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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

... a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and principal author of the article in the issue from 11.6.00 of The Lancet. Because asthma rates are very low in many agriculture-based countries and farming communities-compared to metropolitan areas-researchers believe that early exposure to environmental endo...

Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

...g antibiotics to children with E. coli infections, principal author of the study Dr. Philip I. stated....

Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

...eceive either 30cc of a homeopathic preparation of principal inhalent allergen or placebo. In the third and fourth week after the start of treatment, the group compared changes in nasal inspiratory peak flow and visual symptom analogue scale scores to baseline measurements. The homoeopathy group had a signific...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...ous because cloning technology has matured and the principal investigators have experience in treating infertility. The controversy, however, remains. This is largely because reproductive technologies have far outpaced regulatory, legal, ethical, moral and theological thinking on the matter. That human clonin...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

... Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the principal investigator of the first study said, "It is hoped that our study will be a prelude to better outcomes for NSCLC patients in the near future." No novel toxicities were seen with ZD1839 treatment in combination with standard chemotherapy. In a second...

A new contraceptive

...n sperm. And within sperm, it is found only in the principal piece of the tail." It is also specific to mature sperm and does not appear to be expressed in sperm precursor cells, or in immature sperm.The very specific role of the protein means that a contraceptive designed to disrupt it would have far fewer si...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

...fference to the health of baies,” said the study’s principal investigator, Barbara E. Mahon a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics. Using clinical data extracted from the Regenstrief Medical Record System - a comprehensive electronic medical records system that gathers and stores data including diagnose...

Sex exploitation connected to Schizophrenia

...e in the study// were victims of sexual abuse. The principal researcher, John Fred from Arizona University, says the figures do not prove that abuse causes schizophrenia, but it is clearly a significant factor. But World Schizophrenia Fellowship head Jim Crowe says those suffering from the disease and their fa...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

... over the period," says Dr. Jill Pell, the study's principal investigator. While the percentage of bypass surgery also increased in younger patients, the percentage increase in patients over 65 was greatest. The percentage of operations performed on men over 65 rose from 2 percent to 30 percent, while it inc...

Obesity increases health costs

...ealth hazards. While tobacco is still the nation's principal cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general warned// that obesity was running a close second. For a more precise look at the resulting costs, Rand Corp. economist Roland Sturm used data from two national health surveys to estimate inpatient an...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...ospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Serruys, the principal investigator of the Lescol Intervention Prevention Study or LIPS, and his colleagues recruited 1,022 patients from 55 institutions in Brazil, Canada and Europe who had undergone angioplasties to open clogged coronary arteries. Patients were eligible ...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...en women on HRT and those on placebo. Manson is a principal investigator in the Women's Health Initiative, a federally funded study in which 20,000 women have been randomly assigned to Premarin or a placebo. Final results are due in 2004, but an interim analysis after four years found no difference between th...

Fructose may cause uninterpreted abdominal pain

...ruits and soft drinks, fructose must be one of the principal sweeteners in the Western diet. If it is not absorbed, it will pass into the colon, where bacteria feed on it, producing copious amounts of hydrogen gas. It is the gas that can cause the unpleasant symptoms described above. The researchers gave a g...

AIDS vaccine falls short but shows some promise

...s, including all racial groups, was 3.8 percent. A principal investigator in the study, said the study "did not show a statistically significant reduction of HIV infection within the study population as a whole, which was the primary endpoint of the trial."// The researchers studied the vaccine in about 5,400...

Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas

..."We can literally be there at the speed of light," principal author Sam Wang, research scientist at Medical College of Georgia and REACH developer, says in a news release....

New Treatment for Rosacea

...tly superior to metronidazole gel in improving the principal signs of rosacea, such as redness and inflammation. In the azelaic acid gel group, 78 percent of the patients rated their improvement as excellent or good, compared to 64 percent in the metronidazole gel grou....

The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass

...ly decline after eating. This implies ghrelin is a principal signal of hunger and meal initiation. Researchers say they found ghrelin levels were not significantly changed in severely obese patients who had other gastric procedures that did not involve complete division of the stomach or who had anti-reflux s...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

...nervosa. Dr. Kaye is a co-author of that paper and principal investigator of the Price Foundation studies, including a new multi-center study that is now recruiting families with two or more members who have or had anorexia nervosa to help identify the genes that contribute to the eating disorder. In addition...

Gene-Nanoparticle Gene Transfer Is Better Than Viral Vector Transfer System

...shed Professor in UB's Department of Chemistry and principal investigator of the institute's nanomedicine program. "This transition, from in vitro to in vivo, represents a dramatic leap forward in developing experimental, non-viral techniques to study brain biology and new therapies to address some of the most...

Arsenic May Have Been Responsible For The Madness Of King George III Of England

...ify the source of the arsenic; they found that the principal compound administered to the King during his illness was emetic tartar. Emetic tartar contains a substance called antimony, which can be contaminated with arsenic. The authors believe that the King’s medication was the source of the arsenic found in ...

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