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Gleevec gets hopeful results

...state cancer and a form of stomach cancer. In the longest study of the drug so far, researchers studied 532 patients with chronic leukemia. They all had received the standard drug, interferon, but after six months their cancer had gotten worse. The patients were switched to Gleevec, which they took once a d...

Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open

...ing success in early testing. Doctors released the longest follow-up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. //In testing on 50 patients over 3 years, they found it to be 100 percent effective. More than 2 million Americans undergo angioplasty annually, and the new approach is likely to be used on...

Tamoxifen does not adversely affect the brain

...ment. The women who had received tamoxifen for the longest period of time had the lowest levels of the metabolite present in their brains. The researchers concluded that both tamoxifen and oestrogen may have neuroprotective effects, and may modulate the effect on the brain. They added that further research ...

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

...h many daughters who survived to adulthood had the longest lifespans in these pre-industrial Sami people. A woman's longevity was not related to her total family size. Researchers felt that boys take more of a toll on mothers than girls because they grow faster in the womb, are heavier at birth and require...

Scientific markers of aging described

...g. The same profile was found in the men who lived longest - even though they were not practising calorie restriction. This suggests that you don't need to starve yourself to extend your lifespan. But the research is still on in order to find what factors (other than calorie restriction) influence the levels...

World's oldest turns 116 in Japan

...ears for women and 78.32 for men in 2002 -- is the longest in the world. The average age of the population is also steadily rising.An annual government survey released Monday in conjunction with Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday, showed a record 24.31 million Japanese -- almost one in five -- have...

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...myelin. They say complex connections that take the longest to develop are among the first to deteriorate because myelin breaks down in reverse order of development. Specialists say: “The body was designed to myelinate through the natural lifespan. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well be...

Persistent Childhood Wheeze Probably Inherited

... bronchial hyper-responsiveness. Children with the longest duration of wheezing also appear to have more severe asthma. However, some children who develop wheeze later in childhood end up with the same characteristics as those who begin wheezing early. This study involved nearly 1,500 children born on the I...

Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life

...sgender brain tissue.In the woman who survived the longest after the transplant, evidence of the male cells was present in nerve cells as well. While emphasizing that much more work should be done to confirm these findings, researchers believe that bone marrow cells may one day be used to treat neurological ...

Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned

...e incidence of cancer.// The trial results of the longest follow-up of patients originally randomized to receive a statin or placebo show cardiovascular death was reduced by 17 percent and coronary mortality decreased by 24 percent in patients who took the drug simvastatin, also known as Zocor, for 10 years...

Understanding The Predictor’s Of Alzheimer’s Diseae

...myelin. They say complex connections that take the longest to develop are among the first to deteriorate because myelin breaks down in reverse order of development. Specialists say: “The body was designed to myelinate through the natural lifespan. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well be...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...itutes of Health.// The findings of the study--the longest and largest randomized, controlled phase III clinical trial of acupuncture ever conducted were published in the December 21, 2004, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The multi-site study team, including rheumatologists and licensed acupunctur...

Childhood Wheezing Could Be Hereditary

... bronchial hyper-responsiveness. Children with the longest duration of wheezing also appear to have more severe asthma. However, some children who develop wheeze later in childhood end up with the same characteristics as those who begin wheezing early. This study involved nearly 1,500 children born on the I...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

... Dr. Yee said. Dr. Yee's research represents the longest follow-up (3.6 years) of patients after CTC and is one of the first to include average-risk patients among the study cohort. There was no significant difference between the numbers of clinically important findings in average- and high-risk patients. ...

A ray of hope in Angioplasty dilemma

...ness of the common procedure.Doctors released the longest follow up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. In testing on 30 patients over three years, they found it to be 100 percent effective, an accomplishment almost unheard of in medicine.// More than 1 million Americans undergo angioplasty ann...

Adult Kids Of Alcoholic Mothers Face Health Risk

...en through adulthood as part of one of the world's longest health studies, reports science portal EurekAlert. They studied 2,551 Brisbane mothers and their children at six months, five years, 14 and 21 years of age. Alati said they found teenage children of mothers who drank one or more drinks a day had ...

Eating together has both psychological and health impacts

... remain fit and healthy. The study was the world’s longest health study and quite useful in curing the problem of teenage obesity. // In the words of lead researcher, Dr Abdullah Al Mamun from UQ's School of Population Health, “regular family meals could reduce snacking and make for healthier food and socia...

Cancer Patients Forced To Wait For Over Two Months

...nts who require early treatment had to undergo the longest waiting time periods, while progress was seen in the case of ovarian and skin cancers. Meeting the set targets for treating cancer patients is looked upon as a challenge by the NHS. Delivery plans have already been issued to health boards to reduce ...

Monday Morning 'Blues' Hit 'Sick' British Workers

...sh workers, who have the reputation of working the longest hours in Europe. 'Early February is a very popular time for taking a 'sickie', the first bank holiday still seems a long way off, the days are gloomy and many people are still feeling the post-Christmas blues,' said Cary Cooper, a professor of or...

Berlin Heart Saves The Life Of An Eighteen Month Old Child

...lly, it has already been used on 158 children. The longest time a child has stayed on the device was for 15 months in Hong Kong. Ms Lansdale said that there should be an increased amount of awareness among the people in connection with organ donation especially for children as it is very difficult to find ...

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