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Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children

...estinal cholesterol, we will be better prepared to prescribe treatments to prevent CVD. "For some people exer... at risk, and, if you are, the best methods we can prescribe to reduce the risk, particularly in our young population as they grow older."...

Generic biologic drugs unlikely to offer significant savings

...quivalency, a physician would specifically have to prescribe the generic biologic. In recent congressional testimony, Grabowski called for a 10-year period in which makers of generic biologics could not use data developed by makers of original products in marketing applications for generic biologics. Otherwi...

Evolutionary Medicine Meeting will advance a new scientific discipline

...es and populations, and to extend these results to prescribe medications based on natural relationships of individuals based on evolutionary principles." By catalyzing a synthesis between medicine and evolutionary biology, the meeting will help document ongoing evolutionary processes in modern human populati...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

... health with regular bone density scans (DEXA) and prescribe medications to prevent bone loss when needed. And patients should consume enough calcium and vitamin D and get sufficient exercise to maintain strong bones." Weilbaecher and her colleagues found that when they gave mice an eight-day course of the gr...

JCI table of contents: January 2, 2007

...ntually lead to a situation in which doctors could prescribe drug treatment that is adapted according to each patient's own genetic makeup, bringing new meaning to the idea of personalized medicine for the treatment of heart failure and other cardiac disorders. TITLE: Real-time optical recording of beta1-ad...

Genetic mutation alters response to heart failure drugs

...ntually lead to a situation in which doctors could prescribe drug treatment that is adapted according to each patient's own genetic makeup, bringing new meaning to the idea of personalized medicine for the treatment of heart failure and other cardiac disorders. ...

NJIT computer scientist audits government, hospital terms seeking errors

...ug as penicillin. Even worse, a doctor then might prescribe the drug, the computer won't indicate that it's a penicillin derivative and inadvertently the physician has given drug to someone allergic to it." The NLM is responsible for auditing the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), a terminological kn...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

...read, doctors who suspect sepsis typically rush to prescribe powerful antibiotics, even before laboratory tests can confirm the diagnosis. But this practice invariably leads to the inappropriate treatment of many patients who have life-threatening, uncontrollable inflammation without an underlying infection, a...

New biomarker predicts effectiveness of breast cancer drugs

...r status during the initial diagnosis, in order to prescribe the most effective therapy for that specific patients cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about two-thirds of women with breast cancer have estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer, in which tumor growth is regulated by the natural...

Malaria drug may treat metabolic syndrome's many symptoms

...comparison, Semenkovich said, physicians typically prescribe 250 milligrams of chloroquine each day for the treatment of malaria. The findings could lead to significant changes in the approach toward treating metabolic syndrome, he said. Treatment today is generally "limited to therapies for the disparate co...

Hope remains for Alzheimer's sufferers

...g the drug, despite recommendations by NICE not to prescribe donepezil to this patient group. Kerwin also evaluates recent data suggesting that the drugs are effective in patients with milder forms of Alzheimer's disease. The recent 2005 NICE revised guidelines for cholinesterase inhibitors, the class of dr...

First-ever genomic test predicts which lung cancer patients need chemotherapy to live

...d to other organs. They use this staging method to prescribe the best treatment options. But staging parameters are general, at best, and do not accurately define who should receive chemotherapy, Nevins said. "Instead of placing all patients with small tumors in the same early-stage category, as physicians ...

AVELOX as effective as multi-dose combination therapy for intra-abdominal infections

...ed, the greater the chance that the physician will prescribe an effective treatment.(4) In the absence of effective cIAI therapy, treatment failure and mortality rates increase. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that antimicrobial therapy should begin as soon as infection is suspected, before an exact...

Nicotine exposure during development leads to hearing problems

... to quit during pregnancy. For them, doctors often prescribe a nicotine patch. While that does protect the fetus from the well-known physical under-development related to harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke, exposure to nicotine appears to be enough to cause serious problems on its own, in terms of brain deve...

Study finds racial differences in response to treatments for advanced colon cancer

... "Perhaps, in time, we'll be smarter about how we prescribe drugs by doing an analysis of DNA ahead of time, thereby allowing us to individualize the most effective and tolerable drug therapy on a patient-by-patient basis," Goldberg said....

OHSU studying drug for bone-deforming disorder

...s surgically implant rods to support long bones or prescribe braces to support lower limbs. Patients also are encouraged to take calcium and vitamin D supplements daily. "What we're interested in is, after kids make it through childhood and into adulthood, what can we do for them?" Orwoll said. Each of the th...

Scientists develop new concept with potential to help predict how individuals may respond to drugs

...ividuals, providing physicians with the ability to prescribe medicines that will be most effective for certain patient groups, and at a tailored dose-range for maximum efficacy and safety....

Moderate lifetime reductions in LDL cholesterol dramatically reduce risk of heart disease

...events," Hobbs said. For example, physicians might prescribe statins to patients whose LDL levels, while elevated, are not as high as the point at which the drugs are currently recommended, she said. "The threshold for treating people with medication if we are unsuccessful in changing the eating habits of p...

Study demonstrates rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections with biosensor technology

...on. As a result, physicians must decide whether to prescribe antibiotic therapy and, if so, which type of bacte...new biosensor technology would allow physicians to prescribe targeted treatment without the wait. "Our research also showed that GeneFluidics' biosensor avoided...

New view of cancer: 'Epigenetic' changes come before mutations

...mors develop in much the same way as cardiologists prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs to help prevent heart disease. Epigenetic changes -- those that don't affect the gene's sequence of DNA but change the gene in other ways -- influence a wide variety of human diseases, including cancer, birth defects and p...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we ... is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear ... movements. , This interplay between movement and hearing also ... evidence has long suggested that the brain,s motor cortex, ... gives rise to our conscious perception of sound. , ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby ... containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one ... overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study ... Hedrick and Peter Dodson led the work, collaborating with ... the specimen is held. Hedrick is a doctoral student ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in ... plays a central role in depression. In the journal ... lacking the ability to make serotonin in their brains ... did not show depression-like symptoms. , Donald Kuhn ... Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine note ...
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