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Alternative hormone treatment could help fight against breast cancer

...ombined with existing treatments used in the fight against hormone receptor positive breast cancer, conclude authors of an Article published in this week's edition of The Lancet. Luteinising hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates ovulation and the production of oestrogen. LHRH agonists a...

Why Lincoln fell gravely ill after delivering his Gettysburg Address

...Goldman noted. "In addition, although immunization against smallpox was practiced in the mid-19th century, th... no historical evidence that Lincoln was immunized against smallpox before his illness." Moreover, Goldman said, "The milder form of smallpox, known as variola...

High-quality child care for poor children found to offset the risk of later depression

...ears to have protected the children to some extent against the negative effects of their home environments. These findings highlight the value of investing in high quality early childhood experiences for low-income children. Those are the conclusions of a new study conducted by researchers at the University...

New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure

... as Pycnogenol are crucial components in the fight against heart disease,"said Dr. Ronald Watson, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona and a lead researcher of the study. "The effectiveness of Pycnogenol supplementation is a great option for many people who want a...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

...r health, religiousness emerged as a strong buffer against depression and the loss of life satisfaction and personal control," the authors said. "These findings strongly support the common assumption that religious involvement helps individuals cope with adversity." ...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...V infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates m...he specific microbe and can protect the human body against it if it reappears. HIV, however, has thwarted scientists efforts thus far to develop a classic prev...

Decorated professor adds Farfel Award to his long list of honors

...esearchers in the world. He serves as a benchmark against which people should measure themselves in our profession." For a related story on Hussain's aircraft turbulence research that explains how he's working to reduce airport delays by saving time between aircrafts during takeoffs and during landings ...

Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients

...ed pneumonia (CAP) who received treatment regimens against atypical disease-causing pathogens reached clinica... hospitalized patients treated with antimicrobials against atypical pathogens reduced the time to clinical stability from 3.7 days to 3.2; their hospital stay ...

Vitamin D supplements may offer cheap and effective immune system boost against TB

... may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at leas...nd diabetes, as well as boosting the immune system against infection. Population-wide supplementation needs to be considered by public health planners." "Mil...

Treatment of kidney condition requires an individualized approach

... lupus erythematodes. The body produces antibodies against its own organs and treatment is absolutely necessary. The condition is rare. Each year 6 in every 100,000 people in the Netherlands develop the disease. Up until 40 years ago patients died from lupus nephritis. Since then various treatment methods ha...

AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications

...Health, and colleagues review the evidence for and against a connection between obesity and cancers of the colon, prostate and pancreas, and offers possible mechanisms. Lifestyle Modification for the Management of Obesity - Thomas A. Wadden, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues discuss the imp...

Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis

...difference. Testosterone has been shown to protect against an MSlike condition and other autoimmune diseases in animals. Nancy L. Sicotte, M.D., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, and colleagues conducted a study of testosterone treatment in 10 men with relapsing-remitting MS, cha...

Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease

...study provides evidence that vitamin D may protect against AMD," the authors conclude. "However, at this tim...itamin D levels or milk and fish intake to protect against AMD or its progression. The results of the present research warrant further investigation for confir...

High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half

...ding dose of this medication before PCI to protect against blood clotting. After the procedure, most patients take a lower daily dose (75 mg) for up to a year, depending on the type of stent used to prop open the clogged coronary artery. To evaluate the effect of the clopidogrel loading dose, researchers f...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

...can be a key factor in a patient's decision for or against prostatectomy," Dr. Vaughan adds. "A simple intervention like this could make that choice a lot easier." Prostatectomy involves the excision of the prostate gland, as well as some adjacent tissue, depending on the extent and aggressiveness of the t...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...s Biotech, has shown powerful anti-cancer activity against cultured tumor cells, in animal models, and in hum...prietary reovirus formulation, Reolysin, is active against numerous cancers, including intractable sarcomas and melanomas. Recent studies also indicate that...

Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart

...he right ventricle, with the first disc positioned against the left ventricular wall and the connecting shaft filling the hole created by the rupture. From inside the right ventricle, the patch is pushed forward again, releasing the second disc, which covers the rupture on the right side of the heart. Imp...

Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment

...rast, having a low cholesterol level is protective against heart attacks and ischemic strokes. "For people with high cholesterol who are at risk for heart attacks and ischemic stroke, physicians have to weigh whether the benefit of cholesterol-lowering outweighs the potential increased risk for hemorrhagic ...

JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007

...id=30575 CARDIOLOGY Protecting the heart against mechanical stress Enlargement or overgrowth of heart cells known as cardiomyocytes cardiac hypertrophy is a common event in many heart diseases, and occurs in an effort to restore stresses on the heart wall to normal levels. A protein called ST...

New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome

...d availability of treatments shown to be effective against IBS, such as hypnosis, says a comment in this weeks special gastroenterology edition of The Lancet. The Comment is authored by Professor Robin Spiller, Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospital Nottingham, UK. He says: "IBS is one of...

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