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Common prostate cancer treatment may cause severe bone loss, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh

...y used treatment for prostate cancer, causessevere drops in bone mass and results in an increased risk of fracture inmen. We were surprised to find that men who were treated with GnRH-a for prostate cancer experienced up to a decade's worth of bone loss within the first year of therapy, said senior autho...

Biomolecule studied for medical uses

...ven though that hard and cloudy coating eventually drops off, it can be uncomfortable in the meantime. In contrast, solidification rates of biodendrimer glues can be controlled by using an argon laser beam. "We can control how hard we want it," Kim said. "It's a glue that's very soft. And it's very easily...

UT Southwestern researchers identify mechanisms by which cocaine elevates blood pressure

...d a small, medically approved dose of cocaine nose drops to 15 healthy cocaine-naive study participants. To directly measure the drugs effect on blood vessels without influencing the brain or heart, the researchers administered two different doses of cocaine into the artery of the forearm and measured bloo...

Stopping statins may cause rebound that triples risk of death

...ormal, the level of nitric oxide released by cells drops below normal. We tried to show that the withdrawal of statins in humans results in a rebound phenomenon and has an adverse impact on patients with acute coronary syndromes, says Hamm. A placebo controlled, prospective study appears unethical to test...

Study finds drops work as well as patch for 'lazy eye'

...raging because in some patients with amblyopia,the drops are an attractive alternative to patching therapy,...e Center and aninvestigator in the NEI study. "The drops are certainly easier toadminister than trying to keep a patch on young patients who may attenddaycar...

Eye drops to treat childhood eye disorder work as well as patching the eye

Atropine eye drops given once a day to treat amblyopia, or lazy eye, ...r children. This new study found that atropine eye drops had a higher acceptance rate and better compliance by children and their parents than did patching. ...

Blood test for heart failure scores big in new study

...Dr. Maisel said that with the BNP test, "With two drops of blood you get results in 15 minutes. This test helps saves lives and time." In the multinational trial, held at seven hospitals in the United States, France and Norway, doctors were able to correctly diagnose CHF in nearly 83 percent of cases, ...

Undersize infants score higher on IQ tests if breast fed exclusively

...xclusively breastfed for 4 months, this percentage drops to 16 percent by six months of age. The children were evaluated by study physicians at birth, at six weeks of age, and at three, six, nine, and 13 months of age. At each visit, the children's mothers were asked whether they had fed their children f...

Action needed to tackle fake drugs trade

...Recent examples of fake drugs include neomycin eye drops and meningococcal vaccine made of tap water; paracetamol syrup made of industrial solvent; and contraceptive pills made of wheat flour. Some counterfeit drugs even contain actively harmful ingredients, not just bogus placebos. Death and illness arisi...

Physics tip sheet #11 - May 1, 2002

...tp://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v88/e198102 2) How drops drip A. D'Innocenzo, F. Paladini, and L. Renna Phy... diameter and wall thickness of nozzles, satellite drops (small drops accompanying larger drops) are practically eliminated. Journal article: http://link.a...

Impaired sodium excretion after stress contributes to hypertension in blacks

...dneys to absorb more sodium. If the blood pressure drops because of bleeding or a stressful situation triggers the basic survival instinct to fight or flee, these are some primary ways the body increases blood pressure. Dr. Harshfield has long wondered whether reactivity alone was how behavioral factors co...

'Cheerleader' brain signal may act as a task master, Science study suggests

...to successfully complete a set of tasks to receive drops of juice. The tasks involved pressing and releasing a bar in response seeing certain colored shapes on a computer screen. A colored bar across the top of the screen brightened each time the monkey moved to the next task, indicating that it was nearin...

Tiny wounds on eye may lead to big problems in certain cases

... Two-thirds of the subjects who used rewetting drops (164 total subjects) had evid... subjects not using rewetting drops (333 total subjects) had mild staining. Lens power also played a role in moder...

Study shows eye drops useful in preventing glaucoma

HOUSTON--(June 13, 2002)--Eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye hav...4 percent of the study participants receiving the drops developed glaucoma over a five-year period, while 9.5 percent of the participants who did not receiv...

UC Davis study shows eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk

...inical centers in the United States shows that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can.... The researchers found that pressure-lowering eye drops reduced by more than 50 percent the development of primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form...

Eye drops can delay onset of glaucoma

...ity School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that drops that lower eye pressure can delay the onset of glaucoma. The eye drops reduced the development of open-angle glaucoma by more than 50 percent. The study appears in the Jun...

Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk

Researchers have discovered that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can...ology. Scientists found that pressure-lowering eye drops reduced by more than 50 percent the development of primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form...

Survey reveals needs of glaucoma patients across Europe

...0 minutes between administrations of different eye drops to ensure that the first medication has sufficient...edication might lead to better compliance than eye drops taken twice or three-times daily. More than 90 percent also agreed that a single eye drop therapy m...

Long-term interruption of HIV treatment may be safe in certain patients

... of the patients had increases in virus levels and drops in infection-fighting CD4 cells. Patients with lower virus levels prior to treatment and stronger immune systems responded more favorably during the interruption. When HAART was resumed in 11 of the patients, they experienced maximal viral suppressi...

Quick blood test for heart failure proves successful in multinational trial

...ve. Dr. Maisel said that with the BNP test, "Two drops of blood can get you results in 15 minutes. This test helps saves lives and time." In the multinational trial, held at seven hospitals in the United States, France and Norway, doctors were able to correctly diagnose CHF in nearly 83 percent of case...

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