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Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...t counseling and close monitoring of medication is equally important, at least in the developing world, where treatment for many AIDS patients is still only a dream. But for the hapless HIV positive victims this news will surely bring some cheer that there is still some chance left. There still is some ligh...

Statins reduce heart attacks

... in cholesterol levels, any of the statins will be equally effective. For patients with higher cholesterol levels, doctors may be more likely to prescribe some of the newer, more potent statins like Lipitor, which, particularly at higher doses, can produce a steeper drop....

Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth

...doctors to first consider doxycycline, which works equally well against strains of anthrax detected in recent weeks in the United States. But doxycycline is part of a class of drugs that can endanger fetuses, including staining primary teeth, weakening tooth enamel and stunting bone growth, the CDC warned. ...

Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

... new study, it shows that warfarin and aspirin are equally effective in stroke prevention in the majority of patients at risk. Aspirin prevents blood clotting by stopping platelets from clumping together, while warfarin acts on the levels of blood clotting proteins. So both are known to help prevent blood cl...

The best treatment for migraine

...f rizatriptan was more effective and reliable, and equally tolerable.// Eletriptan was also more effective - but less tolerable. And a third drug almotriptan was similar in its effectiveness, but scored higher on tolerability. Other drugs were similar to sumatriptan. Of course, not all patients will show t...

Cooked vegetables give more iron

...some vegetables, such as lettuce, were found to be equally nutritious whether consumed raw or cooked. They also found that storing cooked vegetables overnight, even in the refrigerator, causes a significant drop in the available iron content. To get the most iron, people should consume the vegetables soon ...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...tic resonance imaging (MRI) gives results that are equally effective. They looked at 80 patients, in the US and all over Europe, that were scheduled for a conventional test, giving them an MRI scan in addition. The new imaging technique, which does not involve any injections, was 63 per cent accurate in di...

New device for detecting artery blockages

...standard method, the new technique was found to be equally good in detecting blockages of the carotid arteries. If its use were more widespread, it could really help people avoid the risk of stroke from problems with their carotid arteries....

Influenza drug delayed

... from spreading. The other medication, Relenza, is equally effective but can cause more side effects and is more difficult to use since it is inhaled twice a day. Both medications must be used within two days of developing symptoms to be effective. Tamiflu pills for adults and older children were approved ...

Failure of Drug-Coated Stent

...ally. But a new report suggests not all drugs work equally well.// Researchers found that stents coated with a derivative of the cancer drug paclitaxel - which inhibits cell division - failed to keep blood vessels open in the majority of a small group of patients, resulting in heart attacks in 3 cases. In a...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

... sprinkling the contents over food was found to be equally safe and well tolerated. Side effects, such as headaches, were mild, the report indicates. However, more research is needed into the effects of the powder form of the drug in children, and larger studies are needed to confirm the safety of taking th...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

...le in their 20s. Since Arava and methotrexate work equally well, and methotrexate also bears a warning about possible liver damage, Wolfe compared the two. The FDA has six times more reports of liver damage among Arava users than methotrexate users - even though thousands more people use methotrexate. Citin...

Panel suggests selling allergy drugs OTC

...gra and Zyrtec have almost no side effects and are equally effective as the antihistamines that are available over the counter today." said Robert Seidman, WellPoint's chief pharmacy officer. Anti-allergy medications have been linked to side effects in some users that include reduced alertness, nausea and...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...m cells as a less honestly questionable but nearly equally versatile alternative to embryonic stem cells, whose ability to sprout different cell types has spawned debate between those who think such research destroys a life and those who say it has life-saving potential. The new findings challenge the notion...

Zinc helps in curtailing diarrhea in children

... and 30 months of age. Finally the outcome showed equally positive results for all of the zinc administrations, leading researchers to write, this trial demonstrates that zinc is as effective in treating diarrhea when given daily by the caretaker as when given by trained field workers. No other treatment ha...

Care for footwear not required diabetic patients

...r own shoes. Foot ulcer rates after two years were equally low in all three groups. The researchers suggest that it's not the footwear, but the quality of foot care that makes the difference in diabetes....

Enzyme may aid hold back disease

...at these findings suggest that human MBD4 plays an equally significant role in reducing inherited disease and cancer....

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...ow, new research in the lab shows the treatment is equally as effective when the virus is injected into the center cavity. With this treatment, researchers hope to be able to correct the deficient genes that lead to excess blood vessel growth - the main factor in wet macular degeneration. While the treatme...

Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia increases risk of breast cancer

...ed one, contrary to earlier belief that cancer was equally likely to be found in either breast....

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

...mer Product Safety Commission. Boys and girls were equally represented and the mean age was 11.8 years. Researchers found that of nearly 250 children who arrived at 100 hospital emergency departments with backpack-related injuries, 22% of the injuries occurred to heads and faces, 14% to hands, 13% to wrists ...

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