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Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...viral medications like Tamiflu can help reduce the duration of symptoms. Tamiflu can also be used preventively to help avoid the flu altogether. Clinical trials have shown Tamiflu to be up to 89 percent effective in preventing influenza illness when taken within 48 hours of exposure, which can help control ...

Singapore Firm Launches MBBS Programme in Eastern India

...gramme would be between $20,000 and 28,000 and the duration would be four and a half years and one year of internship," Singh said, adding that the admission procedure will be according to the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines. "We have also started a national-level admission test, as a pilot projec...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...sessment of the time to objective response and the duration of objective response. "We are pleased to have reached agreement with the FDA in a timely manner. Receipt of this SPA is an important milestone in the development of Fodosine(TM) and a sign of our commitment to deliver on our goals," said Jon P. St...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...uine. This risk was further reduced with increased duration of hydroxychloroquine use. Patients who took hydro...arthritis. Moreover, risk reduction increased with duration of hydroxychloroquine exposure, supporting a biological action of this drug on glucose metabolism," ...

Diabetes may Lead to More Complications

... average (7.6 days vs. 6.1 days) required longer duration of ventilator support (10.8 days vs. 8.4 days) developed more infections (11.3 percent vs. 6.3 percent) Patients with diabetes mellitus were less likely to be discharged to home and were more likely to require skilled nursing care after discharge c...

Take a Break Inbetween Exercise

...orts Medicine recommends moderate exercise for the duration of 45 to 60 minutes to ensure a sufficient amount of energy is depleted in obese individuals. This has caused a greater focus on extending exercise sessions in order to burn more fat. However, this study shows that this method may not be the most e...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

... sensitive to insulin. That reduces the amount and duration of insulin secretion needed to keep your glucose under control when you eat. Therefore, the brain is exposed to less insulin. Since insulin turns on Irs2 in the brain, that means lower Irs2 activity, which weve linked to longer lifespan in the mouse....

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...says Professor Hazell. Differences in the dose and duration of treatment may have contributed to some variation, but the data suggest that combining cognitive behaviour therapy with an SSRI has only a modest advantage over an SSRI alone. Combining cognitive behaviour therapy with and SSRI may have other adv...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

...ed for each of the patients relatives based on the duration of the spasms in the other group. Regression analysis was used to observe the relationship between coffee drinking and smoking on the development of blepharospasm.The authors say: Our findings raise doubt about the association of smoking and blepha...

Individual Differences in Sleep Structure are Biologically Determined

...of healthy young adults, the wide variation in the duration and structure of their sleep was, to a large extent, biological in nature. The next logical step is to look for genes that may be responsible for these large individual differences, Van Dongen said. The physiological or functional significance of t...

Women Taking Oestrogen Therapy Showed Reduced Coronary Artery Calcification

...th the lowest effective dose used for the shortest duration necessary, remain appropriate. Wyeth continues to support the use of hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is not appropriate for all women. Women experiencing menopausal symptoms are encouraged to speak with their health care professional to determine ...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...ng HBV DNA levels during therapy can influence its duration and also signal the development of drug resistance. In addition, the higher the baseline viral level the more likely a patient is to develop hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary cancer of the liver. "The Abbott RealTime HBV assay i...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

... electrocardiogram or ECG, specifically a wide QRS duration of more than 120 msec. In contrast, an ultrasound of the heart or echocardiogram provides a direct measure of ventricular dyssynchrony and may be particularly helpful in identifying patients without indirect evidence for dyssynchrony (narrow QRS pati...

More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...ple." The participants mean age was 42, and mean duration of diabetes was 34 years. In addition to the CT scan, patients were evaluated for fat underneath the skin and in the abdominal region, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Although investigators noted a positive association for all measures...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

...k of a cold by 58 percent and may also shorten the duration of a cold almost one and a half days, according to the paper, published on Sunday in the July issue of the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study is a "meta-analysis" comparing the outcome of 14 published trials using echinacea. One of t...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

... disturbed lands in the Southwest can shorten the duration of mountain snow cover hundreds of miles away in t... study. The fact that dust can reduce snow cover duration so much a month earlier -- transforms our understanding of mountain sensitivity to external forcing...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...he educational level of the mothers as well as the duration of the pregnancy and the childs gender could be controlled for. The proportion of newborns with a birth weight below 3,000 grams increased with rising concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2,5) during pregnancy. A similar alliance was observ...

Nepalese Researchers Identify New Treatment for Drug-resistant Typhoid

...ly expensive and must be administered for a longer duration than is ideal. Clearly there is an urgent need for a treatment that is cost-effective and easy to administer," Basnyat said. The study also noted that Salmonella enterica Typhi and Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyhpi A, the two most common bacter...

Gatifloxacin Very Effective for Typhoid Treatment

...ly expensive and must be administered for a longer duration than is ideal. Clearly there is an urgent need for a treatment that is cost-effective and easy to administer." The results of the study show that a cost-effective new fluoroquinolone drug, Gatifloxacin, may be a better treatment for enteric fever t...

Surface Logix Commences Phase 2a Clinical Trial of SLx-2101 in Raynaud's Disease

...e a profile that would deliver fast onset and long duration of therapeutic effects in difficult-to-treat condi...s include evaluating the frequency and total daily duration of disease-related attacks during the dosing period, the safety and tolerability of SLx-2101, and th...

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