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San Francisco study shows antiretroviral treatment continues to improve AIDS survival

...th by 60 percent, said Schwarcz. "This finding, combined with other data that predict little negative effect associated with drug resistance and the potential for reduced HIV transmission from persons receiving therapy, supports efforts to expand the use of HAART," said Schwarcz. The study also determin...

Acupuncture is promising treatment for cocaine addiction, Yale researchers find

...iction and shows that alternative therapies can be combined with the arsenal of Western treatments for fighting addiction," said Arthur Margolin, the study's principal investigator and research scientist in psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. "This promising finding suggests that further research on acupun...

Hormone therapy doesn't slow heart disease, despite improvements in cholesterol

...ssigned to take estrogen (Premarin®), estrogen combined with a progestin (Prempro®), or a dummy pill (placebo). Sophisticated computer techniques were used to measure subtle changes in their arteries over the 3.2-year study period. "Overall, there were no differences between the groups in how quickl...

Put a polymer in your tank

...of different lengths. When gasoline and oxygen are combined and ignited in a car's engine, the molecules of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen rearrange themselves to form carbon dioxide and water. This reaction releases the energy that drives the engine. Air, the engine's source of oxygen, does not contain enoug...

Major new study finds long-acting calcium channel blockers inferior to other antihypertensive drugs

... Society of Cardiology meeting in Amsterdam. The combined analysis of nine randomized clinical trials, with ...trokes, more than 2,300 deaths and more than 3,300 combined cardiovascular events. "Because of the large size and rigorous methodology of the individual trials...

Combinaton of radiation and hormone suppression therapy shown to effectively treat early-stage prostate cancer

...ana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) have found that combined radiation therapy (RT) and androgen suppression therapy (AST) is a more effective treatment for localized, early-stage prostate cancer compared to treatment using radiation therapy alone. The findings are published in the September 13th issue of JAMA...

Increase in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rate

...eptive prevalence or use of ineffective methods is combined with low-fertility norms; and in societies with a high propensity to rely on induced abortion. Relatively low abortion rates are found in societies with high desired fertility or high levels of use of effective contraception, or with a low propensity...

Hutchinson Center receives $1.2 million from National Science Foundation to study plant genetics

...hen pooled, just like ingredients for a recipe are combined in a mixing bowl. This allows DNA from multiple plants to be analyzed at once. Next, a method called polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is used to make many copies of DNA to be used for more detailed analysis. The entire PCR product is then heated an...

Management of osteoarthritis pain

...therapy for pain management is most effective when combined with non-pharmacologic strategies. The ACR recommendation of acetaminophen as initial drug therapy for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis pain is based on the overall cost, effectiveness, and safety of acetaminophen....

Lawrence Livermore Lab pioneers advanced radiation treatment for cancer

...Executive Officer of NOMOS Corporation, said, "The combined efforts of the NOMOS and LLNL Peregrine teams to compile the data necessary to obtain FDA clearance has been extraordinary." "We can now offer this unparalleled technology to doctors and clinicians who can provide better medicine for cancer patient...

Gender differences in private substance abuse treatment retention

... have been diluted in previous studies that used a combined sample of men and women," said Finney. "Different patient factors predict retention for men and women. Accordingly, gender-specific treatment programs and/or gender-specific treatment retention interventions may be needed to enhance the likelihood ...

Rise in non-communicable diseases commands pharmaceutical scientists attention

...ption medications may be dramatically reduced when combined with St. John's Wort. In fact, this study shows a ...rescription and over-the-counter medications, when combined with St. Johns Wort, become ineffective. Most at risk are those taking birth control pills, heart me...

Lifepoint reports performance results of THC detection in human saliva at American College Of Emergency Physicians

...as a non-invasive test specimen. The technologies combined in the LifePoint Test System enable broad product expansion into additional markets including therapeutic drug monitoring, rapid diagnostic testing, and wellness and health screening....

Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs

... income schemes are highly prone to failure if not combined with the "stick" of strong enforcement. Economic analysis demonstrates that NOT enforcing blast fishing regulations is now costing Indonesia over US$ 200 million per year. In addition to the call to action, scientists presented more than 1500 papers ...

Compounds also present in alcoholic beverages may explain chocolate cravings

...ether it exists. "Finding these active substances, combined with the known pleasurable effects of eating chocolate, may complete the whole picture of chocolate craving," Herraiz said. Up to seven micrograms of the compounds were found per gram of chocolate, Herraiz said. The compounds are found in low concent...

Differences in brain function make it hard for people with schizophrenia to interpret other people's feelings

...e normal lives. Led by Dr Tonmoy Sharma, the study combined a new research focus, social cognition,(the ability to recognise and empathise with other people's feelings) with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore why people with schizophrenia have difficulty in interpreting other people's beh...

Insulin precursor linked with increased stroke risk; may represent new risk factor

...n might be used as one risk indicator, which, when combined with other indicators, may help identify persons at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. "If we can find these individuals, we can delay or prevent the occurrence of these diseases through lifestyle or pharmacological int...

North Carolina researcher receives award for new ant-HIV drug that simplifies treatment regime

...tive alternative. Moreover, the three drugs can be combined in a single pill (Trizivir) that is taken twice daily instead of as 10 to 20 separate pills. "Ziagen is the first carbocyclic nucleoside to be approved as a drug," says Daluge, noting that many other compounds in the same class have been studied for ...

Imperial statistician estimates size of French BSE epidemic

... the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, combined with information from the UK epidemic, to estimate the size and course of the epidemic there. Her results are published today in the journal Nature. Dr Donnelly found that at least 1,200 French cattle have been infected with the agent that causes BSE...

Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients

...and college educated than those individuals with a combined dependency. Until approximately a decade ago, alco...ed in the early 1990s. The effectiveness of these combined treatment programs, however, remains unclear. A study in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinica...

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