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Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds

...tered, apartment-dwelling, mixed breed cats eating prescription cat food. "The original obesity study and the foll... are thin animals to begin with. Cats eating some prescription diets for conditions other than weight are more likely to be overweight. That is because many presc...

Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions

...nfection. As part of your treatment, each writes a prescription or two. The result can be an array of pill bottles on your bathroom counter or breakfast table, perhaps augmenting your usual arsenal of over-the-counter supplements and pain and cold remedies. How is the patient -- or the health care professional -...

Chemists Develop High-Throughput Method To Synthesize And Screen Novel Antibiotics

...ypical minimum inhibitoryconcentration (or MIC) of prescription beta lactams falls between0.1 and 1.0 microgram per milliliter. Some of the compoundsdeveloped in Day's lab were effective at the sub-nanogram level. That might make it possible to develop antibiotic skinpatches. The patches have an advantage over p...

American Museum Of Natural History Holds Symposium On Biodiversity And Human Health Issues

...ies in traditional medicines,antibiotics and other prescription drugs; over-the-counter remedies; andsynthetic drugs. Speakers include: (Overview) Francesca Grifo, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History David Newman, the National Cancer Institute Iwao O...

15 Drugs, Dyes And Other Chemicals Newly Listed As Known Or Likely Human Carcinogens

...ed kidney or other organ by its new host. A second prescription drug for a life-threatening condition, thiotepa, isalso newly listed as a known human carcinogen. It was previously listed asan anticipated human carcinogen. The Report on Carcinogens is prepared by the National ToxicologyProgram, which is headquarte...

Vitamin C May Reduce Angina, Heart Attack Risks

...i said, arehealthy levels of vitamin C or use of a prescription drug which can increaselevels of glutathione, also... the Journal of ClinicalInvestigation found that a prescription drug which increases levels ofglutathione can also improve blood vessel function, even though theund...

Women's Shame Stalls Abuse Disclosure To Physicians

... Although nearly all of the women who received prescription medicationsfor depression, anxiety or sleep disturbances benefitted from them, many fearedaddiction or decreased alertness in the presence of an abusive partner. The fact that all of the women were in group therapy, however, mighthave introd...

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Signs Licensing Agreement With American Cyanamid For Herbicide-Tolerant Rice

...overy, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs andover-the-counter medications. It also is a global leader in vaccines,biotechnology, agricultural products and animal health care....

Hyperforin Is A Key To St. John's Wort, Researchers Say

...ss and low-light seasons. People who are taking a prescription medicine or pregnant or nursing womenshould speak with their physician before taking this or any other dietarysupplement. Those with fair or sensitive skin who take this product shouldavoid prolonged direct sunlight or should use a sunscreen with an...

Antibody Revolution Targets STDs, Stomach Viruses, Common Cold

...believe they will be sold over-the-counter without prescription and, perhaps,become as common as toothpaste. "Whenever you hear about some new emerging infectious disease, you alsohear that someone's making a vaccine against it," Whaley said. "Then you waitand wait and wait. We've been hearing about va...

Immunex And Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Advance Enbrel Into Phase II/III Clinical Trial For Chronic Heart Failure

...covery, development, manufacturing andmarketing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. It is also aglobal leader in vaccines, biotechnology, agricultural products, and animalhealth care. NOTE: This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risksand uncertainties, including...

Tip Sheet: Papers At IADR Meeting

...s something most people take for granted. Butmany prescription and over-the-counter drugs cause dry mouth, which may lead tocavities and oral infections and to problems with talking, chewing, swallowing,tasting and retaining dentures. Dry mouth is a particular problem for olderpeople, but not because their sali...

Researchers, Regulators, Industry, Consumer Advocates Gather to Discuss Critical Issues Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry

... Unexpected adverse reactions to recently approved prescription and over thecounterdrugs, along with dangerous interactions among otherwise safe drugs highlightsomeof the issues now facing the consortium of academic researchers, regulatoryofficials and pharmaceutical industry representatives who together make up ...

Immunex Corporation and Genentech, Inc. join forces to develop TRAIL/Apo2L in cancer

...covery, development, manufacturing andmarketing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. It is also aleader in vaccines, biotechnology, agricultural products, and animal healthcare. Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers,develops, manufactures and markets h...

USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States

...nces for native plants and animals. Thus no single prescription for fire management will work in all areas. Programs of prescribed burning, highly successful in some forests, may not succeed in other habitats. The challenge for managers seeking to restore more normal fire dynamics to a particular region is i...

Inform doctors when taking herbs and dietary supplements

... their physicians," saidCott. "Almost one in five prescription drug users are also using herbs and/orhigh-dose vitamin supplements. This raises the concern of herb-drug, herb-herb,and nutrient-drug interactions, about which little is known." The researchers found a growing body of scientific evidence showing th...

A diet enriched with folate and B-vitamins may provide protection from heart disease

...eine levels in thecourse of the study, whereas the prescription diet group showed significantreduction in homocysteine concentrations. The richest sources of folate in the American diet are: enriched breakfastcereal, hard boiled eggs, asparagus and green peas. Foods richest in B6 includeenriched breakfast cerea...

Study finds reliability problems with nerve test for carpal tunnel syndrome

...ndrome can lead to work-area and duty adjustments, prescription of medication, or surgery, accurate and reliable testing - using tests beyond nerve conduction studies - should be performed, the researchers conclude. Co-authors of the study and patient examiners were Robert Werner, MD, Associate Professor of Physi...

Nearly half of all women 65 and older now use herbal products to feel better, but don't tell their doctors

...rida study. Because many of these women also take prescription and over-the-counter medications, they are putting... of Nursing. "But these products can interact with prescription or over-the-counter medicines that may result either in serious complications or ineffective treatme...

UCSF researcher reports on protein therapy to reverse facial birth defects

...-- excess doses during pregnancy, such as from the prescription acne medicine Acutane, can lead to very high incidence of holoprosencephaly and other head and facial defects. Helms and her colleagues discovered a few years ago that these excessive doses of vitamin A suppress sonic hedgehog activity in the embryon...

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