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Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis

... the high mortality rate among those carrying this type of tuberculosis." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published comment)...

First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

... critical need for new approaches to managing this type of pain." OA affects more than 20 million Americans annually and generates more than seven million physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequ...

Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

...rents that there was no abnormality and advise the type of cardiovascular conditioning or athletic training that would enable them to be physically active without the natural anxiety that occurs with dyspnea." For the other patients, the testing revealed several different physical causes of the EID. Fifte...

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

...eceived radiation therapy and goserelin acetatc, a type of hormonal agent. The patients in the observation arm received radiation therapy only. Goserelin acetatc was administered only if they experienced a relapse. As of July 2003, the median follow-up for all patients was 7.6 years and for surviving pati...

The trust game: Measuring social interaction

...ft for the other subject. Each interaction of that type completed a round. "What we map on are the changes in blood flow," said Montague. "Those tell us the amount of trust and trustworthiness, the degree of betrayal and benevolence." In early rounds, Montague and his colleagues were able to identify a p...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...acts. Primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma, is a leading cause of blindness and vision-related disability, affecting an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States. Screening for Glaucoma: Recommendation Statement U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Primary ...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

.... Nearly half of the respondents had heard of this type of financial incentive and nearly all, 94.8 percent, felt they should be informed about incentives. Most (80.5 percent) felt they should be told at the time of enrollment either by their health plan representative (44.8 percent), their physician (17....

Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

... the research are called marrow stromal cells -- a type of stem cell from which fat, bone and cartilage normally develop. "We were interested in marrow stromal cells because of their potential for use in autologous cell-based therapy," said Dr. Hashino, referring to cell transplantation in which a patient...

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...-- with the effect lasting almost two hours. "This type of electroacupuncture is only effective on elevated blood pressure levels, such as those present in hypertension, and the treatment has no impact on standing blood pressure rates," said Longhurst, a cardiologist who is also the Lawrence K. Dodge Prof...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...scle, such as the heart. A stem cell is a special type of body cell that gives rise to other types of specialized cells. "Using mesenchymal stem cells also avoids potential problems with immunosuppression, in which every human's immune system might attack stem cells from sources other than itself," not...

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

...is. Participants were asked about the severity and type of allergy symptoms they had, and whether or not they had seen a physician for treatment. The researchers placed patient responses into one of three groups: patients who received care from a family physician (240); patients who were treated by an all...

Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation

...lum and the upper sector of the spinal cord." This type of damage is known to occur in lions living in captivity and is expressed in abnormal skull growth, exerting pressure on the rear portion of the brain, said Dr. Shamir. A CT exam confirmed that the lion was indeed suffering from a serious distortion ...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

... is increasing more rapidly than that of any other type of cancer, according to background information in the article. Public education has been successful in raising awareness about the dangers of UV exposure, but has been less successful in motivating protective behavioral change. The authors suggest th...

WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts

...ular exercise in the prevention of conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure....

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

... years of age. Pulmicort Respules is a preventive type medicine. Pulmicort Respules is not a quick-relief medicine (bronchodilator) and should NOT be used to treat an acute asthma attack. In clinical studies, the side effects experienced with Pulmicort Respules and how often they happened were simila...

Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors

...ki found that glioblastoma cells have a particular type of receptor for interleukin 13 (IL 13), a naturally occurring protein that regulates the immune system in the body. Normal cells do not have these same receptors. Debinski developed a drug that combines a form of Il 13 with a toxin that kills cancer ...

Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon

...rol DNA samples from a population of patients with type 1 diabetes. A single point mutation was identified in the JAK2 gene in 71 (97%) of 73 patients with polycythaemia vera, 29 (57%) of 51 with essential thrombocythaemia, and eight (50%) of 16 with idiopathic myelofibrosis. The mutation was not detected...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

...f this deadly cancer-the second most common cancer type in the United States. The work, which appears in t...ltered or missing collagen VII protein - develop a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. This led Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, the Carl J. Herzog Pr...

Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men

...st is a better predictor of his risk of developing type 2 diabetes than his body mass index (BMI), which i...indicated by BMI) had a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers grouped the study participants into five groups according to their waist...

Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest

... a prototype closed-circuit breathing system. This type of circuit has only once previously - and unsuccessfully - been used by climbers attempting the summit. The equipment, adapted from firefighters' apparatus, will be redesigned to cope with icy conditions. Overall, the Xtreme Everest expedition will c...

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