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New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...ctive estrogen receptor modulatorcan significantly reduce
the risk of spinal fracture," said August M. Watanabe,M.D., Lilly executive vice president, science and technology. "The results fromthis interim analysis provide further support that Evista protects a woman'sbones and may address other health concer...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...those women who receivedplacebo. The drug did not reduce
the risk of other types of fractures, such as fracturesof the hip, Ettinger said. He added that this is not unexpected becausefractures other than those of the spine are much less frequent and the spineresponds much faster to treatment compared to o...
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
BERLIN, GERMANY-- An osteoporosis drug can reduce
the risk of hipfractures by 56 percent among women...such a wide spectrum of women with osteoporosis to reduce
themost devastating of fractures--those that occur at the hip." Hip fractures, the most debi...
Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
...nfirm the ability of amedicine known to be safe to reduce
spinal fractures." Based on the study results, Novartis filed a supplemental new-drugapplication with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July 1998, for use ofcalcitonin-salmon nasal spray for prevention of spinal fractures. Spinal fra...
UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
... results indicate that the marijuana-like drug can reduce
pain byaffecting the same pain modulating neurons as morphine, but through separatemechanisms," said Meng. Other co-authors of the UCSF study were Barton H. Manning, PhD, a postdoctoralfellow in Howard Fields lab, and William J. Martin, PhD, a postdo...
Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill
...high fat diet will receive a powerful incentive to reduce
their fat intake (owing to foul smelling, fatty stools). Garrow explains that orlistat works by causing 30 per cent of dietary fat to be excreted in faeces rather than being digested. But he claims that over half of the weight loss achieved in patie...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
...ving vision. Patients whoundergo the procedure may reduce
or eliminate their dependence on correctivelenses for distance vision, limiting the need for glasses or contacts. Thesurgery itself is completed in a matter of seconds, and the healing timegenerally spans less than a week. Segars said the sur...
Successful Atherosclerosis Treatment Program
...tion in an atherosclerosis treatment program would reduce
the oxidative susceptibility of LDL from patients with coronary artery disease. The treatment program included intensive exercise therapy, stress management, and consumption of a diet containing 10% fat. The size and antioxidant and lipid contents of...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Steroids help to reduce
inflammation, but Universityof Illinois scientists suggest they also could be used to reverse a lossof myelin -- a major problem in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinatingdiseases and injuries associated with the central and peripheral nervoussyst...
Eating Berries Can Help Lower LDL Cholesterol
Fresh berries can significantly reduce
the buildup of LDL (low-densitylipoprotein) cholesterol, a culprit that contributes to heart disease, strokeand atherosclerosis, a form of arteriosclerosis, according to an internationalteam of scientists writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Fo...
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...whichprovides an even and slower burn rate, and to reduce
the mushrooming at the tip. Since lead and its alloys melt at relatively low temperature, a large fractionof the wick core material is volatilized as the candle is burned. "Because it is costly and difficult to control lead once it is released to the...
University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief
...eceptors not associated with asthma andpotentially reduce
drug side effects," Harrison said. Richards said one of the strengths of UF's research is the collaborativeefforts between diverse research methods such as chemical synthesis,molecular modeling and pharmacology. "Unfortunately, even if...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
...okerisk." Lee says that physical activity can help reduce
or eliminate other common strokerisk factors inclu... as dancing, bicycling and gardening were shown to reduce
the risk ofstroke," says Lee. "Light activity such as bowling and general housekeepingactivity did ...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...t, known as BNP7787,which appears to substantially reduce
the toxicity of platinum-type anticancerdrugs, suc...orm a highly reactive compound that canselectively reduce
platinum toxicity. These new compounds were developed basedupon a series of supercomputer simulatio...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...actorsbefore or during middle age may dramatically reduce
future Medicare costs. "These findings imply improved quality of life -- the prolongation ofindependent and productive living, with a decreased burden on family andsociety," said Martha L. Daviglus, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at t...
Clinical Trials Announced Using Non-Invasive Innovative MRI To Diagnose Breast Tumors
... "By avoiding biopsy for most breast tumors we can reduce
the number of unnecessary procedures, save time, and give patients the option of a non-invasive method that may prove very useful in distinguishing between malignant and benign breast growths," Dr. Cavallino concluded.Dr. Frederick Kelcz, Associate P...
Study Shows Three-Drug "Cocktail" Needed To Keep AIDS Virus Curbed
...ve the more complex therapyfor six months and then reduce
it to something simpler and more easily tolerated,"Eron said. "At least in these patients, reducing therapy just didnt work." The researchers, led by Dr. Diane V. Havlir of the University of California at SanDiego, found that virus particles t...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
... Highly sensitive microwave detection may help to reduce
breast cancer mortalityby warning of malignant tumors at a very early stage. The anticipated low costand painless application could make it useful for routine screening. Detailedcomputer simulations and tests of a laboratory-demonstration sensor sugg...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
... their retirement accounts,which will dramatically reduce
waste in health care," says Burchfield, a healthca...tistella and Burchfield also argue that MSAs would reduce
the number ofAmericans who lack health coverage. Because such allowances would simplifyfringe-benef...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...e. The report calls for a new national policy to reduce
injuriesfrom firearms that builds on lessons learn... only ifdiscussion is focused on explicit steps to reduce
injuries -- such as keepingguns out of the hands of children and adolescents -- rather than on firea...
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