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Cognitive neuroscience takes on alcohol

...ame way that individuals with ADHD have difficulty stopping inappropriate actions, such as throwing a punch. Of course, the effects of alcohol are short-lived, lasting only about an hour or so. But these observations suggest that alcohol can produce a temporary mental state in some individuals that resemble...

Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings

...or rheumatoid arthritis that are safe and focus on stopping the underlying disease process will be of great value." Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Care costs for all forms of arthritis, which strikes 40 million Americans, tall...

CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas

...ries about fitness, nutrition, reducing stress and stopping smoking." Then Floyd hammered eastern North Carolina. "Immediately after the hurricane, we contacted the workplaces and community representatives working with us and asked what we could do to help," said Benedict, project manager. "People at the T...

Low-dose oral contraceptives are as protective against ovarian cancer as are older, high-dose pills, find University of Pittsburgh researchers

...ing use, and continues for at least 30 years after stopping use. Previous research has shown that women taking the older, pre-1980 oral contraceptives were less likely to develop ovarian cancer than were women who had never used them. But over the past two decades the amounts of estrogen and progestin in or...

Selective inhibitor can target specific enzyme that promotes cancer

...itor is designed to prevent the blood flow without stopping the normal functions of other MMPs, Mobashery said...are necessary to many functions in the human body, stopping the actions of a select few that have harmful effects has been the goal of many research teams. Othe...

William Cohn, M.D., of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, receives the 2000 Distinguished Inventor Award

...itionally, coronary artery bypass surgery involves stopping the heart and placing the patient on a heart-lung machine. Heart-lung machines circulate and filter the blood while adding oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. They can cause an inflammatory reaction that affects the entire body and can aggravate illn...

Researchers create a strong new molecule in the fight against AIDS

...l to cell. Development of a potential solution to stopping integrase, which inserts viral DNA into healthy cells, would allow doctors another chance to stop the onset of AIDS if the other drugs are unsuccessful. It is not a vaccine for the virus, but ideally it may represent another approach to combating the...

Protease inhibitor could help prevent alzheimer's

...f the killer chemical, known as beta-amyloid, thus stopping the progression of Alzheimer's disease. It essentially cuts the larger protein known as amyloid precursor protein (APP) in half and prevents it from affecting other brain cells. "The production of (beta-amyloid) to cause Alzheimer's disease is a mi...

Anti-HIV treatment improves immune system and fights sight-threatening eye infection

...and their CD4 counts have responded well to HAART, stopping their anti-CMV medications could be considered," he said....

Some HIV patients show no viral rebound after stopping drugs

...s remained low for between fourand 24 months after stopping drug therapy. The other three subjects had thevir...lled clinical settings will explore the effects of stopping and startingdrug therapies for variable periods. "Right now, we just have an association," O...

Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates

...ery low energy diet together with nicotine gum for stopping smoking in women who gained weight in previous attempts to quit) (Commentary: results are unlikely to be as good in routine practice) Combining smoking cessation programme with an intervention to control weight can help women to stop smoking ...

New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure

...rcorrection, Bolling feels, enhances the effect of stopping backward flow andhelps the left ventricle pump better. It may also help weakened heart muscleheal. But, he emphasizes, the surgery makes patients better, not cured. Theymust continue on medication and controlled diets and exercise regimes aftersurger...

Chronic, heavy cocaine use associated with long-lasting impaired function

... the drug taken and lasted at least twoweeks after stopping use. Dr. Bolla and Jean Lud Cadet, M.D., Clinical Director and Chief ofNeuropsychiatry at the NIDA Intramural Research Program, studied 30 individualswho had used cocaine at least four times a month for one year or longer and gavea urine samp...

Less Bleeding On The Battlefield

...ompound,poly-n-acetyl glucosamine, is effective at stopping blood loss from severelybleeding wounds even though it does not contain any of the proteins that arenormally associated with clot formation, such as fibrin or thrombin....

Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit

...pregnant women's return tosmoking. Motivation for stopping is one of them. "It's likely if women stopjust for the baby they'll resume as soon as they deliver," she said. Another factor might be coping mechanisms. McBride said that during pregnancy awoman may simply avoid situations where she would normally...

Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors

...nstrated it was involved in "anti-angiogenesis" -- stopping the process ofnew blood vessel growth. Folkman then showed in animal experiments that injections of the angiostatinprotein stopped tumors from growing, and efforts have been underway in the lastyear to produce a drug for human cancer therapy based o...

Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapies Are The Most Effective Means To Quit Smoking

...urther seven months, was the most effective way of stopping smoking. They believe that this is because the patches release nicotine slowly, with the nasal spray delivering nicotine more rapidly, as and when the smoker needs to respond to any smoking urges. Blondal et al conclude that by providing nicotine ...

Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers

...as more successful incontrolling the cancer and in stopping recurrence of tumors. Sixty-one percentof the combined treatment patients were still disease-free after three years,compared to 41 percent for the intensive radiation therapy alone. However, bothgroups did much better than the 25 percent to 30 percen...

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