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Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...r a smoker has quit, which is why an ex-smoker who relapses after many years of abstinence cannot keep the craving away by smoking one cigarette per month....

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

... recognized as a chronic, recurring disorder where relapses almost inevitably occur during and after the treatment, he said. He insisted that focusing on harm reduction in the short term is often much more feasible than complete abstinence....

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

... recognized as a chronic, recurring disorder where relapses almost inevitably occur during and after the treatment, Karhuvaara said. So focusing on harm reduction in the short term is often much more feasible than complete abstinence, he added. Karhuvaara is a physician and health researcher who was once an...

ALL Relapses in Most Children After Treatment

...r be cured. "We have previously shown that these relapses were due to small numbers of cells which survived the treatment administered to the patient," said Prof Norris. "However, it has been unclear whether these cells developed resistance to chemotherapy during the course of treatment or if they were al...

White House Press Secretary to Battle Second Round of Colon Cancer

...k's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Most relapses occur within 2? to 3 years after the original tumor. If a tumor doesn't return within five years, many doctors consider the patient cured. Says Dr. Raymond DuBois of MD Anderson Cancer Center that this relapse is not an unusual thing. "Any time ...

A New Drug That Could Help Alcoholics

... come up with a chemical// that would help prevent relapses and reduce the effects of hangovers. The synthetic compound, called MTIP, blocks the action of the brain chemical Cortico tropin-Releasing Factor (CRF), according to a joint animal study conducted by the two institutions. The results, as revealed i...

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Benefited by Parasitic Infections

...d of 5 years, the first group had recorded a fewer relapses of MS then the other two groups. This result suggests that a rise in autoimmune disorders could be attributed to the fall of infectious diseases in certain countries. When there is germ-free environment, there is always an increase of allergies. Th...

Interrupted Treatment Dangerous to HIV Management

... patient will inevitably have to suffer unexpected relapses and complications.The research, that was intended to span over a period of 6 years was called off after 16 months as the dangers were too high for the group of HIV infected volunteers that were given doses of ARV drugs, intermittently. Unlike what do...

'Good' And 'Evil' Clones Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia cells

... 9 November): 'We have previously shown that these relapses were due to small numbers of surviving and highly ...ever, until now, it has been unclear whether these relapses resulted from the acquisition of therapy-induced drug resistance or were caused by a subpopulation o...

Scientists Isolate Leukemia Stem Cells in Mouse Model

...s and may be fatal. Many scientists believe that relapses are caused by the survival of a handful of leukemia stem cells mixed in with the population of cancer cells. These cells have gained self-renewal capabilities, and, if not killed by chemotherapy, can lie dormant in the bone marrow and eventually trig...

A New Pack For Lung Cancer Treatment

...ometimes people won’t fit with chemotherapy due to relapses after treatment. Dr Nicolson added the new treatment with Tarceva had lesser side effects like hair loss, pain, cough, breathless, and even better quality of life than in chemotherapy. Scottish lung cancer rates are the worst in the UK and aroun...

Drug Approved to Curb Alcohol Dependency

...lized behavioral therapy. The research evaluated relapses of consumption of several drinks in a day for up to a year. It was found that subjects who took naltrexone and received management had the highest percentage of days of abstinence. Participants who underwent behavioral treatment in addition to a pl...

Trachoma cannot be obliterated with just one dose of antibiotic

...tion. A new study has suggested that the infection relapses after two years. “I think it's actually good news,” said study co-author Dr. Tom Lietman of the University of California San Francisco. “While it comes back, it comes back very slowly.” The findings suggest that, azithromycin, administered twice ...

Nicotine Vaccine May Help Smokers To Quit Smoking

...smokers and whether it can be used to help prevent relapses in people who have quit smoking." According to a study that appeared last year in the online edition of New Scientist, smoking wipes 10 years off a person's life on an average but giving up at any age brings huge benefits. Quitting at 30 virtuall...

Help at hand for RRMS patients

...is indicated for the reduction of the frequency of relapses in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. The mos...XONE? showed a significant 50 percent reduction in relapses compared to baseline (p<0.001) while relapse rate in the untreated group remained unchanged. “T...

New Hope For Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

...nt effect of oral FTY720 on reducing both clinical relapses and inflammatory disease activity that we first saw during the 6-month placebo-controlled phase of the study. FTY720 appeared to be well tolerated; there were no complications during the extension as compared to the 6-month placebo-controlled phase. ...

Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results

...nt effect of oral FTY720 on reducing both clinical relapses and inflammatory disease activity that we first sa...n disease activity as measured by MRI and clinical relapses as well as its tolerability and safety. After six months, patients in the placebo group were re-rand...

Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects

...id leukemia (AML).// People with AML often suffer relapses of the disease due to small numbers of cancer cells that escape the toxic effects of initial treatment with chemotherapy. Studies conducted in the laboratory show growth factors can increase the sensitivity of AML cells to chemotherapy, and a few sma...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

... and more mobility. A few patients did experience relapses of pain, while three developed a pulmonary embolism - a blockage in the lung area - caused by the cement moving beyond the area of the spine.But overall, the new treatment appears to be safe and effective. It's possible that the technique may be exte...

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