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Cholesterol fighting drugs may also have protective effects against multiple sclerosis

...of cholesterol-lowering drugs may also effectively interfere with the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). These drugs, known as statins, greatly reduce hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart disease, mainly by their cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-lowering properties. A study publi...

Airport noise impairs long-term memory and reading

...is consistently linked to reading deficits and may interfere with speech perception and long-term memory in primary school children," says Evans. "But it wasn't until we had this unprecedented opportunity to study children near the simultaneous opening and closing of the new and former Munich airports that we ...

Pessimists more prone to post-stroke depression

...epression is common among stroke survivors and can interfere with recovery. "Our study found that post-stroke depression is not only caused by damage to the brain tissue but also depends on one's general tendency to react to distressing life events by experiencing emotions such as anger, anxiety and sadness," ...

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002

...es in the pipeline are integrase inhibitors, which interfere with the enzyme that binds the virus's newly creat...'s called RNA interference (RNAi). The idea is to interfere with the molecular capability of cells to be infected by HIV by blocking the synthesis of one of the...

More than 70 percent of adults with cancer use alternative therapies

... well as the possibility that supplement use could interfere with chemotherapy, health-care providers need to be aware that supplement use is common among cancer patients," Patterson said. For example, antioxidants such as vitamins C and E may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy, while herbs such as yew n...

Studies define biochemical structure that keeps blood pressure low, bypass grafts open

...really affect function? So they also used drugs to interfere with the scaffolding and the activity of the sGC enzyme decreased. "That is when we started thinking we had something important," Dr. Catravas said. Now they are looking to see exactly where hsp 90 and sGC bind and why sometimes they don't; possibly ...

Toxin injections prove useful for spasticity after stroke

...er limbs is especially debilitating because it can interfere with many daily activities, including personal hygiene and dressing. Nineteen medical institutions were involved over the two-year period of the study. All of the 126 volunteers enrolled in the 12-week study had some degree of spasticity in their wri...

Study finds a mouse model for episodic neurological disorders

...t step is to start testing drugs that we think can interfere with those three triggers to stop the neurological dysfunction in humans," says Dr. Hess. She and her colleagues are now using the tottering mice to test compounds that are currently used by humans for other disorders. The NINDS is a component of th...

Gene therapy boosts cancer chemotherapy

...s of cisplatin at the injection site. It may also interfere with the tumor's ability to increase its blood sup...stances such as angiostatin or endostation. These interfere with a tumor's efforts to grow new blood vessels, which are necessary for tumor growth. Since 1999,...

Brain can reorganize after traumatic injury

...th TBI frequently complain of memory problems that interfere with their daily function and ability to work, yet many eventually recover memory function and return to work or school. The study, led by scientist Brian Levine of The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, compared brain f...

Panel calls for greater attention to cancer patients' pain, depression, and fatigue

...he panel noted, however, numerous factors that can interfere with adequate symptom management. Among them are: incomplete effectiveness of some treatments; a lack of sufficient knowledge regarding effective treatment strategies; patient reluctance to report symptoms to caregivers; a belief that such symptoms a...

Northwestern researcher calls for simplified, less toxic HIV therapies

...le restraints and frequent adverse events that may interfere with a patient's compliance and quality of life," he said. Side effects reported with most currently available protease inhibitors include gastrointestinal effects, liver problems and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Protea...

Drug combinations reduce HIV levels in untreated patients

...onavir (Agenerase and Norvir). Protease inhibitors interfere with the enzyme that HIV needs to snip apart the protein it creates in reproducing itself. Such snipping is the final step in producing the working proteins that constitute the virus. At the end of 48 weeks, at least 75 percent of patients in each o...

'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill

...hat motor skill activity during waking hours might interfere with consolidation of the task in memory, another group even wore mittens for a day to prevent skilled finger movements. Their improvement was negligible -- until after a full night's sleep, when their scores soared by nearly 20 percent. Sleep lab...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, July 2, 2002

...ancer Recent evidence indicates that drugs that interfere with the action of estrogen on breast tissue can lower the risk that breast cancer will occur in women at high risk. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) considered this evidence in its recommendation that women at low or average risk for...

Hypertension is study focus of $10 million NIH grant to MCG

... identify ways to help the children whose genetics interfere with the beneficial effects of exercise. "It's very exciting," Dr. Treiber said of the Program Project grant that is enabling the extensive collaboration. "This would not have been possible without the vision of the Dr. William Strong, the founder of...

A strong primary care system is good for a nation's health

... primary care infrastructures. "Very low costs may interfere with achievement of good health, particularly at older ages, although very high levels of costs may signal excessive and potentially health-compromising care," said Starfield. Five policy-relevant characteristics appear to be related to better popula...

Estrogen may lower women's risk of heart disease by working as damper on inflammation

...lace during a woman's menstrual cycle, which would interfere with results. Nine healthy men of normal weight with a mean age of 32 provided blood samples before receiving a 5 mg. injection of estrogen in the form of Premarin, the most commonly prescribed drug for estrogen-replacement therapy. Dandona chose t...

Androgen therapy boosts muscle strength for older men

...n as sarcopenia-as they age. Loss of leg power may interfere with basic activities, such as rising from a chair or walking up stairs. That, in turn, can lead to immobility, eroding independence and depression. "Our findings are encouraging because a short course of treatment appears to increase muscle mass, ...

130-year-old mysteries solved: how nitroglycerin works; why patients develop tolerance

... not take those drugs." In addition, alcohol will interfere with nitroglycerin, so these patients probably shouldn'tdrink, Stamler said. "I'm not sure if that glass a day of red wine is good or bad for patientstaking nitroglycerin," he added. Even more intriguing, according to Stamler, are the possibilities ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
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