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ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure

...t diuretics should be preferred as a first therapy for most patients with high blood pressure. Findings o... cardiovascular disease, especially heart failure, for all participants and significantly more effective in reducing high blood pressure and preventing str...

Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management

...ual care plus supervised aerobic exercise training for 35 minutes 3 times per week for 16 weeks; or usual care plus weekly 1.5-hour stress management training for 16 weeks. The researcher...

Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence

...s per year. The drug naltrexone has shown efficacy for treatment of alcohol dependence. However, adherenc...ty of a new formulation, which releases naltrexone for 1 month following a single injection, for treatment of alcohol dependence. The 6-month, randomized, ...

Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients

Erythropoietin treatment for anemia may reduce the risk for blood transfusions and improve hematologic response in cancer patients, but evidence that the treatm...

Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients

...carotene or a placebo during radiation therapy and for the next 3 years. (Beta-carotene supplementation w...ceiving beta-carotene.) Participants were followed for a median of 52 months. Compared with patients given a placebo, patients who received alpha-tocophero...

Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...eficient mother, the baby would depend less on mom for reassurance. Murray-Kolb says, "New mothers should be aware of their iron status which, we know now, affects the child as well as the mother. Iron deficiency is easy to correct and could be a big part of post-partum problems with mother/child int...

Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure

Thiazide-type diuretics remain the drugs of choice for initial therapy of high blood pressure in both bla...ates. There is little cardiovascular outcome data for blacks with hypertension treated with the common therapies of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in...

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

...igned to receive either menopausal hormone therapy for 5 years or no treatment. The trial was similar to ...agement of menopausal symptoms and quality of life for patients with breast cancer remains an important unsolved problem," the authors write. "Because dose...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

A drug prescribed for the prevention of osteoporosis reduced women's ris...xifene is one of the most broadly prescribed drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis (it is also used to treat breast cancer). It is manufactured by Eli Li...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

... 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 music relieved postoper...

US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

... cooperate on a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury among athletes. The study, ...rate to the knee's ACL is up to eight times higher for women than it is for men, particularly in sports requiring stopping and jumping tasks, as in basketb...

Hi-tech bandages

...nd "provide better focussed and less invasive care for people. Now we want to take our idea forward to bi...etter things. More and more people are being cared for in their own homes through care in the community and we believe that our research can improve their ...

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...rtners and coital frequency, at 10-month intervals for up to 40 months. From analysis of these data, the ... months. These results reflect transmission rates for heterosexual vaginal intercourse only, the authors noted, and cannot be applied to HIV transmission ...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

... herpes virus. HSV-2 can remain latent in the body for some time, but when it becomes active and begins t... risk of HIV transmission, which is further reason for trying to curb HSV-2's spread. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Womens Research...

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...oxidants reduces reliance on traditional therapies for people with ulcerative colitis. Moreover, people ...yet another treatment option to alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from this debilitating disease." Researchers at The Cleveland Clinic conducted a ...

2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...Neurology (AAN) will award the 2005 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's and Related Diseas... the Potamkin Prize honors and rewards researchers for their work in helping advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Morris...

50 years after Salk polio vaccine: Status of global eradication efforts

..., who leads the worldwide polio eradication effort for the World Health Organization (WHO) Robert A. Keeg...rector, Global Immunization Division, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D., senior advisor, Immunization and the Gl...

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

... and the USA. HPV infections are also responsible for genital warts in 1-2% of young adults. Genital war...nful and expensive. Luisa Villa (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brazil) and colleagues undertook a trial to test the effectiveness of a vaccine tar...

Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award

...ovided by the national pharmacy leadership society for pharmacists and places recipients among the top l...ollege of Pharmacy's chapter of PLS nominated Fink for the leadership award. The award is sponsored by Procter and Gamble is given annually to an individua...

Salk's legacy, current and future challenges to vaccine development topic of briefing

...alth and Human Development; has pioneered vaccines for diseases that are prevalent in infants and childre...rrent and future challenges to developing vaccines for such viruses as HIV and avian flu. WHEN: 12 p.m., Monday, April 11 WHERE: Room 701, Universit...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and ... do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations ... researchers., The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia ... honeybees appear to be resilient to these invasive pests, ... control pests in Europe, Asia and the United States ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Current Biology on April 17 have discovered ... Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct but related species ... example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia. , ... animals, Neotrogla is the only example in ... Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan. , During copulation, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system ... aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. ... have the immunological equivalent of "neighborhood police" specialized ... single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. ... St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises 2Some immune cells defend only 1 organ 2
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