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Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...otics to treat acne should be restricted and other regimens should be tested. The findings were presented on May 23rd at the annual meeting of the American Society of Microbiology. The implication of these findings is that at some point in the future, antibiotics could become useless in the fight against ac...

Unborn babies respond to light

...s been theories that unborn babies will respond to regimens such as 'hothousing',// where the baby is read to or played music while still in the womb. However, the effectiveness of inventions like this has been questionable in the past because there has been little proof that unborn children can respond to ...

Associated therapy for multiple myeloma

...ll tolerated. Researchers say current chemotherapy regimens used as initial therapy for multiple myeloma have significant toxicity. In addition, the thalidomide combination is administered orally while current chemotherapy requires intravenous administration. Multiple myeloma is a malignant cancer of the pla...

Survival rates in breast cancer patients improved with "Dose Dense Chemotherapy"

...sted both dose dense and conventional chemotherapy regimens in 1,973 women with node-positive primary breast c..., the women were assigned to one of four treatment regimens involving the standard chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin (A), paclitaxel (T), and cyclophosphamide (C):...

Hormone regimen and how recently used may determine cancer risk

... no association between breast cancer risk and the regimens of either estrogen-alone therapy or sequential HT (estrogen combined with 5-14 days per month of progestin use)....

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

...tive best response for any of the chemotherapeutic regimens they were taking was partial remission in 6 patients (15%), stable disease in 13 (32%) and progressive disease in 21 (53%). PSA remained stable or decreased in 4 of the 6 patients who experienced a partial remission (67%), in 7 of the 13 who had stab...

New fertility drug development techniques by Organon

...information to support decisions about doses, dose regimens and design of future trials. Organon is also in the process of developing oral tablet formulation alternative to the injectable hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). hCG has been used, in the past 30 years, to make ovulation and final oocyte m...

Switching drugs regularly improves HIV treatment

...n C, the patients alternated between the other two regimens every 3 months. The results are reported in the An...active switching and alternation of antiretroviral regimens with drugs that have different resistance profiles might extend the overall long-term effectiveness ...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...weight 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 pounds of pure fat. The others had put on four. Now he is repeating the study on 100 heavy tee...

Eat Less ... Exercise Less

...men were randomly assigned to one of four exercise regimens and all were instructed to reduce caloric intake to between 1,200 and 1,500 calories and reduce their dietary fat to between 20 percent and 30 percent of total energy intake.. Researchers found average weight loss was statistically significant in a...

Hope For Patients With Prostate Cancer

...greater (18.9 months) than the other two treatment regimens (17.4 months and 16.5 months respectively). Results show there was also a greater drop in PSA level among men in this treatment group, as well as less pain and improved quality of life.Thus researchers say it is indeed a reason for celebration and al...

Survival Of Colon Cancer Patients

...drugs that are no longer used, so new chemotherapy regimens may be better. In 1977, a project looking at the benefits of adding chemotherapy after surgery was initiated. More than 1,000 patients with colon cancer who underwent surgery were either given no further treatment, chemotherapy or immunotherapy. In...

Asbestos Exposure Associated With An Increased Risk For Autoimmune Disease

...impact necessary monitoring, testing and treatment regimens for exposed individuals or populations....

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy

...ons in breast cancer mortality and recurrence from regimens with aggressive chemotherapy. However, only 8 percent of patients studied were ages 65 or older, and about half of new breast cancer cases occur in the age group. Thus researchers conclude saying that based on their data clinicians should be encoura...

High-Dosage of Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide may cause AML

... both drugs. "In clinical practice, the described regimens have a strong benefit to risk ratio," the authors ... likely to be low if the cumulative doses of these regimens are not exceeded."...

Zinc Supplements Once A Week Can Fight Illness In Children

...r 1·9 million deaths in this group annually. Daily regimens of zinc have been reported to prevent acute lower respiratory tract infection and diarrhea, and reduce child mortality. Scientists from International Center for Diarrhea Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, had looked at whether giving children zinc...

Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

...Students were taught how to self-apply acupressure regimens on either five stimulatory points or five relaxation points. The regimens consisted of light tapping with the fingers, and massaging with thumbs or forefingers. The class w...

HIV treatment interruption may enhance the risk of brain injury

Although the current therapeutic regimens are effective in suppressing HIV infection, they do not eradicate it, and prolonged treatment may be complicated by development of drug resistance and an array of side effects. Despite // continued concerns over the safety of interrupting therapy, a ...

Diabetic drug Pioglitazone found to reduce heart risk

...educes the need to add insulin to glucose-lowering regimens compared with placebo....

Simplest therapeutic regimen found less effective against HIV

...n almost infinite number of combinations, the best regimens suggested are those that attack the disease from different angles....

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