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Vaccine to quit smoking?
...ll, there is aren’t too many approaches which have not
been taken in trying to prevent smoking, but a new vaccine developed by Nabi,// a pharmaceutical company, promises new hope in preventing people from relapsing. The vaccine (NicVAX) binds nicotine and prevents it from reaching the brain, where it cau...
Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
No one knows the answer to this one as we do not
have collective data, however diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, accounting for more than 40 percent of the new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)each year. People with ESRD require regular dialysis or a kid...
Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
...ith an increased chance of getting the cancer, but not
all women who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or is detected with conventional sc...
Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph
...nome Project. "This is the outstanding achievement not
only of our lifetime but perhaps in the history of mankind," Dexter told a London news conference. If the project proves anything, Clinton said, it is that "the most important fact of life on this Earth is our common humanity." All the researchers i...
Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
...rapy. "There was a lot of noise at the time about not
putting brachytherapy in the guidelines," said Dr. Laurence Baker, associate chief of hematology/oncology at the University of Michigan and chairman of the committee writing the guidelines. The general consensus at the time, though, was that data on...
Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
It is not
high levels of cholesterol but low levels that are making news. Recent reports are indicating that Low levels of Cholesterol maybe linked to depression and violent behavior. A new study shows that men with relatively low cholesterol levels were up t...
Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
...ly examined people diagnosed with epilepsy who did not
respond well to medication or had symptoms unusual... believed to have epilepsy, but whose symptoms are not
controlled by medication, should be considered for several relatively simple tests to see whether a ...
Bad News for Short People
...for cardiovascular mortality. However, height did not
predict cancer mortality for either men or women. Height was inversely associated with serum cholesterol and family history of stroke in both men and women, the investigators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with mos...
Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
...aid that patients who are operated in this way may not
have to go to the intensive care unit at all and t...g incisions altogether, We are eliminating what is not
necessary while maintaining the core of the procedure, which is the arterial revascularization. Even...
AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
... the offing, and if there's an enemy of India it's not
Pakistan, it's not
China, and it's not
any of the other superpowers--the big threat to India is HIV/AIDS," said Dr. Ish...
Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
...% increase in their risk of stroke. However, it is not
clear if the depression actually caused the stroke...ssion should be concerned about their stroke risk, not
just those with high levels of depression," Dr. Bruce S. Jonas of the Center for Advancement of Heal...
New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
...mokers trying to give up smoking. Methoxsalen is not
yet approved for long-term use in humans. So furth...r testing will be required to determine whether or not
this drug will be beneficial and safe for people who wish to quit smoking. Alan I. Leshner, M.D., di...
Antibiotics Helps Autism
...vement of his symptoms. Researchers at present are not
sure why the therapy works, they hypothesize that it may be that the symptoms of autism are caused by a neurotoxin-producing bacteria (a bacteria that inhibits the function of cells in the nervous system). However there are still many questions to be...
Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
...power, under the right circumstances, to give rise not
only to the various kinds of blood cells but also to cells from other organs. <br.He said other studies suggest that the brain, skeleton and lungs also call in stem cells from elsewhere. The study suggests other ways to treat liver disease using...
Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives
... to ease the agony of terminally ill patients does not
shorten their lives.Some health professionals have...d of life means killing the patient. People should not
fear that taking morphine for pain need shorten life, and any doctor with such a worry about one of ...
A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair
... once a week for hair removal. Vaniqa is actually not
a brand new drug, but rather a new topical-use ver...ich generally improves our quality of life, but is not
considered to be essential for good health. Vaniqa is the first prescription drug approved in the Un...
Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
...rapy, and has a 90% survival rate if the tumor has not
spread beyond the abdomen. Scientists have long known that the "myc" family of genes plays a prominent role in tumor formation, also called neoplastic transformation. The Hopkins team, focusing on c-myc, found that another gene called the HMG-I/Y g...
More to Garlic than warding of Dracula
... stroke, and function as an antioxidant. However, not
all studies have demonstrated a link between garlic and a lower risk for heart disease....
A Porcine Dolly
...carries some 50 copies of PERV. Even so, this does not
necessarily mean the end of pig-organ transplantation. Indeed, PERV-infected mice remain as healthy as immunosuppressed animals can be. Needles to say that the jury is still out on using pigs as a granary for much need organs for transplant....
New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
... and untrained rescuers are wrong about whether or not
a victim has a pulse. The United Kingdom and Europ...ks by lay people from CPR training. Pulse check is not
effective. Even health care workers have difficulties. And when bystanders look for a pulse, it's ev...
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