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Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
...ebeneficial effects of this drug PROSCAR continued over
the entirefour years of this study," he said. Pati...eeding and bladderstones. Almost 60 percent of men over
the age of 50 experienceproblems due to prostate enlargement. Other authors of the study inc...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...r theophylline should beavoided because of concern over
significant psychological side effects. Butthere may be a subset of pre-school age children who do have behavioral changeswhile taking either of the drugs. Theophylline continues to be prescribed to some people with severeasthma, although do...
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
... passengers, 750,000 infants have travelled safely over
the last ten years, estimates Milner. He concludes by saying that so long as a child is healthy there is no epidemiological evidence to indicate that it is unsafe for it to fly during its first year. Contact: Professor Anthony Milner, Professor of N...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
... tumor cellsare dead, the body absorbs this tissue over
time and no resectionof the tumor is needed. ..., which is a technique that has been available for over
ten years, where very cold temperatures are used to freeze tumors in the liver. With radio frequency...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...cterized by persistent,excessive anxiety and worry over
routine life activities. The condition can beserious enough to impair social and job functioning, and often includes physicalsymptoms such as fatigue, trembling, muscle tension, headache and nausea.Depression is found in 30 percent to 50 percent of G...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...iskcategory. The researchers analyzed data over
a 42-month period from each ofapproximately 1,250 HIV-infected patients in each of four levels of increasingintensity of prescribed antiretroviral therapy: no antiretroviral therapy;single therapy; combination antiretroviral therapy not including a ...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
... this screeningprocedure permits identification of over
60 percent of women carrying Downsyndrome fetuses in the first trimester. Dr. Haddow noted that the blood test is not meant to replaceconventional diagnosis with CVS or amniocentesis, but to identify a relativelysmall group of women who woul...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
... the procedure. The study raises concerns over
the potential for a rash of new cases ofTTP following cardiac stent placement as well as underdiagnosis ofticlopidine-associated TTP and subsequent inadequate treatment, said Charles L.Bennett, M.D., a hematologist/oncologist and associate professor ...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...k $2 billion in one yearand bought AEDs, we'd have over
a million, or 1 defibrillator for every 300people. You can view one defibrillator per 300 people as likely improvingsurvival by 5 percent. The cost per life saved is around $30,000." According to the researchers, even though a standard EMS ...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
... that would raise cigarette prices by $1.10 a pack over
the next five years with hopes of cutting teen-age smoking by 40 percent over
the next 10 years. Also, President Clinton has said he favors price hikes by as much as $1.50 a pac...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
... target -- blood vessel pores that change in size over
the course of treatment. Yet drug companies have been taking a one-size-fits-all approach, Jain says. In the area of gene therapy, the trend has been to design bigger and more impressive molecules. Shimmying through shrinking blood vessel por...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...oomimmediately, we can infuse a thrombolytic agent over
a day orso," says Ouriel. "If we do need to operate, it's frequently amuch smaller operation, such as patching one small area.Thrombolysis lets surgeons be selective in whom they operate on,and converts an emergency procedure to an elective one." ...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...the people most likely to suffer a stroke -- those over
75 yearsold -- are the least likely to know the sy... cited source for African-Americans and for people over
age 75. Dr. Pancioli recommends that education programs include elderly adults andpromote the messa...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...ame patients weregiven warfarin instead of aspirin over
a 1-year period, about 10 ischemicstrokes would be...roke. Atrial fibrillationprimarily affects people over
the age of 60 and is diagnosed byelectrocardiogram. While some people have no symptoms, most experi...
Beware Of Adverse Drug Reactions
...ug reactions) "Adverse drug reactions have taken over
from syphilis and tuberculosis as the great mimics of other diseases" and yet the importance of adverse drug reactions is often underestimated, say Dr Munir Pirmohamed et al from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Li...
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
...he numbers of respiratory tract infections fell by over
two thirds and overall mortality was reduced in critically ill patients. However, Liberati et al warn that these positive effects do not take account of potential antibiotic resistance if such a practice was undertaken on a widespread scale and sug...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...e have these proposals reviewed by researchers all over
the world, the faculty get valuable feedback about...he multidisciplinary pilot project funds helped us over
a hump when we had no money," he said. "Faculty have to be able to apply three, even four times befo...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...e gets sufficient funding," he said. "We can fight over
how itgets divided up later." Breslow admitted he was a chemistry-set kid. "I had a laboratory in thebasement of our house, right near the air duct next to our furnace," he said."My father was a physician, and I remember his patients would co...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
...including diabetes and heart disease. It pays off over
andover again." Bria and his colleagues monitored the progress of 90 people participating forone yea...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...s a major employer. Excluding governmentemployees, over
9.5 million workers--almost one in ten private sector employees in the United States--work to produce health services. Between 1988 and 1996, private health sector employment grew at a 3.7% average annual rate, substantially faster than the 1.6% annu...
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