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For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...tients who did not receive suramin were 50 percent more
likely toundergo further progression of the diseas...s also determined that the suramin combination was more
likely toslow the progression of the disease than the placebo combination. At any pointduring the 1...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...l 43,500. Because breast cancer can take five or more
years to become detectable, Cummingssaid that the study will continue for at least another four years to determinethe long-term benefits of raloxifene in women. He added that the women who areparticipating in the clinical trials are making enormous ...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...typeof genetic abnormality in cancer, occurring in more
than 50 percent of humancancer cases, including more
than 70 percent of recurrent and refractory cancersof the head and neck. Onyx Pharmaceuticals was f...
UCSF Hospitalists May Be Key To Shorter, Less Costly Hospital Stays
...year. "What you have with the hospitalist model is more
direct supervision byindividuals who are more
experienced in this attending role, more
skilled in itand for whom this role is a larger part of the...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...ne- carrying systems. It makes the particle a lot more
versatile and the rubbery core should allow a high...ess a solvent was used. The new core is made of a more
flexible material, polyisoprene, which has cross-linking capabilities that give the structure its ru...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...t the tip of the iceberg, but individuals may need more
ways to fightthe underlying disease -- atheroscler...ical Center, New York. For interviews or more
information, please contact Carole Bullock of theAHA's News Media Relations department at (214) 706-...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...anyone else in thegovernment. "It makes no more
sense to monitor drug safety without knowing theextent of serious injuries than to have a National Highway Transportation SafetyAdministration that operated without information about automobile accidents or aFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) that...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...take drugs in thisclass seem brighter, demonstrate more
initiative and are easier to get alongwith in general," says John C. Morris, M.D., the Harvey A. and Dorismae HackerFriedman Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine inSt. Louis. "This is the first controlled study to docume...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...well in cooler nasalpassages and did not mutate to more
dangerous forms. From 1973 to the present,in collaboration with NIAID and more
recently with Aviron, Maassab has beenrefining the vaccine and proving that it is not virulent to hu...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
... admissions to coronary care units, accounting for more
than 1.4 millionhospitalizations per year in the United States. Tirofiban, a member of a newclass of anti-platelet inhibitors, proved so effective in decreasing theincidence of post-angina heart-attacks that the researchers recommended its useas par...
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
...undertook their study to give insurance companiesa more
rational basis for setting age criteria for tretinoin coverage. They studied data on visits to the doctor gathered as part of theNational Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for 1990 through 1994 to determine theages of people who visited a doctor...
How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?
...ural interventions, such as teaching parents to be more
appropriately responsive to their infants and more
effectively soothing, may help reduce crying. The authors argue strongly that drug treatment of inf...
Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers
...tical -- a guilt-by-association phenomenon.We need more
data on whats actually happening in cells and on whatthe downstream consequences are of telomere-specific damage....
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
...dent medicalresearch facility in the country. For more
than 100 years, Wistar scientistshave been making history and improving world health through their development ofvaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles, infantilegastroenteritis (rotavirus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery of molecu...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...that of surface coal miners who worked as drillers more
than 20 years, 61percent had silicosis. T...wareness practices. "Silicosis has killed more
people in Pennsylvania than any other state.The results of this study demonstrate that silicosis is ...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...ioactiveisotope, Astatine-211, that has been a far more
efficient cancer-killer inlaboratory studies. Also...hat travel through only a fewcells, instead of the more
penetrating beta particles emitted by Iodine-131. Inaddition, Astatine-211 produces much lower level...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...to the therapy. Our prior studies, which involved more
than 100 patients, have shown this to be the case," says Cornelius McGinn, M.D., a radiation oncologist and lead investigator on the U-M liver cancer study. For 10 years, U-M researchers William Ensminger , M.D., Ph.D., Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph...
Mice Free Of Anxiety By A Deficient Stress Hormone Receptor--A Hint For A NewTherapeutic Regimen In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety
...RH-antagonists could therefore lead to a fasterand more
effective therapeutic response than classical antidepressants, andrepresents a completely new mode of action....
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...ine, and alcohol and the link between nicotine and more
severe psychological disturbances such as depressi...mokers, she points out, a cigarette today is worth more
than good health 35 years down the road. She notes that in deciding whether or not to quit, smokers...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
... Children who don't take prescribed medication are more
likely to befound in families where affection isn'... "Some of us just don't respondemotionally"-- were more
likely to have a child with asthma who did not follow aphysician's instructions for medication use. ...
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