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Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...ect costs, the American Heart Associationestimates that lost productivity resulting from deaths from cardi...er figures compiled for 1960-62. One reason may be that 33percent ofoverweight men and 41 percent of overweight women reportedly are not physicallyactive du...

Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke

...the January issue of the journalStroke. They show that infemale rats, endogenous estrogens, those natural...ocumented but poorlyunderstood clinicalobservation that premenopausal women are at lower risk for stroke damage thanmen of the sameage," says Patricia D. Hu...

Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry

...he questionnaire. The investigators found that 96 percent of the supportive authors hadfinancial ...of the criticalauthors. The researchers also found that supportive and neutral authors weremore likely than critical authors to have financial interactions...

Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants

...dicare-approved lung transplantcenter, which means that elderly patients who need the surgery no longer have totravel outside the mid-Atlantic region. The University of Maryland Medical Center becomes the onlyMedicare-approved lung transplant center between Philadelphia and Durham, NC. Itis the 2...

Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat

...todynamic therapy is a minimally-invasivetreatment that uses a photosensitizer -- alight-activated drug --... patients with complex or advanced thoraciccancers that may otherwise be considered untreatable." One novelcombination utilizes advanced surgical technique...

Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

Researchers have finally proven that feeling "stressed out"isn't just something in our ...blood pressure to cortisollevels to abdominal fat- that can be measured to give a tangible indicationof an individual's personal stress load. McEwen intro...

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

... "At a certain point in our analysis, we realized that the rats who were receiving ginkgo biloba were liv... study. "That finding leads us to speculate that in addition to ginkgo biloba's purported beneficial effects on brain function, which our study suppo...

Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs

...rchers have found. The finding raises hope that the effectiveness of protease inhibitorscould be b...ing very sensitivetechniques -- studies have shown that when they stop taking the drugs, the viruscomes back. That means there must be sanctuaries where the...

Scientific Foundations For Regulating Drug Product Quality

...line of a biopharmaceutics classification guidance that will be used as a basis for approving waivers for in vivo bioequivalence trials; and Comprehensive coverage and discussion of current regulatory guidances in the area of immediate release and modified release dosage forms....

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...are designated fordrug/technology discovery grants that will support research on identifiedreagents/technologies that warrant continued research via clinical studies. The remaining portion of the funds will support pre...

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report

...in healthy individuals at highrisk. Other studies that have looked at a double-drug approach of aspirin a... thestudy were able to develop the right dosage so that the benefits outweighed therisk, " says Fuster, director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Si...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity

...tudying how the brain reorganizes itselfhave shown that they can modify this process using a technique cal... injuries. TMS is a non-invasive technique that consists of a magnetic fieldemanating from a wire coil held outside the head. The magnetic field in...

Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint Discussion

...outweigh their potential medical risks.Bray argues that even modest drug induced weight loss reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity yet tobe defined.To see a full text vers...

Chemists Closing In On Commercial Potential Of Alkanes

...alization.Using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques that provide "stop-action" imageswithin a trillionth o...rs, and pharmaceutical drugs. The problem hasbeen that the bonds between an alkane's carbon and hydrogen atoms are strongenough to render alkanes generally...

Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease

...to prevent rejection ofkidneytransplants has found that it also may help patients with severe symptoms ofk...ulus, a network of blood capillaries in the kidney that filters wasteproducts from theblood. Patients took the MMF pills twice a day for an average of six ...

Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart

...k due to family history. Prior studies haveshown that aspirin offers protection against heart attacks or... isappropriate. The new research suggests that aspirin therapy can work more effectivelyif a 325-mg booster is taken in place of the lower dose asp...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...it is modified, then returns. Analysis of thelight that comes back provides key information about the skin...ased on the reflection of light,but on the process that occurs when light enters the tooth it bounces andonly partially comes out. We found a way to measur...

Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals

... anemerging phenomenon. It is also a trend that should have started years earlier, according toa D...f stroke, it is crucial to have well-trained teams that canrespond quickly to stroke patients. To determine how the concept has been received in th...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

...e eachyear is estimated to be about 500,000 -- but that number is too low, accordingto a report in today's...d to gauge stroke's impact onthe nation, estimated that at least 731,000 first-ever and recurrent strokesoccur each year -- 40 percent more than the 500,000...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

...rgeon. "While we do not have specific data that prove they are cost-effective,stroke teams certain...these ASTs are very modest. In all cases, we found that theASTs were helpful for using hyperacute therapies." The survey found that acute st...

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