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GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

...mportant for patients with epilepsy not to have an interruption in treatment because it could lead to consequence such as status epilepticus. Conversely, those patients that do not have epilepsy could be placed at unnecessary risk of adverse events, including serious rash, if they are mistakenly given Lamictal. ...

Relief From Asthma With New Combo Therapy

... symptom control and lung function, and less sleep interruption in those who took the bud/form combo compared with the other two drug combinations. It was also observed that the bud/form combination helped maintain a reduction in asthma attacks severe enough to require medical attention, using a corticosteroid do...

Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief

...mages of heart damage up to 30 hours after a brief interruption of blood flow and oxygen. The heart normally uses fatty acid as its primary fuel source for energy. Decreased blood flow to the heart, caused either by narrowed or clogged arteries or increased demand on the heart during strenuous exercise, sets of...

HIV treatment interruption may enhance the risk of brain injury

...is study, while raising the concern that treatment interruption may enhance the risk of brain injury, also suggests that once started, continued treatment might prevent subclinical brain damage....

US life expectancy climbs to a new high

...xpectancy in the U.S. has increased almost without interruption since 1900, because of several factors, including advances in medicine and sanitation, and declines in unhealthy habits, such as smoking. Those trends may increase life expectancy despite the rises in obesity and blood pressure. Half of all Ameri...

UK Committee Warns on Food Shortages Due to Flu Epidemic

...e petrol crisis - are very finely balanced and any interruption can affect it quite dramatically,' said Lord Mitchell, a Labour peer. He added that owners should discourage absenteeism so that food gets delivered on time....

Lenalidomide, Granted Approval by FDA to Join Multiple Myeloma Drugs

...up, 151 patients (45%) underwent at least one dose interruption with or without a dose reduction of REVLIMID (lenalidomide) compared to 21% in the placebo/dexamethasone treatment group. Most adverse events and Grade 3 or 4 adverse events were more frequent in patients who received the combination of REVLIMID (len...

Brain Surgery Without the Surgery?

...? A stroke is the loss of brain function due to an interruption in the flow of blood to all or part of the brain. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of permanent disability. ? There are two kinds of stroke: Ischemic, caused by a clot that has traveled to the br...

XVI International AIDS Conference To Be Held In Toronto In August

...ults from ‘SMART’, which is a structured treatment interruption trial. It was reported that the rights of women and girls, poverty, and sexual and reproductive health rights would be the agenda of the other set of priorities, as well as the findings of various ways to reach and treat sex workers, men who have s...

White Blood Cells Can Both Hurt and Help Transplanted Kidneys

...ice that underwent fake surgery without blood flow interruption to the kidneys (ischemia) and mice that underwent surgery and 30 minutes of ischemia. The study showed elevated levels of T cells in the kidneys three hours after IRI compared to the normal mice. It also showed elevated levels of the chemicals tumo...

Study Reveals Effects of WBCs on Transplanted Kidney

...ice that underwent fake surgery without blood flow interruption to the kidneys (ischemia) and mice that underwent surgery and 30 minutes of ischemia. The study showed elevated levels of T cells in the kidneys three hours after IRI compared to the normal mice. It also showed elevated levels of the chemicals tumor...

The Persona of Cancer Affected By Personality?

...ve cycles than the rats made of sterner stuff. The interruption in the reproductive cycle could trigger hormone imbalances, which might be one important reason for the development of cancer at an earlier age, the researchers conjectured. The average life span of the timid rats was 573 days, compared to 850 for t...

'Drug Holidays' Increases Death Risk in HIV Patients

...approach otherwise known as standardised treatment interruption (STI) and a popular strategy in the war against HI...ntly believed, despite the lack of data, that drug interruption was the correct way to go." The Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (SMART) study, w...

Stock of Adrenaline Runs Out, in New Zealand Hospitals

...with its German manufacturers. This has led to the interruption in the supply of this drug to New Zealand. Hospitals in New Zealand, hope to tide over this situation by resorting to supplies of an equivalent drug from America. However, medics say that the alternative drug imported from the United States, is not ...

Malaria in Jamaica

...ted. The outbreak in Jamaica is subsiding and an interruption in transmission is expected soon. However, the Ministry of Health plans to continue intense surveillance activities. Jamaica is a non-endemic country for malaria. The occurrence of this outbreak highlights the importance of conducting surveillance ...

Once-daily Nevirapine Has More Side-effects Than Twice-daily Dose

...ith an increased risk of rash leading to treatment interruption or discontinuation”, comment the investigators, adding, “the risk of liver complications is another lingering concern. For these reasons, once-daily nevirapine cannot be recommended at this time.” The investigators do not, however, rule out the po...

Tuberculosis, A Challenge To The Political Will Of Governments, Says Veteran Crusader

...hem for the loss of the wages? he wonders. And any interruption in the administration of medicine could be fatal for the efficacy. But such is the way the entire regimen has been conceived, it is bound to fail, Deivanayagam asserts. He still swears by the previous Self-Administered Therapy (SAT) where the patie...

Amphetamine, Cocaine Use Increase Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

...nd ischemic. Most strokes – which involve a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain – are ischemic, caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes, on the other hand, result from bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts. An evaluation of patient stud...

Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles

...facts.' For example, abortion is called 'voluntary interruption of pregnancy' and not the killing of a defenseless human being, an abortion clinic is given a harmless, even attractive, name: 'centre for reproductive health' and euthanasia is blandly called 'death with dignity'.' The Catholic Church has decide...

HIV Eradication Unlikely Following Bone Marrow Transplantation

...e transplant, and remained on HAART – with a short interruption – following the transplant until his death 191 day...o suspected toxicity, and sixteen days after HAART interruption both HIV RNA (4.61 log10 copies/ml) and HIV DNA (2.50 log10 copies/106 PBMC) became detectable again...

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