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Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug
...ents were then subdivided into three categories according
to their cytogenetics; that is, according
to the type of chromosome damage present in their malignant cells. Patients showing damage to...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...e mounted to prevent and treat traumatic injuries, according
to a newreport from a committee of the Institute ofMedicine. The report calls for a new national policy to reduce injuriesfrom firearms that builds on lessons learned in the successful campaign againstmotor vehicle injuries. It urges federal, sta...
Restaurant Meats Higher In Suspected Carcinogens
...n meats specifically prepared by restaurant chefs, according
to Knize. The "field test" is significant, he says, since it gives clear support to whatpreviously had only been laboratory studies of the formation of the compounds. There are no established rules or guidelines for the acceptable level ofheterocycl...
Ovarian Hormone Could Play Key Role In Easier, Safer Childbirth
... of collagen fibers in cervical connective tissue, according
to workdone by Sherwood and Enrique H. Luqueof the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina. In September's issue of Endocrinology, Sherwood reported that relaxin promotesan increase in cervical cells in pregnantrats, providing eviden...
Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch
...and plagues don't usually follow naturaldisasters, according
to experts at PAHO, which is working with the heal... assistance. This coordination effort isnecessary, according
to Dr. Prado, to ensure that external aid meets the realneeds of the countries. PAHO, which is also ...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...common operationperformed for primary lung cancer, according
to Dr. McKenna. "The standardcomplete cancer opera...rapeuticresults are similar, recovery time is not, according
to Dr. McKenna. AtCedars-Sinai, average length of stay for lobectomy patients is about 11 dayswhen t...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...f the drugclonazepam may offer significant relief, according
to a study by a Case Western ReserveUniversity pro... the pain, which supports the nerve damage theory, according
to Grushka. Ifthe cranial nerve that senses taste were damaged, she explains, the cranial nerve that...
Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival
... they initially reduce the heart's pumpingability, according
to Dr. Gottlieb. "However, when given carefully,starting with a very low dose and gradually increasing the dose, the long termeffect is to increase cardiac function and improve survival," he adds. Beta-blockers are routinely prescribe...
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
...ducing tobacco can be grown on a commercial scale, according
to Virginia Tech scientists. Carole Cramer, professor of plant pathology, physiology and weed science, said additional field trials next summer are expected to confirm and extend the findings from this year. Jim Jones, an agronomist and director o...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
...ease aremuch higher for individuals who are obese, according
to a study presented todayat the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions. "Compared to individuals who are not overweight, individuals who are obese haveelevated risks of heart disease and can expect to incur higher medical-carecosts as...
Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America
... insetbacks to health progress in Central America, according
to officials at thePan American Health Organizatio...g, shesaid. Hurricane Mitch has been a hard blow, according
to Dr. Roses. Intangibleinvestments such as sectoral analyses carried out over a year or more toide...
Study Shows Foreign-Trained Doctors Can Ease Rural Physician Shortages
...edical graduates and help ease physicianshortages, according
to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. "Many international medical graduates agree to practice in rural areasin exchange for the opportunity to stay in the United States," said leadauthor Leonard D. Baer, a medical geogra...
Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
... genuine breakthroughs in more than a generation," according
toUCSF-Stanford Health Care rheumatologist David Wofsy, MD, UCSF professor ofmedicine and director of the New Arthritis Treatment Program. "Therevolutionary developments in molecular and cellbiology over the last ten to 15 years are finally beginnin...
HIV Patients Treated With Protease Inhibitors Are More Likely To Engage In Risky Sex, Emory Researchers Report
...hose HIV patients not beingtreated with the drugs, according
to a new collaborative study. Researchers atEmor...ed with protease inhibitors. Even more alarming, according
to Dr. DiClemente, was the finding that patientsusing protease inhibitors were also more likely to r...
Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women
...table to smoking areprojected to increase 10-fold, according
to King. "Increased smoking rates among young American and French women suggestthe need to examine further the use of tobacco as an appetite suppressant and asa means to build self-esteem and gain approval from peers," says King. "Studieshave...
New Vaccine Being Tested In Prostate Cancer Patients
...one of the mainantigens on prostate cancer cells," according
to co-author and Sloan KetteringImmunologist Philip O. Livingston, M.D., who calls the advance "more promisingthan other approaches." The new vaccine is being given to patients who have undergone prostate cancersurgery, hoping to ward off a recurrenc...
Discarded Treatment For Heart Attacks May Yet Prove To Be A Life-Saver
...appears nowto have significant life-saving powers, according
to a new study. A trial in six Latin American countries provides new evidence supporting the useof a combination of glucose, insulin, and potassium (GIK) in people sufferingheart attacks, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of theAmeri...
New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks
...iding cities with military training and equipment, according
to a newreport from a committee of the Institute of Medicine and the National ResearchCouncil. The committee identified more than 60 research and developmentprojects as potentially useful in minimizing the damage caused by a terroristattack, includ...
Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations
...ospital as those whohave adequate health literacy, according
to a study at a large inner-cityAtlanta hospital. A two-year study of 979 persons who used the emergency department andwalk-in clinic at Atllanta's Grady Memorial Hospital revealed that 31.5 percentof the patients with inadequate health liter...
Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
...or collection when used in conjunction with G-CSF, according
to the lead authorof the study, Charles Linker, MD, a clinical professor of medicine and directorof the UCSF-Stanford Health Care Adult Leukemia and Bone Marrow TransplantProgram at UCSF. The current phase II clinical trial, conducted in 134 patient...
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