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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop

...lins and Surwit, professor and vicechairman of the department of psychiatry, began to search for the pathwayby which leptin signals the body to burn fat. Using genetically obese micethat lacked the leptin protein, researchers administered leptin to one groupand a saline placebo to the other group. Because the g...

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

... travelsthrough the bloodstream. Scientists in the department ofradiology in UC's College of Medicine are researching that partof the problem. "Nobody knows exactly what happens to the compound in thebody," said Lee. "It's a very harsh and complex environment, andno one knows what happens to it." Lee presented ...

Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

...irst sign of an increase in heat-related emergency department visits, efforts to reach high-risk individuals are intensified. Candidates for the shelter are actively sought out by visiting nurses, 'Meals-on-Wheels' and other service providers. Letter carriers play an important role by hand-delivering the m...

Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships

..." said Margaret Feerick, a doctoral student in the department of human development and family studies, and her adviser, Jeffrey Haugaard, associate professor. Although other researchers have looked at the impact of sexual abuse on behavior problems and adjustment difficulties, the Cornell researchers believe th...

Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy

...n, chief of the Divisionof Medical Genetics in the department of pediatrics. Initially, the drug will be tested...atal disease." Dr. Michael Frank, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Duke,added: "Dr. Chen's efforts are an excellent example of the way thatbasic resea...

Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry

...physician-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital and the department ofmedicine at The Toronto Hospital. "The debate ab...rke, a statisticianat The Toronto Hospital and the department of public health sciences at theUniversity of Toronto. This investigation did not receive financial ...

American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"

... theresults of this survey. Greenland is also the department chairman and professorof preventive medicine at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago. "Many studies have shown that physician advice is a powerful motivational toolto help patients be more compliant with new behaviors that can help reduce thei...

Are Deprived Areas A Greater Drain On Out Of Hours Workload?

...eral practices and the sole accident and emergency department in Nottingham. The authors found that highly deprived areas close to the A&E department generated high levels of work for both general practice and A&E services, with no evidence of one se...

Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths

...e chair Jonathan Samet, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore. "Reducing radon in homes could prevent some lung cancers in this country. In fact, radon reduction may benefit smokers more than non-smokers because of the st...

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

...ofessor in the nuclearand radiological engineering department and specialist in biomedicalengineering and health...fessor in the nuclear and radiological engineering department andspecialist in biomedical engineering and health physics. The researcherswill use complex computer...

Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder

... Division; and the division ofhematology/oncology, department of medicine, at the Medical School and atNorthwestern Memorial Hospital. 3/30/98 -30- (Editor's note: Dr. Bennett can be reached through his paging number:888-242-4703)...

Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy

...eamalso included a group of investigators from the department of endocrinology andmetabolism at Aarhus County Hospital. In an accompanying editorial appearing in Circulation: Journal of theAmerican Heart Association, Robert Vogel, M.D., says the study "raises a flagthat progestins may undo some of the c...

Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

... led by Terje R. Pedersen, M.D., of the cardiology department at the Aker Hospital in Oslo, Norway, reviewed the findings of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S) of 4,444 individuals with coronary heart disease and total cholesterol in the 210-310 mg/dL range. Individuals received either 20-40 mg si...

Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key

...ts, nonemergencyphysician office visits, emergency department visits and hospitalizations. "This project was designed to try to get physicians to use what we know aboutasthma and patient behavior,'' Clark said. The patient also has to be willingto manage the disease. Often, patients don't believe the disease ...

American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker For Heart Attack

...ct Carole Bullock of theAHA's News Media Relations department at (214) 706-1279....

Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance

...," says lead investigator Dr.Jeffrey Charuk of the department of medicine. "While the synthetic chemical isproba...ith co-investigators Dr. ReinhartReithmeier of the department of medicine and Dr. Arthur Grey of the departmentof medical genetics and microbiology he developed a...

More Bad News For Fast Food Fans

...archassociate; and Kenneth R. Feingold, MD, SFVAMC department of metabolism and UCSFprofessor in residence. The research was funded by the U.S. Department ofVeterans Affairs and the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation....

Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke

...k, says lead authorAmanda G. Thrift, Ph.D., of the department of epidemiology and preventivemedicine at Monash Medical School in Australia's Victoria province. The three-year study analyzed medical records from 331 individuals whohad a bleeding stroke, called intracerebral hemorrhage, from 1990 through...

Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second Heart Attack

...still room for improvement," saysMoliterno, of the department of cardiology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland, Ohio. The number of deaths and second heart attacks is high even atsix months after the initial attack, he says. The Circulation report, however, indicates that if heart attack patients sur...

New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark

...do at Boulder's electrical and computerengineering department and Dr. Phillip Yarnell, also a neurologist at St.Anthony Hospital. All are members of the Lightning Data Center research groupthat meets monthly in Denver to discuss the medical aspects of lightning andother electrical injuries and deaths. ...

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