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Surgery to treat vocal-cord spasms shows high success rate
... but not the disorder. At up to $2,000 a pop, the shots
are pricey as well as uncomfortable and time-consuming. Some patients also can develop Botox resistance. In 1993, Dr. Gerald Berke, chief of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, pioneered the first surgery to permane...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...For tetanus and diphtheria, adults receive booster shots
to "remind" the immune system to be on watch for a...welling in adults, precluding their use in booster shots
until now. In the latest round of innovation, vaccine designers reduced the amount of bacterial ingr...
Minorities receive less diabetes-related prevention care
...s likely than white patients to get eye exams, flu shots
or cholesterol tests as part of their diabetes prevention care, according to a new review of recent studies in the latest issue of American Journal of Managed Care. Three studies also showed significantly lower rates of flu vaccination -- between 8 p...
Study confirms intensive treatment of diabetic patients significantly reduces heart disease
...entional treatments, the patient would receive 1-2 shots
of insulin a day and occasional office visits and ...rs. In intensive treatment, patients are given 3-4 shots
of insulin a day, frequent dietary reminders, monthly doctor's appointments, and psychological suppo...
New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy
...pected to work in much the same fashion as allergy shots
in which allergic individuals are given increasing doses of an allergen. The shots
stimulate an immune response that protects against future allergic reactions. The existing approach,...
Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care
...ve services such as mammograms, Pap smears and flu shots
from health care providers, according to an analys...imilar inverse correlation between obesity and flu shots
among elderly white women and men. However, they found no significant association between obesity an...
Study of new treatment for short stature underway at Rush University Medical Center
...vailable drug treatment for short stature has been shots
of growth hormone. However, patients who are deficient in IGF-1 and resistant to the effects of growth hormone do not respond well, if at all, to the shots," said Dr. Richard Levy, a pediatric endocrinologist at Rush. "Instead of using growth hormon...
Surveillance data suggest that preschoolers drive flu epidemics
...flu vaccination for children aged 6-23 months, but shots
are advised for older children only if they have high-risk medical conditions. New data compiled by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, reported in October 1 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, suggest th...
Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care
...tra 80 cents to capitated doctors to give more flu shots
actually worked, perhaps because preventing the flu also saved money from the overall budget later. "We live in a society in which many people believe economic incentives and market forces can fix most problems," Dudley says. "While there is clearly ...
Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers
...vious research from Hopkins showed that annual flu shots
have been almost 88 percent effective at reducing ...ed nationwide. Among her recommendations are free shots
for all staff, easy access to flu shot clinics on site, flexible vaccination hours, emphasis on pati...
Early results using therapeutic pancreatic cancer vaccine show promise
...ight to ten weeks after surgery, then four booster shots
after chemotherapy and radiation. Laheru and his team completed enrolling patients in the study this past January. The average follow-up time is 32 months. "It is important that we continue to follow these patients to know how the treatment will wo...
Health benefits of a Christmas brandy
... of the properties of whiskey. "We have found that shots
of whiskey and brandy are very similar in terms of their antioxidant potential," Dr Troup said....
Effective government/industry collaboration bolsters flu vaccine supply
...as a long safety record there." Because annual flu shots
are generally recommended for adults ages 50 to 64 years old, the researchers analyzed separately the antibody levels of trial participants ages 18 to 49 and those ages 50 to 64 to compare immune responses. While the vaccine was found to produce an i...
For orthopedic injuries, a robot that follows patients as they move
...ed eye, Banks said the video image, which included shots
of the student's jeans, showed that it couldn't yet track the small LED patch with the accuracy needed for video X-ray. Improving the accuracy is one of several challenges that remain in the project, Banks said. He has applied for a $275,000 grant fr...
Study shows media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children
...coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots
influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The study's findings, published in the February issue of the journ...
Study to test drug's potential to preserve insulin production in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics
...ld completely reverse the diabetes so that insulin shots
would not be needed. However, it's more likely that patients would produce only some of their own insulin while still needing insulin injections, because the pancreas typically has been undergoing damage for several years before the patient visits a ...
Bird-flu vaccine works at high doses; Focus turns to ways to stretch vaccine supply
...l lead investigator. Each participant received two shots
in the arm one month apart. In participants who received the biggest dose of vaccine, two shots
of 90 micrograms each, 54 percent had levels of antibodies considered protective against the virus. ...
Study finds novel vaccine curbs brain tumor growth, increases survival
...III-bearing cells. "Some patients have had booster shots
for more than two years," she says. "We have found that the vaccine activates both the B- and T-cell arms of the immune system, and the vaccine is acting both as a therapy and as a preventive treatment." When tumors began to grow again in the patient...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Cortisone shots
can also help decrease inflammation, and surgery is an option for those with severely damaged joints. Abstract 242 Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Results of Randomized Controlled Trial Perlman, Adam; Mojica, Elena; Williams, Anna-Le...
How cow warts, clergy sex surveys moved along cancer vaccine
...rus. The new vaccine is given as a series of three shots
administered a few months apart. Most doctors say the vaccine needs to be given before a person becomes sexually active to do the most good. HPV causes about 9,700 new cases of cervical cancer in women in the United States annually, and about 3,900 w...