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Spot on treatment for acne

...er sales. Although Summit has not disclosed the name of the drug now under evaluation, the company says it represents an entirely new class of compounds for treating acne. At the doses we are looking at any side effects should be mild compared with those resulting from Roaccutane treatment, Blackburn c...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...you will, Shakespeare, but a McNugget by any other name is just not as tasty. At least, not to the 3- to 5-year-old set. Asked to sample two identical foods from the fast-food giant McDonald's, children preferred the taste of the version branded with the restaurant's familiar "Golden Arches" to one extr...

Fine as North Dakota wine

...s such as origin or a wine or whether the label or name catches your eye often trick even serious Foodies, said co-author Dr. Collin Payne. "He (Wansink) has even conducted demonstrations of this at at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and Apicious Culinery Institute in Florence." For restaurants and wineries, it...

Why women get more migraines than men

...ey found that a medication called memantine (brand name Namenda), which is currently approved for the treatment of Alzheimers disease, inhibits CSD and appears to be a highly effective treatment for some patients with frequent migraine. In the retrospective study, 54 patients who were treated with memanti...

Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site

...ctions in Braille. Brill and Abushagur chose the name for their organization based on White Cane Day, or Oct. 15, the annual day of awareness in the United States for issues facing the blind. The day is named for the familiar white cane used by millions of people. If White Cane Day is the only singl...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...cies and practices designed to encourage people to name a proxy, also known as a "durable power of attorne...se than no planning," says Carr. "Just because you name someone to make decisions for you doesn't mean they can do a good job, and it doesn't mean they have...

U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term

...hair loss and infections. Bexxar, whose chemical name is tositumomab and iodine I 131 tositumomab, combines an antibody that seeks out cancer cells, and a radioactive form of the element iodine. When injected, it travels like a guided missile through the bloodstream to bind to a protein found on the sur...

Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer

...t flashes," says Dr. Loprinzi. Gabapentin (trade name Neurontin) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration ( http://www.fda.gov/ ) to treat epileptic seizures in 1994, and pain from shingles in 2002. The ability of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes was first detected when it was being used for ...

International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine

...rials the vaccine, manufactured by Merck under the name Gardasil, also demonstrated a high efficacy rate in protection from HPV types 6 and 11, which together cause about 90 percent of all cases of genital warts. All four types cause a large number of abnormal Pap test results and low-grade cervical lesio...

TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner

... same time, the proportion of people who could not name any warning signs dropped from 21.7 percent in 2003 to 10.2 percent in 2005, Hodgson said. The study also found that after eight months of no advertising, the proportion of people who named two or more warning signs of stroke dropped from 72.7 percen...

Doctors conclude temsirolimus is effective new treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma

...tration for approval to market temsirolimus (brand name Torisel) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. A decision on approval is expected before July 2007....

'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells

...we thought." Thymic nurse cells were given their name because of their close relationship with thymocytes. These nurse cells have been reported to take up as many as 50 destined-to-die thymocytes into their own cell bodies. Thymic nurse cells were discovered in 1980. Their existence was debated becaus...

Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

... forties) within a few years of disease onset. The name refers to the underlying genetic abnormality: Information for making proteins is stored in DNA as groups of three nucleotides (codons), each specifying a different amino acid (the building blocks of proteins). In triplet repeat diseases, patients inh...

Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients

...ely to be attributed to the delivery device, brand name similarities and stress. Dr. Miller and her coauthors concluded that pediatric chemotherapy errors often reach the patient. These errors, they explained, "were potentially harmful to the pediatric patient population and differed in quality between ...

Psychological bullying hits just as hard

...y harmful behaviors, such as hitting, pushing, and name calling. This study looks at how other forms of aggression that target victims relationships and peer standing can lead to school-related problems. Contrary to other work in this field, it also looks at the effect of witnessing relational aggression...

A drug's brand name skews patient treatment choices

The brand name of a drug can strongly influence treatment decisions by patients, according to a randomized trial of decision aids by researchers from McMaster University. The unexpected finding regarding the strong influence that drug names have on treatment choi...

Why Lincoln fell gravely ill after delivering his Gettysburg Address

...ld and "bilious fever" and, using an old-fashioned name for smallpox, told Lincoln he had "a touch of the varioloid," a colleague of Van Bibber later wrote in his memoirs that the president responded: "Then am I to understand that I have the smallpox"" When Van Bibber acknowledged that the president did...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...eam in the specialist journal, Neuron . The first name amongst the contributors is that of the researcher Waldy San Sebastin. On this occasion the research was extended to a greater number of non- human primates and for a longer period of time. The procedure involved implanting cell fragments extracted...

Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities

...ains and tablecloths. Patients' rooms were given name plates, they were encouraged to have more private items in their rooms and staff wore brightly coloured clothes. The prepared trays sent by the kitchen were replaced with serving bowls and patients were encouraged to help themselves. No changes ...

Pioneering study maps attention, memory and language links in the human brain

... that fall into a certain semantic category -- the name of an animal, for example. Then, to make the task a bit harder, subjects are asked to respond only when they hear a woman's voice speak a word in the chosen category. The task taxes attention even more when subjects are asked to respond to a woman's ...

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