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Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals
...addiction. They tested theirsurprising hypothesis over
the past several years, and arrived at theconclusions published today in Synapse. "Because cocaine addiction is part biochemistry and part behavior, theseresults confirm that it is possible to attack it on both fronts," said CharlesAshby, th...
Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern
...r years. But Li Wan Po says only controlled trials over
decadeswill reveal whether the new drugs reduce heart attacks, strokes and deaths.Brian Pentecost, medical director of the British Heart Foundation and a memberof Britain's Committee on the Safety of Medicines, agrees that the lack ofcontrolled data ...
The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked
...h in south Asia." He notes that the region boasts over
half of all the malnourished children in the world and with high infant mortality and a lack of basic facilities for health and education he finds the diversion of scarce economic resources to weapons of mass destruction even more incongruous. Profes...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...ger adults, Parks found. Fully 47 percent of those over
the age of 55 made no mistakes, compared withonly 28 percent of those between the ages of 34 and 54. What usually led to mistakes was being too busy, Park notes. Being slightlyunhappy also contributed, combined with the belief that taking the medica...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...similar short tasks so thatdata could be collected over
a longer period. In 1996, when Buckner was at theHarvard Medical School, he and colleagues capitalized on the speed of fMRI tocollect brain image data from "individual trials," pioneering a research methodnow known as "event-related" neuroimaging. I...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...cent, reaches the brain, and that amount goes all over
the brain." Because NGF, which is a water-soluble ...let into tissue, the molecules are slowly released over
a period of months," says Saltzman. "One of the nice things about the system is that we can manipula...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
...lso used a special device mounted on eyeglasses of over
250participants to measure the amount of UV-B ligh...e lens change is probably from an accumulated dose over
theyears. That's why everyone needs to get into the habit of protecting theireyes." Even ine...
Call To Needle Times After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Urban And Rural Areas In Northeast Scotland: Prospective Observational Study
...hin the BHF guidelines. Their research, involving over
1000 (1046) patients, was undertaken in urban, suburban and rural areas in northeast Scotland. They found that the first contact that a patient had with a medically qualified person was most commonly with a general practitioner, who was able to adm...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
...earchers gave half the animalsdrops in their noses over
30 minutes and injected the rest with NGF. They foundthat within an hour, a significant amount of NGF had made its way not only intothe olfactory bulb, but also into the hippocampus, amygdala and other regionsnot directly involved in smelling. In con...
UCSF AIDS Research Center Receives Major New Grant From NIH
...cisco General Hospital, will receive $5.76 million over
the next four years. The award will support ongoing UCSF work in the basic, clinical, and behavioralscience areas of HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on developing new treatmentapproaches, understanding the biology of HIV transmission to prevent infection,...
Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...is finding to be especiallyimportant, since people over
75 years old are at highest risk for having astrok... from bleeding in thebrain -- would have cost just over
a 10-year period. The researchers estimated the group not treated with warfari...
Study Shows Potential For Quelling AIDS Nerve Pain
... suspect other, larger nervesare recruited to take over
the missing function," says John Griffin, M.D., headof neurology at Johns Hopkins. Those nerves are somehow more prone to producepain. As for the next step -- seeing if NGF triggers regrowth of patients'nerves -- that's under way, the resea...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
... of developing prostate cancer, particularly those over
60, whose blood levels of IGF-1 were higher than ...eficial effects are at best unproved. Many people over
50 take DHEA, thinking that a little won't hurt, and it could possibly help to improve their sense ...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...ness, which may result in women continuing therapy over
the longerterm." In studies up to 39 months, Evist...months of follow-up. These effects will befollowed over
the longer term. In addition, Lilly will partner with the NationalSurgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...eceiving alendronate increased bonemineral density over
three years. "These results show that treatment with alendronate should be continuedregardless of change in bone density during the first year," said Cummings. "For the few women who do not have increases in bone mineral density during thefi...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
...e medications allow patients to regainsome control over
their motor functions. "Our hypothesis is that estrogen will work with the Mirapex and Levodopa toincrease and enhance the effectiveness of both drugs," said Kompoliti.Each medical center in the trial will treat 18 patients who are already onLevod...
Better Survival For Women With Breast Cancer -New Evidence On Chemotherapy
...ed information from 47 randomisedstudies conducted over
the past two decades around the world. There was noevidence of any survival advantage from using more than about 3-6 months ofchemotherapy. Dr Michael Clarke, of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Oxford Unit and thestudy coordinator, said: "This ...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...r killer of Americans, while simultaneously saving over
$1 billion annually." Prostate cancer and brain surgery rehearsal. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota use data from the Visible Human Project to practice patient-specific prostate and brain surgery before performing the real s...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...eye-hand skills can be learned in a training model over
a briefperiod of time, and acquisition of basic skills correlate with improvedsurgeon performance in the operating room, other medical schools will startto offer a skills curriculum," Jones said....
Education Linked To Good Health Habits, Even In Old Age
...ess heavy, and expressed a greater senseof control over
their lives than did their less well-educated peers, an ongoingstudy of healthy older adults reveals. "Educational attainment may influence health through its associationwith many individual-level psychosocial and biological factors where the...
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