant to study pesticide exposure in adults
and children working or living near farms. The research team exposed rats to a common agricultural chemical and found traces in the saliva shortly after exposure. "The fact that we were able to find the chemical in very low concentrations confirms th...
UMHS researchers find clues to growing new jawbones in cancer patients after radiation therapy
...ess using distraction osteogenesis on children and adults
with jaw deformities. Surgeons next began to wonder about its applications after cancer. Radiation often destroys or compromises the soft tissue in the head and neck. That makes bone grafts difficult after radiation therapy because the bone graft ne...
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