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Protecting Breast Feeding From Breast Milk Substitutes
... in the meantime countries and monitoring agencies can
take four steps to prevent commercial pressures being placed on mothers. Firstly, Costello advocates that governments should incorporate the articles of the code of marketing substitutes for breast milk into national legislation. Secondly, he sugges...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...shrinkage. Even if drugs are designed that can
get through pores, they will face an uphill battle once they get inside a tumor. The pressure exerted by the material surrounding tumor cells, called the interstitium, is enormous, as Jain and his colleagues have recently shown. Jain believes that th...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
... have shown that clot-busting drugs(thrombolytics) can
save the legs, too, as effectively asinvasive surg...hese patients to the operating roomimmediately, we can
infuse a thrombolytic agent over a day orso," says Ouriel. "If we do need to operate, it's frequentl...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...stimated 20% each year. Many of these individuals can
not have bypass surgery and are potential heart transplant candidates. According to Dr. Jeevanandam, "Due to the lack of sufficient numbers of donor hearts, TMR offers a cost-effective alternative to heart transplantation without the side effects of...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...stroke. Previous studies have shown that warfarin can
cut by two-thirds thestroke risk in patients with ..." In people with atrial fibrillation, blood clots can
form in the upper chambersof the heart. These clots can
break loose, be pumped into the bloodstream...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...e patients, because of their decreased disability, can
expect to have animproved quality of life. These results, published in the April 1998 issue ofNeurology, were reported by Susan Fagan, Pharm. D., Associate Professor ofPharmacy Practice at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital. This study...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
... a source of pleasure. "The idea that you can
treat all smokers with a nicotine patch or gum is not realistic," he adds. "It's like saying you've discovered the cure for all alcoholism is alcohol. You wouldn't propose to most alcoholics who were drinking vodka that they should switch to beer. So...
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...eptide that may serve as a template for a drugthat can
suppress the immune response with fewer side effec...ing pathway that activates T cells. But both drugs can
cause kidney andnervous system damage, making them unsuitable for wider clinical application.The new...
Tackling The Long Term Problem Of Antibiotic Resistance
... does resistance arise; whose fault is it and what can
be done to overcome the problem? Contact: Professor C Hart, Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Liverpool, PO Box 147 Liverpool firstname.lastname@example.org...
Beware Of Adverse Drug Reactions
...k'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 saying that...
Research Offers New Tool In Fight Against Prostate Cancer
...sive Cancer Centerstrongly suggests that PSA tests can
reliably gauge the effectiveness ofchemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer. A reliable method of assessing a cancer patient's response to treatment isimportant. It shows doctors whether the prescribed therapy is working andallows them to quickly a...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
... to demonstrate preliminary results that they then can
present in proposals to external funders. Among the program's success stories are: o A $1.3 million grant to Lockwood and Richard Salvi, Ph.D., professor of communicative disorders and sciences, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a ma...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...ure science gets sufficient funding," he said. "We can
fight over how itgets divided up later." Breslow admitted he was a chemistry-set kid. "I had a laboratory in thebasement of our house, right near the air duct next to our furnace," he said."My father was a physician, and I remember his patien...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...rter. "Nowthat we've found one such mechanism, we can
further explore it with the hope ofunderstanding its role in disorders like schizophrenia and depression." The work was conducted in association with the Center for the NeuralBasis of Cognition, a joint project of the University of Pittsburgh...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
...or each patient declinednearly $3,400 a year. "You can
make a significant difference when patients get involved in their owncare," says William Bria, M.D., co-director of the U-M Asthma-Airways Clinic. "There probably is not a chronic disease that wouldn't benefit from thisapproach, including diabetes an...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...d health insurance for children of the workingpoor can
reduce financial barriers to access, non-financialbarriers continue to discourage the use of services for minoritygroups. That is among the key findings of a study conducted by ateam of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centerthat is...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
...t glycine receptor activation in embryonic neurons can
result in membrane depolarization and the opening of voltage-gated calcium channels, spinal cord cultures were treated with calcium channel antagonists and again, receptor clustering was strongly reduced. ...
Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication
...clinical management of pain even though the drugs can
have some very serious side effects," explains Ral...c. Other common side effects from pain medications can
include respiratory depression, itching, constipation, urinary retention and addiction. The Penn...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...haran Africathrough treatment with antiviral drugs can
be cost-effective if drug prices arelowered, accor...that ashort-course of the antiviral drug AZT alone can
cut vertical transmission byabout half," he added. Glaxo Wellcome also has announced its plan to r...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...y between the regions (a 15 year old Icelandic boy can
expect to live another 63 years whereas his Russia...is only likely to have another 44 years). The WHO can
also become a source of tried and tested knowledge for countries as they reform their healthcare sy...
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