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Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

... others. The finding, if confirmed, could point the way to a new wave of drugs withfewer side effects for contraception, hormone replacement therapy, breastand prostate cancer, inflammation, osteoporosis and endometriosis, saidthe researchers. The scientists published their findings in th...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...10 million new jobs, Tolley and Manton wrote. They point outthat "if the median age of the U.S. population keeps increasing, thenpart of the jobs creation problem would be solved by a job shift (i.e.,older workers would have to assume the job slots for younger workers ifthe number of younger workers declin...

Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well

... abolished during the Reagan administration. They point to other health concerns related to chronic noise, including hearing damage, chronic cardiovascular activation, elevated annoyance and irritation, motivation problems such as learned helplessness, and impaired cognitive development and reading achiev...

Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality

...rtality in Cincinnati from1979 to 1994 in order to point to those areas where factors likerace, low-income and low-education rates mean more infant deaths. The focus, however, is not so much on these neighborhoods, nor onthose where higher incomes and higher education rates mean lowinfant mortality, but on...

Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics

... "In the original television show, Dr. McCoy would point the device at apatient and it would take a sample and read out all his problems," Sailorexplained. "Our device was inspired by that image--a small, sensitive diagnosticunit that is very easy to use." Also collaborating in the study were Victo...

Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer

...enefit is real." Dr. Feig reiterated this point in an editorial he wrote in the December issue of the journal Cancer , in which Swedish scientists reported the results of a study performed in Gothenburg, Sweden. The study showed that performing mammography screening in women between ...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...above are considered high. "The important point is that for adults, cholesterol levels over 200 arepotentially dangerous," Hill says. "The good news is that people can takelifestyle-related actions to lower their levels of cholesterol - actions such asbecoming physically active and eating a diet l...

Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds

...using rats as an animal model. "At a certain point in our analysis, we realized that the rats who were receiving ginkgo biloba were living substantially longer than those who were not receiving the extract," said Jerrold C. Winter, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology in UB's School of Med...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

...re obstructed by atherosclerosis. "The key point is that if you have a heart attack, you are at high riskof developing a stroke. If you have a stroke, you are at high risk of developinga heart attack," says Plehn. "So it makes sense to be aggressive with a strongdrug to lower cholesterol in people ...

Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road

... aim of the research project team is to be a focal point for thenation's UV/fluorescent program, says Dingus....

MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

...uch fun playing with the problem from a scientific point ofview," said Subra Suresh, the Richard P. Simmons Professor of Materials Scienceand Engineering. "Unbeknownst to us, its solution had many applications." The researchers' achievement was to develop a mathematical theory todescribe a ubiquito...

Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates

... The prostate wraps around the urethra at the point where itleaves the bladder. The gland produces some of the seminal fluid thatcarries sperm. As men age, their prostates enlarge and squeeze the urethra,prompting symptoms that include poor urinary flow, frequent urination,urgency to urinate a...

Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant

...od levels of the anti-depressant. "From a societal point of view, the result raises the issue of cosmeticpsycho-pharmacology," Reus says. "To what degree should our expectationsinclude not experiencing any significant distress if a drug is available thatcan reduce the dimensions of distress?" The UCSF re...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...dvances. "This is a winner for UB from an economic point of view, and a spectacular deal for faculty," said Alan Lockwood, Ph.D., UB professor of neurology. Lockwood's 1993 seed project proposal funded for $19,100 resulted in a $46,000 grant from the American Tinnitus Association, which in turn resulted in...

Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics

...his is a significant breakthrough from a chemistry point of view, butit's the first step in the process, " said Michael G. Palfreyman, VicePresident of Research and Development at Scriptgen. "Now we need to takemyxopyronin and make it more drug-like. The synthesis was designed to allow usto make many anal...

Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems

...orever. "If people are cognitively impaired to the point whereit no longer is safe for them to drive a car,...e, taking an AChEinhibitor won't restore them to a point where they will be able to resumedriving," he says. "But eventually, we hope to have agents that can...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...ocaine causes more severe damage. "A major point is that virtually all crack users also smoke cigarettes,"he said. "So, in developing the statistical associations of crack baby syndrome,researchers have generally not separated out the effects due to cigarettesmoking. "For example, many prev...

Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study Shows

...gn and evaluationof HIV interventions, the authors point out. One benefit is on focus: Publichealth officials no longer limit their counseling to the initiation of safebehavior; now they continue working to maintain safe behavior over a period oftime. Another benefit is in improved attitude: Researchers n...

UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones

...s in women over two years, rather than at a single point in time, Jamalsaid. In addition, the UCSF study focused exclusively on post-menopausal women, whoare at the highest risk of developing osteoporosis, she said.But Jamal stressed that all older women, regardless of whether they takewarfarin, should be ...

Mostly In The Mind

... Wessely says Kirsch and Sapirstein are right to point out that sideeffects can alert a patient in a trial to the fact they are getting an activedrug rather than a placebo. "If patients know they're getting treatment, theirexpectation will be raised and with it their optimism that they will get better.It...

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