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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. IBD includes Cro...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

The Task Force is clear and candid in acknowledging the pervasive potential of nanotechnology to affect virtually every product category FDA regulates—from p...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

Washington -- In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce committees, the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) today expressed support for the Children’s Health and Medicare Preotection (CHAMP) Act of 2007 (H.R. 3162). Representing 124,000 internal medicine physicians and medical student members, ACP is the largest medica...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cancer patients who receive a drug that stimulates the growth of infection-fighting white blood cells may be significantly less likely to die from a chemotherapy-related complication characterized by fever and low white blood cell levels, according to a multi-institutional study led by researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the <A href...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

About 90 percent of testicular cancer patients respond to traditional therapy, which involves multiple courses...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

A study on various kinds of cancer, conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California, has brought about the discovery of a new method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's immune system. The findings, demonstrated in human breast and colorectal cancers, are significant to the field of medicine because they may lead to the advancem...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

Swiss scientists said Monday that they have further evidence to suggest that an enzyme secreted by the microbe that causes tuberculosis would make a promising target for new drugs to combat the deadly infectious disease. The Swiss team first identified the enzyme, protein kinase G (PknG), as a promising drug target back in 2004. At the time, they said that the protein...

Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

Dengue cases in affluent Singapore have reached 'epidemic' levels for the second time in the past month, health ministry data monitored Tuesday said. The Ministry of Health said 381 cases were reported between June 24 and 30, above the 'epidemic threshold' of 378 cases per week. Dengue cases crossed the threshold for the first time since 2005 earlier in June, when 401...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

More bicycle riding and other lifestyle changes are urgently needed to reduce climate-altering carbon emissions that are damaging Asia's health and could also threaten the economy, the World Health Organisation said Monday. Climate change contributes directly or indirectly to about 77,000 deaths per year in the region, according to WHO estimates. "So far the impact is...
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