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Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...inue into an open-label, five-month extension. The purpose of the extension is to provide additional safety and tolerability information about crofelemer in longer tem use. Commenting on this announcement, Lisa Conte, Chief Executive Officer of Napo Pharmaceuticals, said: "The SPA agreement is an important...

Bagpipe Cured Scot Teen of His Asthma

...Scot, David and his father chose the pipes for the purpose of battling asthma. Janet says that her sons condition has improved dramatically within weeks, and he has become an accomplished piper. "He wheezed all the time and could not do any exercise, the Scotsman quoted her as saying. "The change ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

... advance, it suggested there was some evolutionary purpose to keeping them around. Strikingly, however, none of these numts contained the blueprint (an actual gene) to make a protein that does anything, nor did they seem to control the function of any nearby genes. "At best, it seems numts are a neutra...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...r proteins and previously seemed to have no useful purpose is present in the genome for an important reason. But it wasnt clear what the reason was. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered one important function of so-called junk DNA. Genes,...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...igators reported in the journal Science. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was paired with an emotionally disturbing image such as a car crash, a wounded soldier, an electric chair or a violent cr...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

...judge found they were "substantially achieving the purpose for which they were intended". "I think the laws have been balanced and appropriate and, in a large measure, appropriate for the risks we face," he said. "That doesn't mean there won't be fine-tuning arising from the particular experiences that mi...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...igators reported in the journal Science. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was paired with an emotionally disturbing image such as a car crash, a wounded soldier, an electric chair or a violent cr...

Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...euro-cognitive profile of their behaviour. For the purpose of testing how well sufferers off their medication were able to remember numbers in the short term as part of their working memory, the researchers used the card game Snap. "In Snap, you have to recognise that the same two cards have appeared in a ro...

A Centre for Glycemic Index Testing Opened in Chennai

...e most common foods for their GI value. The direct purpose will be to collect a GI database for common foods, the way they are cooked across Indian households, provide GI evaluation training for clinical nutritionists. This will help people make informed choices about the food they eat. This centre will c...

Novel Method of Adult Stem Cell Growth may Help to Treat Cornea Disorders

...atment of diseases of cornea in 70 rabbits for the purpose of regaining the damaged epithelium, and thus restoring transparency to the cornea. The experiments proved the therapeutic efficiency in using corneal stem cells in patients with pathologies of the cornea, such as caustications or ocular herpes, by...

New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

...d from homicide. Bacon and Hey stress that their purpose is not to second guess the original authors, but they argue that using a dichotomy of natural or unnatural is unhelpful and more likely to be erroneous. They acknowledge the papers value in helping to avert unjustified suspicion of parents, but they ...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...tion of extreme risk, which is the opposite of the purpose for which the court intervened in the matter in the first instance. Over 1,700 applications had been filed before the Forest Bench and many were still being filed. The large number testified to the fact that separation of powers among different org...

Domestic Abuse a Curse to Public Health

...se as adults, either as victims or aggressors. The purpose of education is to try and break the cycle." Domestic abuse costs the country more than 3 billion a year. The report said that physical and psychological abuse has become a major health problem leading to heart attacks and mental illness. It calls ...

Women Taking Oestrogen Therapy Showed Reduced Coronary Artery Calcification

...ld not be initiated (or continued) for the express purpose of preventing cardiovascular disease in either younger or older postmenopausal women. The authors further state, The current recommendations from many organizations that hormone therapy be limited to the treatment of moderate to severe menopausal sym...

More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...mage retinal blood vessels and nerve cells. "The purpose of our study was to discover and describe the scientific basis for any possible protective role of omega-3 fatty acids against retinopathy, said Lois E. H. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator of the study and associate professor of ophthalmology ...

The Doctor Parents of a 15 Year Old surgeon Arrested

...ting by impersonation), sec. 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), sec. 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) read with Sec. 114 (abetment, when abettor is present at the time of commission of the offence) and Sec. 15(2) and 15(3) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, (provisions relating to pract...

Aspartame Probe Call Rejected by FDA

...ous conclusion that aspartame is safe as a general purpose sweetener in food." Jacobson said researchers in previous studies all killed rats at the age of two years. Allowing the rats to live longer may have been a better way to assess the natural risk of cancer.According to the CSPI, the Acceptable Daily...

Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care

...sit country for women and girls trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Moldovan women are trafficked to Turkey, Israel, the U.A.E., Ukraine, Russia, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal, and Austria. Girls and young women ar...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

...en demonstrated in controlled clinical trials. The purpose of this arm of the SPORT trial was to make that co...ocedure. The SPORT study was undertaken with one purpose in mind: to give physicians and patients solid information that would allow them to make informed ch...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

... here every year by tax-free shopping. "The main purpose of most visits is to shop and eat," said Paul Husband, a Hong Kong-based consultant who advises on retail opportunities. Far from sceptics' forecasts of an end to the consumer high-life, Husband said its continued allure could be attributed partly ...

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