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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...mpus in Jacksonville. An avalanche of confirmatory studies was soon published, and the Alzheimer’s research w...diately apparent, Dr. Golde says. Large population studies had hinted that people who have used NSAIDs had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s. While scient...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...risk of developing febrile neutropenia, and future studies will be aimed at doing just that." White blood cell boosters can have side effects, including bone pain, which need to be reviewed and discussed with each patient, Crawford said. Other investigators on the study include Gary Lyman of Duke and David...

Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

...significance, the authors conclude that additional studies with more patients and longer treatment periods may in fact reach statistical significance. The strong directional results of this pilot study are encouraging because almost half of the test subjects experienced a benefit simply by adding pomegranate...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...al Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Earlier studies in patients with chest pain and heart disease have linked elevated levels of MPO with those at highest risk for a heart attack. As part of the study, to examine the relationship of MPO to cardiovascular risk in apparently healthy individuals, rese...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...als, perhaps of several hundred patients. If these studies confirm what we have found, then I think we could be talking about clinical guidelines."...

Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...g, must be further researched in future controlled studies and reinforced by separate studies by other laboratories," said Yang Xiao Feng, Director of the Stem Cell Program for Vascular Diseases...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...factor (PEG-GCSF) shown in preclinical and Phase I studies to have novel and potentially superior properties compared to the current PEG- GCSF therapy. "Patients and physicians have limited options for treatment of neutropenia," said Russell Howard, chief executive officer of Maxygen. "With MAXY-G34, we ho...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...iate past. The findings support the recent human studies that suggested that chronic partial sleep loss of even two to three hours per night could have detrimental effects on the body, leading to impairments in cognitive performance, as well as cardiovascular, immune and endocrine functions. Sleep-restrict...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

..." the authors wrote. The researchers said future studies should examine the effects of dark chocolate in other populations and look at results over a longer period....

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...tatistics at OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Further studies are needed to both identify patients most likely t...non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer - studies which led to approval of the agent for treating both cancers. Wacker and his team excluded patients ...

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

...e reading and doing homework, there have been some studies that show that high academic achievers spend less time doing homework," Cummings said....

Medicaid Data Analysis

...is is occurring despite the fact that primary care studies indicate that continuity of treatment is weaker and costs are higher in hospital settings and data suggest that people treated in these settings have higher rates of inpatient treatment, the authors say. We need to provide treatment to people where...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...vard University School of Public Health. Previous studies have shown high consumption of cocoa-rich foods such as dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and researchers believe that is due probably to the action of the cocoa polyphenols such as flavanols. Polyphenols in dark chocolate seem to increase the ...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...ironment that foster cancer, Engels said. Previous studies have shown that diseases associated with lung damage, such as tuberculosis and asthma, increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Likewise, exposure to tissue-damaging substances like silica and asbestos, inhaled into the lungs, has also been sho...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...ays that there may be a solutions found in limited studies currently being tested around the country. In some...s that bring supermarkets into poor neighborhoods, studies that measure the weight of children who exercise more at school and meetings of advocates who seek t...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...me underground. Following a series of scientific studies on its effects, the mine was reopened in 1952 as what the organisers say is the world's only "health mine." Gernot Strauss, part of the medical team at the centre, stressed that the mine treatment cannot cure ailments, only alleviate their symptoms...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

... presenting patient, the authors write. Previous studies have shown that the use of antidepressants among TennCare patients is similar to that of children and adolescents in the entire United States, suggesting that a similar decrease may have occurred in other populations. Because there is so much uncer...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

Two separate studies have revealed that taking SSRIs (selective seroton...fects but they are different birth defects. The studies show how important post-market surveillance is in assessing the safety of medications in pregnancy. ...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...the objective measure of choice in epidemiological studies on asthmaBR in response to a methacholine challeng... is important that results are replicated in other studies before firm recommendations are made. The researchers could not rule out the possibility that cat ...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...on where the stem cells are located in the embryo, studies carried out in cell culture have suggested that adult neural stem cells of the fully formed brain can give rise to many types of brain cells. In the current study, conducted in mice, the team set out to explore whether neural stem cells in differen...

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