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New 20-year study links COPD and asthma

... permanent lung damage and symptoms can usually be relieved spontaneously or with medication. University of Arizona researchers assessed whether an active asthma diagnosis is a predictor of a future diagnosis of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis and pulmonary function...

There be dragons: New deep-sea predator species discovered

...d more than just one fish," says Sutton, "so I was relieved to find more." As with all dragonfish, which live at depths ranging from about 600 to 3,000 feet, the new species has menacing teeth, and a mouth that can jut out to engulf prey as wide as it is. They also have small organs along their bellies that p...

UT Southwestern research halts narcolepsy symptoms

...in knockout mice from their orexin deficiency and relieved their narcoleptic symptoms in two different ways. One method involved genetics, the other, injections. In the genetic rescue, the researchers made transgenic, or genetically engineered, mice that not only lacked the orexin-producing neuron, but also...

From Hopkins: Children may outgrow peanut allergies

Parents whose kids are allergic to peanuts may be relieved to know that it's possible their children could outgrow their allergy over time. In a study of 80 children ages 4 to 14 with well-documented peanut allergies, researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital found that ...

Designer molecules correct RNA splicing defects: New strategy for treating many diseases

...normal mRNA. The severity of SMA symptoms could be relieved if a patient's SMN2 gene could be coaxed into producing more normal mRNA by including the skipped RNA segment more often. Just as they corrected splicing defects of BRCA1 RNA, Krainer and Cartegni's designer molecules also enhanced the production of ...

Gene therapy and sickle cell disease: Religious perspectives

...ppropriate medical treatment. The patient would be relieved of pain and suffering resulting from this disorder and be able to strive toward God's purpose for humanity, union with Him. Gene therapy will become ethically unacceptable if it goes beyond treatment of disease and is directed instead at enhancing hu...

Positive attitude is best prevention against heart disease

...this year complaining of chest pain, nitroglycerin relieved chest pain in about 39 percent of patients, whether or not they turned out to have heart disease. Overall, nitroglycerin was only 28 percent accurate in predicting CAD as the source of pain. These findings will be presented Nov. 12 at the American ...

Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI) receives commendation

...tant piece of legislation," states Keen. "And were relieved to have found a voice in Congress who appreciates its significance as well."...

Morphine-like drugs could offer relief for amputees

... the powerful pain reliever morphine significantly relieved both stump and phantom pain, while the local anesthetic lidocaine relieved only the stump pain. "Our results suggest that different therapeutic sensitivities of stump and ...

Genetic basis of Alexander disease discovered

...o have had children with Alexander disease will be relieved by finally knowing its cause," he said. "It's such a rare disorder that they have felt very isolated, thinking that no one was working to find answers." Other disorders that involve "protein aggregation" - or excess protein buildup that damages nerve...

Advances in animal medicine increase quality of life for older pets

...owners have found that acupuncture treatments have relieved their pet's discomfort," he said. There have been remarkable advances in cancer chemotherapy in the past few years, Fortney said. "We have the ability to do chemotherapy and radiation therapy at K-State. These modes of treatment can prolong an animal...

Low-income black women need information about menopause

...y incontinence, a symptom of menopause that may be relieved by HRT. "Women are significantly more likely to use HRT if their health care provider has discussed thetherapy with them," says Allen. "Information about menopause needs to be provided by anyone who isdelivering health care to women. This type of ed...

New treatment may relieve chronic pain, as reported in the 19 November issue of Science

...o new treatments for chronic pain, scientists have relieved pain in rats by dispatching molecular "smart bombs" to selectively destroy certain nerve cells in the spinal cord. Because this approach targets just those nerve cells, or neurons, that send pain messages to the brain, it shouldn't cause the side eff...

Duke study: Exercise may be just as effective as medication for treating major depression

...ts who took the anti-depressants saw theirsymptoms relieved sooner, but by 16 weeks the group differences had disappeared.Blumenthal said it was possible that the structured and supportive atmosphere ofthe exercise program also could have an effect in improving the symptoms of theexercise group, but he doesn'...

Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids

... benign and slow-growing and their symptoms can be relieved by reducing the tumors. Unlike malignant cells, eliminating them is not necessary. Gene therapy that inhibits leiomyomas, therefore, may be sufficient treatment. A paper in the current issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology details the result...

Non-Surgical Treatment Ends Pelvic Pain In Women

...n veins and eliminatesblood pooling, the technique relieved pain in 9 of 11 women treated at Hopkinsand Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Venbrux reported results of this study at the 23rd Annual Meeting of theSociety of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Tuesday, March 3. "Mo...

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