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Stress Hormone Tied To Depression And Conduct Disorder In Pregnant Teens

...laterpregnancy and lower concentrations of CRH may delay lung maturation. Inaddition, adolescents who are depressed or exhibit conduct disorder symptoms maybe less compliant with good health behaviors during pregnancy....

Immunex Files Supplemental NDA for NOVANTRONE

...sustained reduction in their number ofattacks, and delay in their disability progression, compared to patients treatedwith placebo. In the study, treatment with NOVANTRONE resulted in generally manageableside effects that were primarily mild to moderate. During the two year trial,the most frequent...

Scientist explain a drug's paradoxical action: discovery may lead to new therapies for breast cancer, early puberty

...era is one of anumber of drugs that can be used to delay the onset of puberty. Scientistsalready have shown that small amounts of the drug bind to receptors in the brainand inhibit GnRH production. However some children have a condition called gonadotropin-independent sexualprecocity. Though their brains a...

Low birth weight affects 50% of all children in South Asia

...ht, newly marriedadolescent women are counseled to delay childbearing for 2 years, andmalnourished pregnant women receive supplements providing 600 calories perday until 5 months after the birth of their children. The program expectsthat supplementation during pregnancy will result in significantimproveme...

Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call

...ssion is to help people eliminate this unnecessary delay and get the treatmentthey need, by empowering them and their physicians with critical informationabout the condition and offering the support that is essential to coping withthis chronic medical disorder." "Wake Up to Narcolepsy" includes written m...

Mayo clinic researchers explore new methods to detect Parkinson's disease in at-risk individuals

... is most at risk and to develop therapies that can delay or prevent the onsetof this disease," says Dr. Maraganore. "The results of our study are veryencouraging, but clearly there needs to be continuing research and developmentin this area."...

Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease

...orvastatin will reduce ischemic events and thereby delay or prevent theneed for revascularization. "If at any time symptoms worsen and/or exercise performance deterioratessuch that it interferes with their lifestyle, patients may elect to undergorevascularization without any apparent penalty for th...

NOVANTRONE application for multiple sclerosis granted priority review by FDA

...significant impact on reduction of relapse rateand delay in disability progression in patients with seconda...ence a reduction in their number of attacks, and a delay intheir disability progression. In the study, treatment with NOVANTRONE resulted in generall...

Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug

GM1 ganglioside may improve symptoms, delay disease advance Scientists at Jefferson ...sing, drug, GM1 ganglioside, can improve symptoms, delay diseaseprogression, and in some cases actually restore damaged brain cells inParkinson's disease pat...

New computer model supports the importance of annual mammograms

...Kopans. "Isuspect that many women find it easy to delay having their mammograms - healthypeople are rarely anxious to go looking for cancer. However, this modelsuggests that the time between screenings is actually extremely important. Ifwe are to save the most lives possible, women need to comply with t...

Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy

...to lower pressure in the eye, aiming to prevent or delay damage toganglion cells and preserve good vision. "But we have many clinical situationswhere we can't get the pressure low enough to avoid damage," said BernardBecker, M.D., professor emeritus and former head of the Department ofOphthalmology and Vis...

UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds

...smission, how to prevent HIV infection, and how to delay progression ofdisease once a person is infected. This is the first time UCSF has had a single center focusing on this key areaof research. "This crucial funding from the state will fill a critical gap in UCSF'sresearch portfolio and lead to improved ...

Attitudes and social norms delay adolescents' 'first time'

... risky situations also influenceswhether they will delay their first time or not. "A modest increase in positive views about teenagers refraining from intercoursecan predict a 30 percent reduction in the onset of intercourse," said Scott C.Carvajal, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study. The age young Ameri...

Diabetes therapy may impair memory function in children

...ls within a narrow window, intensive therapy could delay theonset of the major complications of diabetes: vision loss, nerve problems andkidney failure. But the DCCT also found that as patients worked to keep glucose levels undertighter control, they increased the risk that those levels would fall too low...

AEDs user-friendly -- even for children

...o restore a normalrhythm. But for every minute of delay in delivering that shock, the chances ofsurvival drop about 10 percent. "There is a persistent idea that many hours of special training arerequired to operate an AED," says Bardy. "But the fact is, these machines areincredibly easy to use. ...

Elderly population may drain resources from paediatrics

...inequalities in offspring. If middle class women delay childbearing until they feel the time is right, they are likely to make a substantial investment in the child born and provide them with security, material goods, first class education and enriching experiences, says Hall. Children born to younger m...

Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds

...nd. Individuals without health insurance also may delay seeking medical care, increasing the chance that a health condition will worsen and become life-threatening. Overall, the authors emphasized the importance of social factors when examining the risk of dying. When researchers address the subject, th...

New study led by U. Pitt researcher shows mirtazapine cuts risk of depression relapse by more than 50 percent

...SRIs are highly safe and effective, they exhibit a delay in onset of therapeutic action," said Dr. Nierenberg. "Mirtazapine's dual action on both norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain may contribute to its ability to relieve depression more quickly."...

AmericasDoctor.com & Affiliated Research Centers announce merger that revolutionizes clinical trial recruitment, expedites pharmaceutical research

...ve. Pharmaceutical industry estimates show that a delay in bringing a product to market results in the loss of more than $1 million in revenues each day. The new "clicks and mortar" organization also represents an early entry into the next generation of Internet healthcare companies, whose business str...

FDA advisory committee recommends approval of novantrone for treatment of worsening multiple sclerosis

...ignificant impact on reduction of relapse rate and delay in disability progression in these patients. In a Phase III trial, there was a 65% reduction in annual relapse rate with NOVANTRONE compared to placebo and a 64% reduction in 1-point Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) deterioration confirmed at...

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