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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...undefined or poorly quantifiable, such as reliable evidence of disease modification and reduction in disability. The role of biologics for the treatment of patients with IBD continues to evolve and is dependant on researchers determining the answers to a number of outstanding questions about appropriate mark...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...or and execute its oversight role. While available evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the Task Force correctly concludes that the agency needs new safety assessment tools, greater nano-specific staff expertise and more risk research to assess the likeliho...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...of Health, they had been examining blood serum for evidence of protein “markers” that could help predict which...ted in humans than it was in mice.” There was also evidence that the drug not only improved symptoms but may have actually slowed the course of disease, he says...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...wiss scientists said Monday that they have further evidence to suggest that an enzyme secreted by the microbe that causes tuberculosis would make a promising target for new drugs to combat the deadly infectious disease. The Swiss team first identified the enzyme, protein kinase G (PknG), as a promising dru...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...nical trial data, DTB concludes that there is good evidence that both ranibizumab and pegaptanib prevent furth...ative, but cautions that there is as yet no robust evidence of its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of macular degeneration. Therefore, we cannot recom...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...nd pre- clinical work done in rabbits. "There is evidence demonstrating significant improvement in the quality of life of patients receiving the treatment, including formation of new collateral vessels," said Sean Hu, Chairman of Beike Biotechnology group. "We are now working to collaborate with institution...

Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother

...nts and killed them. After three weeks of Crown evidence about the grisly crime scene and a rebellious adolescent who hated her parents and the rules they tried to impose, Tuesdays testimony was the first time the jury heard full details of the murderous encounter. She also said she blamed herself for th...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...ve fertility problems, even though there is little evidence that they are effective. However, it is not clear whether people use these to reduce stress or to increase their chances of getting pregnant. So Dr. Boivin and a colleague from the University of Copenhagen, Dr. Lone Schmidt, set out to study why wo...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

... 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 widely-practi...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

...hown to improve the skins structure. There is also evidence that the active components have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be important in helping people stay healthy, said UEAs Dr Peter Curtis who is leading the project. If the results of our study are positive, it may lead to innovations in skin ...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...yloid fragments needed to build plaques. Further evidence for the protective role of normal prion proteins is provided by mutated versions that are linked to genetic forms of prion disease because beta-amyloid fragments are able to form when the normal prion protein is corrupted by genetic mutation. Profe...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...s being appointed from overseas to bring their own evidence of police clearance in their home country." NHS Employers would only advise that hospital trusts should repeat their criminal bureau checks on all junior doctors every three years....

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

... the ocean. 'In this zone in particular... we have evidence that, in general, the lakes are filling up as the glaciers melt,' Casassa added. Global warming is most likely responsible for this process, as well as for the increase in GLOFs....

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...c Society. The study recruited 120 patients with evidence of peripheral lung lesions or solitary pulmonary lesions on prior CT scans who were randomly assigned to undergo bronchoscopic diagnosis by one of three techniques: EBUS alone, ENB alone, or ENB and EBUS in combination. The diagnostic yieldthe perc...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

... Our study, says the doctor, provides sufficient evidence to recommend low amounts of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate as an addition to a healthy diet." The researchers stressed that asking people to eat a couple of chunks of chocolate a day was far easier than encouraging "complex behavioral changes" to h...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...therapeutic cancer vaccine trials have yet to show evidence of vaccines spurring a patients immune system to s...state cancer vaccine trials, NCI researchers offer evidence that patients who receive vaccines may respond better to subsequent chemotherapy or hormone treatmen...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...ts, increased by 60 percent. However, there was no evidence of an increase in discontinuations of therapy with antidepressant or other psychotropic drugs, which suggests that the primary effect of the warnings was to alter the decision to treat a newly presenting patient, the authors write. Previous studies...

Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight

...d result in eating disorders. There is anecdotal evidence that girls sometimes use speed as a meal substitute. Once the drug wears off the stomach realises it is empty. This induces periods of not eating and then bingeing. From there it doesn't take a lot to go into an eating disorder, the Daily Mail quoted...

South Africa Notes Signs of First-ever Decline in HIV Infection Rates

...able for several years, adding: "This is the first evidence of a decline in the South African epidemic". South Africa recently launched an AIDS plan with the aim of reducing by 50 percent the rate of new infections by 2011, focusing on the youth among whom most new infections occur. The country has the wo...

Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

... might 'get into trouble' for taking them. "The evidence is that patients are using these products and may even reduce their conventional medicine doses and modify the timing of doses so they aren't taking both together," she said. "While it might be impossible for Western medicine to learn all about com...

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