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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...ncluding increased risk for infections and cancer) against the consequences of potential under-treatment of their patients’ disease (including poor quality-of-life, complications of disease, and the costs associated with active disease and the treatment of complications). The decision of how to treat patient...

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

...ionally design compounds that are highly effective against PknG," said Pieters. Tuberculosis kills millions of people every year, and many millions more carry the bug in a latent form. Antibiotics that are used to treat the illness are decades old, can be toxic and don't work on the bacteria in its dorma...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...eved in the past five patients. But he cautioned against giving rise to false hopes. The research is still in its preliminary stages and had not yet been proven in cancer patients, the biggest potential beneficiaries. Women who face chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer may not have time to undergo ova...

A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

... wine can act as an effective anti-microbial agent against streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory tract infections," she said. The professor added that it is still necessary to maintain good oral health. "We should still drink wine because it tastes good, goes well with food and is a pleasure to sh...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...antibody, or drug is that it is effective not only against the strain of SARS virus isolated from people, but also against a variety of animal strains, because animals will be a likely source for re-emergence of the SARS vi...

Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

...eiling and was holding me in, and my knees were up against the wall," Fogg told The Seattle Times in a story published Monday. He said he pushed as hard as he could and got enough air between his chest and the window to break the suction and pull himself back inside the aircraft. "I have a vivid picture of...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

Asian countries must remain vigilant against deadly bird flu since it is still rampant in the r...ensation for culled chickens were key in the fight against the virus. "People must be taught to avoid contact with dying chickens," he said. Asked about th...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...Prevention (CDC) recommends three steps to protect against influenza: vaccination, good health/hygiene habits, and antiviral medications. When taken within 12-48 hours of symptom onset, antiviral medications like Tamiflu can help reduce the duration of symptoms. Tamiflu can also be used preventively to hel...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...l over the place, leading health officials to warn against the dangers of disease-carrying mosquitoes. "When we have more rain like this, our mosquito population can go up, and more contact with mosquitoes means a greater possibility of mosquito-borne illness," said Doug Hardy, an infectious disease specia...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...sted Tarceva and the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine against a placebo drug and gemcitabine in 521 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, 71 percent of patients using Tarceva/gemcitabine developed a rash, compared with 30 percent of patients in the placebo group. This increased rate of rashes in the place...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

... already know that a healthy diet can help protect against heart disease and skin damage, and that a mixture of similar food components have been shown to improve the skins structure. There is also evidence that the active components have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be important in helping people...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...f their staff and this includes not discriminating against employees in any way on the grounds of their religion or belief," said the statement. Britains National Health Service has long relied on skilled foreign doctors to meet staffing shortfalls, and foreigners have long been drawn to its relatively gen...

Australian Father Gets 15 Year Jail Term for Forcing Bestial Acts on His Daughters

...ars and three months jail for four sexual offences against the girls. The man's 65-year-old friend received a 27-month suspended jail sentence for one count of carnal knowledge and was released on a good behaviour bond....

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...ed as Safe), for all Food Products . In the fight against Listeria, one of the most dangerous food pathogens...the FDA had already proclaimed GRAS for LISTEX(TM) against Listeria in cheese. The extension to all products susceptible to Listeria, opens the door for the me...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...eriments to stimulate and enhance immune responses against tumours, and the development of more sophisticated imaging technologies to observe the immune stimulating agents. "The team we have assembled for this program represents the Canadian leaders in this field, and will be conducting a series of laborat...

Smashing Times for Stressed Spaniards

..."get rid of some daily stress." Throwing a chair against the walls accelerated the job. "I never thought it would feel so good," Jorge beams after he and the others set to work having donned white overalls, a helmet, mask and safety goggles. "This anti-stress technique consists of destroying everything...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...ike preventative vaccines, like those that protect against human papillomavirus or the flu, therapeutic cancer vaccines are given in the hopes of treating an existing disease. These cancer vaccines generally fall into two categories: cell-based, where vaccines are created using cells from the patients own ...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...anging the way kids eat or any promise as a weapon against the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. No difference in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten by kids participating in the program and those who weren't. Teachers who spent more hours on nutrition education had no greater impact than those...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...ark between 1981 and 1997. They compared that data against information from more than 423,000 people who did not commit suicide. The results showed that in a patient with a history of psychiatric disease there was a 29-fold increase in risk of suicide (OR 29.2, 95% CI 16.4-51.9, P The author Jakob Christen...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

... When shaving, go with the grain of your hair, not against it, and don't shave genital areas, large skin surfaces, or other areas that aren't normally shaved. Don't share razors, and replace disposables as often as possible. Crew members need to wash their clothes on a regular basis if possible, avoid sharin...

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