Tag: "therapy" at medical news
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
...tonin could provide both an attractive alternative therapy
forchildren in whom these drugs are ineffective or prohibited, he said. While theirs isn't the first study to implicate serotonin in impulsecontrol, scientists had long assumed that the primary action of psychostimulantslike Ritalin was throu...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
...keys showed that,as expected, estrogen replacement therapy
induced cell proliferation -- a cancerprecursor --...(called phytoestrogens) -- andestrogen replacement therapy
may be critical. Cline's caution came from studies he conducted in rats whose ovaries hadbee...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
...systemic infections that may interfere with cancer therapy
and even threaten patient survival. A dental evaluation and medically necessary oral care before cancer therapy, as well as supportive oral care during therapy, enables the patient to proceed through treatment with the threat of such problems minim...
Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapies Are The Most Effective Means To Quit Smoking
...low up) Combined methods of nicotine replacement therapy
are more effective than using just one, says a study in this week's BMJ. Dr Thorsteinn Blondal and colleagues from National University Hospital in Iceland, along with researchers from Pharmacia and Upjohn in Sweden, found that patients combining the...
Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level
...ssibletreatment for their cancer -- in a promising therapy
now being tested in anationwide clinical trial. ...qualityof life, hormonal treatments, and radiation therapy
that treats only singlelesions and requires repeated doses. Several radio-pharmaceuticals, o...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
... In the future, Buckley said she hopes that gene therapy
can be perfectedto restore B-cell function, a component of the immune system not corrected bybone marrow transplantation in some SCID children....
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...e remaining 10 patients,3 of whom required hormone therapy
and 7 external radiation therapy. These results show that treatment with the Ablatherm device can provide localdisease control in approximately 80% of cases (complete control in 56% andpartial control in 24%). As regards adverse effects, 14 (31%) o...
Nicotine Patches Are Cheaper Than Smoking!
(Paying for nicotine replacement therapy
is cheaper than smoking 20 cigarettes a day) A course of nicotine replacement therapy
patches would be cheaper than smoking 20 cigarettes a day and therefore claims that such therapies a...
Interleukin-2 Boosts Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness In Mice
... added, because the toxic effects of high-doseIL-2 therapy
have limited its effectiveness against cancer in t...,associate research director for vaccines and gene therapy
research at ChironTechnologies. The research was supported by the National Cancer Institute/National...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...ysician who has begun clinical trials. The therapy
involves intravenous administration of two standar...of Maryland School of Medicine. "This new therapy
is very promising for patients who have colon cancerthat has recurred or spread to other organs," he...
Neutron Research To Help In Treatment Of Cancer Patients
... to helptreat cancer patients with an experimental therapy
that could replacetraditional treatments for cance...henuclei of atoms. Although the concept of neutron therapy
isn't new, scientistsso far haven't been successful in measuring the energy of neutrons withsufficie...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
... is to see if stoppingcaffeine use can be a useful therapy
in reducing hypertension, along with diet,exercise and salt reduction....
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
... think twice about prescribing hormone replacement therapy
for women who have heart disease, researchers at D...e studies suggest the general message that hormone therapy
is good for the hearts of postmenopausal women must be considered further, said Dr. Karen Alexander...
Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Elevate Breast Cancer Risk
...March 15 issue of Cancer that estrogen replacement therapy
(ERT)does not significantly elevate the risk of breast cancer in women with historiesof benign breast disease. ERT relieves most of the symptoms of menopause and there is compelling evidencethat it protects against coronary heart disease and osteopor...
Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors
...in the lastyear to produce a drug for human cancer therapy
based on the angiostatinmolecule. Pizzo and Moser set out to study what happened when angiostatin "bound" on thesurface of endothelial cells. They looked for where angiostatin's "key" fit intothe cellular "lock" that then shut down vessel growth. Si...
Standardization Of Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Offers Hope To Patients Nationwide
...ated disposables have beendeveloped for use with a therapy
called Intraperitoneal Heated Chemotherapy(IPHC). IPHC was developed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center byDr. Brian Loggie, a surgical oncologist, and his research colleague RonaldFleming, Pharm D., research assistant professor of inter...
New Drug For Recurrent Brain Tumors In Tests At UNC
...strocytoma can develop glioblastoma. So aggressive therapy
is still required." Over 20 centers nationally are involved in the GBM phase III trial and more than15 are in the anaplastic astrocytoma phase II trial. UNC-CH is the only centerin North Carolina involved in these SU101 brain tumor studies. Persons i...
Improved Ritalin Offers Smaller Doses And Fewer Side Effects
...ects and has thepotentialto be used in anticocaine therapy
could soon be available, according to researchfindings presented here today at the national meeting of the American ChemicalSociety, the world's largest scientific society. Commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD),...
Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?
... of anti-HIV drug soon after becominginfected. The therapy
was interrupted twice due to medical complications...keep HIV under control bystopping patients' triple therapy
several times for periods of about two weeks,leaving a month or so between each treatment holiday. H...
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
...rt disease only in women takinghormone replacement therapy
(HRT), which combines the hormones progesterone andestrogen. High blood pressure did not predict heart disease in women not onHRT. "These findings may help explain why the large-scale Heart andEstrogen/Progesterone Replacement Study recently failed ...
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