Tag: "disease" at medical news
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...ntibiotic isoniazid (INH) significantly reduces TB disease
risk in personsknown to be co-infected with HIV an.... They found that thenumber of cases of active TB disease
that developed in each group during thesix-month study period did not differ significantly. "Our fin...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...ies experience fewerand less serious incidences of disease
and allergy than formula-fed babies.Gastrointestinal, respiratory, and middle-ear infections, in particular, aregreatly reduced in breast-fed infants. In recent years, scientists at Penn andother institutions have sought to understand what it is abou...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...ing cause of death in theUnited States after heart disease
and cancer. When not fatal, stroke can leavebrain functions impaired. About 500,000 people suffer strokes each year. A major cause of stroke is arteriosclerosis, or hardening, of thecarotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. As we age, ...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...esearchers hope tobegin that trial in 1998. Pompe disease
is an incapacitating condition caused by an inheri...rimary energy source. Patientssuffering from Pompe disease
lack sufficient enzyme for that chemical conversion.As a result, glycogen accumulates and destroys s...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...erand studies have shown that when found early the disease
is treated mostsuccessfully. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is thelargest radiation oncology society in the world, with some 4,000 members. As aleading organiza...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...search suggests that patients with coronary artery disease
have abetter chance of long-term survival if they believe they have adequate help whenneeded from family and friends in performing daily tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. Researchers Steven Woloshin, MD, and colleagues at the White ...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
... biological systems," she explains. "Diabetes is a disease
that lendsitself well to using mathematical modell...l approaches, whichcan add novel insights into the disease
processes." Her initial research focused on the role of insulin, which allows sugar inthe bloodstrea...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
... believe that: breast cancer is a young woman's disease
finding a cancerous lump would likely leadto a mastectomy a woman who protects her breasts from beingbumped, bruised or fondled is less likely to get breast cancer "If you think you have protected your breasts from being bumpedand bruised and tha...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...also continues to rise, with final stroke andheart disease
deaths up nearly 11,000 from 1994 to 1995, the mos...eported. The total cost of cardiovascular disease
in 1998 is expected to reach$274.2 billion, up from $259.1 billion in 1997. Included in the estimate...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...st likely to develop newlydiagnosed cardiovascular disease
and significantly more likely to showdeclines in mental and physical functioning. The best antidote to break the cycle, McEwen says, is the simplest:exercise. "Of all the things we can do to lower stress levels andcounteract allostatic load," says ...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
...diagnostics and therapeutic substances directly to disease
sites. CYTOGEN has received FDA marketing approval for three different anti-cancer compounds....
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...spirin in the primaryprevention of ischaemic heart disease
in men and increased risk" A combination anticoagulant treatment -- low-dose aspirin and low-dosewarfarin -- reduced the risk of heart attack by 34 percent in a 13-year study involving 5,499 men. Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., preside...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...." The traditional treatments for glomerular disease
include steroids givenalone or togetherwith cyclosporine or cytotoxic drugs. Despite the effectiveness of thesemedications, Briggssays, some patients cannot tolerate steroids for long periods, suffer serioustoxicities of cytotoxicdrugs or even relap...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...dividuals who have not experienced coronary artery disease
orstroke, aspirin therapy is not recommended unless there is a strong positivefamily history. "If one or both individual's parents or siblings have had aheart attack before 50, I would consider giving a baby aspirin (81 mg) a day,interrupted by a th...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...h aboutstroke already is low "when compared to any disease
that's such a major killerand disabler," stresses Broderick. National Institutes of Health spent just over$120 million in Fiscal Year 1996 on research on stroke, which ranks as the No. 1cause of disability in the United States and the nation's No. 3 ...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...ncluding China and India, facean epidemic of heart disease
and stroke that could devastate their economies,re... One reason for the epidemic of cardiovascular disease
is the surge inlife expectancy due to declines in infectious and nutritional deficiencydiseases and ...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...ear to have an extra weaponagainst coronary artery disease
and stroke, according to a study in this month'sHypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. New research has found that the drug -- one of the most commonlyprescribed blood pressure medicines -- may help blunt blood clotting byp...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...accurately monitor the status and progress of this disease
in real time are significant", said Joseph Adlerst...ist in the treatment of serious diseases. Initial disease
targets for this technology include AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular disease
and osteoporosis. The secon...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...However, individuals with both knowncardiovascular disease
and diabetes may want to talk to their physicians aboutchoosing another type of high blood pressure drug, or to use the calciumantagonist in combination with other agents that are complementary." Izzo is amember of the American Heart Association's C...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
...od pressure, elevatedlipids and cholesterol, heart disease
and a reduction in the body's supply ofdisease-fighting immune cells. Evans' and his colleagues' new study adds powerful evidence to cross-sectionaland animals studies which have shown higher stress levels in children and adultsworking and living in...
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