Tag: "beneficial" at medical news
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
... to develop a progesterone-likehormone that may be beneficial
in the uterus but neutral elsewhere. "The optimum would be a compound like a progesterone that would workonly in the uterus to oppose the proliferative action of estrogen,"he said. "But until now, researchers have believed that it wasn't pos...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...r. "We are hopeful that these new drugs will prove beneficial
to at least some of the patients who experience the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer's." Svetlik said the clinic also has several other drug trials under way. Only one Alzheimer's medication, Cognex, has received approval from the Food and Drug Adm...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...in all HIV-exposed children may prove particularly beneficial
in children under the age of six months," the authors conclude. "Therapeutic approaches will need to be more aggressive among these infants, with earlier use of antiviral agents and perhaps even immune reconstitution with thymic transplantation (cur...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...ining to enhance a mother's own coping mighthave a beneficial
spillover effect on both her ill and her healthy child'scoping." They studied 170 mothers and healthy siblings of children with cancerfrom Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Rochester, and Salt Lake City, arepresentative cross-section of the U.S....
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...about which screening tests have been proven to be beneficial
and which have not. Such a discussion can result in patients making informed and learned health care decisions. "For most diseases for which there is a potential screening test, the effectiveness of screening is controversial," the article says. "...
Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
...late that in addition to ginkgo biloba's purported beneficial
effects on brain function, which our study support...ch abundant evidence exists of at least a modestly beneficial
clinical effect in humans, is encouraging on both points," Winter said. "The challenge now is to id...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...r other strategies to enhance plasticitywhen it is beneficial
(as in the blind) and to decrease it when it is ha...in brain function that they see afterinjury play a beneficial
role by helping the brain to compensate, or if they areharmful or simply irrelevant, says Dr. Cohen....
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...of excessivefatty buildup, aspirin may prove to be beneficial
in making them work correctlyagain, say researcher...t these findingscan partly explain why aspirin has beneficial
effects on the rate of heartattacks as proven in other studies. Contact: Dr. Arshed Quyyumi ...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...2) negative images, in some cases, may actually be beneficial
toorganizations; and (3) organizations sometimes use anticipatory impressionmanagement to avoid accountability and responsibility for their actions. The findings in the study echo some results of the "1998 American CustomerSatisfaction Index (ACSI)" ...
Is Ritalin As Effective--And As Harmless--As It Could Be?
...ts chiral counterpart, according to Ding. "If the beneficial
effects ofthe drug reside only in the d-threo form," she said, "then fifty percent of theweight of the administered drug may not contribute to its therapeutic effects." Ding, along with colleagues Joanna S. Fowler and Nora Volkow, studied theindividu...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...estrogen replacement therapy mayweaken some of its beneficial
effects in helping women prevent heart attacks,according to a study reported in today's Circulation: Journal of the AmericanHeart Association. Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is used to relieve symptoms ofmenopause and may help protect aga...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...y hard hit. Fein reminds us that we will make less beneficial
progress if those who feel their jobs threatened worked to block change. "It is in our self-interest to reduce those frictions. We need to prepare for tomorrow." CONTACT: Rashi Fein, PhD, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; tel. ...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...are working to take advantage of CLA's potentially beneficial
effects. Researchers in the Purdue Department of Animal Sciences are looking at feeding CLA to hogs to see if that increases the levels of CLA in pork. "If we can do this, and if higher doses of CLA are safe, we'll have a value-added pork chop that c...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...relapse episodes, turning them from catastrophe to beneficial
experience.' Quitting smoking is a process, not a single event, as the author notes. DYING TO QUIT provides vital information that does away with simplistic notions about the lure of smoking and the problems involved in quitting and gives us an enlar...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...individuals in whomthe drugs would be particularly beneficial
and to determine their overall effectin reducing deaths from heart attacks. The study combines four large-scale drugtrials in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia,South Africa and South America. In each study, people rece...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...t worked for depression, then it might just have a beneficial
effecton alcoholism as well," he said. "Many people think the link may be a deficiencyin serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain." Since alcoholism is a complex disease, it is unlikely that any single"magic bullet" will be found t...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...the immune attack in MS. IL-4 isconsidered to be a beneficial
cytokine. MMPI treatment downregulated TNF-a andFasL and, surprisingly, increased the expression of IL-4 on specialized braincells called glial cells. To add impact to the conclusion of the mouse experiments for the treatment ofMS, the authors used ...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
...de that it may be the latter:three-quarters of the beneficial
effect of anti-depressant medications, theycontend...ies, the authorscalculated the extent to which the beneficial
effects of the various drugs couldbeattributed to the drugs themselves and the degree of positive ef...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...f bloodvessels that supply nutrients to cells in a beneficial
way, for example, duringwound healing. But many types of human cancer cells also produce VEGF, and theyproduce higher than normal levels. During the clinical trial of the anti-VEGF antibody, UCSF cancer specialistswill determine whether or not the ...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...l trial. "It is possible thatthe drug could have a beneficial
effect in preventing prostate cancer in somemen, though the results of this study suggest that this is unlikely," Ross says. Richard J. Cote, Eila C. Skinner, Carol E. Salem, Susan J. Mertes, Frank Z.Stanczyk, Brian E. Henderson, Malcolm C. Pike, and...
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