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Drug may help MS patients with laughing, crying spells

... for 12 weeks. The study participants kept a diary tracking the number of laughing/crying episodes they experienced each day, as well as any side effects, and were assessed at four clinic visits. Of those taking the drug, 84 percent reported improvement in the condition, compared to 49 percent of those on pla...

More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer

... tie risk reduction to prostate cancer stage while tracking the medication use before study participants got cancer. Still, the researchers caution that data are not conclusive enough to warrant prescribing the drug to reduce cancer risk alone because many questions still linger, such as how they might contri...

Officials simulate bioterrorist attack to test APL-developed disease surveillance

...risdictions across the nation to launch electronic tracking systems to quickly detect outbreaks. By compiling data from emergency rooms, poison control centers and other sources, disease surveillance can serve as an early warning alarm. The NCR network uses the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Not...

Asymptomatic HIV-infected newborns may benefit from early drug treatment, Stanford study shows

...ed the children for the first three years of life, tracking at what age they developed AIDS and the rate of survival through their third birthday. As might be expected, infants born later in the study period were more likely to receive triple therapy and less likely to experience AIDS-related complications or...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...siewicz is a world leader on dioxin, and it was by tracking the trail of dioxin's harmful effects on the body that his group made the green tea findings. His group has shown how dioxin and other substances like cigarette smoke manipulate a major cancer-causing molecule, the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor, whi...

Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells

... and Learning, UNC-CH. The program is dedicated to tracking the natural history and the effects of new therapies in children with rare diseases. In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic infants (ages 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor umbilica...

Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk

...ocurement of the starting material for cell lines, tracking cells from donor to recipient, and reporting of adverse events. The authors suggest a novel alternative approach whereby the expanded stem cell lines themselves could be tested for a variety of pathogens before they are released. This would provide a...

Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital

...drug interaction checking and computerized allergy tracking and alerting, the authors suggest that a VA hospital offers an appropriate setting for testing the impact of computer systems on adverse drug events. Pharmacists used standardized criteria to classify adverse drug events. Among 937 hospital admissio...

Scientists observe infectious prion proteins invade and move within brain cells

...ursuing, along with trying to move the fluorescent tracking method from laboratory cell cultures to live mice ...nd others have contemplated how to use fluorescent tracking to learn more about TSEs, but they struggled to develop an effective method to do so. "When I starte...

Research links heavy drinking and increased mental health risk

...), which is Australia's largest longitudinal study tracking mothers and their children from pre-birth to early adulthood. Dr Alati said light drinking up to 5 drinks per week was associated with the lowest rates of anxiety and depression when women were in their early 30s. But at all three assessments, co...

Information on child illness and death lacking in poor countries

...ng editorial The Lancet comments: "Identifying and tracking trends in morbidity and mortality and other health indicators are essential functions if the health of people living in the developing world is to be improved. Without such data, we will continue to stumble around in the dark, making bad decisions on...

Risk of heart attack may increase with certain anti-inflammatory drugs

...ed at the prescribing patterns for these patients, tracking whether and when they had been prescribed NSAIDS. NSAIDS are commonly prescribed to relieve inflammation and pain, and include ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, celecoxib and rofecoxib, plus a host of other less commonly prescribed anti-inflammatorie...

Creating a new questionnaire to assess alcohol problems among college students

..., measuring response to alcohol interventions, and tracking changes in alcohol problems throughout college. The relative ordering of the items is interesting as it may suggest that certain problems are likely to occur earlier in a drinking career than other problems, although this study could not directly te...

Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools

...trol mobility and appliances. New retinal motion tracking may improve evaluation of and training for people with low vision, pg. 373 This study investigates a technique that could be used to analyze the visual tasks performed by people with low vision. Investigators discuss the development of a technique ...

Coalition's refusal to record Iraq's civilian deaths failing to respect international law

...ount (IBC), an organisation set up with the aim of tracking civilian deaths in Iraq, revealed that 24 865 civilians have died since the war in Iraq began. The IBC database, from which data for the dossier were drawn, lists only those deaths reported by two or more news agencies. But the dataset could have bee...

Cognitive therapy effective in preventing repeat suicide attempts

...therapy and 60 to receive enhanced usual care with tracking and referral services. The central feature of cognitive therapy was the identification of thoughts, images, and core beliefs that were activated prior to the suicide attempt. Strategies were applied to address the identified thoughts and beliefs and...

Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care

...ter implementation of the standardized guidelines, tracking six specific interventions associated with quality stroke care. The interventions are administration of the anticlotting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms, receipt of additional anticlotting m...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

...orous of its kind, which checked the availability, tracking and usage of programs to support working mothers, the accountability of managers to implement programs and the successful advancement of women into top paying jobs, board positions and management ranks....

Severe maternal morbidity in Canada, 1991-2001

...is fortunately a rare event. So rare, that routine tracking of national and provincial rates, while important, fails to capture other non-fatal but serious health hazards. Shi Wu Wen and colleagues report rates of severe maternal morbidity in Canada over a 10-year period. Severe maternal morbidity, such as c...

Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between 13 and 21

...ed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that is tracking the development of positive and antisocial behaviors among 808 individuals. They originally were recruited as fifth-grade students from elementary schools in high-crime Seattle neighborhoods. For this study, the individuals were interviewed at ages...

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