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Smokers disillusioned and over-optimistic about quitting

...th their tendency to be deluded about how easy and quick it will be to stop, justifies extra urgency in promoting chances to stop, say the authors. No Smoking Day on 13 March will prompt smokers to make a credible attempt at stopping so that they can live the life they would want if they had their time aga...

Filatov Eye Institute contests validity of recent study

...sitivity occurred more frequently. The Academy was quick to point out, however, that it is difficult to compare results from the reviewed studies with current practices using the most recent generation of lasers because of the rapid evolution of LASIK technology and techniques. Dr. Filatov, trained at Yal...

Contact lens solutions may not kill off harmful eye bugs

...authors suggest that the neutralisation may be too quick to prevent effective killing of the Acanthamoeba cysts. The authors suggest that contact lens wearers choose their disinfectant solutions carefully and take additional precautions, to prevent contamination with the organisms such as microwaving, boil...

News tips from the care and outcomes meeting

...-668-8830; Kaul0002@onyx.dcri.duke.edu . P56 A quick start is the formula for successful cholesterol co...follow up than subjects who did not get the short, quick diet challenge. Vikkie A. Mustad, Ross Products Division, Abbott Labs, Columbus, Ohio, 614-624-6355...

UC Davis study: fewer Californians dying of lung cancer, pulmonary disease as smoking decreases

...er Prop. 99 passed, a significant gap emerged. The quick ticket to reducing lung cancer and chronic lung disease is reducing smoking. Its clearly an intervention that saves lives."...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

...locked arteries are the cause by lying still for a quick heart scan or by running on a treadmill for a stress test, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan. The analysis of electron beam computed tomography, or EBCT, shows the new test can diagnose blocked arteries just as r...

The molecular evolution of viral drug resistance

...generating a virus that is both drug-resistant and quick to replicate. Ono and coworkers also describe the effects of a battery of newly developed antiviral agents on this process, comparing wild-type HBV with several known polymerase point mutants. They confirm that the efficacy of lamivudine, now the st...

New technique uses imaging technology to speed drug discovery

...pensive screening procedures," Fenniri says. "This quick turnaround is possible because the beads can identify the type and location of various chemical building blocks in each compound." The method also may hold potential for additional applications, such as the development of artificial receptors and cat...

More evidence that soy may reduce breast cancer risk

...in plants) and food groups," he said Franke is quick to point out that factors beyond diet also play an important role in a woman's susceptibility to breast cancer. "Japanese living in Japan, for example, are at an extremely low risk of developing breast cancer," says Franke. If they migrate to the...

How to spot drugs that misfire

...to attach proteins to their genes. This provides a quick way of revealing which of the body's proteins are likely to be caught in the chemical crossfire from a powerful new drug. "Small-molecule drugs are far from being magic bullets," says Bassil Dahiyat, the president of Xencor in Monrovia, California...

Researchers take steps to growing replacement blood vessels

... the surface and fill the grooves. A quick look through the microscope reveals the location of the grooves. The researchers then literally wash the beads from the gel, leaving its delicate surface intact. ...

Rapid improvements in lower back care possible

...th care organizations may be capable of reasonably quick and efficient improvements in the way they treat lower back pain, suggest the results of a recent study. Such changes are advised, as official guidelines for lower back pain treatment have changed in recent years. Current recommendations include mini...

Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago

...me. In today's Internet world, which expects very quick paybacks, this focus on the distant future is rare, but we find it gratifying to be able to support something with a longer-term perspective." The Frank family has a long-standing connection to the University. Elaine Spiesberger Frank grew up in Hy...

Ritalin helps children with ADHD maintain normal reaction time

...-medicated ADHD kids are three times slower making quick decisions involving different tasks than their non-ADHD counterparts. Slower reaction times, however, vanished when ADHD children were on methylphenidate (Ritalin), the most commonly used drug prescribed for the disorder. The study -- funded by the ...

Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn

...nue developing their reading skills. There are no quick fixes or magic bullets for curing dyslexia." Richards and Berninger said the new study is the first in a line of research that will explore the degree to which the brain affects ease of learning and, in turn, is affected by specific educational inte...

From smoking to sumatriptan, researchers present important new findings on the impacts of drug metabolism

...gued by migraine headache have been able to obtain quick relief with a nasal spray of the drug sumatriptan since 1997. But that doesn't help the 8 million children and adolescents who suffer from migraines since clinicians have been uncertain about amounts of the nasal spray that safely can be given to ado...

Sharon and Tracey make way for Kelly and Louise in the easy virtue stakes

... Clare Michelle Nicola The authors are quick to point out that they compared these findings with data from the Officeof Populations Censuses and Surveys and they found that most of the top 10 names for women attendingthe department were seen with the frequency expected by the incidence of the n...

New gene therapy shows promise in improving success rate of leg bypass surgeries

...technique. The researchers say the gene therapy is quick and inexpensive, and also doesn't appear to cause any side effects. In the year following the bypass surgery, the patients who received the gene therapy had less than half of the failures of patients who received surgery alone (29 vs. 69 percent). A...

A growth factor reverses nerve damage in diabetic animals

... pronounced than in the untreated rats. Schmidt is quick to note that swelling of nerve endings still occurs to a limited extent in rats treated with IGF-I. But he also has found that healthy rats develop the swellings in small numbers as they age. "A simplistic view is that diabetes might accelerate the a...

1999 American Heart Association 72nd Scientific Sessions kit memo

...ciation Scientific Sessions We have created this quick reference guide to help reporters use the American Heart Association resources available to them: Abstracts presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions are listed in the Supplement to Circulation: Journal of the American Heart A...

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