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One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

...eatment and were less likely to receive lifesaving therapies such as clot-busting drugs or the artery-clearing treatment angioplasty. And they were more likely to die -- approximately one in four patients without chest pains died during their heart attacks, compared to one in 10 patients with chest pains....

PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

...n that should lead to the design of more effective therapies for this devastating condition. More information about Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is available on the NHLBI Web site at www.nhlbi.nih.gov....

Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...l-appearing cells. This could point the way to new therapies for one of the most aggressive childhood cancers, as well as other cancers associated with increases in the HMG-I/Y gene according to the Johns Hopkin's research team....

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

...nd will allow physicians to determine whether gene therapies reach targeted cells and work as they should. "The technology is expected to help patients with cancer and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The discovery is outlined in the August 2000, issue of the journal Nature Medicine. UCLA res...

Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

... Parkinson's. This may pave the way for developing therapies to stop or slow the oxidative damage, and thus slow or reverse the progression of these diseases."...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...In cancer, however, they are used along with other therapies to fight the disease, says expert Tony Hollingsworth, PhD. All vaccines are designed to encourage the immune system to fight disease, but in the case of cancer, patients are first treated with other therapy- surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, to g...

Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

...tive therapies, 67% said they had used alternative therapies at some point to control their HIV infection and 4...e patients. 70% of these patients said that these therapies had improved their condition. The study was conducted by researchers headed by Dr. Joan Duggan of th...

Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

...ays doctors have assumed for years that depression therapies themselves can induce depression. The good news is that Paxil and other antidepressants not only help alleviate the depression that could cause people to stop treatment, but also help in other ways. Study participants who took Paxil before undergoi...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...ed by pustular sores and scarring. Only two major therapies are available at the movement to treat them - antibiotics and vitamin A. Both treatments have side effects. Vitamin A therapy in particular has been linked to birth defects, so must be prescribed with caution in women of childbearing age. Commonly...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

...l discussion pointed that expensive antiretroviral therapies - are primarily the privilege of a small minority of patients living in a handful of rich countries while a large majority of HIV victims are from developing world. Speakers at the meeting focused onto deliver HIV/AIDS care in a countries, including...

Acupuncture provides relief

...ck pain, but it may need to be combined with other therapies when used over long periods.That's the conclusion of one of the most rigorous trials into the effectiveness of the complementary medicine technique, which involves inserting needles into special sites in the nervous system.// The study compared 157 ...

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

...e disease markets like cardiovascular and diabetes therapies are gradually getting saturated. The time is right for Indian pharmaceutical companies to focus on the osteoporosis medications market. br>...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

... in over 2000 people. They find that the use of 20 therapies - from acupuncture to yoga - has increased in popu...cine has always been popular, although the type of therapies used has changed over the years. // The greatest increase in popularity was in the transition fr...

FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Viread

...tients who may no longer respond well to available therapies due to the development of viral resistance....

Defence against free radicals

...he exact role of uncoupling proteins in cells, new therapies could be developed. “For example, we might be able to decrease cellular ageing by using chemicals that switch these proteins on,” he said. “However, we need to do more research to find practical or medical applications of these exciting new findigs....

Target for obesity treatment

...development. Targeting this gene could lead to new therapies against obesity. Creating fat cells is a two-step process: generalized cells first turn into transitional fat cells, then PPARgamma helps turn those transitional cells into fat cells. The PPARgamma gene actually produces two forms of its protein, c...

Relief from common back pain

...f herniated disks can be treated with conservative therapies such as bed rest, exercise or anti-inflammatory me...on for patients who do not respond to conservative therapies and whose pain affects their everyday lives.Nucleoplasty claims to have a number of benefits over in...

Inherited gene important in ovarian cancer

...an previously realised. This opens the door to new therapies for this hard-to-treat cancer - drugs which restore BRCA1 function, for example....

Combination therapy to treat breast cancer

The combination of two targeted drug therapies results in dramatic reduction in breast cancer cell growth in vitro, indicating a potentially powerful new approach to treating the condition.// The two drug agents – trastuzumab and ZD1839 were found to work synergistically to inhibit the action of ...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

... unique molecule signature that may point to which therapies could best fight it.// Armed with targeted molecul...ve for five to 10 years after diagnosis. But the therapies aren't perfect. Radiation and chemotherapy for up to a year at such a young age can lead to hearing ...

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