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Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought

...ay change, making itless repulsive and potentially more biologically active. "This is particularly important in applications such as implantsand artificial scaffolds, where polymer-coated materials are in contactwith living tissue for extremely long periods of time," Leckband said. "Implicit in such lon...

A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart

...hey asked whether the patients thought they needed more help because of theirillness and, if so, whether t...itial health status, those who had feltthey needed more help were 3.2 times more likely to have died during that yearthan those who had said they did not ne...

Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan

...late to and enjoy, so the kiosks will look and act more like interactive TVs than computers," says project...ed to an individual's needs and interests are much more likely to result in a positive health behavior change."...

Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.

...c antigen tests in men. The ethical issue becomes more complicated when doctors provide controversial screening tests because they fear a future lawsuit by a patient who later develops a disease. The article describes several potential risks of screening tests with controversial benefits, including: ...

UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years

...Kamen said hercomplete remission means she is much more likely to be cancer-free in thefuture. The aminopterin is made for UT Southwestern by ILEX Oncology of SanAntonio....

NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System

...eptorin basic science research is evident from the more than 1,000 scientificarticles that have been publi... receptor; creating newknockout mice to understand more about the physiologic role of ACE inreproduction and blood pressure; and the biochemistry of testis ...

Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality

... likerace, low-income and low-education rates mean more infant deaths. The focus, however, is not so much ...ating the odds. "The good news is that there are more neighborhoods that arebeating the odds than those which, against expectations, haverelatively high i...

Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients

...d pentamidine. Kazanjian says this regimen is much more expensive than treatment with Bactrim and requires...HIV patient to come into the health care setting more often. Patients taking Bactrim,on the other hand, can be treated on an outpatient basis and the cost...

Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors

... patients. While these resultsare promising, much more work remains before the drug may be ready for marketapproval. In a related study in the same issue of Nature Medicine,(2) NINDS investigatorsled by Dr. Oldfield and colleagues from the National Cancer Institute and theNational Human Genome Research...

Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care

... Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Shaber has spent more than a year extensively studying the DirectRay ...radiologists will be able to process and review more X-rays, Dr. Shaber said. The X-rays can also be stored in the computer for easy and quick acce...

Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer

...he 1920s. Such women received up to 2,500 times more radiation than a woman gets during a mammogram.... percent when done every other year. The more often a woman is screened, the more likely breast cancer will be caught early and treated more...

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?

...et through the extra-cellular matrix, making itfar more difficult for it to spread, or metastatise." The factors go by the family name of glycosaminoglycans æ or GAGsfor short. Dr Harper and researcher Xiaoyi Qui from Beijing's Tiantan Hospitalin China, are hard at work trying to identify and char...

Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security

... so that financing needsfor social security can be more accurately projected. A preliminary analysis of the survey points to the "medical advances,lifestyle changes, economic resources and distribution of resources bysub-populations and the physical environment" and their as-yet unknown impacts. ...

Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women

...ecent mammograms if they were youngerthan 75, were more educated, were nonsmokers or received fairlyregula...t even consideringgetting mammograms were somewhat more likely to believe that: breast cancer is a young woman's disease finding a cancerous lump would...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...ar diseases couldcost the nation about $15 billion more in economic costs in 1998 than they didin 1997, ac...First of all, as the populationincreases and ages, more people will be having heart attacks and strokes. Andwhile we're developing new and better ways to tr...

Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants

...cent. "The designation enables us to help more patients, especially those wholive in the Baltimore-Washington area who otherwise would have to travel severalhours away from home for their transplant," says John V. Conte, M.D., directorof heart-lung transplant surgery at the University of Maryland...

Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

...e standpoint of health,"says McEwen, "what is even more important than how we feel about thestressful even...diagnosed cardiovascular disease and significantly more likely to showdeclines in mental and physical functioning. The best antidote to break the cycle, M...

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...ls transform into tumors. As a result, we now have more promising therapeutic leads than at any time in hi...ration of anti-cancer drugs is designed to operate more like snipers, precisely targeting cancer cells, with fewer deleterious effects on patients. Such pin...

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report

...est risk forbleeding in the brain. "We need to be more concerned about an increased risk ofadverse reactions, including hemorrhagic stroke, for individuals who have highblood pressure," says Fuster. Furthermore, because the study was conducted inmiddle-aged, high-risk men, the benefits of the treatment ...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity

...llow doctorsto accelerate recovery and bring about more successful rehabilitation. Similarstrategies coul...s. While these results are promising, much more research is needed beforethese strategies will be ready for clinical use. In most cases, researcher...

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