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Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...n bronchospasm, as the underlying cause of asthma, marked the beginning of a new approach to treating asthma. The Guidelines recommended anti-inflammatory medications for long-term asthma control in people with frequent asthma symptoms, although data on their long term effects in children were limited. Said...

The brain loves a surprise

...e of unpredictability that the researchers noticed marked stimulation in the brain's pleasure centers in many, but not all, of the participants. Although this study could not delve into why a surprise dash of juice or water would stimulate the brain, Berns speculated that the activity in the brain's pleasur...

OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

...e and overweight between ages 6 and 11 years. "The marked increases in obesity observed during the last 20 years may in part be causing the increase in asthma prevalence observed concomitantly," Dr. Martinez and colleagues propose.They advise that "specific interventions aimed at preventing excessive weight...

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...o bring forward another drug that will help make a marked difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families" said David Epstein, President, Novartis Oncology. Three trials have been successfully conducted, evaluating more than 3,000 patients. This is the largest set of clinical trials ever co...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...isease. To their surprise, the researchers saw a marked overall increase in glucose metabolism in the brai...ing an inflammatory reaction. This effect was most marked in the parietal cortex region, which is involved in sensation and in spatial perception. Animal stud...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

...gile. In women, the start of this process is often marked by menopause, a time when, not coincidentally, estrogen levels dramatically decline. Now, researchers say that DMPA, which blocks pregnancy by suppressing estrogen production and stopping ovulation, has the same effect on the bones as menopause --...

New Way To Treat Lupus

... the most serious type. It is an incurable disease marked by inflammation and damage to tissue and organs throughout the body, including the joints, skin, heart, kidney and central nervous system. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissue. New resea...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

...sex lives and their overall quality of life showed marked improvement. While the rest of the group did no exercise, and reported no improvement. The benefits of exercise relate to an improvement in circulation - for medical tests showed an improvement in the functioning of the men's arteries and increased...

Early delivery can prevent cancer

...ears to have life-long effects. The effect is most marked in women who give birth before they are 20, said Professor O'Malley. The research is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

...including those that are packaged in single doses, marked with bar codes that could be matched to bar codes on patients' hospital identification bracelets to prevent giving the wrong dose or the wrong medicine. The bar codes would include such information as a unique product code number, a lot number and ...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...re is no cure for stiff-person syndrome, a disease marked by high levels of antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65), an enzyme involved in the production of a movement-regulating neurotransmitter.// Patients are usually treated with Valium (diazepam), which is only mildly successful at controlling...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...ntry's latitude. According to his analysis, diets marked by a higher fraction of animal products such as meat are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Diets rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and fish, on the other hand, were correlated with a decreased breast cancer risk.The findings are publis...

Why a headache?

...of the headaches' aspect.// Cluster headaches are marked by a sudden tormenting pain on one side of the head around the eyes, temple or cheek, and can last for 20 minutes to 3 hours. Affecting 0.1% of the population - mainly men - they recur over a period of weeks or months before disappearing, hence their...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of cleft palate

...ing about one in 670 newborns. The deformities are marked by obvious gaps in either the lips and nose or the roof of the mouth, due to improper fusion. Besides affecting a child's appearance, cleft lip and palate impede the ability to breathe, eat, hear and speak. Correcting the defects involves many succes...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

...these toxin-carrying bugs to 30 cases of pneumonia marked by widespread tissue destruction in the respiratory tract. According to new study's authors led by Dr. Jerome Etienne of the National Reference Center for Staphylococcal Toxemia in Lyon, France the responsible bacterial toxin, called Panton-Valenti...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...of school-age children experience ADHD, a disorder marked by impulsiveness, difficulty with academic and social functioning and short attention span. ADHD is commonly treated with the stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin), the active ingredient in Metadate. The researchers report their findings in the A...

Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

... use of bullets, spacing between lines and clearly marked sections are other changes aimed at improving the reading ability....

Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

...mpsia is seen in about 5% of pregnant women and is marked by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine. If not taken care of, it can lead to eclampsia- with potentially fatal seizures, liver or kidney failure. Both mother and baby are at risk. Wolf, and his colleagues looked at ...

New operation for swallowing problems

...ew treatment and, after surgery, seven of them had marked improvement in their ability to swallow, rapidly passing from tube to normal feeding, and six progressed to a normal diet. Their voices improved too - sounding less 'wet' and more natural. Evidently this is a promising approach for those with vagal n...

Cholesterol lowering drugs increase neuropathy risk

...e their risk of peripheral neuropathy, a condition marked by weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet. The research team at the University of Texas looked at statin use among those who had peripheral neuropathy, comparing them to those without the condition. This revealed that statin users appear ...

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