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Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...y real success in changing the way kids eat or any promise as a weapon against the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. No difference in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten by kids participating in the program and those who weren't. Teachers who spent more hours on nutrition education had no great...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...ave exhausted first-line treatment has shown early promise in long-awaited trials, The Lancet reports on Saturday. Etravirine, also called TMC125, is designed as an alternative for patients who are resistant to a class of drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). An internat...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...ls is key," Davalos said. "IRE shows remarkable promise as a "minimally invasive, inexpensive surgical technique to treat cancer. It has the advantages that it is easy to apply, is not affected by local blood flow, and can be monitored and controlled using electrical impedance tomography," he added. The...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

...ormal tissue but deadly to cancer is showing early promise in a preliminary study, researchers said today at the ESMO Conference Lugano (ECLU), Switzerland. The virus, called NV1020, is a type of herpes simplex virus modified so that it selectively replicates in virus cells, killing them in the process. ...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...essure impacts HIV, these findings hold tremendous promise in terms of global HIV efforts, says Dr. Zabrina Brumme, the studys lead author. Achieving a more in-depth understanding of the ways in which HIV mutates to avoid the human immune system will help with the design of an HIV vaccine, says Brumme, wh...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...d cadmium. Selenium supplements have shown some promise in preventing prostate cancer. Because of selenium's antioxidant activities, some scientists feel it might be effective against diabetes. But now researchers say that selenium supplements don't appear to prevent type 2 diabetes and "may increase ri...

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

...nerate little waste, grow at room temperature, and promise to be inexpensive and largely biodegradable. A 2004 winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award," Dr. Belcher says that her latest research could address the energy crisis, the need for better medical treatments, and the demand for clean wate...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...n of male hormones anywhere in the body is showing promise in early trials. Male hormones such as testosterone are produced mainly in the testes, but are also produced by the adrenal gland and elsewhere in the body. These hormones can stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow, so the first treatment option f...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...the peripheral nervous system. The finding holds promise for improving neuroblastoma treatment by using the drug bevacizumab to block VEGF, a protein that stimulates blood vessel growth in tumors and then following with the chemotherapy drug topotecan, which depends on blood vessels to penetrate the tumor ...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...ework for nanotechnology that helps us achieve its promise while avoiding or greatly minimizing any possible dangers....

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

... that IL-6 is a viable target for drugs that holds promise in the treatment of cancers dependent on the ras oncogene, Brooke Ancrile, a graduate student in Counters laboratory, was first author of the paper said. The results of the Duke experiments were published July 15, 2007, in the journal Genes & Devel...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

Mercks Gardasil does show real promise for reducing HPV infection in women. Given the inc...ronic Diseases and Health Promotion. Even with the promise of an effective vaccine, "There is no question that early detection will continue to be a key elemen...

Humanized Antibody Therapy Found Highly Effective in Easing RA Symptoms

.../kg doses show that tocilizumab offers significant promise to patients with moderate and severe RA, said lead researcher Dr. Josef Smolen. The researchers say that significant improvement in symptoms was observed in all patients receiving tocilizumab and methotrexate, compared to placebo and methotrexate. ...

Website Offers to Help Women Raise Money for Breast Enhancement

...on made by a fully informed patient. "The site's promise that there are 'no right or wrong' cases is frightening - clearly there is no proper medical assessment of candidates which, at best, could lead to disappointment, and at worst, to someone's health being endangered." Adam Searle, consultant plastic...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

... way of increasing stem cells in blood, that holds promise for patients undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. The recent research on zebra fish has raised hope about its ability to help patients bounce back sooner after treatment for cancer or recuperating post bone marrow transplant. The r...

Novel Treatment Beneficial for Colon and Liver Cancer

...lon and liver cancer. The new treatment has shown promise in retarding the growth of such cancers. This discovery is the principal result of her doctoral dissertation, entitled Lipo-Polymeric Vectors for the Transfer of DNA in Cancer Cells of the Colon, which was subsidized by the Basque Government. In o...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

...cine in a mouse model with CMV that shows enormous promise for re-directing the bodys immune system, enabling it to fight the virus. The mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming the viruss ab...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

...cine in a mouse model with CMV that shows enormous promise for re-directing the bodys immune system, enabling it to fight the virus, she added. The mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming th...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...c medication requirements. This intervention holds promise for use in overweight populations with and without diabetes mellitus," they add. The study is published in the June 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...c medication requirements. This intervention holds promise for use in overweight populations with and without diabetes mellitus....

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