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Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

... a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree issued by the office of the mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa. The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to impose a total ban on female circumcision, the wide...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...bility. As Mason and colleagues note, there is a compelling body of scientific evidence suggesting that habitually high intakes of dietary folate are protective against colorectal cancer. Mason explains, however, that There are several reasons why we may have inadvertently created the opposite effect with fol...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

... stem cells in primates with Parkinsons disease is compelling on several fronts particularly how the transplanted cells did their job of easing disease symptoms. Paul R. Sanberg, DSc, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Aging and Brain Repair at USF Health, wrote the ...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

...y. "The tragic toll of the AIDS epidemic, brings compelling urgency to the call for a renewed commitment by religious leaders to achieve Universal Access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as well as impact mitigation," a spokesman for the clerics, Reverend Mokhakhlane, said in the stateme...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...ium 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, which is an intrave...

Women With Heart Disease and Diabetes Less Likely to Receive Proper Care: Study

... settings. "Taken together, these studies make a compelling case for routine assessment and reporting of selected quality indicators by gender," said Dr. Allen Fremont, the lead author of an accompanying editorial and co-author of the RAND study. Fremont is a natural scientist and sociologist at RAND....

Avandia Could Increase Risk of Heart Attack, New Study

...rs can look at the data and say whether there is a compelling reason for them to prescribe this drug. I don't think there is, he said. The drug giant, had posted a fall in sales and profits for the first quarter of the year due to a strong pound and tough generic competition in the US. But the company said ...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

...of Medicine at UCLA. "What we discovered adds to a compelling body of evidence for modifying a widely practiced standard of care in the United States." Harper's team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to capture detailed pictures of what occurs inside the human brain during two different breath...

Aspirin may Help to Prevent Colon Cancer in High-risk Individuals

...couraged by the action of the COX-2 enzyme. "The compelling evidence that chronic use of aspirin or certain NSAIDS can substantially lower the risk of colon cancer has important implications, especially because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, Markowitz wrote. "Interventional trials...

Four Cups of Coffee a Day may Cut Down the Risk of Gout

...interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis), provide compelling evidence that drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day dramatically reduces the risk of gout for men. Subjects were drawn from an ongoing study of some 50,000 male health professionals, 91 percent white, who were between 40 and 75 years of age in 19...

Antibiotics Highly Effective for Treating Lyme Disease

...nervous system Lyme disease. However, there is no compelling evidence that prolonged treatment with antibiotics has any benefit in treating symptoms that persist following standard therapy. The guideline is published May 23, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Acade...

Study Tests Depression Treatment for Diabetes Patients

...Health Institute (ARHI) Diabetes Center. What is compelling is the length of episodes of depression, said de Groot, the principal investigator. A follow-up study of the patients involved showed that 88 percent of those who had initially identified themselves as suffering from depression also did so 18 months ...

Nexavar Significantly Extends Survival of Liver Cancer Patients

... with liver cancer, these findings demonstrate the compelling study results of Nexavar as the new reference standard of care for the first-line treatment of HCC," said Dr. Josep M. Llovet, co-principal investigator and Professor of Research, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Group, IDIBAPS, Liver Unit, Hospi...

No Increased Risk of Certain Cancers from Electromagnetic Fields Among Energy Workers

...een recorded since 1942, the researchers found “no compelling evidence” for an increased risk of leukemia, breast or brain cancers. There were no excess cases of leukemia among men or of breast cancer among female employees who had been exposed to medium to high frequency magnetic fields. Women exposed to m...

Most Heart Patients Do Not Need Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures

...rug-resistant bacteria. Scientists also found no compelling evidence that taking antibiotics prior to a dental procedure prevents IE in patients who are at risk of developing a heart infection. Their hearts are already often exposed to bacteria from the mouth, which can enter their bloodstream during basic da...

Gene Mutations Behind Fidgety Kids: German Scientists

...cientists in Germany said Thursday they have found compelling evidence of a genetic link to hyperactivity in children, identifying three mutations// prevalent in fidgety youngsters. A research team led by Professor Johannes Hebebrand of the University of Duisburg-Essen in western Germany studied 329 families...

Cure for Cancer One Step Closer

... be applied to further their research. "There is compelling evidence that new methods for screening, diagnosis and evaluation of cancer can make a significant impact on cancer care in the immediate future," Professor Campbell said. Dr John Lumley, a surgeon from The Wesley Hospital, said that these specimen...

New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment

... PET-positive lesion unless there already is other compelling clinical and/or biochemical suspicion of persistent disease. If the biopsy is positive, these patients can rapidly be considered for salvage therapy. The revised guidelines cover the use of PET for assessing all types of lymphoma. For two potential...

Age, Gender Major Factors in Severity of Auto-Accident Injuries

... gender- and age-related matters because there are compelling differences and considerable potential to improve safety if these differences are properly addressed." Findings were detailed in a paper published last year in the Journal of Safety Research. The paper was written by Purdue doctoral student Samantha...

Testosterone Decline in Men Linked to Lifestyle, Increases in Obese Girls

...ake, and physical activity. This study provides compelling evidence that specific changes in health and lifestyle – such as an increase in BMI – are accompanied by an accelerated loss of serum testosterone. While these lifestyle changes cannot be proven to be the cause of associated testosterone declines, th...

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