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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...boost the immune systemof eight patients by giving them
massive doses of immune cells during theircombinat...xtract these T-cells frompatients, and will expose them
in a laboratory to a pox virus that expressesan inert segment of HIV's genome. This exposed viral pa...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...thesizes a potential drug, we canvery quickly tell them
if it binds to DNA, how tightly it binds, and themode by which it binds," he added. One of the major advantages of the new assay is it shows researchershow drugs affect single DNA molecules, said Dr. Lawrence Bottomley, aGeorgia Tech chemistry profe...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
... elderly relatives, friends or neighbors and take them
in as guests." "Health Department inspectors visit nursing homes and personal care homes to check for excessive temperature and the county's Office on Aging contacts clients who have experienced problems in the past. Those who cannot cope with...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...annot travel or seek employment that would require them
to be away from the clinic," says Deborah J. Rhodes, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at Johns Hopkins and participant in this research. She believes the polymer could be a more effective and less costly method of treating patients who have been mai...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...y also must have a relative or friend who can take them
to regular appointments and respond to researchers' inquiries. Another major drug study involves SB202026, which is being tested at 35 sites around the United States. UT Southwestern again is the only North Texas testing center. Researchers expect t...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...llion on each year's group of workers by requiring them
to waituntil age 70 to receive full Social Security benefits, instead of the currentretirement age of 65. And those savings "only represent part of the benefit of such an increasein retirement age in that not only would expenditures not be made, but...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
... of Rochester researchers hasdevised a way to make them
perform with the power and precision that laser su...er-- with a small amount of aluminum added to give them
slightly different properties -- the new laser shouldn't besignificantly costlier or more difficult ...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...uring 1990-1993, and they tracked what happened to them
up to one year later. They found that the rates of death and second heart attacks were almost the same across the country, but that the use of interventional procedures and hospital stays varied widely, more than they expected. "The contrasts wer...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...ediately calmingfitful, crying babies, and keeping them
calm even after they nolonger taste the solution. ...the14-percent sugar solution, Smith said. "Feeding them
calms them," she said. "Then, mom becomesassociated with that calming effect, and mom is calming." T...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...n,and they had been hooked up to machinery to keep them
alive. Yet we latersaw them
running around in the lab at 3 years of age. When my student codingthe videotapes tried to guess whi...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... such as Redux for no longer than 12 weeks to help them
stick to their diets and lose weight. In the past... reduction drugs to be effective, people must take them
chronically, perhaps for a lifetime. To determine just how much weight people could expect to lose ...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...d. The doctors who seethe women in prison also see them
in the community. Each woman's discharge planis carefully crafted before she leaves prison and is reinforced by the doctorand other team members." All but two of the 41 women in the program were incarcerated for drug orprostitution charges or both. T...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...ange that their dentist would be the first to warn them
about stroke, Carter said. "Many systemic diseases make their presence known first in the oral cavity," she added. "Dentists are really physicians of the head and neck areas; that is their training. We are responsible for everything on a panor...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...drophobic,to the extent that you could incorporate them
into the structure of a candidatedrug should help it bind much more efficiently," he said. Much of his work in this area was done in collaboration with TerrenceOas, a Duke assistant professor of biochemistry, Toone said. He also citedvaluable h...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
... of Medicine, included many recommendations. Among them
were that N.C. laws be changed to: enhance accessibility to services. ensure that written materials for consumers are complete and understandable. track problems associated with HMOs over time. make data comparing selected aspects of com...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...that survey and license health facilities will use them
to determine if care is being provided appropriately, Hoffmann said. All health-care settings in the state need a copy. Begun in 1980, the N.C. Statewide Infection Control Program is funded by the state and offers consulting services to N.C. hospit...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
... If you are on these drugs and don't normally take them
with grapefruit juice, you may need to consult your physician before adding grapefruit juice to your diet." This research was supported by two components of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...mbarrassed because it can be very intimidating for them
to buy condoms at the drug store. The cost of cond...ctor of using condoms in the future is having used them
in the past. We should want our children to learn safe sexual behavior just as we teach them
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...interest in other materials, but no one has proven them
safe enough," Hem says. Though scientists have puz...n your muscles for a long time, the body will wall them
off and make a nodule or lump," Hem says. "You would expect to see a lot of lumps and nodules in the...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...ered the U.S. during the last decade, 93percent of them
refugees from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, where more than 80percent of the women are circumcised. "There are significant medical sequelae and public health ramificationsof female circumcision," the authors write. "As African communities a...
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