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Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

...utes of Health Research (CIHR) shows. When given a combination of the anti-seizure drug gabapentin and the opioid...es of gabapentin and morphine were required during combination treatment than during treatment with either drug alone. "We now have the first clinical evidence tha...

Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious

...ut scientists think that it can be the result of a combination of environmental factors. PIONEER comprises twelve research groups, all of which will be tackling the puzzle from different angles. Most of the groups are working on the theory that a greater intake of calories has a significant part to play, while o...

Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...individual landslides have been recorded. Italy's combination of geography, geology and climate makes it one of Europe's most landslide-prone territories, with an average of 54 lives lost for each year of the last half century. However a new service based on satellite imagery can provide early warning of areas ...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...d death." He cautions, however, that although this combination of therapies seems to show better efficacy, as wel...cians calculated a 95 percent probability that the combination of Herceptin and chemotherapy would prove superior, Buzdar says. Giving a new combination of drugs t...

Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon

...ow will turn their attention to nouns and verbs in combination to determine how different parts of the brain are activated to comprehend verb phrases and sentences....

Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals

...amatically in those with a dual diagnosis, and the combination of all 3 risk factors further magnified the likelihood of relapse. State physician health programs might wish to consider managing substance-using professionals who have one or more of these 3 risk factors and those with prior relapse with more inten...

Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks

...ikely that triggers are more potent when acting in combination or when they are present at particular times of day." Nevertheless, Strike and Steptoe also cautioned that results are often collected by asking patients or survivors to compare normal activity with what they did immediately before the heart attack. ...

UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

...s having an underlying psychiatric disorder or the combination of all 3 risk factors further magnified the risk." Domino's article is based on a retrospective cohort study of 292 health care professionals enrolled in the Washington Physicians Health Program, an independent post-treatment monitoring program. Data...

Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions

...t cannot yet be concluded which source category or combination of source categories is responsible for the discrepancy. Potential candidates include wetlands, biomass burning, termites, ruminants or a hitherto unknown source." These results are of more than just academic interest, since methane is the second mo...

Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified

... However, the unique feature of this report is the combination of these two features multidrug resistance and rapid clinical course to AIDS. Previous research suggests that the likelihood to progression to AIDS in 6 and 12 months is seven per 10,00 and 45 per 10,000 individuals respectively. The cause of the r...

Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...diabetes are not automatically more tired due to a combination of work and illness. However, Dutch researcher Iri...omplaints have a higher risk of fatigue due to the combination of illness and work. Patients who experience considerable inconvenience because of the symptoms of t...

Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis

...sis." Currently the disease is diagnosed through a combination of patient history, physical examination, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and laboratory testing, such as lumbar puncture. "MRI is an expensive tool that we might be able to avoid if a blood test can be developed for MS," said Avasarala. "There is p...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

...rities," researchers conclude. "Nevertheless, the combination of increasing awareness, improving quality and increasing patients demand for and participation in high-quality care will likely contribute to addressing this important social issue." Co-authors are Allen Fremont, M.D., Ph.D.; Arvind K. Jain, M.S.; S...

Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

...uvant radiation therapy after surgery, a treatment combination which dramatically decreases the risk of disease recurrence while increasing survival. The risk of cardiac complications is a great concern to many patients receiving radiation therapy, says Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D., professor in M. D. Anderson's Dep...

Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer

...pronged attack of administering the gemcitabine in combination with a drug to block GSK-3 Beta. Nearly all die within five years of diagnosis Despite recent advances in understanding how cancers work at the molecular level, pancreatic cancer lacks an effective treatment. Approximately 30,000 Americans are dia...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...phia & Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline. "As a leader in combination vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline will be proud to introduce Boostrix as the first of a number of new and important candidate vaccines from our pipeline specifically targeted at preventing disease in adolescents." Backgroun...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...sponding author for the study. "We found that the combination of these differences resulted in the average malt liquor drinker in our study consuming 80 percent more alcohol per drink than the average regular beer drinker. Although we did not report consequences in this paper, typically the more alcohol consum...

Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer

...patients who received bevacizumab (Avastin TM ) in combination with standard chemotherapy lived longer than patie... patients in the study who received bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy (a treatment regimen of paclitaxel and carboplatin) had a median overall ...

Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease

...ple treatment for Parkinson's disease when used in combination with levodopa. Rasagiline achieved the two main goals of treatment after levodopa -- reduced disability and decreased motor fluctuations. These properties position the drug as a favourable candidate to add to the treatment of Parkinson's disease." In...

Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

...st in the numbers needed." Botswana has a peculiar combination of the two problems in that there are lots of nursing schools, but no medical schools. Many nurses are often forced to look for work outside Botswana due to a lack of positions that pay well, but physicians have to be contracted from other countries,...

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