Tag: "against" at medical news
Cancer-fighting foods, supplements explored in day-long symposium, March 25
... Compound found in high-fiber foods shows promise against
prostate cancer A dietary component found in mos...tamin E and selenium that also have shown promise against
prostate cancer, says Rajesh Agarwal, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science...
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
...y berry tames the beast: Folk remedy shows promise against
mosquitoes Chemicals extracted from the leaves of...rpenal, showed significant bite-deterring activity against
Aedes aegypti, the yellow-fever mosquito, and Anopheles stephensi, which spreads malaria. Callicarpe...
Blueberries contain chemical that may help prevent colon cancer
...ate the cancer-fighting potential of pterostilbene against
the disease, the scientists say. Their findings we...blueberries also have shown promise for protecting against
memory loss and heart disease. In general, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grain is recommende...
Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good
...ely due to the fruits having to be able to survive against
pests in the absence of pesticides. For example, organic kiwis had thicker skins, which could help the fruits resist insects, and higher antioxidant activity which is thought to be a natural by-product of stress. However, some people are still uns...
CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores
...cover the ulcer in a protective coating to protect against
irritation. To many people, this is simply inadequate: A numb mouth and days or weeks of excruciating pain can make it tough to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks or talk comfortably with friends and family. The CankerMelts oral patch technology ...
March 30 public briefing on PEPFAR's Progress
...the program has supported and evaluates gains made against
the AIDS pandemic. It outlines ways to build on those advances and to overcome obstacles that have hindered faster, smoother progress. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing. BRIEFING DETAILS: 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 30, ...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...or of the report. "That provides a stark benchmark against
which we can compare the cost of inaction versus the costs and savings of investing in a more rational and equitable system of health care in the United States." The analysis looked at 10 health care plans introduced in the 109th and 110th Congress...
LIALDA -- the first oral once-daily mesalamine for ulcerative colitis -- now available
...d doses twice daily and 4.8 g/day given once daily against
placebo in 262 patients. At eight weeks, both dose...ALDA 2.4g/day and 4.8g/day (both given once daily) against
placebo in 255 patients. At eight weeks, both once daily doses demonstrated superiority over placebo...
Follow-up endoscopic surveillance in colorectal cancer patients improves survival
...pies (81 percent). "The best prevention we have against
colorectal cancer is screening. All individuals over the age of 50 or those with a family history of the disease should be screened for this deadly disease," according to Charles Mel Wilcox, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatol...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
... dangers of unreported drug risks and to safeguard against
future drug safety disasters. Both letters cite the need for reforms suggested by the IOM panel, which found that the FDAs drug safety system is impaired by resource constraints, problems with organizational culture, and unclear and insufficient re...
Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS
... they are a safe and sensible option in the battle against
Chromium 6: A killer compound with an improbable trigger
...ells, Zhitkovich said, vitamin C actually protects against
the cellular damage caused by hexavalent chromium, the toxic chemical that starred as the villain in the true-to-life Hollywood drama, Erin Brockovich. In fact, vitamin C has been used as an antidote in industrial accidents and other instances when l...
Clinical Trials Units selected for newly restructured HIV/AIDS research networks
...search questions that can help accelerate progress against
the HIV/AIDS pandemic. NIAID supports the worlds largest HIV/AIDS clinical research effort. The CTU awards represent the second step of a two-part restructuring process of NIAIDs HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks. NIAID announced the clinical inve...
Nevada scientist authors influential AIDS/HIV paper
...at very small amounts of CADA can protect the cell against
HIV. Also, they have found that the compound's cel...ite blood cells than it does to give it protection against
HIV, which is a positive indication that we're headed in the right direction." Bell said that his wo...
Metacognition: Faced with a test, rats can check their knowledge first
...y would pass the test (and receive a large reward) against
the option of declining the test and receiving a certain, but smaller, reward. In the new work, researchers utilized this approach to study the knowledge rats had of the information they possessed. During the "study phase" of the experiments, rats ...
Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say
... system might also be a boon in the body's defense against
bioterrorism or disease pandemics. "The B and T ce...finer aspects of how the fruit fly protects itself against
S. pneumoniae. Schneider and Pham said they hope their work encourages the search for a similar ad...
Undergrad: Mothers in African study undereducated on diarrhea
...cessful public health initiative might be launched against
diarrhea in Ethiopia was to study how Ethiopian mothers handled the disease, and then compare their habits and methods to those of moms in Bangladesh, home of the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research. "I chose Bangladesh because the...
Queen's studies find new links between wine, fermented foods and cancer
...that eating so-called "natural" foods will protect against
cancer. In fact, certain types of common foods and alcoholic beverages such as wine, cheese, yogurt and bread contain trace amounts of carcinogens. Maintaining a balanced diet from a variety of sources including garlic is a better choice, the re...
PET imaging identifies aggressive kidney cancers that require surgery
...nd bind to clear cell renal carcinoma and to react against
an enzyme that is present in 94 percent of these cancers. Studies have also demonstrated that renal carcinoma has the highest recorded tumor uptake for G250 of any solid tumor, making the antibody ideal for use with PET imaging for this disease. P...
Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials
...ing drugs. Consumer groups have brought lawsuits against
the FDA under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain safety data; these have had mixed results. Lawsuits are not an ideal vehicle for consumer groups and researchers to gain access to data, given that litigation is expensive and cases can take year...
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