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4 out of 5 eligible patients missing opportunity to benefit from latest HIV breakthrough

...le people continue to die from AIDS in the western world with more than 15,000 patients dying in the US in 2003 alone there is an urgent need to use all drugs currently available to provide the most effective combination treatment for patients," commented Professor Lange....

AIDS toll in African heartland isn't always what people think

...epted for the pre-conference session to this major world gathering of scientists and policy makers. Besides Weber, MSU faculty and graduate student authors from the department of agricultural economics, and economics, are David Mather, Cynthia Donovan, Thomas Jayne, Edward Mazhangara, Linda Bailey, Kyeongw...

Jefferson-based technology promises to help find hard-to-diagnose appendicitis cases

...rocedure continues to be used routinely around the world to find unknown infections in the body, he says. But labeling cells outside the body is "lengthy, cumbersome and requires technical skills," says Dr.Thakur. It poses potential risk in handling blood as well as accidentally injecting a blood product i...

Micro nano breakthrough conference planned for Portland, Oregon

...re the difficult challenges within the Lilliputian world of nano- and microtechnology, as well as the promising business opportunities for rapidly developing and commercializing the smallest man-made technology in the world. The conference is sponsored by the Microproducts Breakthrough Institut...

UCSD partners with Peru in NIH grant to battle malaria, world's number 2 killer

...lso at risk are U.S. soldiers stationed around the world and the U.S. military is working on drugs and vacc...loroquine, the most common anti-malaria drug. The world areas most impacted by the disease are South America, Asia and Africa. These are all reasons that Vi...

Status syndrome: How your social standing directly affects your health and life expectancy

...ealth. Marmot's subsequent work took him round the world as he puzzled out the relationship between health ...e better health than other rich populations of the world and the province of Kerala in southern India have much better health than other poor populations of ...

Two landmark studies show Taxotere (R) significantly improves survival in men with prostate cancer

...cancer, three of the most prevalent cancers in the world today," said Frank Douglas, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of Drug Innovation and Approval and a Member of the Board of Management at Aventis. TAX 327/SWOG 9916 Study Protocol The TAX 327 study reported by Mario Eisenberger, MD, Dale Hughes Prof...

Chronic diseases need global health attention

...ountry, has the highest number of diabetics in the world and annual coronary deaths are expected to reach 2 million by 2010. At the same time, around 2.5 million children in India die from infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria every year. In South Africa, infectious diseases account for 28 ...

Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility

... Reproductive Health, Serono, Inc. "Serono is the world leader in reproductive health, and we are again de...ot approved in the USA.) In addition to being the world leader in reproductive health, Serono has strong market positions in neurology, metabolism and growt...

Uppsala scientists behind acclaimed health site

... are often lacking. PQL is the only method in the world that has managed to create a diagnosis and treatme...he most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010....

Web-based guidelines established for top respiratory killer

...based guidelines to help physicians throughout the world treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The announcement came at the 2004 ATS International Conference in Orlando, Florida. COPD usually involves severe emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which severely affect the alveoli of the lungs, l...

A better death: Hospitals need systematic process to heed patient' concerns

...er: "The moral of this study insert into the busy world of medicine a process to systematically listen to ...ope the publication will spur hospitals around the world to try this cheap, easy initiative to improve the care of dying patients." Says JCB researcher Jeff ...

Zinc therapy accelerates recovery from pneumonia

...t could be especially beneficial in the developing world where millions of children die from pneumonia each year and where second line antibiotics may not be available," said senior investigator, Robert Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

New data supports CellCept's position as a world leader in solid organ transplantation

...on to early clinical trials, provides us that real world data", he added. Highlights from the wealth of data presented at ATC in adult liver transplant patients Lake R, Chu AH, Steffen BJ, et al. Efficacy of triple therapy with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), tacrolimus (TACRO) and corticosteroids (CS) ...

New research suggests two brain areas critical for short-term memory

...u instead of what is actually going on in the real world around you, and you miss the turn." The researchers hope to continue the work to learn more about how the hippocampus and subiculum work together with other brain regions to establish more permanent memories....

Researchers open new line of attack on tuberculosis

...tions, which claim up to 3million lives around the world every year. This prospect isespecially welcome given the rapid spread of tuberculosis strainsthat are resistant to existing drugs. Microbes that cause tuberculosis and leprosy, and relatedbacteria, are particularly tough adversaries because of their...

New data shows Seroquel achieves remission in bipolar mania

...ne of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sales of over $18.8 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, oncology, cardiovascular, neuroscience and respiratory products. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global and European) as wel...

Conference promotes breast and cervical cancer awareness in Nigeria

...death. "We have made real progress in much of the world in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, but very little of that progress has made its way to sub-Saharan Africa," Olopade said. "This conference is designed to speed that transfer, to increase societal awareness of cancer within Nigeria...

Tissue involved in brain development may offer new approach to stroke treatment

...within the last five years, researchers across the world have been compiling evidence that in response to stroke as well as other brain injury or disease, the tissue may actually stimulate the production of stem cells that could help replace damaged neurons and neurotrophic factors that nourish brain cells...

Cord blood stem cells save children with Hurler's syndrome

...ldren using cord blood than any other group in the world -- 460 to date -- and proved just this year that stem cells from cord blood actually infiltrate the brain and damaged heart muscle to repair the damage. Kurtzberg's team has also treated more children with Hurler's syndrome than any center in the wor...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 21, 2014) -- A group of scientists ... and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found ... and neuropsychological function in Parkinson,s disease (PD). ... , the study, which assessed cognitive function in ... the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
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