Tag: "mixed" at medical news
Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise
...(8719), or three doses of this tetravalent vaccine mixed
with a nine-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (8718), with intervals of at least 25 days between doses. 333 of the 8189 children given the pneumococcal vaccine had an episode of pneumonia confirmed by chest x-ray compared with 513 of 8151 in the ...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...affeine withdrawal. The studies were small and had mixed
results, the researchers say. "There is a range of pharmacologic and behavioral treatments available for insomnia," Reid says. Behavioral treatments, he adds, "are as effective as drug treatments in persistent primary insomnia, but they have yet to b...
New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects
ST. PAUL, Minn. New studies show mixed
results on the effects of epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy. With a newer drug, lamotrigine, the risk of birth defects was similar to that in women without epilepsy. But long-time epilepsy drug valproic acid, or sodium valproate, does increase th...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
...a third of the adults in the UK with depression or mixed
anxiety depression. Despite some limitations, this analysis highlights the scale of resources expended in this area. The results indicate that development of psychological therapies is a feasible alternative to antidepressants, say the authors. There...
'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer
..., those from the blood and bone marrow, scientists mixed
them with magnetic beads coated with tumor antibodies, a sort of "artificial intelligence" that activated and expanded the T-cells' cancer-killing mode. The marrow T-cells identified not only mature myeloma cells but the primitive cells responsible f...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
... involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle), and mixed
UI (involuntary leakage associated with urgency an... CEE alone, 2.15-fold increased risk), followed by mixed
UI (1.49-fold increased risk with CEE + MPA; CEE alone, 1.79-fold increased risk). The combination o...
Hyperactive kids three times as likely to be removed from their families
...ildren in this sample. Exclusion of children with mixed
disorders from the calculations increased the odds to more than four. These findings held true, even after taking account of other negative social factors likely to influence the results, and are likely to apply to all hyperactive children seen by ge...
Risk factors affect parents' attitudes about STD vaccinations
... for prevention (yes or no). The scenarios mixed
the variables to present a clear picture of preferences and concerns about STD vaccination. Parents expressed little difference in their willingness to accept a vaccine whether it was for an STD or an infection that is not sexually transmitte...
Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI
...increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma have had mixed
results. Ellen T. Chang, Sc.D., of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues conducted a population-based casecontrol study of 3,055 non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients, 618 Hodgkin lymphoma patients, and 3,187 control subjects. They fo...
Preschoolers not getting enough fiber
...ets included pizza and other high-fat, grain-based mixed
dishes and high-fat salty snacks such as chips. High-fiber vegetables and fruit, which should be a major source of fiber, were consumed in too small quantities to contribute to the total average fiber intake. "If parents feed their preschoolers fib...
Surprise! Cells have second source of phosphate
...di and postdoctoral fellow Rashna Bhandari, Ph.D., mixed
it with a "puree" of mouse brain or kidney, which produced hundreds of radioactive proteins. After numerous experiments to rule out other possibilities, the researchers could finally conclude that IP7 gives away its extra phosphate to proteins. "We t...
To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says
...nown -- and what's not -- about a condition called mixed
dementia. Mixed dementia is a combination of A...trouble following instructions -- may in fact have mixed
dementia. "Having risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol does damage to smal...
UGA researchers receive NIH contract to create a stem cell-based drug assay for SMA
...ut complementary, human motor neuron systems using mixed
motor neuron cultures derived by former UGA doctoral student Soo Jung Shen using NIH-approved embryonic stem cell lines owned and distributed by BresaGen, a private research company located in Athens. The cell culturebased systems will be designed to...
Shire receives US FDA approval of EQUETRO (TM) for bipolar disorder
...cant reduction of manic symptoms in both manic and mixed
patients as early as the first week of treatment. ...wed improvement in treating depressive symptoms in mixed
patients who suffer both significant depression and mania at the same time. Having a new drug treatm...
Chemical cousin of anti-anxiety drugs holds promise for psoriasis treatment
...iasis, the potential exists for our compound to be mixed
with Retin-A to prevent these unwanted effects." In 2003, Florida-based GMP Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (a subsidiary of GMP Companies, Inc.) entered into an exclusive patent license and a sponsored research agreement with the University of Michig...
Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
.... The authors further posit that the adoption of a mixed
reimbursement model, which would add an annual per-patient fee, a chronic care bonus, and an overall performance bonus to the current reimbursement system, could increase total annual compensation by 66 percent over current compensation levels. "Tod...
Hiding drugs in food in nursing homes is common
... the patients in special care units received drugs mixed
in their food or beverages at least once during seven days. In 95% of cases, this practice was routine, but was poorly documented in the patients' records. The procedure for the decision to hide drugs also seems to be arbitrary. Patients with severe ...
Capsules may be effective in treating bipolar disorder
...ively in both manic states and the large number of mixed
patients who are both seriously depressed and mani... YMRS total scores were observed in both manic and mixed
patients. Furthermore, significant improvements were shown in CGI-I and CGI-S scores. Total score ...
Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises
...s found in these supplements can be dangerous when mixed
with other medications. Because many women who want bigger breasts self-prescribe these pills, they may be placing themselves in harms way without even knowing it." According to the study, many breast enhancement pills contain one or more ingredient...
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
...rium - heat-killed Listeria monocytogenes or HKL - mixed
with peanuts, milk or wheat. Umetsu began... did not develop wheezing when vaccinated with HKL mixed
with an allergen such as a protein derived from eggs. "Bacteria and bacterial products can indeed in...
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