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Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
... binds to both forms BCR-ABL while imatinib blocks only
one. "Our hypothesis is that treating with dasatinib first will produce an earlier response, which may translate to a better overall survival," Atallah says. "We haven't proved that here, but these early results are encouraging." Atallah and coll...
Getting the word out: Babies are born to be breastfed
...ve the cultural acceptance of breastfeeding as not only
helping women shed pounds after childbirth, says Olson, but also helping reduce the risk of obesity in infants' later life. Although researchers do not completely understood why breastfed infants have a lower risk of obesity in later life, Olson note...
Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning
.... "We cannot assume that an individual using CPAP only
four hours per night is inadequately treated for sleepiness outcomes. We also cannot assume that the patient is effectively treated. Therefore, it is important to evaluate treatment effectiveness by assessing the level of adherence in conjunction w...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...ays Using antimicrobial catheters, but only
if other precautions do not reduce infection rates Krein and colleagues completed a survey of 95 VA and 421 non-VA hospitals between March 16 and August 1, 2005. "Regular use" refers to always, or almost always, using a procedure. ...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...that inflammation as a result of disease or injury only
adds to the brains woes, the new findings show tha...s of the mice with IL-1beta stuck in overdrive had only
about half This work provides evidence that blocking all inflammatory responses in Alzheimers disea...
FDA approves ZYFLO CR extended-release tablets for chronic treatment of asthma
...R. ZYFLO CR and ZYFLO (zileuton tablets) are the only
FDA-approved leukotriene synthesis inhibitors for ...g partners success in securing FDA approval of the only
twice-daily leukotriene synthesis inhibitor for asthma, said Mel Engle, President and CEO of DEY. ...
Vaxfectin-formulated measles DNA vaccine elicits long-term protection in nonhuman primates
...mals. The study in infant rhesus macaques tested only
intradermal needle-and-syringe delivery of vaccine at the same 0.5 mg dose used in the juvenile animals. Neutralizing antibody levels exceeded the accepted protection threshold prior to the second injection at Week 4, peaked at Week 8, and remained a...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...ere satisfied with their partners penile size, but only
55 per cent of men were satisfied. Two studies reported that 90 per cent of women prefer a wide penis to a long one. Other studies pointed out that the issue of male attractiveness was complex, but that penile size was not the most important ...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
...s been available as a clinical diagnostic test for only
three years. A number of treatments can then be prescribed. Warning signs include: Sudden fainting spells or seizures -- especially during exercise or following an auditory trigger such as doorbells, alarms or ringing telephones. A fami...
New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
...jor depressive disorder. According to the study, only
43 percent of physicians said they were almost cer... whether a woman felt down, depressed or hopeless; only
27 percent said they were almost certain to ask about a womans interest in her usual activities. D...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
... in the United States, until SPORT, there had been only
a few very small controlled trials to gauge their ...n the trial, while non-operative patients reported only
modest improvement in their condition, patients who had surgery reported significantly reduced pain ...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...ting to poorly controlled asthma was the fact that only
a minority of patients reported having received a personalized asthma action plan from their physician (26 percent of controlled asthmatics and 35 percent of uncontrolled asthmatics). Written asthma action plans have been associated with decreased e...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...nts was 70. "It is important for researchers not only
to focus on potential treatments for diastolic heart failure, but to also develop the best method to assess the severity of their condition ," said Brian Moore, M.S., lead author of the study. For the study, researchers measured pulmonary efficienc...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...iseases, such as epilepsy, in which seizures occur only
sporadically, as well as conditions, such as depression, in which symptoms can vary widely from day to day. "In the case of tremor, physicians can alter the setting until they see the symptoms stop," Grill said. "You don't have to know how it's rea...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...proach could have broad treatment implications not only
for eye disease, but also for some types of tumors. "We know that these particular stem cells like to target certain connective tissue cells of the central nervous system (CNS) called glia," adds Friedlander. "It turns out that most neovascular eye ...
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...ive the therapy reported overall survival rates of only
16 percent for newborns and 72 percent for people with later onset of disease. Urea cycle disorders can become apparent at many different stages in life. Newborns with a complete blockage in the cycle begin to show symptoms within hours after birth...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...een certain cancer treatments. Established methods only
detected a 170% difference in short term effects b...egard a large amount of important information, and only
permit comparing rates of each type of side effect (in cancer treatments there are dozens of types),...
Talking sex on the factory floor in China
...National Family Planning Program currently targets only
married couples and in privately owned factories, family planning services are limited. The researchers suggest most young women glean information on reproductive health from magazines and the radio. ...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...ckground or personal experience of an illness are only
slightly better informed. Lucas M. Bachmann from...al background or personal experience of an illness only
slightly improved individual scores is a particular cause for concern, the authors say, and may occu...
Access to alcohol among middle school children
...shows that of 11-14 year olds who choose to drink, only
a small fraction (2.4% in the 6th grade, rising to 5.6% at the end of the 8th grade) obtain alcohol from commercial venues. More than one-third of the alcohol consumed by these children came from their own or a friends parents or guardians. The p...
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