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Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
...With good instructionand self confidence, patients can
take control of their disease. The key ishaving good instruction from the physician,'' she said. Physicians who participated in the training were more likely to addresspatients' fears about medicines and review written instructions with patients. Pa...
Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics
...uswith the means for generating the materials that can
lead to newpharmaceuticals." Scriptgen, a ...nalogs--many different candidates--so that doctors can
choose thebest one for the desired activity." May 12, 1998 -- 30 --...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...e effects of irradiating tumors much betterthan we can
now." A report on the research appears in ...ensitivity of their new method and that DNA repair can
be accelerated.They subjected cultured cells to 0.25 Gray - a unit of radiation exposure - fourhours...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...c acid, a fatty acid known to scientists as "CLA," can
prevent the onset of diabetes in laboratory animal...they have the disease because the initial symptoms can
be so mild. (These symptoms may include hard-to-heal infections, blurred vision, tingling in the han...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
... Madison. (Editor's note: V. Craig Jordan can
be reached from May 15 through 19 at theAmerican Society for Clinical Oncology meeting at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel,Los Angeles, (213) 624-1000, or through Stacey Isaacs at Cohn & Wolfe, New York,at (212) 598-3636.) Northwestern News on the World...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...imulating tissue growth in a woman'sbreasts, which can
increase her risk of breast cancer. During the UC...his year, and kill 43,500. Because breast cancer can
take five or more years to become detectable, Cummingssaid that the study will continue for at least...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...interior of a golf ball. Additionally, this core can
be hollowed out, creating a capsule into which lar...ich has a negative charge. Thus, the shell itself can
play a key role in drug delivery. Knedels are variations and improvements on a class of polymers --...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...ly," says Fuster. "By postponing angioplasty, one can
buy time duringwhich other treatments can
be applied to lower blood cholesterol and bloodpressure." The treatment advance has resulted from a...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
... "For the first time, aspects of behavior that can
be most troublesomefor many Alzheimer patients, su...s metrifonate study shows that this class of drugs can
benefitpatients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease, at least temporarily. Thismeans that Alzh...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...Otitis media, an ear infection common in children, can
be an extremely painfulillness for children. It is also associated with fever, irritability, sleepdisturbances, anorexia and vomiting. Clinical trials funded by the vaccinemanufacturer, Aviron, recently determined that Maassab's nasal spray vaccine...
How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?
...eaches three or four months, however the condition can
cause a great deal of distress for the family. The cause of colic is still far from clear, but several biological and social factors have been suggested, such as an allergy to cows' milk. In this week's BMJ Dr Lucassen et al from the Netherlands rep...
Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers
... however, etoposide causes chromosomaldefects that can
lead to secondary leukemias. These leukemias often arisewithin a year or two of treatment, and they are usually fatal. Weve unmasked a different kind of effect that etoposide hason cells, and this effect is important to study because thi...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
...framework for the design of P16INK4imitations that can
be used in the treatment of cancers caused by abnormal CDK4activity. The Wistar Institute, established in 1892, was the first independent medicalresearch facility in the country. For more than 100 years, Wistar scientistshave been making history and...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...inationsthat are effective in treating obesity. We can
be encouraged that treatmentswill improve, but we must be realistic that multiple systems must be targetedfor long-term weight control to be effective. No single intervention is likelyto do the trick." The authors cite the example of the diff...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...he breakdown of the radioactive substancebefore it can
reach the tumor. The 81C6 antibody present...cer cells andtumor blood vessels, where antibodies can
bind firmly to it to deliver theircancer-killing payload. "We found that the 81C6 treatments...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...nter suggests patients with advanced liver cancer can
tolerate high doses of radiation therapy---which w...ntially improve their chances of survival. "If you can
safely increase the dose of radiation delivered along with chemotherapy, you improve the patient's c...
Mice Free Of Anxiety By A Deficient Stress Hormone Receptor--A Hint For A NewTherapeutic Regimen In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety
...byeliminating CRHR1 functions, anxiogenic behavior can
be manipulated and probablyother symptoms correlated with depression. These findings have now led to the assumption that new drugs which suppressCRHR1 function might be able to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety inpatients. The clinical use o...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...ventual ill-health or death at an earlier age. Why can
some smokers quit easily while others fail over an...s a year, Brigham maintains that 'learning to quit can
involve learning to manage lapse and relapse episodes, turning them from catastrophe to beneficial e...
Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web
...aken, it is available on the system. Radiologists can
change the view, zoom inor enhance the image. ... "We will be able to read scans within minutes and can
help colleagues inother parts of the building or in outside offices make medical decisions. Forpatie...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...ily," Bender said. General family disorganization can
be another indicator of the type of familysituatio...e said. A pattern ofdisorganization in the family can
have severe consequences for a child withasthma because the disease takes a tremendous amount of wor...
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