Tag: "therapies" at medical news
Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems
...." Organizers are not advocating herbal and other therapies
as alternatives to mainstream medicine, Gaylord said, but want to inform health providers about them. About 80 percent of the world's population still use herbal medicine as its chief source of medical treatment. Increasing numbers of U.S. residents ...
Purdue 'stealth compounds' attack cancer cells
...from crossing the cell's membrane." Many current therapies
instead deliver precursor compounds that the cell ...e new method may allow researchers to develop drug therapies
with fewer side effects, Borch says. "Though a stealth compound is capable of entering normal cell...
Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children
...an Academy of Pediatrics. As the nation embraces therapies
that are more natural in origin, we must address t...onsider adding additional coverage for alternative therapies
in the next three years. "We found that although the general public is turning to these approache...
Costs of treating patients on clinical trials are not higher than costs of standard treatment, study suggests
... providing the most up-to-date cutting edge cancer therapies
for patients. As a representative of the nation's most prestigious centers, the Association is a leading voice on national public policy issues related to cancer, in particular, the importance of both increased funding for basic and clinical researc...
Mayo Clinic scientists discover way to enhance immune system that repairs nervous system in mouse model
...ne and our potential to develop new treatments and therapies
for humans," says Dr. Rodriguez....
Nine cancer centers share $8.9 million grant to improve treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer that strikes children
...the NCI project program grant to develop those new therapies
is Robert C. Seeger, MD, of Childrens Hospital Los... years without a recurrence. "In spite of the best therapies
we have available, neuroblastoma recurs in many children affected by it, and those children have a p...
Scientists meet in Connecticut to discuss research findings
Topics ranging from potential therapies
for cocaine addition to the chemistry of wine will be presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, to be held in Storrs, Conn., June 18-21. More than 250 papers will be presented...
Establishing "stroke centers" in hospitals would reduce deaths and disabilities, say stroke experts
..., efficient manner required. Certain clot-busting therapies
must be administered within 3 hours of symptom onset for the treatments to be safe and effective. The two major goals of the stroke center recommendations are the improvement in the level of care provided to stroke patients and the standardization of...
Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase
...These categories were predominantly represented by therapies
used to treat chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism. The risk of discontinuation was greatest among therapy categories used to treat cardiovascular disease, such as calcium channel blockers, antihyperlipid...
American Academy of Periodontology's 86th annual meeting
...tic periodontal surgery, implants and non-surgical therapies
to thousands of dental practitioners. Sessions will include: Periodontal Medicine: Systemic Links Periodontal Medicine Women's Health Issues: Pregnancy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Smoking and Osteoporosis Medical Assessment of the Peri...
Dr. Paul Janssen honoured for over 40 years pioneering new therapies for severe mental illnesses
...ssen's historic contribution to the development of therapies
for patients with mental illnesses. He, and others like him, allowed patients around the world to recover hope and attain a quality of live that they would otherwise be denied." Dr Paul was born in 1926, the son of a Flemish general practitione...
New study shows prescribing of newer antipsychotic medication risperdal may save millions in schizophrenia care
...ing about the cost-effectiveness between the newer therapies
for schizophrenia and the possible impacts they may have on healthcare budgets around the world". Studies directly comparing the cost effectiveness between the new schizophrenia treatments are vital to justify modern prescribing decisions. "This ne...
In initial gene therapy trial, Jefferson scientists report successful gene transfer in Canavan disease
...ne therapy could move into CNS diseases. Most gene therapies
focused on cancer, cystic fibrosis, and more common genetic diseases," he says. Dr. During and his collaborators hope to begin a new trial later this year or early next year using a new, improved, safe and effective system for the delivery of a ther...
Acupuncture is promising treatment for cocaine addiction, Yale researchers find
...e for cocaine addiction and shows that alternative therapies
can be combined with the arsenal of Western treatm...edicine, Margolin said, it is important that these therapies
be investigated in controlled clinical trials like his. "If the groundwork for these studies is car...
Combinaton of radiation and hormone suppression therapy shown to effectively treat early-stage prostate cancer
...d in the intermediate-risk group and received both therapies
for their cancer were five times less likely to have PSA failure than men who received RT alone. For men in the high-risk group who received both RT and AST, the effectiveness of combination therapy was more profound; they were two and one-half times...
NIH awards grant to MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals to study novel pain treatments
...istry in efforts aimed at the development of novel therapies
for pain. Other members of the research team include Dr. Dennis Riley of MetaPhore and Dr. Micheal Ossipov of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Background on Free Radicals, SOD and MetaPhore's SOD Mimic The formation of free radical...
Estimated costs of treating abnormal fat distribution and metabolic abnormalities in HIV-infected individuals
... 4 percent of patients taking other antiretroviral therapies
will experience one or more symptoms, according to... patients experiencing fat maldistribution. Other therapies
sometimes used to treat fat maldistribution include recombinant human growth hormone, liposuction or...
NIH funds unique diabetes program that combines research with technology development
...ers and biologists to work together to develop new therapies
for type II diabetes mellitus. Under the direction...rring transcription factors for that gene."Current therapies
for diabetes and obesity are woefully inadequate, and I think it is going to take something bold lik...
Duke eye researchers describe cascade of events that may lead to retinal degeneration
... years should make it easier to test potential new therapies
before trying them in humans. ...
Rise in non-communicable diseases commands pharmaceutical scientists attention
...echnologies, clinical research and the latest drug therapies
that are expected to impact this centurys greatest health needs. The AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition: Unmet Medical Needs: Therapies for a New Millennium will be held Oct. 29 Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. In addition to roundtable discussions, mor...
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