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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

...cine in New York told that after researchers began testing the first drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of people taking the drugs were dying of causes unrelated to cardiovascular system. Another researcher added that, "A lot of them seemed to be smashing their cars in...

First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans

...y (MCA) of the United Kingdom has approved Phase I testing of a DNA vaccine based on HIV subtype A, the most common strain in Kenya and in many other parts of Africa. Recruitment for the trial, involving 18 volunteers, will begin in Oxford in August, and, pending local approvals, another trial is expected ...

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

...t approved for long-term use in humans. So further testing will be required to determine whether or not this drug will be beneficial and safe for people who wish to quit smoking. Alan I. Leshner, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), says, "This research opens up an exciting new aven...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...mployee has been fired from an establishment after testing positive for HIV. But rarely do these matters become a major controversy when many sit up and take notice. Especially in the health care industry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurses and doctors...

Brain death – How to cope with it

...vious experience of relatives being present during testing felt that the relatives had benefited from this," Dr Stephen Bonner said in a report in the British Medical Journal. The intensive care specialist at South Cleveland Hospital in Middlesbrough, northern England, and his colleagues said relatives sho...

Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner

...mproves mental functioning. It has gone into human testing ,the first stages of which have been successful and the vaccine declared safe to be administered. If proven successful it would be an enormous breakthrough. Though being tried as a cure for mild to moderate illness, it is hoped that it will eventua...

Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials

...ed on monkeys. This vaccine is now ready for human testing and this may be the brightest hope for mankind aga...s of HIV. All eyes are now on the results of human testing of this vaccine to see how effective this could be. The ability of the virus to mutate and survive...

Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

...ore troubling answers is that of drug trials. Drug testing has always been an ethical issue and has kindled a...ncer victims suffer the most when it comes to drug testing when sometimes very toxic new anti cancer drugs are tested on unsuspecting victims in the name of co...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...," said Perrin. "It's not easy to be accurate with testing in 3-year-olds. We need to know what's going to happen in these children at ages 4, 5 and 6." Ear tube surgery does have risks: the small, but real risk of anesthesia and concern about the long-term effect of the plastic tube in the ear. There are ...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...versity in Washington, D.C., offered rapid genetic testing and counseling to 175 newly diagnosed breast cance...r lumpectomy or mastectomy treatment. The genetic testing and counseling changed the view of the patients and made them take up the surgery eagerly. This way,...

Diabetic testing gets easier

...blood, from places other than the fingertip. Other testing systems are still in the pipeline, including a patch that changes color as it draws glucose through the skin and a glucose monitor that is worn like a watch. Though such innovations are always welcome, one shouldn’t lose track of the real goal – pre...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...perly...Yes! Doctors at the University of Iowa are testing whether a treatment regimen of worms may help patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The worm research represents perhaps the most extreme example of a field known as probiotics: the use of living organisms to treat diseases of the ga...

Early detection of prostate cancer

... blood in the urine) be tested. The first stage of testing includes both a rectal examination and a blood test for PSA levels. A diagnosis of prostate cancer is then confirmed or excluded using a biopsy. That same group of men, however, had other potential cancer indicators: their levels of the protein IGF...

Need for Colon cancer screening

...hers feel that people need to follow-up and repeat testing to be sure they have caught a cancer in time. The problem was worse for people over 60, as they are more likely to develop a cancer in the upper colon where it could more easily be missed. The researchers suggest that older people should be offered...

Decision making made easier

...mes up all the time. Doctors in the US have been testing a new aid to patient decision-making - an interactive video disc. This gives extra information about your health issue and helps you make up your mind. It has been trialled with women deciding whether or not to opt for hormone replacement therapy (HR...

The right is responsible

...rain anaesthetised briefly as part of preoperative testing for brain surgery to treat epilepsy. Each patient was shown and asked to remember a morphed computer image blending the patient's own face with the face of a famous person. After the anesthesia wore off, patients were asked to choose which face they...

Setting up a new pharmaceutical industry in India

... years ago in Germany and today is world leader in testing equipment. Erweka, Germany, one of the biggest manufacturer - Supplier of testing and R&D equipment to phamaceutical industries worldwide has a strong brand name in the Indian pharma...

FDA's control is inherently weak

...w details about the dramatic rise in overseas drug testing and reforms are needed to protect both foreign patients taking experimental medicines and Americans who buy products based on their results. The number of pharmaceutical researchers working outside the United States who voluntarily report their expe...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...art has been given initial regulatory approval for testing of the device on five critically ill patients....

Wound healing made faster

...ly have prevented it from being recognised.//After testing their artificially assembled complex on skin cells, the researchers were surprised to find that not only did it initiate a normal injury response in the cells, but heightened it. Dr Leavesley says they have yet to understand why this is the case, bu...

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