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Hydroxyurea therapy improves survival in most severely affected sickle cell patients

... The study of 299 adult sickle cell patients with moderate to severe forms of the disease, found that improved survival was related to the benefits associated with hydroxyurea treatment an increase in fetal hemoglobin and reduced episodes of severe pain "crises" and chest syndrome, a pneumonia-like illness....

Sudden removal of fat impairs immune function in rodents, biologists find

...iety. Their study is the first to show that even a moderate loss of fat leads to decreased amounts of infection-fighting IgG antibodies. "We were able to show that even a subtle decrease in fat can decrease humoral immunity, which has the potential to increase disease susceptibility," said Indiana University ...

'Europeans and biotechnology' survey of public perception

...s, with the exception of Spain and Austria, showed moderate to large declines in support for both GM crops over the period 1996-1999. Thereafter support more or less stabilises in France and Germany and increases in all the other countries with the exception of Italy, which sees a 10% decline in support. Ho...

New study clarifies connection of brain and heart failure

...promote clinical deterioration. One approach is to moderate but not eliminate these mechanisms. The forebrain may be a prime target for such interventions....

'Sleep debts' accrue when nightly sleep totals six hours or fewer

...essity for health and well-being. Even relatively moderate sleep restriction, if it is sustained night after night, can seriously impair our neurobiological functioning." David F. Dinges, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, served...

'One-stop' approach works well for cervical cancer prevention

...d feasible, and with sustained effort, can reach a moderate portion of the population," he says. "It appeared to be well-liked not only by the women we tested, but also their partners and the project providers." Between February and October 2000, 5,999 women were tested at village health centers and hospita...

Tea complements drugs in fight against colon cancer

...S, Ore. A new study has found that consumption of moderate amounts of green or white tea might provide a protection against colon tumors about as well as a prescription drug, sulindac, that has been shown to be effective for that purpose. The research was just published in the journal Carcinogenesis by scie...

Pain and the brain: Sex, hormones & genetics affect brain's pain control system

... the brains of 20 volunteers who were subjected to moderate levels of pain in their jaw muscle over 20 minutes. That activation of endorphin release also corresponded with a drop in the volunteers' perceived pain and pain-related emotions thereby linking the physical response with the emotional one. Armed w...

24-Wk data from CONTEXT trial comparing GW433908/ritonavir QD & BID to Lopinavir/ritonavir BID

...e of drug-related adverse events (AEs) of at least moderate severity was low, occurring in 19 percent of patients on 908/r QD (n=20), 35 percent on 908/r BID (n=37) and 34 percent on LPV/r BID (n=35). The most common AEs were diarrhea (5 percent, 10 percent and 8 percent, respectively) and nausea (4 percent,...

Pacemaker therapy halves heart failure deaths

...e majority of patients were men ages 63 to 66 with moderate to severe heart failure. In the studies, patients were divided into two groups; some received cardiac resynchronization while others did not. In cardiac resynchronization, a pacemaker lead positioned in a coronary vein by the left ventricle enhances...

Guidelines outline evaluation of children with global developmental delay

...ome should be considered in girls with unexplained moderate to severe developmental delay Shevell noted that while many of these disorders have no specific therapy, it is important to determine the cause of the disorder. "An accurate diagnosis has specific implications for treatment, prognosis, management of...

Mount Holyoke College series examines advances in human reproductive technologies

...Associate Professor of Chemistry Sean Decatur will moderate as panelists debate the ethics of reproductive technologies from historical, political, and legal standpoints. Panelists are Daniel J. Kevles (Stanley Woodward Professor of History, Yale University), a leading historian of science, whose writing on t...

UCSF study suggests novel factor could contribute to adult obesity

... than younger normal mice, despite eating the same moderate amount of food and maintaining the same resting metabolic rate. The pronounced results in the mature mutant mice the onset of obesity associated with the dramatic decrease in energy expenditure during exercise -- suggest, says Tecott, that energy c...

NPF says FDA approval of new psoriasis drug signals new era of care

...d Biogen's alefacept (brand name Amevive) to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. "The Food and Drug Administra...he Psoriasis Foundation, 75 percent of people with moderate to severe psoriasis said that their psoriasis is a large problem in their life. Seventy-eight percen...

Scientists harness powerful x-rays in new technique to study animal functions

...s is similar to the air exchange of a person doing moderate exercise. Promising new technique Up until now, it has not been possible to see movement inside living insects. This problem has been solved by using a synchrotron, which generates one of the strongest x-ray beams in the world, to obtain x-ray vide...

AVANT to develop an oral anthrax and plague vaccine for U.S. Department of Defense

...e dose of that vaccine to protect subjects against moderate or severe diarrhea following administration of live Vibrio cholerae bacteria. This study was conducted under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaborat...

Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (January 2003)

...d. The USGS study shows marked increases in low to moderate streamflow, but less significant increases in high streamflow. The abrupt rise in streamflow occurred mostly in the eastern U.S. and coincided with an increase in precipitation. Abrupt shifts in climate are common and often related to changes in oc...

Research shows less income, education not always top factors in child obesity

...ves and get out and do 30 minutes or more a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity for their health, then we can make a difference." Examples of environmental factors affecting obesity and amenable to change include building "walkable" communities, decreasing crime rates and increasing recreational opp...

Chemicals used to protect soldiers in 1991 Gulf War can damage testes, animal studies show

...cology and Environmental Health. "It appears that moderate stress, combined with the three chemicals, caused the most severe deterioration in testicular structure and sperm production, and these conditions were likely experienced by some Gulf War soldiers in the combat environment," said Abou Donia, principa...

New study ties moderate beer drinking to lower heart attack risk

...attack. Their study adds to growing evidence that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of heart d...ds to a growing number of studies that have linked moderate alcohol consumption to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack. Epidemiological st...

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