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Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...nd more susceptible to deceptive advertising about ineffective CATs or other unproven treatments, says Dr. Boivin....

The Hospital Superbugs

...s diseases. As antibiotics become increasingly ineffective in the fight against C.diff and MRSA scientists at CHAI are working on ways of incapacitating the bacteria and leaving the immune system to deal with the infection. This will reduce the selection pressure for antibiotic resistance that arises from th...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...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 Caucasian women, African American women die from the disease at a higher rate. The gap between death rates among African American and Caucasian wo...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...actic also involves the industry producing its own ineffective campaigns in order to portray state programs as duplicative and a waste of public dollars. Campaigns designed by the tobacco companies patronize youth in their early teen years, with messages like Think, Dont smoke, Ibrahim said. In contrast, Flori...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...to therapy. Such substitute products are however ineffective in the long-term since they cannot diminish physical dependence and continue to provide the body with the nicotine it so craves. The same applies to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medicines that are usually only available on prescription. Zyban...

Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method

...om the blood, sometimes in minutes, rendering them ineffective in delivering drugs. The research team, led by Samir Mitragotri, a professor of chemical engineering, and Elizabeth Chambers, a recent doctoral graduate, found that nanoparticles can be forced to remain in the circulation when attached to red blood...

Diabetes Drug Dramatically Boosts Potency of Platinum Chemotherapy

...mall clinical trials found rosiglitazone alone was ineffective against several cancer types. Despite this setback, and because rosizitaglone was well-tolerated by patients compared to standard cancer drugs, Dana-Farber researchers believed it was worthwhile to try it and similar PPAR-gamma ligands in a differe...

Combined Molecular-targeted and Hormonal Therapies Offer Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer

...raditional chemotherapy has proven to be generally ineffective against recurrent ovarian cancer, which has led researchers to investigate novel treatments. While a cure is unlikely, the goals of treatment are to control tumor-related symptoms and to improve or maintain quality of life, says Dr. Fu. After surve...

Inherited Genes Linked to Toxicity of Leukemia Therapy

... alter the levels of drugs in the body, leading to ineffective or toxic levels in individual patients. For example, during the induction phase, when a variety of different types of chemotherapy drugs are used, polymorphisms in the two genes that were part of a biochemical pathway that breaks down chemotherapy ...

Prison Healthcare Under Strain as Overcrowding Crisis Worsens, Warns BMA

...blems are badly stretched to the point of becoming ineffective a disastrous situation considering how endemic these conditions are within the prison population. The pressure to see large numbers of prisoners also means that maintaining accurate health records is problematic, especially as prisoners are routin...

‘Don’t Beat Around the Bush’ With Information on ‘sex Education’, Bush AdministrationTold

...moved from the truth. Condoms have been labeled an ineffective way of avoiding pregnancy. The same has been said about the protective function of the condom for HIV infection. The information in the program claims the failure of the condom to avoid pregnancy in one among six cases. Further, condom simply failed ...

Aspirin Therapy for Heart Disease Found More Effective for Men Than Women

...ary artery disease is four times more likely to be ineffective in women compared to men with// the same medical history. Historically, studies have shown that aspirin therapy is less effective in women than in men, but it has remained unclear how much less effective and whether this affects patient outcomes, ...

New Bill Introduced in US to Promote Public Health

...he US healthcare has been criticized as expensive, ineffective and inequitable....

Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission

...ing rates with and without EMR, making the devices ineffective for preventing malaria transmission. “I agree with the Cochrane report,” said Joel Breman, M.D., a senior scientific advisor at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. “There is no evidence that electronic devices pre...

Novartis Gleevec Found Effective in Treating Gastro-intestinal Tumors

...entional chemotherapy agents have been notoriously ineffective in GIST. This study for the first time demonstrated that targeted molecular therapy reduces the rate of recurrence after complete removal of a primary GIST." Diane Young, Head of Global Medical Affairs at Novartis Oncology, said, "With these new d...

100,000 Bird Flu Vaccine Doses to Be Destroyed

...tal life of the doses is one year. They would turn ineffective after 12 months from the date of their preparation," he rued. Talking about the vaccine's efficacy, he said: "The vaccine can be used immediately after a bird flu outbreak to control the spread of the virus as well as for vaccination in anticipatio...

Super Bug Turns Super Killer

...cult because, unlike MRSA, alcohol hand scrubs are ineffective and its spores are resistant to routine hospital cleaning." Therefore, it is imperative that patients be screened for the presence of the bacterium, prior to hospital admission. The bacterium in question called Clostridium difficile resides in the...

Kerala Youth Die of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

...hat minimise CO emission (CO is often a product of ineffective combustion). The car was idling for more than an hour in the enclosed space and the engine got deprived of sufficient levels of oxygen needed for proper combustion. Inefficient combustion and lack of proper ventilation caused lethal levels of C...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Genetic Mutation

...ad author of the study. Because medications were ineffective in this case, the Mayo Clinic team treated the woman's atrial fibrillation by targeting high-energy radio waves to an area of the atrium -- an upper heart chamber -- most vulnerable to stress-induced electrical instability. This approach highlights t...

Novel Test Identifies Leukemia Patients Likely to Respond to New Therapy

...file will be spared a drug treatment that would be ineffective for them.' Source-Bio-Bio Technolgy SRM...

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