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Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities

...iewers may walkaway from the film believing serial killers are relatively commonplace. Butstatistics indicate there are only about four to five instances of serialkillers in the United States per year, according to Safran. Similarly, although Dustin Hoffman's portrayal of an autistic idiotsavant cap...

Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level

...o track their use of narcotic and non-narcoticpain killers and are examined several times by a physician. Both pain relief andany toxicity to bone marrow are being gauged. Patients receiving tin-117m DTPA during the trial are being given one ofthree doses, either one of the two amounts used in the pr...

War on bacteria could leave drug-resistant strains unchecked

...he CDC Foundation. Overuse and misuse of bacteria killers leave an open field for opportunistic bacteria that would normally be kept in check by other germs. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria have developed cunning ways to foil even the strongest medications in some cases, says Levy. He recommends a ret...

Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health

...pand the scope of our research regarding the major killers of minorities in America. Our goal is full inclusion of all people in the scientific discussion of how we live, stay well and manage illness in this country." In creating the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health, Wake Forest University Sc...

Racial disparity in cancer survival: Are other factors at work?

...cks and whites for mostcancers including the major killers - lung, prostate andcolorectal - was eliminated once the correction for deathsdue to other causes was taken into account. However, of the14 cancers examined, blacks were at a higher risk of cancerdeath in a small number of cancer types: breast and tw...

Couch potato lifestyle takes a big bite out of health

...octors bills. Inactivity is linked to the four big killers of our grandparents - heart disease, cancer, stroke and falls." To improve your physical and mental well-being, researchers offer these tips for becoming more physically active: Start small. Take a 5 or 10-minute walk once a day. Walk with yo...

Researchers use crippled poliovirus to attack brain cancer

... In fact, polio is known to be one of the quickest killers of infected host cells, producing approximately a thousand additional infectious viral units per infected cell, he said. "We made a drug out of a virus by engineering its destructive abilities from a foe into a friend," said ...

Popular anti-epileptic drug also effective in controlling debilitating symptom of multiple sclerosis

... drug for three things instead of prescribing pain killers and antidepressants in addition to the spasticity therapies." Spasticity is often seen in patients with MS and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as after a stroke or spinal-cord injury. It can lead to loss of balance, increased risk of fa...

Minimally invasive colon cancer surgery is effective

... in the hospital, one less day on intravenous pain killers and one less day on oral pain killers. The team cautions, though, that the procedure is only safe and effective if stringent surgical standards are followed. "When we started this study we were concerned that the procedure itself could help the cance...

Cutting-edge science offers improved care for liver diseases

...inal surgery. "Liver disease is among the top 10 killers in the U.S.," said Anna Lok, M.D., of the University of Michigan. "The size of this population requires more attention from the research community for improved preventive and treatment solutions." Transplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells ...

Blueberry compound shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as drug

...ainst obesity and heart disease, which are leading killers in the U.S.," says study leader Agnes M. Rimando, Ph.D., a research chemist with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). She works at the ARS' Natural Products Utilization Research Unit in Oxford, Miss. Researchers have suspected for some tim...

Dec. 7 tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine

... rofecoxib and celecoxib (two COX-2 inhibitor pain killers often used for arthritis pain) and NANSAIDs in a group of 1,718 people admitted to hospitals with a first, nonfatal myocardial infarction and a comparison group who did not have myocardial infarction. They found that people who used the older over-t...

Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay

...ets include new diseases, like bird flu; tenacious killers that re-appear every year, like the flu; and even diseases that have been wiped out in nature but could still pose a threat, such as smallpox. In 2001, shortly after the 9/11 disaster, the nation called upon the network to see if the smallpox vaccin...

New breast cancer test could save lives

...roject, said: "Breast cancer is one of the biggest killers that women currently face. Each year, there are over 41,000 new cases in the UK alone. We are very excited about this new technology and the benefits that might come from its use." This world-leading research project is funded by the United Bristol ...

Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD

...al trials." "Heart disease and stroke are leading killers in the United States," said Edward W. Holmes, UCSD's vice chancellor for Health Sciences. "The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center will meet our community's growing demand for state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. And, consolidation of our outstand...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

... vital to make a major assault on the four biggest killers lung, colorectal, breast and stomach cancer if t...ward trends in mortality for several common cancer killers were established and that trend looks set to continue", Boyle predicted, "although there were worryi...

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