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Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

... women in the world. There has been some on going controversy on certain aspects of treatment modalities of this cancer. Besides surgery there are other options to treat the cancer including radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Now at a three-day conference at the National Institutes of Health doctors ...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...or HIV. But rarely do these matters become a major controversy when many sit up and take notice. Especially in the health care industry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurses and doctors and allied health personnel are politely (at times rudely) asked to stay...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...e as a surprise because it's been a matter of some controversy and speculation and some doctors are convinced it's a problem," said Paradise. There's been a perception that children with liquid in the ear have impaired hearing, which could impact language and neurological development. "Two and 3-year-old childr...

India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war

...s in the last three years. Thus, Cipla triggered a controversy by offering anti-AIDS drugs at a drastically lower prices. Pharmaceutical companies in India are able to gain good healthy revenues, even if these anti-AIDS drugs are sold at steep discounts. India's patent laws currently protect only the processes ...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

... recurrent stroke by about 25 percent. Part of the controversy about aspirin versus warfarin for stroke prevention has been the thinking among clinicians that warfarin may be a better blood thinner than aspirin to prevent almost all forms of stroke, but that it has greater side effects, increased risk of hemorrh...

Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech

... youngster master the language.There has been some controversy swirling around about whether baby talk is good for your little one.// Some have suggested that normal grownup talk is actually better for infants' speech development.So, University of Washington in Seattle researchers took one step towards settling ...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

...ive against severe acne, but has been wrought with controversy due to some devastating adverse effects. Doctors have known for years about the potential for birth defects in women who become pregnant while taking the drug. And near the end of 2001, more concern was raised about the potential for depression and e...

Relief to pregnant women using fertility drugs

...o not increase the risk of ovarian cancer. // The controversy over the link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer developed about 10 years ago, when small, isolated pockets of women who had difficulty conceiving took fertility drugs and began developing ovarian cancer. Further studies explored the relation...

Prefiguring Alzheimer's disease

... the same brain pathology. There has been a lot of controversy over the implications of mild cognitive decline the loss of memory and certain other aspects of mental function,// like problem solving and planning.Some people think it is a normal part of aging, others that it is an early sign of Alzheimer's dement...

Importance of soy protein in your diet

...he flour in baked goods. It is true there has been controversy over soy supplements and whether these might increase rather than decrease breast cancer risk. Doctors have finally observed that there is no risk with soy foods....

Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen

...gen (PSA) test can detect cancer early,// there is controversy over how useful the test really is. The US Preventive Services Task Force has looked into all the research that's been done on PSA and finds that there is insufficient evidence that it improves health outcomes. Hence it cannot be recommended as a rou...

Animals Can give us a second chance at life

...h varying degrees of success. Here’s a look at the controversy surrounding cross-species transplant -- also known as xenotransplantation. Dick Beyer has Parkinson’s. “I move in slow motion,” he says. Betsy Ray has diabetes. “I’ve got retinopathy in my eyes,” she says. “I have cataracts.” George Jones has kidn...

Animals can give us a second chance at life

...h varying degrees of success. Here’s a look at the controversy surrounding cross-species transplant -- also known as xenotransplantation. Dick Beyer has Parkinson’s. “I move in slow motion,” he says. Betsy Ray has diabetes. “I’ve got retinopathy in my eyes,” she says. “I have cataracts.” George Jones has kidn...

Alcohol Consumption Questioned

There has been a great deal of controversy over whether drinking alcohol negatively affects b...s contributing to the fracture rate. Although the controversy remains about the risk of osteoporosis and alcohol consumption researchers say that their study lend...

Canada withdraws ADHD drug Adderall XR

...ients are being associated with the drug use. The controversy of Adderall brings into foray once more the long-standing issue for the use of medication in ADHD. While most drugs used in this condition are newly introduced, researchers are still not sure how the long-term results of their use will affect the pat...

In Early Epilepsy Delay in medications Recommended

...nt. The study comes in the wake of the long drawn controversy regarding early treatment being beneficial or not or the people suffering from epilepsy. The study was published in the current issue of The Lancet. Reference: The Lancet, June 2005...

Delay medicine for early epilepsy, says scientists

...nt. The study comes in the wake of the long drawn controversy regarding early treatment being beneficial or not or the people suffering from epilepsy. The study was published in the current issue of The Lancet....

Low dose Radiation Exposure May Cause Cancer

...in her study says that for decades there has been controversy about the use of data on A-bomb survivors for setting standards for the protection of the general public and radiation workers On the hospital side no one is really sure if the X-rays done in the hospitals can cause an increased risks to cancer. A l...

New Race –Specific drug

...pecific medicine has been developed to resolve the controversy over// whether black people are genetically different from whites. BiDil, a drug combination for treating heart failure, has proved three times more effective in black patients than it has for their white counterparts, its manufacturer claims. If a...

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

...ro-prevalence Survey, are likely to stir political controversy and cast unflattering light on the accuracy of official statistics, local daily Business Day said. "Last year's figure prompted the department to speculate that the pandemic might be slowing, but the latest data suggest this is not happening," ...

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