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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...ughout the NHS, as is the case in Scotland. In the absence of such national arrangements elsewhere in the UK, NHS commissioners need to work with local clinicians to ensure that the benefits of these drugs are made available to as many patients as possible. NICE has not issued draft guidance on bevacizumab...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...nce 1983. When they went back last year, after an absence of a year, permanent ponds which previously had been up to a meter deep were drastically shrunken or even dry. Their measurements had shown the water had been going down, but they were taken aback to find that about 40 well-studied pools among them...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

... without a strong predisposition, reflected by the absence of migraine in first-degree relatives, family income factors into the prevalence of migraine, particularly among those teens whose families have low income. Dr. Bigal notes that this finding correlates with migraine prevalence for adults, which is ...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...to invasive SCC cells from human oral SCCs. In the absence of D6, skin inflammation sensitizes skin cells to tumor formation. In an accompanying commentary on these two studies, David Owens from Columbia University in New York comments that if a heightened inflammatory state in the skin can influence p53 g...

Anti-doping Rules Must Avoid Unsatisfactory Decisions: WADA

...s Shoaib Akthar and Mohammad Asif. We regret the absence of jurisdiction of CAS in this specific case, but note with satisfaction that the CAS panel considered the exoneration of the two cricketers by the PCB Appeals Committee as an unsatisfactory decision, WADA added. Reacting to the claims made by Shoa...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...we get more animals sicker and quicker than in the absence of montmorillonite clay." What is occurring in soils in the woods and on the farm is unknown, says Pedersen, but the new findings may help begin to answer some key questions about how prions survive in the soil and retain their infectious nature, s...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...treatment are prescribed off label because, in the absence of adequate clinical tests, they have not gained approval for atrial fibrillation. Developed for other heart problems, they include anti-arrythmia agents like amiodarone and generic sotalol, along with anti-clotting drugs, like warfarin. But doctors ...

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

... "There was no rejection of the graft despite the absence of immuno-suppressors" and from six to 11 months after the operation normal menstrual bleeding resumed, the statement said. Following an attempt at invitro fertilisation, two of the woman's ova were removed and fertilised with sperm by injection. T...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...so found that these species survived better in the absence of over-wintered bullfrog tadpoles, which are common to permanent golf course ponds and act as unnatural predators and competitors. Semlitsch said this showed that greater biodiversity could be achieved by eliminating bullfrog tadpoles. "As bul...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...ent of lymph nodes (nodal status), and presence or absence of metastases. The study group consisted of all patients undergoing neoadjuvant treatment for oesophageal cancer at St James Hospital in Dublin,Ireland. Patients with oesophageal cancer were deemed suitable for multimodal therapy if they fulfilled ...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...w of the potential cardiovascular risks and in the absence of evidence of other health advantages, except for laboratory measures of glycemic control, the rationale for prescribing rosiglitazone at this time is unclear, say public health experts Bruce Psaty, M.D., and Curt Furberg, M.D., in a New England Jou...

Zambia to Get Anti-AIDS Drug Boost from Global Fund

... 50 percent life-time risk of dying of AIDS in the absence of treatment, according to United Nations. The Zambian government is also due to sign up to a five million dollar UNITAID programme to finance costly second line antiretroviral drugs in Zambia, one of the countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS. UNI...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

...also induces polyploidy and multinucleation in the absence of drug treatment. The researchers conclude that specific disruption of the mitotic checkpoint promotes paclitaxel resistance and that chromosomal numerical heterogeneity may be a useful predictor of paclitaxel resistance in some cancers. Ceramid...

Employer Leave Helps the Parents of Chronically Ill Kids

...ined the availability of paid and unpaid leaves of absence from work, how often parents missed work to care for their ill children, and the length of absences from work. Researchers found that less than half of the parents interviewed qualified for benefits under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. T...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

... he added. Jaworowicz noted that the presence or absence of these pregnancy-related conditions may indicate a different course or extent of hormone-regulated breast tissue proliferation and differentiation during pregnancy, but also may indicate distinct hormonal profiles that persist following pregnancy. ...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...roportions change with age and development, in the absence of contemporary definitive data, the criteria adhere to the absolute values in IDF's adult definition. The exception is that one (rather than a sex-specific) cut-off is used for HDL. For children older than 16, the IDF adult criteria can be used. ...

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

...he younger animals retain neural plasticity in the absence of estrogen," he said, "but what's happening with the older animals is this double hit of both age and estrogen decline. The findings of this study suggest that the timing of any hormonal intervention may be important, and that there is a window of...

Boffins Identify Gene That Helps Regulates Body Weight

Boffins have found that the absence of CD38 gene prevented mice on high-fat diets from...fect against high-fat, diet-induced obesity in the absence of CD38 in mice was invalidated by sirtinol. Mice without CD38 that were treated with sirtinol ga...

US Needs to Show Leadership in Cutting Emissions: Schwarzenegger

...ing the potential damage to the economy. In the absence of federal emissions cuts, US states are setting their own measures, Schwarzenegger said. He cited California's targets of reducing the output of gases to 1990 levels by 2020, and a further 80 percent cut by 2050. In 2001, Bush rejected the Kyoto ...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...use of magnesium sulfate by many physicians in the absence of a compelling reason to choose an alternative. Lyell and El-Sayed and their collaborators randomly assigned 192 patients at Packard Children's or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who were in preterm labor to receive either magnesium sulfate, whi...

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