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New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms

...ounteracting effects of cocaine in subjects with a rare genetic mutation thought to disrupt the effects of dexmedetomidine, said Dr. Ronald Victor, professor of internal medicine and co-author of the study. Because this particular mutation is more common in African-Americans than in Caucasians, our study ...

Hormone regulates fondness for food

...ease fullness. The authors studied patients with a rare genetic disorder resulting in a complete lack of leptin. These patients eat excessively, like all types of food (including really bland foods) and develop severe obesity. After treatment with leptin, their hunger is reduced, they become more choosey ...

New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer

...o recognized the need for increased attention to a rare but dangerous form of skin cancer that took his li... in its efforts to battle Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare but deadly cancer. After serving as the Orioles team photographer for 36 years, Jerry Wachter died o...

Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...ero to 25 year-olds. Childhood leukaemia is a rare disease and nuclear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small says lead author Dr Peter J Baker. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...de the ability to offer optimal treatment of these rare and often complicated tumours, the authors explain. Using an analysis of a large population-based state cancer registry in Florida, the Juan Gutierrez and colleagues tested the hypothesis that soft tissue sarcomas are better treated at institutions...

Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects

...iated with a small increase in the risk of certain rare birth defects but they were different birth defec...ved, many people take the medication and even very rare side effects surface. Most prescription drugs are not tested on pregnant women, said Dr. Katz. So we...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...g the commonly held notion that these diseases are rare in Asia, said Dr Abdullah Baqui, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. Our research shows that routine Hib vaccination is a feasible and highly effective way of preventing death related to Hib pneumonia...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

.... That means that severe heat waves, such as those rare events that have occurred in the past couple of years, are likely to become far more common." The study used the National Weather Service Heat Index in the analysis of the heat stress response to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. The resear...

World first medical treatment announced by researchers

...ced a potential breakthrough in the treatment of a rare but devastating medical condition that can affect ...Stress research, plus access to patients with this rare disease. This combination of factors is unique to this collaboration. Jonathan Grigg, Professor o...

Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences

...p transitions A. Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS), a rare sleep disorder characterized by recurrent and unusually long episodes of hypersomnia. 1. Broad range of hypersexual and deviant sexual arousal and behaviors B. Severe chronic insomnia 1. Increased libido, genital arousal, compulsive sex...

International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine

...lication in Lancet, we now have data on three more rare cancers -- adenocarcinomas in situ of the cervix, as well as vulvar and vaginal cancer. All these female cancers are caused by HPV and can be successfully prevented with the HPV vaccine." According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control...

Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome

...ated properly, sudden death is now thankfully very rare for this disease, Dr. Ackerman says. ...

Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher

STANFORD, Calif. -- People with a class of rare genetic disorders that often lead to brain damage, coma and death can be successfully treated with drugs, says a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The researchers found in their unprece...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...rug addiction, the researchers said. "Its pretty rare that you make mice smarter, so there are a lot of cognitive implications," said Dr. James Bibb, assistant professor of psychiatry and the studys senior author. "Everything is more meaningful to these mice," he said. "The increase in sensitivity to ...

Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher

...e at VCU are encouraged by this data because it is rare in the treatment of life-threatening viral diseases that we can tell patients they may be cured," Shiffman said. "In hepatitis C today, we are able to help some patients achieve an outcome that effectively enables them to put their disease behind the...

Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea

...in April in Optics Letters. Keratoconic eyes are rare but disabling. From the side, the eyes look more pointed or cone-shaped than round. The apex shift from visual axis in the cornea causes people with the condition to see halos and double and triple images. About 1 in 2,000 people suffer from the dise...

Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients

...population is not measured and mortality is a very rare outcome," said Dr. Arnold. ...

SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology

...a serious prior problem, it sometimes introduced a rare new adverse event that needed its own solution." The corollary to that message is that interventional cardiology never stands still. It is a profession that reinvents itself over and over at an increasing pace, as new devices are developed and new ...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...ed the tumors in four of five test animals. It is rare to see the virtual elimination of tumours as well as the long-lasting therapeutic effect that was observed in this study. "Combination therapy results for reovirus in animals are particularly encouraging because they suggest that Reolysin can impro...

Panel offers expert analysis on causes, prevention of stent thrombosis

... 10, 2007ORLANDO, FL)Over the last year, it's been rare to utter the word "stent" without at least thinkin...d stent use to very complex lesions, it has led to rare complications. One of them is stent fracture," said Jeffrey Popma, M.D., FSCAI, director of invasive...

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