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Nobel Laureate creates potent anticancer weapons

...mand for an entire year, Corey estimated. "It's especially effective against soft-tissue sarcoma," Corey said. "There hasn't been effective chemotherapy for sarcoma. That's been the most striking result so far." Reporting the results after two years of testing, research and study, Corey and graduate studen...

New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers

...e but often fatal cancer of blood-forming tissues, especially among people exposed later in life, according to a new study of workers at four U.S. Department of Energy plants. The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers, analyzed radiation exposures among plant employees and...

Dietary bioflavonoids induce DNA breaks, may contribute to infant leukemia

...noid DNA breaks. Certain types of bioflavonoids, especially the flavonols, were more powerful topo-II inhibito... suggests that pregnant women, at least, should be especially careful about taking such supplements or even eating a diet high in bioflavonoids. Additional auth...

NHLBI study shows relationship between sleep apnea and hypertension

...r through the nasal passages. Behavioral changes, especially weight loss, are usually recommended as well. The SHHS involved more than 6,000 adults, ages 40 and over, who were participating in other NHLBI cohort studies of cardiovascular and respiratory disease between 1995-1998. Sleep apnea was assessed...

New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia

... a strong influence over REM -- or dream -- sleep, especially the first dream phase after onset of sleep. Theref...role in all three types of schizophrenic symptoms, especially in treating the negative and cognitive symptoms," Tandon says. "I think a significant consequence of...

Anger-prone people are more likely to have heart attacks

...hat anger could potentially lead to heart attacks, especially among middle-aged men and women with normal blood pressure." The researchers say that there has "always been a suspicion that emotional states such as anger, anxiety and depression have an impact on health. Now, were better able to document the asso...

First large-scale clinical study establishes the efficacy of the new oral anticoagulant H 376/95

...cy, H 376/95 has a number of practical advantages, especially oral administration offering patients the possibility of taking tablets instead of having injections. The drug is well absorbed and has no known interactions with other drugs or food. There is no need for laboratory monitoring, which is a great rel...

Ritalin and Prozac: Study finds more kids using both drug types together

... increase in SSRI use and in dual prescriptions is especially surprising," says U-M pediatrician and lead author Jerry Rushton, M.D., MPH. "We need further information about whether this is due to new unrecognized mental disorders, substitution for other therapies, or overprescription." SSRIs have only gai...

Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children

...observing and further examination over time." He especially hopes to continue his research by looking at which patients choose alternative providers for primary care, and by examining the quality and outcome of their care....

Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn

... also made large strides in their reading ability, especially in sounding out new words. "The relative gains they made compared to children of the same age were more than what would be expected for the time that passed between tests," added Berninger. They made significant gains in analyzing sounds needed to...

"Radical" Discovery Advances Medicine and Plastics

...xistence of organic free radicals seemed unlikely, especially since all attempts to find one had proved futile. Gomberg succeeded where others had failed, but it took three decades for the world to recognize the significance of his finding that organic free radicals did in fact exist. Beginning in the 1930s, e...

Chiropractic neurologists managing patients' autism, stroke, other disorders, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA)

...o wonderfully. They usually respond very quickly, especially in the absence of any brain damage. We are usually simply dealing with developmental patterns and the development of the brain. Some respond well to music, but of course, the treatment is very individualized." Chiropractic neurology is also addre...

UNC-CH public health specialists confirm Norwalk-like virus caused Seawell illnesses

...rs, children and others to wash their hands often, especially after using the toilet," Moe said. State and local health officials have often called the UNC-CH scientist and her staff to help with virus identification because their laboratory specializes in Norwalk-like viruses....

Underage college drinkers have easy access to alcohol, pay less, and consume more per occasion than older students

...3 years of age. "Easily obtainable cheap alcohol, especially beer, fuels binge drinking for underage college students," Wechsler said. Underaged college students drink less frequently: 63 percent of the underaged students reported drinking in the past 30 days compared with 74 percent of the of-age students. H...

Parents' language barrier may prevent eligible children from receiving government-sponsored health insurance, says study

...then the children are more likely to be uninsured, especially if they have no access to employer-sponsored health insurance," said Dr. Lin. Among the SCHIP-eligible population, the uninsured are more likely than the insured to have unmet medical needs and to depend on sources other than a doctor's office -- suc...

US AIDS cases, deaths, and HIV infections appear stable

...ntinue to be troublingly high in some populations, especially gay and bisexual men. Infection rates among gay and bisexual men in several cities dropped precipitously after the intense prevention efforts in the 1980s. Yet, over the last decade, studies suggest that infection rates among gay and bisexual men ...

Two studies compare triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen® + Combivir® with protease inhibitorplus Combivir® regimens in therapy-naive patients

...r has been associated with anemia and neutropenia, especially in patients with advanced disease, and with symptomatic myopathy after prolonged use. The most serious adverse event associated with Ziagen is a hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening and has been fatal in some cases. In the thousan...

Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic

...e article. "There's a lot of confusion out there especially with the medium-sized employers where the human resource manager also wears the hat of safety manager and accountant," says Dr. Fletcher. "They don't fully understand their responsibilities as employers. I recently had a case where a safety manager...

Regents award grant to med school for neurogenetics

...ical affairs, said, "Research in neurosciences and especially in the genetic aspect of neurosciences is one of our high priority developmental areas. We are grateful to the Ohio Board of Regents for their support."...

Government needs to support 'e-medicine' to improve medical care

...e of high-tech delivery. Telemedicine has proven especially effective in Norway where even the installation of costly equipment has proven cheaper than flying doctors into remote regions....

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