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Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...portunity tolearn vicariously about the hazards of drugs
by observing drug users among theiracquaintances or public figures. Also, the decline in marijuana use during the1980s may have lulled many members of social institutions, including government,schools, media and families, into a false sense of compl...
Injecting Drugs With Sound Waves
...he use of soundwaves in place of needles to inject drugs
such as insulin and interferondirectly through the...mictherapy--the process of using sound to activate drugs
at specific sites in thebody (3pBV2) Developing anti-cancer drugs
that are activated by ultrasound ...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...m mibefradilto other calcium channel blocker (CCB) drugs
to control their high bloodpressure, according to ...ity to metabolize other drugsand caused many other drugs
to accumulate to dangerous levels. The authors write: "In response to [the four case reports] and s...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...ved cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil, two chemotherapy drugs
commonly used totreat head and neck cancer, during the first and sixth weeks of irradiation. The researchers found the combined treatment was more successful incontrolling the cancer and in stopping recurrence of tumors. Sixty-one percentof t...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
DALLAS, June 19 -- Individuals taking drugs
to control high bloodpressure should be warned not to stop treatment without a doctor's orders. Thepenalty may be a stroke, researchers report in this month's Hypertension:Journal of the American Heart Association. The study offers the firs...
Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27
...Pfizer, Inc., will talk about Viagra and other new drugs
as hedescribes Pfizer's look a the future of pharmaceuticals. Other presentersinclude Edward Teller describing his role in the invention of the hydrogen bomb;William Garzke, an analytical chemist currently analyzine artifacts from thetitanic; John G...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
...ctions in the U.S. occurring among addicts whotake drugs
intravenously, methods for preventing HIV transmis...the risk of HIVtransmission among addicts who take drugs
intravenously. The study, "Can Difficult-to-Reuse Syringes Reduce the Spread of HIV AmongInjection D...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...S, June 23 -- In a growing class of blood-thinning drugs
to treatheart attack, researchers have found one t...ion. The drug, lamifiban, is in a class of drugs
called "platelet IIb/ IIIareceptor blockers," which prevent platelets from forming blood clots thato...
Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients
...nidate or amphetamines," Rogers said. Unlike other drugs
used to treat narcolepsy, modafinil needs only to ...s not known to have the "crash" effect these other drugs
areassociated with, nor is it considered addictive. The study, "Quality-of-Life Effects of Modafinil...
Old Drugs, New Tricks
...atory effect on vessel walls. Fibrates, a class of drugs
that reduce blood fat levels, have been used forabout a decade in the treatment of some forms of hyperlipidemia andatherosclerosis. Fibrates bind to PPARa, a receptor present in the liver andinvolved in fatty acid breakdown . PPARa acts as a messeng...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
... 2 million Americans. Benzodiazepines, a class of drugs
that includesdiazepam and lorazepam, are generally agreed to be the treatment of choice foracute repetitive seizures. "This new method of treatment clearly reduces the number of seizures for bothchildren and adults and protects patients from seizure...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
... HIV infecting a patient are resistentto antiviral drugs
may be useful in helping plan treatment strategies, but moreinformation is needed to determine the best usage of such tests, says aninternational panel of AIDS experts. In a report appearing in the June 24 issueof the Journal of the American Medical...
New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy
... combination drug therapy. Basedon information and drugs
available in mid-1998, the update notes that 11 agents,in various combinations, now provide more choices for initial therapy ofindividuals with better long-term outcomes. Simpler drug regimens may offergreater compliance and convenience, and more sen...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
...about access, adherence andtolerance of the potent drugs
in 254 patients being treated at five urban sitesin Boston and Rhode Island. In one study, about 40 percent of 151 patients who tried one or more of the fouravailable protease inhibitors eventually discontinued the drug. The most commonreason patient...
Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease
...rso andpotentially harmful serum lipid levels. The drugs
seemed to impact two of four measured lipid levels, increasing onlythe cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDL). In eight women, hightriglycerides and a deficit of protective high-density lipoproteins (HDL)--boththought to be additional drug si...
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
...onditions: lack ofinsurance for HIV antiretroviral drugs
and an annual income below $10,000, whichis 125 percent of the national poverty level for a single person. The UCSF teamis the first to report on this type of benefit expansion. Study findings show the expansion would result in 9,600 more years of l...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...oundthat very few of the HIV-infected poor receive drugs
to combat the virus.Of those who do take anti-retr...Only about 28 percent received any anti-retroviral drugs
at all--compared to almost 90 percent of middle-class people infected with HIV--andonly eight percen...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...t of this disease. "We have shown that a class of drugs
called matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors(MMPIs) are effective in treating a mouse model of multiple sclerosis," saysWolfgang Liedtke, M.D., lead author of the paper. "MMPIs have been shown to besafe for people in human trials as a cancer therapy, a...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...ufacturers announced plansto reduce prices of AIDS drugs
in low-income countries to about 25 percent ofindustrial world prices, according to Marseille. "This action opens the way for large-scale drug interventions because we nowknow that these therapies can make both medical and economic sense," he said....
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...rt disease, the contractioneffects of the migraine drugs
can tip the balance, resulting in chest pain andev...ine headaches. Manufacturers of some of the newer drugs
havesuggested their drugs
are less likely to cause this type of problem, she says. However, scientis...
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