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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ore damaged nerves. “Once you get the disease, the effectiveness of AB therapy may be limited, so we hope tau will be potentially a more exciting target,” Dr. Hutton says. “If we are able to remove the blockage that is clogging microtubules, it may be that the system will just start again, with neurons back functi...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...rts provisions to fund research on the comparative effectiveness of different treatments, to create a process for identifying procedures that may be incorrectly valued, to improve geographic equity in payments, and to provide physicians with confidential data on their practice patterns. Helping to reduce smoking ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... rapidly growing type of brain tumour, to test the effectiveness of the treatment. The researchers use specific alternating electric fields, called Tumor-Treating Fields (TTF) that home in on the unusual geometry of dividing cells. The study found that the therapy significantly slowed the growth of tumours as...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...ere is as yet no robust evidence of its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of macular degeneration. Therefore, we cannot recommend such use outside of clinical trials....

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...herapies in assisted reproduction may diminish the effectiveness of medical treatment for infertility in women, wa... of being able to better inform them both of their effectiveness and of other options for achieving pregnancy and reducing the stress of infertility. They examined...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...e trials and our current approach to measuring the effectiveness of a cancer vaccine. According to the researchers, it may be more helpful to think of the effectiveness of a vaccine in terms of the response of the patient, rather than the response of the tumor. While...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...warranted. While this study does not address the effectiveness of surgical resection, several small operative series indicate that complete resection of ELSTs can be curative, can alleviate vestibular symptomatology, and can be performed with hearing preservation and minimal morbidity. Therefore, in patients wi...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

...e vaccine will move to the final stage to test its effectiveness in other parts of the world, including Singapore. Cases of the Aedes mosquito-carried virus have reached epidemic levels twice in the city-state since June. There have been 3,597 cases and three deaths since the start of the year. Intermittent ra...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...with an aggressive disease subtype. The level of effectiveness demonstrated by this analysis is largely unprecedented in the treatment of solid tumors, the authors say, and highlights the potential of implementing targeted agents with cytotoxic chemotherapy. More information about ECLU is available at http: ww...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...e effects of the drugs and their limited long-term effectiveness in controlling atrial fibrillation. Amiodarone can damage lungs and the liver, cause Parkinsons-like muscle tremors, and contribute to heart failure. Warfarin, often prescribed as Coumadin, raises the risk of excessive bleeding in any case of in...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

... are scheduled to begin soon, not only to test the effectiveness of the technology in the field, but also to ensure that the GE maize variety has no unintended effects on beneficial organisms that may feed on it. The resistant maize will also be tested to ensure that the viral protein is digestible and non-alle...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...and progesterone receptors, resulting in a lack of effectiveness of the commonly used breast cancer drug tamoxifen. The tumours also lack the HER2-neu receptor protein, rendering the drug Herceptin ineffective as well. While African American women have been found to have a lower incidence of breast cancer than C...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...planning the first studies in humans of the drug's effectiveness in curbing alcohol cravings and dependence, according to Bartlett. At the same time, several experts not involved in the study warn that there is no such thing as a magic cure-all for addiction and that varenicline and such drugs may find more i...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...rmacological method for enhancing the potency and effectiveness of a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) death receptor ligand against a variety of human cancers. A new study identifies a combination therapy that may sensitize human cancer cells to a promising treatment currently being used in clinical trials. Potenc...

Alternative Option for Type2 Diabetes Treatment

...that affect glucose metabolism may provide modest effectiveness and favorable weight change outcomes for the treat...rapy or in combination with other medications. The effectiveness of this class of medications in managing type 2 diabetes is not well understood. Renee E. Amori, M...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...ead to a targeted molecular therapy to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Hockenbery said his groups approach illustrated the need to look at how the proteins interact with everything else in the cell. By over expressing this protein, the cell is changed in some interesting ways. It creates a situat...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...on groin injury prevention program to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The 20-minute program was used as a prepractice warm-up two to three times a week during the preseason period. It included three phases warm-up, dynamic stretching, and strengthening. The participating athletes had a groin injury...

Nepal Develops More Effective Drug for Typhoid

...n on 390 typhoid patients. The team compared the effectiveness of "Cefixime", a WHO-recommended drug for typhoid, and Gatifloxacin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic. The result showed that Gatifloxacin was more effective and cost less than Cefixime. Among the tested patients, fever clearance time was 102 hours for t...

Folicacid Reduces Congenital Malformations, If Added to Flour

...ile require that folic acid be added to flour. The effectiveness of this practice, as demonstrated by Dr. De Walss team, could encourage other countries to follow suit. Every year, approximately 200,000 cases of spina bifida and anencephaly occur worldwide. Adding folic acid to food could reduce that number by hal...

Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

...om the original trials may help to clarify whether effectiveness declines with time to delivery, and if so, over what timescale this occurs. But they warn that these new trials should avoid making the same errors in subgroup analyses or we risk repeating the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenat...

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