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Prescription of opioids for back pain needs improvement

...our years studied. She suspected that the increase maybe related to the introduction in 1996 of a controlled-release form of the potent drug, as well as an aggressive marketing campaign by its manufacturer. The use of hydrocordone also increased, but at a much slower rate. The rate of increase in this agen...

Caregivers, remember this: Patients' medications ease your distress too

...r her behavior, but the family as well. We decided maybe we should look at the indirect impact of the medications on the family as well as the direct impact on the patient." Patients who were already experiencing behavioral symptoms when they entered the five-month study experienced a 29 to 48 percent dro...

Myosin mutant points to human origins

...protein is made in macaques and not in humans. So maybe the "disease" is a weaker bite, raising a question as to why this mutated version of the gene could have become so widespread among modern humans. By comparing a portion of the MYH16 gene sequence in humans to that in five other animals--quantifying ...

Going low tech, low cost to ease the terrors of dementia

...to residents their own carts they can push around, maybe equipped with snacks for residents, booklets, or other harmless items. "There are some therapies out there, like music or massage therapy, but they're not utilized to the fullest," says Watson. "Other than medications, there aren't a lot of well est...

Computer-based program provides personal colon cancer risk data

...m the amount of public attention a disease gets or maybe the person has personal knowledge of someone who has had the disease, which causes them to think it is more prevalent than it actually is," Dr. Weinstein explained. Surprisingly, although nearly everyone in the study correctly remembered what they we...

Those infected with HIV may benefit from infection with another virus, says Jefferson virologist

...d understand the mechanism behind this phenomenon, maybe we could copy nature and develop a copycat molecule and a better antiviral," Dr. Pomerantz says. Dr. Pomerantz should know. He was skeptical when he initially encountered several small, unconfirmed studies a few years ago showing that HIV-infected...

Laws designed to prevent too-short hospital stays allow mothers more time, study shows

...ut children who had died or had other bad outcomes maybe as a result," Dow said. "State and federal governments began debating length-of-stay mandates in response to these news reports and pressure from women's advocates." In 1995, Maryland became the first of many states to regulate the length of hospital...

Does the sleeping brain 'wake up' if only just a little with every snore?

...of sleep apnea very well. That makes us think that maybe we don't have the best laboratory measures; maybe we are not recording some of the most important features of sleep apnea." Millions of people exper...

Major cause of painful gastroenteritis under study at MCG

...tions that could lead to better treatment. "We are maybe 100 pieces into a 1,000-piece puzzle, so you can't see the whole picture," he said. "Diseases such as cholera, you can trace to the effects of cholera toxin. If you get rid of cholera toxin, it really doesn't make you sick. A lot of bacteria make str...

This year's Wakley Prize essays

...the fact that money draws the line, sometimes, and maybe most of the time, between life and death.' ...

Glycerin may help skin disease, study finds

...tentially harness this signaling pathway, we could maybe bypass the signal that basically makes them cancer and tell them, 'No. Mature and form skin and that's it. Don't become a cancer,'" says Dr. Bollag. The MCG researcher has submitted a grant application to the National Institutes of Health to further ...

Investigational drug brings new hope to kidney cancer patients

...ect much. I didn't even have side effects, except maybe a little tenderness on my tongue and some hari loss. It's like taking M&Ms. So I thought I was getting a placebo. But after three months, my CT scan showed the tumor was only half as big." "You can't judge from anecdotes," cautions Bill Bro, direc...

Helping teachers use keys to vocabulary building

.... "When teachers teach a word, they define it, and maybe use it in a sentence," she said. "But if I were going to teach you the word 'intercollegiate,' I would think aloud for you, by telling you how I figure out and remember what it means." When teachers lead students to consider what they may already kno...

UCLA researchers to test experimental pill

...ore sensitive to the chemotherapy we're giving and maybe even makes the tumor shrink by itself." The studies are open at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center in Westwood, as well as at UCLA oncology practices in Santa Monica, Pasadena and Santa Clarita. One of the clinical trials, called CONFIRM 1 (Colorectal Oral...

Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells

...ke a look at cotinine and, if not the drug itself, maybe design newer compounds based on cotinine's structure that have fewer side effects than existing therapies," he says, noting the need to expand laboratory studies before any clinical work can begin. "In the case of Alzheimer's, cotinine may share nic...

Young breast cancer patients who chose lumpectomies need indefinite follow-up

...able to conserve an aesthetic breast for this time maybe the impact on her quality of life will be a little bit less at 55 years, and in any case three women out of four will be free of local recurrence. This information should be given to patients to enable them to choose between breast conserving surgery...

OHSU doctors use 'putty' to prevent hemorrhagic stroke

...octor says, 'Maybe it'll get rid of the headaches, maybe it won't. But (the aneurysm) will kill you someday.' Normally, you don't get a chance to take care of things like that ahead of time. It's phenomenal what they can do."...

Poorer performing Philadelphia schools have more undiagnosed asthma, Jefferson study finds

...hools. "If these kids were doing poorly in school, maybe asthma and resulting absenteeism was the issue," he says. "Asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism in schools. The question was, were these kids sicker than the others, and not just poorer students? These were kids from more disadvantaged eco...

Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic

...rs. "Teens who forego milk in favor of soft drinks maybe setting themselves up for long term trouble if undetected and untreated vitamin D deficiency puts them at risk for stunted growth and fractures," he adds. How to Get Enough? Teens and adults need to drinking more vitamin D fortified milk at least ...

Small changes in hospital practice bring significant benefits to rectal cancer patients

... between colon and rectal cancer patients and that maybe we should be concentrating on improving the treatment for colon cancer now."...

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