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NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds

...five years. Both Wei and Dray also note that it is now common to give a steroid such as dexamethasone during surgery to minimize later nausea and vomiting. Using these methods, says Dray, the need for narcotic painkillers decreases tremendously, and many patients can go home in less than three hours. He...

Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death

... cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking are now 21, 18, and 12 percentage points lower, respective...and overweight persons may be at lower risk of CVD now than in previous eras." "Diabetes is a notable exception to the observed reduction in risk factors, ...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

... that used the starting dose of nesiritide that is now recommended to physicians. Aaronson hopes the new ...ms. "Although the outpatient use of nesiritide is now being explored in a Scios-funded trial, we're concerned the study will not be large enough to allow ...

CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells

...s have a hard time growing in the marrow. The goal now is to study this active process further in human leukemia cells....

Technique may speed drug production, reduce costs and waste

.... These compounds could then be used to make drugs now on the market or form the basis of new therapeutic drugs. Lautens says this new molecular-level technique could equal big savings and less environmental impact. "In order to make a hundred kilograms of these best-selling drugs, there are often hundre...

Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen

... same safety circuits are present in people. He is now planning a brain imaging study that will look for activity in the caudoputamen of people conditioned to link a sound with safe conditions in the midst of aversive events (in this case, a blood-curdling human scream, not electrical shock). Eric Kandel...

Child health teacher numbers at worrying levels

...had been 'worrying decline' in numbers. There were now 312.8 established full-time equivalent academic clinical staff at professor, reader, senior lecturer, or lecturer level in the 24 centres 24.35 less than five years before and 28 fewer lecturer posts. Teaching undergraduate medical students has be...

Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care

...approach. Teaching for EM junior medical staff is now focused on this area. The topic of referrals now has more prominence and role playing has been introduced. New doctors are not allowed to refer on th...

Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma

...ded in Budapest in September 1909. It has branches now in 92 countries and over 15,000 members. It is a non-profit and non-governmental association, with official links with the World Health Organization and the International Bureau for Epilepsy. It is the world's preeminent association of physicians and...

Propensity for obesity, diabetes, may occur in utero

... same maladjustments, they found. The researchers now have shown that this metabolic "malprogramming" is permanent and occurs in utero, resulting in the next generation born to HC mothers carrying the HC phenotype. Rat fetuses had increased plasma insulin levels, increased mRNA levels of preproinsulin,...

10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use

...derived from the plant Artemisia annua (ACTs) have now been adopted by many endemic countries, although cost is likely to be a problem in ensuring their widespread use. ACTs are highly effective, even in areas where there is a high level of resistance to other antimalarial drugs. (See this week's issue ...

The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good

...used harm. The 2010 target to halve malaria deaths now looks unreachable, but urgent action is necessary to meet even the Millennium Development Goal deadline of 2015 for halting malaria's spread."...

Counting the human cost of international trade

... such as the Commonwealth Development Corporation, now owned by the Department for International Development of the UK government. In 2003, CDC made a pre-tax profit of 15.6m from its investment in Africa. Captains of industry are excited about international trade because of its potential to increase pr...

Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy

...with clinical research on their outcome data which now spans 10 years. Their interests include quality of life studies and both are in the process of performing a long-term quality of life study of children who have had severe epilepsy treated at the Pediatric Epilepsy Comprehensive Care Unit at Bethel E...

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

...rogenics were coauthors on this paper, and Diamond now serves as a consultant for the company....

NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease

...erformed. While these interventional therapies are now the standard of care, there are still a significant number of people for whom these methods do not work, or who have blockage throughout their bodies. Laughlin and Pompili are members of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, a collabora...

New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid

...he "most active and visible of the cancer centers" now involved in caBIG, saying the Lombardi Comprehensi...ited by NCI leadership planning the network. caBIG now involves over 50 funded cancer centers across the nation. Of the $20 million slated for caBIG develo...

New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics

...lly faced by that community. The researchers have now scaled their research up to a study of around 2000 people that will consider a wide range of possible diabetes-related health effects and implications for the NHS....

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...those receiving the lower doses. Larger trials are now planned to confirm this effect. [S13.001] Stroke Stroke is one of the leading killers of adults. Researchers from Cincinnati found the risk for ischemic stroke, the type caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain, is higher in people with partic...

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...lzheimer's disease. In this study, scientists have now shown in an animal model system that one simple behavioral intervention--exercise--could delay, or even prevent, development of AD-like pathology by decreasing beta-amyloid levels. Results of this study, conducted by Paul A. Adlard, Ph.D., Carl W. Co...

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