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Spot on treatment for acne
...and the results are expected to be announced later this
year. In an earlier Phase 1 study in nine healthy human volunteers, the treatment was seen to reduce the excretion of sebum by the skin, which is associated with acne development, by up to 70%. The Phase I results are startlingly good, said Nigel ...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...cine, located in Baltimore, MD. Our interest in this
topic developed because we were performing many ca...ter their procedure might have these problems; but this
connection is certainly not well known in the radiology community, he said. ...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
... Christensen said. "Our research shows that taking this
a step further and considering a few straightforward questions about patient preferences or attitudes could go a long way toward creating a healthy and mutually satisfying patient-physician relationship." The findings already apply to patients. Chr...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...return: the dreaded, oft-spotted flu bug. But as this
years sniffling-sneezing season approaches, theres... experience as a practitioner and instructor. In this
study, we found that five months of an easily performed behavioral Taiji and Qigong intervention cou...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...ctual property, and we are excited to be a part of this
achievement. The MESP test will allow, for the first time, objective assessment of the benefits provided by the cochlear implant to children in China using measures that can be directly compared to published results from studies in North America. T...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...tudy were dryness of eyes and mouth. Experts say this
discovery may have implications beyond myasthenia ...ary results should be evaluated with caution since this
was an open label study. Argov says further research is underway to look at the effects of this
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...he authors write. In summary, the findings from this
large population-based prospective study add evidence to a possible causal relationship between smoking and the long-term risk of late, but not early, AMD, the authors conclude. This supports speculation that AMD is a condition with multiple etiologi...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... clear exactly how housing conditions are exerting this
influence, says study senior author Douglas K. Mil...project began, diabetes already was very common in this
population. More than 25 percent had the disease at the time initial interviews were conducted. The ...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...ts in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In this
study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. James Brophy and colleagues looked for drugdrug interactions in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding and 40,171 matched controls in the United Kingdom. They documented a 46-fold increase in the rate...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...of disease severity than females. Researchers hope this
may help to explain gender differences in the presentation and natural history of COPD. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
... Also of particular concern was that, according to this
study, spirometry testing in those patients who we...rmed less frequently, with only 28% of patients in this
population receiving spirometry. Researchers point to the issue of ageism and question whether or no...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...ive for only a limited amount of time. In light of this
study, it's quite possible that simultaneously treating both the dopamine and norepinephrine loss could further ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, says Dr. Weinshenker. ...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...aining forces in life. Yihongs work showed us that this
does not simply happen but it is the product of an intricate genetic program that ensures its purity, says Evans. ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...o changes in their environment, such as noise, and this
may cause them to awaken. Further, older adults m...ng of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, this
past June: Cognitive behavioral therapy successfully improves both immediate and long-term self...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...elp explain the increased incidence of diabetes in this
population. "But a counter-argument against that... clear exactly how housing conditions are exerting this
influence," says senior author Douglas K. Miller, M.D., the Richard M. Fairbanks Professor in Aging ...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
weeks press release: Could anemia be used to ... and control of neglected tropical diseases" In this
week's PLoS Medicine, a team of researchers argues that measuring anemia could be a good way of moni...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
... with the mission of Childrens Research Institute, this
designation and funding will lead to significant i... Research Center. The Medical College is embracing this
type of translational research, or scientific discoveries that are turned into practical patient th...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...ernal medicine and co-author of the study. Because this
particular mutation is more common in African-Americans than in Caucasians, our study results are applicable to a more diverse, multiethnic population.Further research is needed, study authors said, to determine whether the treatment would be effecti...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
... the need for the heart monitoring, he said. Since this
drug is relatively new for use in cluster headaches, its possible that some health care providers are not aware of the problems that can come with its use....
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
... DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). Although even at this
stage it is called a carcinoma, it behaves actuall...lk ducts affected. On the MRI scan, depositions of this
kind are invisible. Therefore MRI was hitherto seen as unsuited for detecting intraductal carcinoma,...
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