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'Sunshine vitamin' shines in colon study

...ative importance of these nutrients has remained a challenge for researchers. Lieberman said his new study is the largest ever to analyze a wide range of likely risk factors in patients with no history of colon disease. The study included 3,121 veterans, ages 50 to 75, who were symptom-free and underwent compl...

New dynamic PET technique offers greater comfort for cancer patients

...r treatment for cancer. Combining these goals is a challenge German researchers undertook when they conducted a study to determine if dynamic PET provides useful data when taken over a shorter period than the traditional one-hour scan. The study revealed the shorter scan can provide an accurate diagnosis, not ...

The NCOA and The Epilepsy Foundation launch initiative to educate about epilepsy in the elderly

...iseases. Once diagnosed, physicians then face the challenge of simultaneously treating patients for epilepsy and other conditions. "It's important for all epilepsy patients to find a therapy that provides seizure freedom without side effects," said Eugene Ramsay M.D., director, International Center for Epil...

Study finds safe & effective seizure treatment for elderly patients with epilepsy

... "Treating elderly patients with epilepsy can be a challenge because they are more sensitive to drug side effects and typically take multiple medications, making the selection of an anti-epileptic therapy that much more difficult," said Eugene Ramsay M.D., director, International Center for Epilepsy, Universit...

Regulatory T cells keep graft-versus-host disease in check

...nd therefore control the development of GVHD. The challenge however has been to obtain enough freshly purified CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells from a single donor patient to achieve this therapeutic effect in a clinical setting. In the December 4 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation Jos Cohen and colle...

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...and therefore control the development of GVHD. The challenge however has been to obtain enough freshly purified CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells from a single donor patient to achieve this therapeutic effect in a clinical setting. In the December 4 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation Jos Cohen and colle...

Northwestern Memorial enrolling participants in two trials on new drug to fight deadly cancer

...tial therapies as needed," says Dr. Singhal. "The challenge is that the disease can become resistant to therapies that were previously effective, creating a great need for newer options that the patients can move on to." Dr. Singhal, who sees about 10 to 20 new multiple myeloma patients per month, says Revim...

U.S. is poorly prepared for influenza pandemic, St. Jude experts warn

...ng infected humans, according to Webster. "A major challenge in the control of influenza is the sheer magnitude of the animal reservoirs," Webster said. Overall, the authors of the paper conclude, the state of preparedness for an influenza pandemic in the United States is "far from optimal."...

Study questions benefits of costly schizophrenia drug

...schizophrenia. But he did say the findings sharply challenge the perception that olanzapine, while costlier at the pharmacy, more than pays for itself by lowering overall health-care and social service costs for its users. In the study, olanzapine was associated with $3,000 to $9,000 in greater annual VA costs...

IU Medical School, Merck take shot at vaccinating Kenyan kids

...h vaccinations. "There is no single answer to the challenge of increasing access to vaccines in African countries and other developing nations," notes Adel Mahmoud, M.D., president of the Merck Vaccine Division. "It will take multiple organizations applying different approaches and solutions. The MVN-A progra...

Caterpillar Inc. bolsters Southern Community study with $1 million gift

...or Health Affairs at Vanderbilt. "We must meet the challenge of ensuring that advances in medicine are shared equally, regardless of race, geography or economic status. This generous gift from Caterpillar goes a long way toward ensuring that the full promise of this landmark study will be realized." The study...

International, nontraditional adoptions pose challenges to families

...d with serious medical issues may pose too great a challenge for some, children with minor health problems can often see vast improvement once they get good quality health care that is available in this country. "These kids often don't get good prenatal care or other care, which may leave them a bit behind wit...

New CDC-funded HIV program at UNC integrates treatment with prevention

... in the treatment setting. Selected to address the challenge is the Center for Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The center has received a $1.8 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Se...

Childhood obesity and behavior problems linked

...vior problems and overweight, Lumeng says the next challenge is to understand what's going on. Genetics and family cultural and home environment are known to play a role in the tendency of children to become overweight, and researchers are exploring how brain chemistry, sleep habits and home environment affec...

Seeing HIV in positive light boosts patients' mental health

Seeing HIV in a more positive light -- as a challenge rather than a threat, for instance -- is associated with greater psychological well-being and lower levels of depression among patients, new research suggests. Other factors, like social support and the ability to cope with problems, also contribute...

NYC firefighters and EMS workers go tobacco-free

... rescue workers for overcoming, yet, another great challenge and hope that their courage and resolve to quit smoking will inspire other smokers in New York and around the country to do the same." The Tobacco Cessation Program is offered free-of-charge to participants and is made possible by FDNY, The CHEST Fo...

New mouse model of Alzheimer's, other diseases may clarify steps of brain degeneration

...enting neuronal migration and growth. Their latest challenge is deciphering how Cdk5 and the pernicious regulator p25 lead to neurodegenerative diseases. The protein p25 is usually not found in healthy brains, but is formed when a stroke or another oxygen-restricting event cuts p35--a beneficial protein found...

Iressa news backgrounder

...es not shrink their cancer. That fact has become a challenge to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. They are dedicated to solving the central puzzle that Iressa, and similar other targeted therapies, pose - what are the cancers that may best respond, and which patients will ben...

Adolescent binge drinking produces tolerance to alcohol

...eatment and training, were tested after an alcohol challenge (1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 g/kg) or saline. Tests for experiments II, III and IV were repeated in the same animals following 12 alcohol-free days. "The key finding of this set of studies is that CIE exposure during adolescence produces profound tolerance that...

Data mining gains ground in key sectors

...ating unstructured with structured data presents a challenge to businesses," observes Technical Insights Research Analyst Michael Valenti. While data mining can address all these limitations, persuading companies to invest in analytic tools is a challenge. To this end, providers are focusing on developing spec...

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