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Depression traced to overactive brain circuit

...essed patients-in-remission and 19 controls either pills containing seven essential amino acids, such as ly...placebo pills. Subjects received either the active pills or placebos in repeated trials over several days in a blind, crossover design. Sixteen (59 perce...

Mice with hyperactive Wnt10b gene eat all they want, but have half the body fat of normal mice

...g cells in marrow. But don't look for Wnt10b diet pills to be on the market any time soon, cautions Longo and MacDougald. "Pharmaceutical companies are interested in the potential therapeutic role of Wnt genes in decreasing fatty tissue, but finding the right drug to selectively target this pathway withou...

$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health

...should change the practice of giving birth control pills to women who have abnormal bleeding because of fibroids. Additionally, the study will investigate whether African-American women, who more commonly have fibroids than women of other races, have higher levels of female sex hormones, which also could m...

Seeking a mechanical solution to nation's number-one children's illness

...f the antibiotic. This will decrease the number of pills that doctors need to prescribe." Ghadiali collaborates with doctors and medical researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), where he is a former research professor. At CHP, Ghadiali designed a testing apparatus to measure the mechanical p...

Vitamins do little to prevent recurrent stroke

...s knew which group they were in. The daily vitamin pills were identical in outward appearance. During the study, 8.1 percent of patients on the low vitamin dose and 8.4 percent of patients on the high dose had a second stroke, which statistically is nearly identical. The study found that the vitamin thera...

Study finds huge variability in vitamin E absorption

...h rate of absorption into the bloodstream, whereas pills taken separately with the same food have inconsistent effects, and taking the supplements alone is largely useless. The research was just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Orego...

New advances in thrombosis help further understanding of disease prevention

...known that the use of hormones both birth control pills and estrogen increase a woman's risk of venous thrombosis, however in this study, we were able to identify the compounding risk factors that put women at an even greater risk." In a nested case control study on venous thrombosis in this E+P trial, ...

Purdue Research Park company makes melt-in-your-mouth meds

...is good for those patients who have trouble taking pills without gagging, especially the elderly and childr...ing. "Our technology also enables patients to take pills without water, and that's important for people who are on the go." Fast-melting tablets (also called...

Testing method may be culprit behind abnormal pap test results

...n twice that of the women not taking birth control pills (9 percent vs. 4 percent). "That's a huge difference," Nuovo said. "It meant that either oral contraceptives put a woman at higher risk for developing abnormalities ...

Estrogen patch compared to pill minimizes cardiovascular risk factor in postmenopausal women

... Women's Health Initiative concluded that estrogen pills were an effective treatment for short-term relief from hot flashes and night sweats, but did not improve quality of life. "A significant proportion of women can't stop taking estrogen because of severe menopausal symptoms," Vongpatanasin said. "If t...

Anthrax threat needs aggressive government action plan, say researchers

...ote in a single day, we should be able to hand out pills in a day," he said. This might mean changing the laws so that nonmedical personnel can distribute the antibiotics. Third, the authors note that it is important to make people understand that, if they are in the exposure region, they must take the ful...

Phase III, 48-Wk NEAT study results comparing GW433908 to Nelfinavir presented today

...ug of amprenavir. Patients in the 908 group took 2 pills BID compared to 5 pills BID in the nelfinavir group. 908 is being studied in several dosing presentations, all without food...

High-density storage of nuclear waste heightens terrorism risks

...or the distribution of protective potassium iodide pills to people within 50 miles of nuclear plants, improvement of mock attack drills and reconfiguration of spent fuel storage. "It was a very good group of students and an excellent report," said von Hippel, who enlisted colleagues to conduct a more detai...

Walleye fishery threatened; Puerto Rico aquaculture, calling ALVIN on ocean bottom

...nthetic hormones like those found in birth control pills and industrial products such as detergents, packaging plastics and insecticides. Many questions still remain. So far, researchers have been unable to pinpoint a specific chemical as the cause of the sexual changes. The team has found that some wil...

Medicated ecosystems: Human drugs alter key aquatic organism

...antibiotics, antidepressants and anti-inflammatory pills we either take or throw out can eventually end up polluting the environment and harming the organisms that live in it. Says UW-Madison zoologist Stanley Dodson, who studies freshwater ecology, "Pharmaceuticals can be detected in many surface water s...

National study halted since health risks exceed benefits in postmenopausal women on estrogen

...did not use a blinded, random allocation to active pills versus placebo had suggested that taking estrogen plus progestin long-term might cut the risk of heart attacks in postmenopausal women by 40 percent to 50 percent, Ontjes said. Estrogen is given to many women at the time of menopause to ease uncomfo...

New drug boosts fight against HIV, researchers find

...their drugs right on schedule - for example, three pills three times a day every eight hours - the drug lev...nt and forgiving regimen for patients - with three pills taken twice a day. In addition to greater potency, no patients with virologic failure on the lopinav...

Semen makes you happy

...cing effects. "Since the steroids in birth control pills survive the digestion process, I would assume that the same holds true for at least some of the chemicals in semen," Gallup says. "I understand that among some gay males who have anal intercourse, it is not uncommon to attempt to retain the semen for...

Association found between anthrax vaccination, medication and health problems of Gulf War veterans

...e an anthrax vaccination or pyridostigmine bromide pills reported much lower levels of poor to fair health ...those reporting their average daily consumption of pills actually took the recommended three pills a day. "Without actual medical records, it is very difficu...

New treatment for difficult-to-treat inflammatory disease

.... "The disease may be kept under control with two pills a week, compared to the four pills a day used to treat myelogenous leukemia," explains Dr. Gleich. The study, though small, offers prom...

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