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Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...erms of their normal daily activities. "Any gains against
this terrible, common disorder are welcome," said GeraldFischbach, M.D., Director of NINDS. "We are proud to be the sponsors of thistrial. Although not all measured outcomes were positive, there was clearimprovement in control of movement in Parkin...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ent's immune response astheir main line of defense against
an immune system attack. But despite newerand bet...infections but is less likely toinitiate an attack against
the donor organ. The safety of the bone marrow procedure was also a parameter studied. Patientswere...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
...with guilty pleasure,and measured our own behavior against
them. And we have noted the results ofmore scholarly sex surveys, always comparing our behavior to that of therespondents. But who asks these questions? And why? What effects do they have on policy andperception? In her new book, "Kiss and Tell: ...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...immune system cells that serve as natural defenses against
an attackby the recipient's immune system; donor b...ent's immune response astheir main line of defense against
an immune system attack. But despite newerand better drugs, organ rejection can still occur, even y...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...h has shown that this isoccurring, with protection against
asthma and allergy from exclusivebreastfeeding (and no introduction of other formula or milk) extending intochildhood." Obesity and Asthma Obesity may increase the risk of asthma in children, a study presentedat the conference suggests. Res...
New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys
...er havecreated a DNA vaccine that protects monkeys against
a formidable challenge HIVvirus. Achieving prote...y causingdisease, were able to protect the animals against
highly pathogenic challenges. Three safer approaches for vaccination have held promise, but only aga...
Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
...evaluated two additional measures that would guard against
the rare possibilitythat processing could be done ... blood plasma since heat treatment began. To guard against
the possibility of errors in plasma processing, the bloodplasma industry has embarked on a comprehen...
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
... drugs, so-called angiogenesis inhibitors, can act against
tumors in amouse model that more closely resembles the conditions of human tumordevelopment than the models previously used. It also provides the first indication that the drugs vary in their efficacydepending on the stage of cancer targeted - drugs ...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...rican Collegeof Cardiology called today for action against
missed opportunities to reducewomen's risk of coronary heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women. The scientific statement, produced in collaboration with four otherprofessional health organizations, provides updated recommendatio...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...llege of the Liberal Arts. The Nazi effort against
cancer took many forms, including nutritionaland d..., but also economicallysound. The Nazi war against
tobacco took many forms. Tobacco advertising wasrestricted and regulations were imposed to limit smo...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
... compromisedimmune system and very limited defense against
infection. Analysis of theincidence of infections and death (including opportunistic infections used todefine a diagnosis of AIDS and other infections such as bacterial pneumonia,bacteremia and urinary tract infections) determined that LEUKINE incre...
UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic
...ese patients and a major breakthrough in thebattle against
diabetes-induced birth defects," Hunter said. An estimated 1.5 million women of child-bearing age in the United States havediabetes. A diabetic pregnancy is one of the leading causes of birth defects,Hunter said. A woman with diabetes is two to five ...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...body that can act asantibodies -- natural defenses against
invading organisms called antigens. Aprocessed form of immunoglobulin made from blood plasma can be administered tobolster the body's natural levels. For transplant specialists looking to modifythe immune system so that it will accept the "foreign ti...
Balloon Procedure In The Brain? Longest Follow-Up To Date Shows Good Results
...ressing atherosclerotic plaque, or fatty build-up, against
thevessel lining and opening a wider channel for blood flow. Although angioplasty has a high technical success rate, it still carries risks. In the stroke study, one patient died of a ruptured blood vessel at the time ofthe procedure, and another pa...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...chary Ruffing and her other clientsin their claims against
IBM because many of the solvents to which the women inthe study were exposed are commonplace in semiconductor plants. "For people whohave lived through this, it is not a mystery. It is an outrage," she declares. IBM says it does not comment o...
Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
... therapy, in terms of decrease inlocal recurrence, against
the side effects, complications, inconvenience, andcosts of radiation therapy. Silverstein argues that for many women the small ornon-existant benefits are not worth the drawbacks and urges all patients withDCIS considering radiation therapy to seek...
Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity
...rch brokenew ground by testing those relationships against
a number of variables. The research team factored in such elements as education and income, social ties(including marital status and having friends and relatives to count on), andhealth status and behavior, including such things as smoking and alcoho...
Jefferson Researchers Report Progress In Using Vaccinia-Based Vaccine For Melanoma
...the immunesystem) and other cells that would react against
the tumor. "My theory is thatthe key element in ge...ngapproach to develop a simple treatment effective against
melanoma, and perhapsbladder cancer as well."...
Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports
...y. Lymph nodes are the body's first lineof defense against
infections and cancers. They produce infection-fightinglymphocytes that are distributed via the lymphatic system that functions as achannel of freeways throughout the body. "Sentinel lymph nodes are a strong marker for predicting a patient's outcomes...
Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials
... clinicaltrials usually pit a new cancer treatment against
the standard treatment to seeif one is more effective or has fewer or more-tolerable side effects. Patientswho meet requirements and agree to enter the trials are randomly assigned intothe group getting the standard therapy or the group getting the ...
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