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Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...cal acceptance and utility of oral naltrexone have been
limited. James C. Garbutt, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., and colleagues conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety of a new formulation, which releases naltrexone for 1 month following a single injection,...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...xed results. Two of the most studied vitamins have been
alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and beta-carotene, a ...ts with stage I or II head and neck cancer who had been
treated with radiation therapy between 1994 and 2000. Participants received supplementation with alp...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...menopausal hormone therapy in women after they had been
diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The HABITS trial, which ultimately included 434 breast cancer patients, was halted early in December 2003 because, at a median follow-up of only 2.1 years, the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women rec...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...of Alzheimer's disease. "No other intervention has been
proven to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment," says Kristine Yaffe, MD, the principal investigator of the trial. Yaffe is UCSF associate professor of psychiatry, neurology and epidemiology and chief of geriatric psychiatry at SFVAMC. Raloxi...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...d one tape of Chinese folk music and five that had been
found effective for reducing postoperative pain in research conducted by Good. Good, one of the country's leading researchers of drug-free methods to reduce postoperative pain, has found in previous studies that the combination of relaxation and mus...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...ed with genital tract shedding of HSV-2, which had been
suggested by one prior study. However, they also f...2 shedding, an association that had not previously been
made. Vaginal yeast infections were not associated with increased shedding risk. If confirmed in fut...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
...al aging and early dementia. The impact of MCI has been
enormous, and has transformed clinical and basic science research."...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...e organised cervical screening programmes have not been
implemented, around 35, 000 women die from the disease every year in Europe and the USA. HPV infections are also responsible for genital warts in 1-2% of young adults. Genital warts can cause sexual dysfunction. Recurrence is common and treatment is...
Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award
...or of the UK Appalachian Center since 2004. He has been
vice president for research and economic developme... UK National Alumni Association. He has also twice been
recognized nationally for his leadership and scholarly contributions to his specialty area of the la...
Salk's legacy, current and future challenges to vaccine development topic of briefing
...ine development. Since that time, 12 vaccines have been
developed that protect against disease. But scientific, cultural and socioeconomic challenges must be addressed in order to develop effective and safe vaccines for such viruses as HIV, avian flu and malaria, and for those unknown viruses that could e...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...oral therapy, whether one-on-one or in groups, has been
shown to work as well as or better than medication. And almost everyone with insomnia would benefit from better "sleep hygiene" -- including quiet, dark bedrooms and pre-bedtime habits such as low-key activity and abstaining from caffeine, alcohol or...
Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy
...or of neurology at Children's Hospital Boston, has been
selected to receive the 2005 Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). SMA is the leading genetic killer of infants and toddlers. Sahin will be honored during the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting held April 9 16, 20...
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...ation of the synovium in rheumatoid arthritis have been
well studied, those initiating the inflammation have not, and very few groups have studied the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis within the first few weeks after the onset of symptoms. Karim Raza and colleagues, from the University of Birmingham, U.K...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...lysis showed that those whose financial assets had been
above the median before they were disabled suffere...rop in self-reported well-being than those who had been
below the median. A second analysis confirmed that there was a relationship between a person's net w...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...0 men: 300 men between 30 and 50 years old who had been
hospitalized for a previous heart attack, and 300 matched controls. Because the subjects were in the military, the researchers could examine blood samples that were collected and stored in the Department of Defense's serum repository before the men h...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
...tween fitness, fatness and health in children, has been
selected a Fulbright Senior Specialist to help Spa...nd professionals who can provide it. Dr. Gutin has been
studying fitness and fatness since the 1970s, well before its lifelong impact on health was understo...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...anisms, and prevalent in the dialysis process, has been
linked to numerous adverse complications in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The imbalance is caused by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), or toxic compounds, and lack of antioxidants to fight these toxins. In fact, the hem...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
... transplant candidates who probably would not have been
considered before because of their age and the therapies we had available in the past." Jonathan Orens, M.D., Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Lung Transplantation Program, explains that logically, the ideal formula is for a patient to ...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...cohol dependence, its use in clinical practice has been
limited, in part patients have to take the pill daily. In this trial conducted at 24 sites, 627 alcohol dependent patients were randomly assigned to receive either an injection of long-acting naltrexone or a placebo injection; 624 ultimately received...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...methods for disrupting thought and memory have not been
well understood. By conducting this research, NSI scientists and their collaborators have demonstrated how proteins involved in brain cell communications, called synaptic proteins, decrease in the brains of Alzheimer's patients when compared to healt...
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