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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...s not a randomized study. This review looks at the outcome of 184 patients with metastatic testicular cancer. Dr. Einhorn and colleagues demonstrated that the disease is potentially curable with a high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using cells harvested from the patient before the initial chemot...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...4, we hope to expand those options and improve the outcome for many chemotherapy patients. During this first Phase II trial we will begin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated GCSF market." The Phase IIa trial, which will be conducted at multiple centers in Easte...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...ts, investigating why they yawned and what was the outcome of yawning. They found that the physical mechanism of yawning cooled the brain, and made it function more efficiently. According to our hypothesis, rather than promoting sleep, yawning should antagonise sleep. We think contagious yawning is trig...

Mukherjee Inaugurates Tele-education and Tele-medicine Centres in Addis Ababa

...baba University here. The project is the direct outcome of an offer made by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2004 during the inaugural session of the Pan-African Parliament at Johannesburg. During the inauguration, Mukherjee said: "We have a long tradition of co-operation between our two countries in the...

Walking is Vital to Keep Yourself Fit

Walking is good, whether the outcome measurement is blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems or mental health These days, its easy for people to get confused about exercise -- how many minutes a day should they spend working out, for how long and at what exertio...

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

...wide ban introduced by the government, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by Kenya's tobacco growers. Smoking provides the Kenyan government with around five billion shillings (74.6 million dollars, 55.5 million euros) per year in taxes, but costs five times as much in disease, disability and death, ac...

Two Week Wait Rule Not Working With Breast Cancer Patients

... colleagues gathered data on the number, route and outcome of Primary Care referrals to the Frenchay Brest Care Centre in Bristol between 1999 and 2005. There were 24,999 referrals to the centre during this period, with GPs classifying each patient as being either urgent according to 2 week wait criteria o...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...e untreated group. One undesirable, yet expected outcome of angioplasty and stent placement is the disruption of the arterys endothelial layer, which forms the inner lining of the artery. Loss of this inner layer predisposes the artery to blood clot formation which has been a recent concern with drug eluti...

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

...rn up anything new. Professor Armstrong said the outcome of the panel's investigation had been frustrating. "You'd like an explanation and people want an explanation and you hope to find an explanation that would be helpful," he said. "But at the same time, you know that if you go in investigating a cl...

Poor Short Term Recovery from Knee Surgery in Women

... to be different than those found to mar long-term outcome from the same surgery. We found that women showe...cal tissue removed all negatively affect long-term outcome from arthroscopic meniscal repair. In our study these variables did not affect short-term recover...

School-based Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

...increasing a childs anxiety toward strangers is an outcome that is to be expected, Duffell said. A hypothesis among researchers is that in a small percentage of children we do know their anxiety level will increase, but studies have shown that these same kids are the ones who will get anxiety from any educa...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...opriations committee since 2001, though the final outcome is still in question. At the same time, it is observed that teenagers throughout the country are both abstaining more, and, especially among older ones, more likely to use contraception when they do not abstain. While the reasons are not all under...

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...Asia-Pacific region, that there will be a positive outcome -- the scaling up of second line drugs," she said of the conference. "I've been on first line (drugs) for a couple of years and I believe I am developing a resistance." Elaripe is one of 5,000 delegates from around the world attending the July 22...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

...eraction of genetic and environmental factors. The outcome is a progressive hearing loss as the growing bone in the middle ear interrupts the sound waves passing to the inner ear. While the causative factors remain unknown, now one of the genetic components has been identified. "The gene in which the varia...

Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men

... help. Researchers pinned down two reasons for the outcome of their study. Firstly, elderly men's hearts may have an inadequate ability to recompense for the effects of unusually high or low blood counts when they also have to compete with the pressure of major surgery. But secondly, abnormally high or low...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

... stiffnesshas been shown to predict cardiovascular outcome in various populations. The authors also highlighted the studys correlation of pulse wave velocity and COPD severity as important. The more severe the flow limitation, the higher the pulse wave velocity values, wrote Drs. Vogelmeier and Bals. Thus,...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...ther organs. Sometimes, as in Stringer's case, the outcome is death. There are two types of heat stroke, and everyone is susceptible, athletes and couch potatoes alike. Classic or non-exercise-induced heat stroke affects those exposed to extremely hot environments for an intolerable length of time. Dr. Hei...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

...heart failure patients, the clinical condition and outcome is worsened by poor coordination of the heart chambers in squeezing blood (known as ventricular dyssynchrony) leading to inefficient function of the heart as a pump. This can be helped by a device therapy called CRT. CRT has been proven effective as ...

More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...s, we hope to translate this work to influence the outcome in patients. Our study results suggest that increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake in premature infants may significantly decrease the occurrence of ROP. This changing of lipids by dietary means may also translate to AMD and diabetic retinopathy. If ...

The International Diabetes Federation Launches US$ 10 Million Grant to Improve Diabetes Care

...S, IDF will provide funding for pilot projects and outcome studies over the course of seven years. Relevant topics include methods and strategies to improve health care delivery to people with/at risk of diabetes; enhance diabetes self management; promote healthy lifestyles or lifestyle change to reduce the ...

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