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Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave

... and vomiting (16 percent), diarrhea (12 percent), loss of appetite/anorexia (11 percent) and insomnia and other sleep disorders (7 percent). Only 2 percent of the occurrences of these adverse events were severe (grade 3 and 4) and these were in patients experiencing nausea, and nausea and vomiting. Lacti...

ARICEPT better tolerated than Exelon in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimers disease

...ea, insomnia, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue, or loss of appetite. In studies, these side effects were usually mild and temporary. Some people taking ARICEPT may experience fainting. People at risk for ulcers should tell their doctors because their condition may get worse. In a progressively degener...

Unique collaborative service established for childhood allergy-related anaphylaxis

...in rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and sometimes loss of consciousness. In children, the vast majority of anaphylactic reactions are triggered following exposure to insect venom or food proteins. It is not uncommon for children to be admitted to hospital. Dr Michael Gold, senior lecturer and paediatri...

Duke eye researchers describe cascade of events that may lead to retinal degeneration

... eye disorders that typically begin with the early loss of "night vision," progressing to blindness over m... As night vision progressively worsens due to the loss of rods, the cones begin to die as well, which worsens the day vision. The whole process, which cul...

Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study

...fective procedure for achieving significant weight loss in morbidly obese people, with a low rate of compl...ome of the intestine is bypassed. Long-term weight loss is generally 70 to 75 percent of the excess weight. Patients in the study ranged in age from 17 to 6...

Study published in JAMA supports an alternative treatment approach in Parkinson's disease

...muscle rigidity, slowed motion, shuffling gait and loss of facial expression, vary from patient to patient. Levodopa has been available for the last 30 years and is typically the medication most often prescribed. Over time the effect of levodopa may become shorter and fluctuations in the motor symptoms ...

Studies: delay in seeking stroke treatment can lead to death, permanent impairment

... which can include headache, dizziness, confusion, loss of speech, vision impairment, numbness and paralysis, Morris said. The most significant factor in cutting time before treatment was calling EMS quickly. Time-consuming tests in emergency rooms are essential because the drug tPA can only help patien...

Impulsiveness, aggression, alcohol and adolescents

...creased effect of serotonin - may herald a gradual loss of serotonin responsiveness by adulthood." Soloff plans to further study the serotonin system using positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging, where metabolic changes can be "visualized." He believes this research will ultimately reveal mo...

New Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid helps you lose weight and keep it off!

...lower overall calorie intake. This promotes weight loss and you still feel satisfied. The food groups The foundation of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Food Pyramid is unlimited amounts of vegetables and fruits (minimum 4 servings/day). One serving of vegetables equals 25 calories; one serving of fruit equals 6...

Study finds serious bone loss in 90 percent of women with anorexia

Estrogen supplements do not appear to prevent bone loss in anorexia More than 90 percent of young women ...orexia nervosa were found to have significant bone loss in a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the November...

Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time

...irements that all newborns be screened for hearing loss before going home. In fact, it has already led the...Thousands more babies and toddlers develop hearing loss in the first year or two of life. Catching those hearing deficits early requires specialized testing...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, December 5, 2000

...hown that hydrazine sulfate prevents severe weight loss suffered by some cancer patients. The compound is advertised on the Internet as having "virtually no significant untoward side effects." The authors stress the importance of reporting adverse events of both prescription and non-prescription therapies...

Sustained use of anti-depressants increases cell growth and protects cells in the brain

... both physical and psychological, lead to neuronal loss or atrophy in the hippocampus. Other studies show ...that anti-depressants can reverse or block further loss of neurons in the hippocampus by increasing neurogenesis (new cell growth)." Dumans laboratory has b...

Researchers identify promising target to slow Alzheimer's

...arily strikes the elderly and causes severe memory loss and, eventually, death. The disease is characterized by the overproduction of a protein, beta-amyloid, that accumulates in the brain of its victims. Although normal brains contain beta-amyloid, those with the disease have comparatively large amounts....

University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's

...ne may help prevent and treat the disabling memory loss and cognitive impairment (dementia) of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's occurs when toxic biochemical compounds known as amyloid peptides accumulate in the brain, forming amyloid plaque deposits and injuring nerve cells, eventually causing dementia....

Researchers image language recovery after stroke

.... Each year, 750,000 Americans suffer a temporary loss of blood flow to the brain, known as an ischemic stroke. Often, patients experience problems with speech and language, particularly after a stroke to the left side of the brain. Remarkably, many recover the majority of their language abilities within...

Early treatment of blinding eye disease in infants can prevent severe vision loss

...g the risk of retinal detachment and severe vision loss in infants. Because it follows an unpredictabl...ich patients will ultimately develop severe vision loss from ROP, ophthalmologists were forced previously to defer treatment until it was clearly indicated....

Deaf children who get cochlear implants earliest get the biggest language boost, large study finds

...ults with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears who get little or no benefit from hearing aids. Kileny and his co-authors, audiologists Teresa Zwolan, Ph.D., and Carissa Ashbaugh, M.A., collected the data over several years from routine tests taken by UMHS cochlear implant recipients...

U Penn researchers combating blindness from diabetic retionopathy in local community with 4 Sight program

... People with diabetes are at high risk for vision loss as their condition often leads to blood vessel damage in the retina. Additionally, diabetics have an increased risk for developing glaucoma and cataracts. Many diabetics, however, have no idea they have severe diabetic retinopathy until they have a...

Major review reveals that osteoarthritis is a complex disease with new solutions

... In osteoarthritis, there is focused, progressive loss of cartilage, the slippery material that cushions the ends of bones, along with changes in the bone below the cartilage leading to bony overgrowth. The tissue lining of the joint can become inflamed, the ligaments looser, and associated muscles weak,...

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