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Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

...he U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as an aid in assessing the risk of pre-term delivery during the routine screening of asymptomatic patients from 22-30 weeks' gestation, and for women with symptoms of pre-term labor from 24-35 weeks' gestation. High-risk asymptomatic patients with a low fFN re...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...ly performed every six to eight weeks in adults to aid in dose adjustment. Once the optimal replacement dose of levothryoxine for an individual adult patient is determined, blood tests are usually done less frequently; e.g., every six to twelve months. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include poor growth in ...

Drug saves heroin addicts

...many, training in emergency resuscitation with the aid of the injectable drug naloxone, the researchers report on the experiences of 22 addicts who had an opportunity to put their newfound skills to use. These 22 study participants put their training to the test on 34 occasions.Scientists reported in 10%...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...ase in the "yellow cards" is the smoking cessation aid Zyban. However, from January to April 2001 Zyban "accounted for 32% of all yellow cards" she added. Over 5000 adverse reactions including 40 deaths relating to Zyban has been reported. As a result of this, the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines is...

Action of nerve cells

...in unfolds or opens the syntaxin protein so it can aid the release of neurotransmitter from one nerve cell to another. When a human or other animal has any sensation- from feeling pain to hearing a sound or remembering something millions of neurons are sending signals in the form of neurotransmitters,J...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...epressant drug called buproprion was a significant aid in helping subjects stop smoking. The study also found that the drug lessened the problem of weight gain among some study participants. The patient undergoing this treatment will also require counselling from time to time. While the framework for g...

Decision making made easier

... time. Doctors in the US have been testing a new aid to patient decision-making - an interactive video disc. This gives extra information about your health issue and helps you make up your mind. It has been trialled with women deciding whether or not to opt for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and wit...

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

...tion would not only facilitate matching, but would aid in recalling products when necessary. The Department of Veterans Affairs health system has already moved to purchase bar code scanning systems, but is being hampered because most products still lack the codes. Such a proposal could be technically cha...

A new hearing device improves hearing

...hose with hearing loss.//The usual kind of hearing aid transmits sound through the eardrum, and may produce feedback - distracting sounds and whistles - as well as giving the wearer the feeling of talking within a barrel. The new aids have two parts - internal and external. The external processor is at...

Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly

...commercial interest has been expressed, would also aid security people making their rounds to locate point sources of the disease. The technique works by preconcentrating airborne particles on a tiny hotplate. The hotplate immediately vaporizes the fatty acids in anthrax’s cell walls to create the FAME...

Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?

... also sold extensively in health-food stores as an aid in muscle building and fat reduction during the 1980s....

FDA debates status of decongestant drugs

... relieving nasal congestion, and has been shown to aid in weight loss.// The compound is in hundreds of over-the-counter cold, cough and allergy medicines and appetite suppressants. And while products containing such ingredients are required to list such warnings on their labels, the warnings often go ...

How brain works

...in unfolds or opens the syntaxin protein so it can aid the release of neurotransmitter from one nerve cell to another. When a human or other animal has any sensation- from feeling pain to hearing a sound or remembering something millions of neurons are sending signals in the form of neurotransmitters,J...

Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

...etwork has the potential to be used as a real time aid to identify the presence of (heart attack) in patients presenting to the emergency department with anterior chest pain....

Assessment for hearing aid implants in the process

According to a new research, implants to aid hearing loss are going down well with those who use them. Hearing loss affects around a quarter of all adults aged over 60 in the United States. Traditionally there was one option for those with a hearing problem - an acoustic hearing aid. // Now, h...

Conserving the larynx

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy simultaneously aid patients with laryngeal cancer preserve their voice box. Treatment for laryngeal cancer often includes removal of the larynx or voice box.// The patient has to learn to speak through an opening made in the throat. It may be a life-saving option, but ...

Quitting the smoking habit

... study it is observed that antidepressants used to aid people quit smoking are more effective when combined with a psychological program. The down side, researchers add, is neither approach appears// to help people quit and stay quit over the long-term. Researchers from the University of California, not...

Modified antibiotic may support fight cancer

...experiments a molecule related to tetracycline can aid stop the spread of cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Iowa have been looking at a new drug called COL-3,// which is related to the well-known antibiotic tetracycline. In a series of experiments, they find that COL-3 acts upon the tissue s...

Decision making made easier

... time. Doctors in the US have been testing a new aid to patient decision-making - an interactive video disc. This gives extra information about your health issue and helps you make up your mind. It has been trialled with women deciding whether or not to opt for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and wit...

Tumour marker for melanoma found

...or molecules// specific to that cancer which might aid in monitoring the progression of the disease. Scientists at New York University now report on a molecular marker called HDM2 which appears to be important in tracking melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. They studied a group of 132 patie...

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