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Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
... surgery orexperiencing acute urinary retention by more
than half. Researchers from 95 medical centers reported their results intoday's New England Journal of Medicine. UT Southwestern MedicalCenter at Dallas' chairman of urology, Dr. John McConnell, headed theProscar Long-Term Efficacy and Safety...
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
...w mathematical formulas let us figure out how much more
work isinvolvedwhen a particular area of the brain...ntorgans. fMRInow has the potential to become much more
like a routine blood test that letsdoctors diagnosediseases by comparing levels of substances in the...
Deaths Related To Intrapartum Asphyxia - Is There A Problem With Prevention?
...d editorial in this week's BMJ, Spencer notes that more
research needs to be conducted into recognition by fetal heart monitoring of problems with fetal oxygen supply, in an effort to ascertain whether the causes of fetal death around the time of delivery present themselves differently during the night. C...
Do Deaths Of Babies From Birth Asphyxia Vary Depending On When They Are Born?
...the time of their birth, although rare, seem to be more
common at night and during months when annual leave is popular, suggest Stewart et al in this week's BMJ. The authors raise concerns about the variability of care around the time of delivery and from their study of 79 babies' deaths from birth asph...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...eclomethasone or theophylline." Parents of more
than 100, 6- to 17-year-old children with asthmaco...r medication. But in some cases,particularly where more
serious changes in mood or behavior are noted, referralto a mental health professional may prove mor...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...tionnaires used to measure hostility and exhibited more
engaging andcooperative behavior in puzzle-solving tasks with a partner than they did at thebeginning of the study. In comparison, a matching group of study volunteers who took only an inactiveplacebo pill did not change by these measures. "Personal...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...of drugs calledACE-inhibitors. The study provides more
evidence that calcium antagonists (preferred term forcalcium channel blockers) may pose risks for certain people, including thosewith diabetes and coronary heart disease. Past studies of short-acting calciumantagonists have also found increased risk...
Snipping Inflammation In The Bud; New Agents May Provide Relief
..., but the new agents suggestnew ways to design far more
effective tools than those now deployed in themult...L-selectin from the cell so that we can understand more
aboutthe process. The work of Kiessling's group was funded by the National Institutes of Healthand t...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...es to the three hospitals. "Citizens are becoming more
educated about hospital billing and taking theresp...that the hospitals' tactics were often successful; more
oftenthan not, the hospitals didn't need to act on their threats. Averting Initial Challenges In t...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...those with high bloodpressure, those pregnant with more
than one child, and those who had experiencedpreeclampsia in an earlier pregnancy. For all four categories, the differenceof preeclampsia in both the aspirin and placebo groups was not statisticallysignificant. Similarly, the study also showed that...
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
... methods and materials that will create a tighter, more
permanentbond between the tooth and the plastic-ba...o repair mostcavities. Metal alloys create a more
durable restoration than newer plastic-based andceramic materials used for filling tooth cavities, b...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
.... "Stronger chemical binding generally leads to a more
effectivedrug that can be given in lower dosages, ...ions. The diseases that may eventually be treated more
effectivelybecause of Jorgensen's computer programs range from dementia to diabetes.Scientists recen...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...rollees. Each physician was associatedwith one or more
of three managed health care plans, which provided individualenrollee data for the study. Some of the medical groups compensated physicianson a fee-for-service basis, while others did so on a salaried basis.Through a survey of 1994 plan enrollment a...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...borns in the neonatal intensive care unit received more
X-raysthan other patients in critical wards. Doctors give babies more
X-rays because they often use medical devicessuch ascatheters in treating the babies and because inf...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...ddle-aged andolder people in this country were far more
active when they were children than kids are now. ...hysical activity among middle-schoolers tested was more
sustained andvigorous. Participating schools were located in Brunswick, Harnett and Warrenco...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
... a minimum of adverse effects. "Unlike the more
rigid, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, t...hypertensive drug, while others were taking one or more
drugs from the list of common agents: diuretics, beta-blockers, ACEinhibitors, calcium channel bloc...
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
...ng discovery that -- biologically -- mild pain and more
intense pain aredistinct and governed by different...d neurotransmitters, are involved in mild pain and more
intensepain. For several years researchers have known that the neurotransmitterglutamate is...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...es of venlafaxine XR -- 75 mg and 150 mg -- were more
effectivethan the placebo. Nausea was the most com... reported side effect. Buspirone,however, was not more
effective than the placebo, although previous studies haveshown it to reduce some of the symptoms of...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...mproved care, includingthe availability of new and more
potent antiviral drugs and widespread use ofviral ...dings was that patients with privateinsurance were more
often prescribed protease inhibitors and had lower mortalityrates than those on Medicare/Medicaid. H...
Is Ritalin As Effective--And As Harmless--As It Could Be?
...e treatment of choice for an estimated 2 millionor more
children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, couldbe more
effective and cause fewer side-effects if it were administered as asingle compound rather than as a ...
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