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First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

... than seven million physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequences by affecting daily functioning and quality of life. Due to safety concerns regarding the entire COX-II inhibitor class in the fal...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

... than seven million physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequences by impacting daily functioning and quality of life. Analyzing results from 143 patients experiencing OA pain of either one or both k...

The trust game: Measuring social interaction

...of the money he or she kept and how much he or she left for the other subject. Each interaction of that type completed a round. "What we map on are the changes in blood flow," said Montague. "Those tell us the amount of trust and trustworthiness, the degree of betrayal and benevolence." In early rounds, ...

First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men

...sometimes the primary ulcer goes unnoticed, and if left untreated, this can progress to chronic infection with the formation of skin pouches (fistulas), abscesses, and narrowing of the anus as well as problems with the lymphatic system. In these cases, surgery is often necessary. The authors suspect that...

UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms

... FASPS advances an average of 45 minutes a day. If left unchecked, it would continue to speed up. Due to the social demands and needs of those with the disorder, it is kept in check to a relative degree. The creation of the transgenic mouse model provides a tool for exploring how the CK1 delta-T44A enzyme...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...t are toxic to pregnant women and children, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmental disaster. Unfortunately, by then we will have once again fouled our nest." ...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...time at the impact of mental stress on filling the left ventricle in hearts of young, healthy individuals....rt is relaxed two-thirds of the time and a healthy left ventricle which pumps blood to the body should fill with blood during the early stage of relaxatio...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...ed mostly healthy, normal-looking heart tissue and left only a small trace of the heart attack. The Phase I study is being conducted at Hopkins, with support from Baltimore-based Osiris Therapeutics, which developed the stem cell product. The study will involve 48 adults who have had their first heart at...

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

...ts can pass from the right auricle (venous) to the left (arterial) and give rise to a heart attack or to a... spreads out like an umbrella inside the right and left auricle. Once the right location has been identified, the device is released and the connecting cabl...

Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease

...lions of women. It can cause gential warts and if left untreated, can also cause cervical cancer. According to the article, approximately 20 million people in the United States at any given time are infected and the numbers are significantly increasing throughout the world....

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...ti-vessel disease and in patients with unprotected left main stenosis (although developments in drug-eluting stents may eventually alter this situation). 4. Patients presenting with NSTE-ACS (unstable angina or myocardial infarction without ST-segment elevation) have to be stratified first for their risk ...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...al incentives. Most pharmaceutical companies have left the vaccine business because demand is extremely unpredictable. Even this season, after starting out with a shortage, millions of doses of flu vaccine will likely be thrown away. To secure vaccine supplies for the future, the government needs to gu...

New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

...n. In addition, the author notes, any crookedness left after surgery is visually obvious to the patient. Martyn Mendelsohn, M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S., of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, reviewed 41 cases of rhinoplasty (plastic surgery of the nose), 26 men and 15 women, in which he used...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

...s formed skin cancers that would kill the mouse if left unchecked. But when the group treated the mice with the collagen VII-blocking antibody, the skin cancer failed to spread, though the cancer remained. "This cancer isn't deadly unless it spreads," Khavari said. What's more, it appears that the antibod...

Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk

...o-authors were Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, who recently left UNC to become chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University; Dr. Diana Perkins, professor of psychiatry, and Dr. Seniha Inan, postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry. Belger, Inan and Dr. Rajendra Morey, clinical associate in psychiatry and behavioral scie...

Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

...dicine. "Comparing women with breast cancer on the left side where the heart is located (therefore, more r...e diagnosed in the 1970s, those with tumors on the left side had an increased ischemic heart disease mortality after 15 years (13.1 percent) compared to pat...

SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...on may wane after five to 10 years, many teens are left susceptible to this highly contagious disease. Since adolescents do not commonly exhibit the classic signs and symptoms of pertussis, the infection can go undiagnosed and may be the source of infection for infants who are too young to be fully immun...

Ethical discussion should come before research

...tionary standard" than deciding to destroy embryos left over from the in-vitro fertilization process. Jones, a bioethicist, is a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "We need to do the ethical reflection before we g...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

...sed activation in two other brain structures - the left anterior cingulate cortex and the basal ganglia. The researchers speculate that increased activity in these two regions may be part of an inhibition pathway that blocks the pain signal from reaching the higher cortical structures responsible for pain...

New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues

...thod could detect prints based on chemical markers left behind in the childs fingerprints due to the presence of food, soil or saliva that can be used to track down evidence of the childs movements, the scientists say. Traditional fingerprinting methods involve treating samples with powders, liquids or va...

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