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Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...s are found in portions of the United States,where reports
of malaria have historically been rare but wherepublic health officials are increasingly concerned. The research was funded by a three-year grant, totaling $740,969,from the National Institutes of Health . That grant was recentlyrenewed by NIH for a...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...V+ infants whose AIDS symptoms progressed rapidly, reports
Athena P. Kourtis, M.D., Ph.D., fellow; Andre J. Nahmias, M.D., M.P.H., director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; and their colleagues, in their study of 232...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...strogen." Holman is looking at hormone data and reports
of menses and breast-feeding for about 500 women from a survey of 3,000 Bangladeshi women who were asked if they were menopausal. These women supplied twice weekly questionnaires and morning urine samples for a year. "Some women who said they w...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...here people get vaccinated, but there are very few reports
of such nodules at the site of vaccination." Though these questions nagged him for years, Hem said he didn't have a way of testing the theory until a few years ago, when Purdue established a laboratory for accelerator mass spectrometry. AMS, a techni...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...roendocrine function." In fact, McCann cites case reports
that some users have experienced psychiatric disorders, which, she points out, tend to be under-diagnosed in clinical practice. Studies also document that fenfluramines increase the risk for developing primary pulmonary hypertension, a rare, but inc...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...omen of the dangers of heart disease andstroke. It reports
that in the United States since 1984 more women have diedeach year of cardiovascular disease than men. Final mortality data for 1995shows that the death rate per 100,000 persons for breast cancer - the diseasewomen fear most - was 27.5 for black fema...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...ted a 31 percent reduction in stroke, based on the reports
of studyinvestigators. The new stroke analysis presented at the American Heart Associationmeeting involved a far-more detailed examination of the CARE data. The recordsof any patient who might have suffered a stroke were examined by two memb...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...enland. "TheAmerican Heart Association hopes that reports
like these can help spur changesin physician and patient counseling practices that can help patients takegreater control of their health. Media contact: Brian Henry (214) 706-1135 or Carole Bullock (214) 706-1279....
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...available for the Research Council's 1988 and 1991 reports
on the health effects of radon, the committee developed two models to estimate the number of radon-related lung cancer deaths in the general population. Depending on which model is used, indoor radon contributes to 15,400 or 21,800 of the estimated ...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...e," Bender said. "Therehave been a couple of case reports
thatstated children developed serious behavior problems on inhaled steroids, butthese reports
often aren't accurate." The study found that neither beclomethasone nor theophylline should ...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
... These cases were identified from five sources: reports
from the FDA,previously published reports, case summaries from a survey of 20 hematologists,cases reported from a physician group specializing in plasma exchange andmedical records of patients with this syndrome who had been treated at one ofthe Medi...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...l levels to "new lows?" This is the topic of three reports
and an editorial appearing in today'sCirculation: ...wering below 125 mg/dL, Grundy stresses that these reports
should not be taken as the final word on the issue. "For the present, the guidelines by the Nationa...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...eone stops smoking, setting the stage for relapse, reports
UF substance abuse expert Dr. Mark Gold in an article on tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence in the current edition of the "Journal of Addictive Diseases." As a result, many people who try to quit report feeling irritable, moody and even...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...e future, we will see anexplosion in the number of reports
making use of this seminal technique in thevarious fields of life sciences, from toxicology to molecular biology,"according to an accompanying editorial in Science. "Armed with such a specific and sensitive assay, one can only begin toimagine...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...listed from time to time in the company's periodic reports
filed withthe Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited toits Annual Report on Form 10-K, may affect the actual results achieved by thecompany....
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
... Identify new serious adverse reactions: The reports
of adversereactions are handicapped by limited physician participation, they say. The FDA estimates that only 1 percent of adverse events are everreported. For example, an average of 82 adverse reactions are reported each yearfor digoxin toxi...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
... the condition. "There have been anecdotal reports
that patients who take drugs in thisclass seem brighter, demonstrate more initiative and are easier to get alongwith in general," says John C. Morris, M.D., the Harvey A. and Dorismae HackerFriedman Professor of Neurology at Washington University Sch...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...study by the vaccine manufacturer, said thatrecent reports
of the vaccine's protection against otitis media carry even moregood news for children. Otitis media, an ear infection common in children, can be an extremely painfulillness for children. It is also associated with fever, irritability, sleepdisturba...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
... of thescientific literature as well as discussion reports
from recent EMF sciencereview symposiums organized under the Congressionally mandated EMF/RAPID Program(the Electric and Magnetic Fields Research and Public Information DisseminationProgram) by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of E...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...the goals of thenew programs, according to two new reports
from a committee of the Institute ofMedicine. Con...02) 334-2184. Reporters may obtain a copy ofboth reports
from the Office of News and Public Information at the letterheadaddress (contacts listed above)....
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