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Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...er development upon exposure to carcinogens. Hecht also
suggests that by understanding the way cancer is induced bytobacco-specific nitrosamines, more effective approaches toward prevention oftobacco-related cancers can be designed. Because lung cancer therapy is stilllargely unsuccessful, the use of che...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...with a lot of side effects." The neurosurgeon also
points out that even with advances in treatment suchas stereotactic radiosurgery, which focuses a single dose of radiation to thetumor site without having to open the skull, these brain tumors recur in 31percent to 48 percent of patients. The U...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...C 27709. The report and non-technical summary will also
be available at the EMF sectionof the NIEHS web site: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/home.htm The draft may be commented upon in writing for two months or at publicmeetings to be held during that time period. The meetings, in various pa...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
... each year in utero," he said in aninterview. "It also
results in tens of thousands of admissions to inte...n-damages more during the birth process.Smoking is also
responsible for one-third to two-thirds of all cases of SuddenInfant Death Syndrome (SIDS). ...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...e not treated with thedrug. Those taking the drug also
had double the rate of kidney problems: 1.3percent... were localized to the anterior regionof the heart also
were at high risk. They had a 14 percent lower risk of death. Less than 40 percent of the heart at...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
..." Parallel to his work in medicine, Wagner also
became an expert on thepublic health implications ...eginning my residency in InternalMedicine, but I'd also
become fascinated by the new field of nuclear medicine. Iwanted to explore them both and I did, but ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...sily accessible care. For this reason, states may also
need to provideassistance with child care and tran...or Medicaid are notenrolled. Such underenrollment also
will be a problem with the new state plans,unless states improve outreach to eligible families, simp...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...lier analyses from the Monitoring the Future study also
have shown thatmarijuana use goes down when perceived risk and disapproval go up. What the newanalyses show is that these changes cannot be explained by any shifts in theother lifestyle factors that were examined. "Young people did not become distin...
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Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action
...at HIV has to protect itself from the immunesystem also
make it difficult to crystallize," says Dr. Kwong....ody, which derives froman HIV infected individual, also
marks the binding site for the chemokineco-receptor. Once gp120 binds to CD4, its shape changes in ...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...trol their high blood pressure, and in most cases, also
taking otherdrugs to treat other health conditions. Their doctors discontinued themibefradil because they believed the drug was not controlling the patients' highblood pressure effectively and prescribed other CCBs, such as nifedipine,felodipine or ...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...Prosnitz, all of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, also
contributed to thestudy....
Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer
...into research on the MSU fungi. That technology is also
part of theagreement between Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics and Bristol-Myers Squibb. This agreement, finalized June 16, is a sublicense between CytoclonalPharmaceutics Inc. and Bristol-Myers that will further develop microbialfermentation of taxol...
Intervention can help reduce risky sexual behavior, according to results published in Science
... in the 19 June 1998 issue of Science. The section also
includesarticles on the search for an HIV vaccine; the interplay between HIV proteinsand normal cellular activities; and the virus's wily strategies for evading theimmune system. In addition, there are commentaries on a variety of topics,including: t...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...e International Longevity Center, added that it is also
important to consider secondary prevention for Medicare beneficiaries who are chronically disabled. Maintenance rehabilitation, for example, can help improve functioning and mitigate costly hospitalizations and even premature institutionalization. ...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
...t possible designs of difficult-to-reuse syringes, also
known as DTRs. Mathematical modeling, the key tool... DTRs than regular needles are used.Ease of use is also
an issue: Some focus groups of drug users have reported thatDTRs interfere with the injection proces...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...eight and weight, is underway. Further study will also
explorethe extent of benefit that lamifiban treatment offers at different follow-upintervals. The FDA does not yet approve lamifiban. Co-authors of the study are scientists and doctors participatingin the Platelet IIb/...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...ntidepressants. Peeters and his colleagues also
recommend: "Prevention should beincorporated in the clinical management of depressed patients. Clinically,complaints of oral dryness should be elicited at every stage of antidepressanttreatment. In cases of long-term treatment, attention to the or...
Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients
... theirself-esteem dramatically improved. The study also
found that when patients were taken off modafinil for two weeks,their symptoms reappeared and their quality of life decreased dramatically. "These patients need medication to function. Modafinil provides this, and withfewer side effects than methylp...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
... guidelines notonly reduces the cost of claims but also
enhances patient safety. The new report is based o...Eric Knox, M.D., MMI medicaldirector. Dr. Knox is also
director of the Perinatal Center atAbbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, and professor of obste...
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