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Research guides medication choices for young Asthma patients
...em in. Leukotriene receptor antagonists, taken in pill
form, act systemically to block substances call leukotrienes, which are associated with inflammation and allergic reactions. Both medications are considered effective, but inhaled steroids are currently the preferred long-term therapy for persistent ...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
...ol group had experienced migraines. Contraceptive pill
use, wine intake and smoking habit was not different between the groups. Analysis showed that those with migraine had 2.7 times the risk of stroke compared to the controls. When migraine was combined with high blood pressure, the stroke risk incre...
Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine
...c syndrome (MDS), a form of pre-leukemia. Given in pill
form, Revlimid simultaneously blocks the growth of new blood vessels that nourish tumors (anti-angiogenesis) and stimulates the immune system to fight cancer cells. The study is reported in the Feb.10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Nea...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
... veins in the esophagus is now as easy as taking a pill
housing miniature video cameras. UT Southwestern Medical Center is the first in Dallas to acquire th...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...sion while taking an antidepressant vs. placebo, a pill
with inactive ingredients. In addition, all participants took only placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) imaging technique developed at UCLA, the research ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...domized to one of two groups and all will take one pill
per day for five years. Group A will take exemestane and Group B will take a placebo. Women will participate in two follow-up visits during the first year at six and 12 months and then an annual follow-up visit during years two through five. ...
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