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Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns

...own researchers think the findings result from the combined action ofcocaine with alcohol and marijuana. Alcohol can boost the effects of cocaine,and most of the crack-smoking women in the study abused alcohol andmarijuana. The Brown study injects clear-cut evidence into a two-decade-old medicaldebate over wh...

NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival

...ted a study last year showing that indinavir, when combined with zidovudine (ZDV) and lamivudine (3TC), both s...e Food and Drug Administration approved use of the combined ZDV and 3TC in November 1995, in part because of a national study Eron led and published in the New ...

Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients

...26 percent were able to successfully take Bactrim, combined with a small dose of prednisone. The remaining study patients were forced to discontinue the program because of allergic reactions, none of which were life-threatening. Kazanjian, who is director of the HIV/AIDS Program at U-M, says previous attempt...

Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security

...he population as a whole. Alower level of response combined with a wide range of estimates indicate "theuncertainty of what the future may bring," the initial report said. A final survey analysis is expected early in 1998. The preliminaryreport was authored by Marjorie Rosenberg, Fellow, Society of A...

Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants

...ignation covers patients who need single,double or combined heart-lung transplantation. HCFA conducts a rigorous evaluation process before accepting a programfor Medicare reimbursement. A medical center must perform at least 10 lungtransplants a year for two years and must have a one-year patient sur...

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report

...ction Study, warfarin in a dose of 3milligrams/day combined with aspirin in a dose of 80 or 160 mg a day did notprovide any benefit beyond that achieved with a 160 mg dose of aspirin alone.In the study published in this week's Lancet, T. W., Meade, M.R.C, and otherresearchers of the Medical Research Council i...

Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths

...mokers more than non-smokers because of the strong combined effects of smoking and radon." The En...o estimate the risks accurately. In addition, the combined effects of radon and smoking create a greater risk for people, but the joint effect could not be pre...

Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds

...pleting the program. Among middle-schoolers in the combined group,total cholesterol dropped an average of 10.6 milligrams per deciliter and LDLdropped 8.7 milligrams per deciliter. "We conclude that the combination of both a knowledge and attitudeprogram and a physical activity program was highly effe...

Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible

...with fewer side effects using lower morphine doses combined with new painkillersalready under development, acc... new drugs that couldprovide good pain relief when combined with lower, less problematic doses ofmorphine, he adds. This could significantly reduce the negativ...

First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds

...ed. The detection ratefor hCG and protein A tests combined was 63 percent, and the detection rate forthe beta subunit and protein A combined was 60 percent. Thus, this screeningprocedure permits identification of over 60 percent of women ca...

Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke

...ectiveness of LMW heparinoid(danaparoid/Org 10172) combined with conventional care in improving outcomes ofstroke patients at 7 days and at 3 months after stroke in comparison toconventional therapy alone. Conventional or usual management includesindividualized treatment recommended by a patient?s doctor, su...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...ociation awarded $46,000 to the UB researchers who combined the data they developed with that money with the data they developed with the seed funding. The result was the $1.3 million grant from the NIH. "It was the seed money that really got the whole thing off the ground," Lockwood said. Similarly, writing ...

Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered

...stitute (ARI). Study findings showed other factors combined to produce a cost-effectiveoutcome--such as a short-course of drug therapy and a high prevalence ofHIV-positive women of child-bearing age--but drug prices had the most impact. The UCSF team found drug costs need to be about 25 percent of current pri...

First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients

...ional Institutes of Health, thetwo-year study is a combined project of UC San Francisco and the CommunityConsortium, a Bay Area association of 200 health care providers who carefor the majority of HIV/AIDS patients in the region. The trial will examine the influence of marijuana on the immune system andon the...

How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?

...ow's milk with hypoallergenic formula milks. This combined with behavioural interventions, such as teaching parents to be more appropriately responsive to their infants and more effectively soothing, may help reduce crying. The authors argue strongly that drug treatment of infantile colic has no place in pr...

New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

...Bloodand Marrow Transplant Outpatient Clinic, have combined two treatment methodsinto a single treatment program to improve survival rates. The first requires high-dose chemotherapy to kill the cancer cells. The secondinvolves the administration of a vaccine to enhance the body's immunity againstcancer cells...

Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers

... of irradiation. The researchers found the combined treatment was more successful incontrolling the ca...ping recurrence of tumors. Sixty-one percentof the combined treatment patients were still disease-free after three years,compared to 41 percent for the intensiv...

Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

...unt ofTNF-a that was shed by the cells. "With the combined impact of MMPI on human myelin autoaggressive T cells and ona powerful animal model for MS, we are looking at MMPIs as promising candidatesfor human clinical trials in MS, which have already been initiated," saysLiedtke. Liedtke's and Raine's co-aut...

Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis

...t risk forsteroid-induced osteoporosis, due to the combined detrimental effects ofestrogen deficiency and steroids on their bones. The studies also showed fewer patients on alendronate had spine fracturescompared with those patients on placebo. Researchers already knew that alendronate could prevent and tre...

Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser

...rk notes. Being slightlyunhappy also contributed, combined with the belief that taking the medication asprescribed may make you feel better physically but won't make you feel anybetter emotionally. "Being a very busy person is the single biggest risk factor we found," saysPark. "Having a life that's overly ...

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