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And now live birth on the internet.com?

...ing and to broadcast Madonna’s latest concert. The pilot project was free and the hospital authorities are yet to decide on the fee for this facility. Internet revolution is reaching dizzying heights!!...

Double impact vaccine

...siderable slowing of tumor progression in mice. A pilot study is now underway at Mayo clinic to test the use of live measles vaccine virus in patients diagnosed with lymphoma. The two main types of Lymphoma include Hodgkin's disease and non Hodgkin's lymphoma, each having its own spread, growth and respo...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

...ccutane. And now, reports say that the 15-year-old pilot who crashed his plane into a skyscraper was prescribed the drug. At this point, investigators don't know whether or not the teen, Charles J. Bishop, was actually taking Accutane at the time of his death. Blood tests should reveal if the drug was in h...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...lly fast." At that point, he decided to initiate a pilot study to determine if ultrasound could boost the c...tPA can then bind to and penetrate," he said. The pilot study enrolled 40 patients, average age 65. Thirty-seven percent had complete clearance of clots, ca...

Light therapy decreases depression during pregnancy

... attractive option.// The researchers conducted a pilot experiment to see whether exposure to bright light...omen suffering from major depression completed the pilot study. They were instructed to expose themselves to an hour a day of bright ultraviolet light from a...

Testing for blood sugar levels made easier

...ue, in this case, including blood sugar levels. A pilot study of OCT was done on 15 healthy volunteers whe...d 8,435 OCT images. Researchers at the end of the pilot study concluded that OCT was an effective non-invasive, real-time, sensitive monitoring technique fo...

New lung cancer vaccine on the anvil

... T-cells// and makes them target the tumors. In a pilot study, the researchers treated 35 patients whose non-small-cell lung cancers were spreading despite chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Tumors removed from their lungs during surgery were ground up into individual cells. The cells were then bioeng...

New treatment for interstitial cystitis

...ladders of patients through a catheter. An earlier pilot study of BCG// also showed that 60 percent of patients responded well compared to only 27 percent in a placebo group. Interstitial cystitis is a condition whose causes are not clearly known and hence treatments are aimed at relieving symptoms. In 19...

Cancer Patient Exercises for the Throat

...f Florida in Gainesville are close to completing a pilot trial to determine if the exercises work. Radiation therapy often causes pain and dryness. Patients stop swallowing during treatment but often find they cannot swallow normally after treatment.// In the most severe cases, patients are not even able t...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...nough to feel satisfied and still lose weight.In a pilot study, he tested this on 14 overweight adolescents. They were put on two different regimens -- a standard low-cal, low-fat, high-carb diet and a low-GI plan that let them eat all they wanted. After one year, the low-GI volunteers had dropped seven po...

Cholesterol Drug Found To Slow Alzheimer’s Progressio

...f depression in Alzheimer’s patients. // A small pilot study was conducted to test the drug on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease . 46 patients were followed for one year, twenty-five of the patients took the cholesterol-lowering drug, and the remaining 21 patients received a placebo. All...

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

In a pilot study in New York, air pollution due to combustion has been proved to cause damage to the DNA of the fetus in the womb.// The research was done by Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, part of the Mailman School of Public Health at Col...

Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living.

A recent pilot study showed that walking on a cobblestone mat surface resulted in significant reduction in blood // pressure, improves balance and physical performance among the age groups of 60 and adults. John Fisher,Ph.D., from the Oregan Research Institute sai...

Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts

...olved 445 men to determine whether employment as a pilot is associated with lens opacification. The cases included 71 men with nuclear cataract, and the controls (n = 374) were those men with different types of lens opacification or without lens opacification. Among the 445 men, 79 were commercial pilots...

The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties

...6;11,000 has been granted in order to facilitate a pilot study investigating the effects of curcumin in lowering the NF-kappaB levels in patients suffering from Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-malignant form of esophageal cancer that leads to the full-blown disease in around ten percent of cases. Barrett’s es...

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

...led Fantastic Kids. It started in spring 2004 as a pilot program for girls heavier than 85 percent of their...t?' "But does it make any difference? In a 12-week pilot study, the girls' weight was tracked. The result: Overall, weight gain stopped and some girls even b...

European Countries To Fund $4 Billion For Vaccination For Poor Children’

...icularly from the United States. The program is a pilot for a broader International Finance Facility (IFF), which Brown hopes to launch to raise larger amounts of money for development aid. "Our concern is that because the IFF is a way of borrowing money from international financial markets, in years to ...

PET scans may help deciding surgery for epilepsy

...inate. Researchers at NINDS have found, in their pilot study, that a marker for serotonin systems was able to identify epilepsy-generating brain areas even in a patient with a normal MRI. In related studies, the researchers have found that these deficits in serotonin correlate with the likelihood that p...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

...tudy on the feasibility of whole-body cooling in a pilot study of neonates with encephalopathy, Dr. Shankaran from Wayne State University and colleagues conducted a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate whether whole-body cooling initiated before 6 hours of age and continued for 72 hours in term infants...

Ruboxistaurin As A Novel Treatment For Diabetic Nephropathy

... eGFR were not statistically significant, but this pilot study was underpowered to determine such differences. The study authors conclude that ruboxistaurin had favorable effects on albuminuria and renal function in persons with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy. The albuminuria-lowering effect occurred ea...

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