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Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...ly to suffer a stroke -- those over 75 yearsold -- are
the least likely to know the symptoms of stroke an...ent, people must learn howto read the signals that are
telling them to seek medical help so that they cantake immediate action," said John R. Marler, M.D.,...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...roke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation who are
at high risk forstroke. However, because treatmen...rin alone. People with atrial fibrillation are
six times more likely to have astroke than people without, and account for as many as 80,000 strokes...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...risk of bleeding. The LMW heparins and heparinoids are
neweranticoagulants which are
effective in preventing deep vein thrombosis (largevein blood clots) in stroke patients and they app...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...t savings to the health care system. Thesesavings are
based on the fact that t-PA-treated stroke patient...ent increases hospital costs for patients whenthey are
first admitted. However, because t-PA shortens hospital stays anddecreases long-term disabilities, ...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
GAINESVILLE---University of Florida psychiatrists are
wielding new weapons in the war against nicotine a...ment programs for alcoholism and cocaine addiction are
effective at least half the time. In contrast, although 80 percent of smokers want to stop,...
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...allergies, and rheumatoid arthritis.Their findings are
published in the April 24 Molecular Cell. ... of activated T cells). Othercalcineurin functions are
unimpeded. With the peptide in place, calcineurin is unable to bind to thetranscription fact...
Beware Of Adverse Drug Reactions
... in this week's BMJ. They say that such reactions are
common, can be life threatening and sometimes unnecessarily expensive. The authors make a series of recommendations for clinicians to help them improve the likelihood of patients not incurring adverse reactions to drug treatments. They conclude by...
Research Offers New Tool In Fight Against Prostate Cancer
...icantly higher survival rate. PSA screening tests are
used to measure the level of a prostate-specific antigenin the blood---which indicates the presence of prostate cancer. They also havebeen used to gauge patients' response to cancer therapy, but that applicationhas been controversial because opinion...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...ogram as a model across the state and other states are
developing programs based on it. Original UB inves...ng about 50 proposals each year, about 15 of which are
funded. "We had a great idea and no data," said Lockwood, describing the predicament of most faculty...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...ure -- to use that chemistry to make moleculesthat are
better," said Breslow, an organic chemist. "It's a... not from foreign cells, "butfrom normal ones that are
misbehaving. They've lost their balance, and we try torestore it." Two such chemotherapy age...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...n is able to anticipate situations in which errors are
likely to occurso that it may guard against them before they happen. The results of theirstudy are
to be published in Friday's edition of Science. "Our research shows the brain has its own bu...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
...s to managetheir own care. Specifically, patients are
taught how to recognize asthma signsand symptoms, appropriately alter the dosage of their medications, manage drugside effects, control panic, identify and avoid factors that trigger asthmaepisodes, and communicate effectively with their doctors. In...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...ncipal investigator for the study. "However, there are
stillsome racial and ethnic disparities with regar...idPollard Shone. "They like their doctors and they are
comfortablewith their insurance plan." According to Pollard Shone, thisindicates that satisfaction r...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
Synaptic contacts are
believed to provide the morphological basis for in...ivate specific receptor proteins that are
highly concentrated within the membrane segment underlying the presynaptic nerve termin...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...commontransmission vehicles, shellfish and finfish are
of particular concern. Thechallenges in identifyi...t pathogens will be discussed, including thosethat are
inherently resistant, such as C. cayetanensis and C. parvum, and thosethat acquire acid resistance. ...
Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication
... "We think this is a very exciting discovery. We are
trying to identify specific cells in the brain where we know brain-produced chemicals have been altered because of the pain medication administered," explains Lydic. Other common side effects from pain medications can include respiratory depressi...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
... nationally this week. Angiostatin and endostatin are
being given toppriority by the National Cancer Ins...studies involving the basic science of these drugs are
needed. Research now under way in Castellino's laboratories will attempt to address someof these iss...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...omen in Sub-Saharan Africa. The regimenscurrently are
part of UNAIDS-sponsored clinical trials in Africa...nd economic sense," he said. The research findings are
reported in the May issue of AIDS. Co-investigatorsare James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, UCSF associate profe...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...d, whilst cases of tuberculosis, AIDS and syphilis are
increasing dramatically in the former Soviet Union. Contact: Professor Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London m.mckee@l...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...ns. Campbell et al conclude that even though there are
known benefits to the implementation of secondary care to patients with coronary heart disease, there seems to be plenty of opportunity for improving procedures within general practice. Contact: Dr Neil Campbell, Clinical Research Fellow, Department ...
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