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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...eries of questions about the treatment of IBD with these biologics based on expert presentations of current...nts has been to alleviate symptoms associated with these diseases and many gastroenterologists rely on a “step up” or sequential treatment approach in treati...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...the substance that clogs heart arteries. Together, these tangles and plaques disrupt the normal functioning...in two other genes to early-onset Alzheimer’s, and these two genes were involved in the production of AB. In 1995, Dr. Younkin and Harvard researcher Dennis ...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...rpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and seniors. Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their efforts and pledging that ACP will work for enactment of the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...y this study. "The new guidelines recommend using these types of drugs when at-risk patients begin chemotherapy, rather than waiting for complications to develop," said Jeffrey Crawford, M.D., chief of the division of medical oncology at Duke and one of the study's investigators. "The new recommendations ...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...m, then we can apply therapies that compensate for these genetic alterations," added the researcher, whose ...ours). The researchers studied the expression of these genes in five mouse tumour models for breast cancer, leukaemia, colon cancer, lung cancer and renal ...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...antibiotics should side-step various problems with these drugs, specifically their inability to destroy the bacteria in its dormant form, which is one of the reasons that resistance has emerged. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...blished procedure, this is the first time that all these procedures have been linked into a successful birth. Three more women from the 20 participants in the study are also now pregnant, giving a 20pct overall success rate. The success shows that eggs that have been matured in the test tube and then fro...

M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...-economic, racial/ethnic and geographic groups, so these findings might represent the average middle-school...earchers also found that kids who were involved in these games were more likely to play in groups. "Contrary to the stereotype of the solitary gamer with n...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...en in order to achieve over 80 percent coverage in these high-risk groups. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Gerry Killeen at the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania. As part of the study, researchers used recently developed models of mosquito behaviour a...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

... linked with other substance use disorders, though these associations weakened somewhat when controlling fo...isorders may be attributed to factors shared among these other disorders. It also revealed a very low rate of treatment sought by people, who had suffered ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...action of its electrical fields can penetrate into these sensitive tissues," Palti said. Researchers conducted a pilot study of 10 patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a rapidly growing type of brain tumour, to test the effectiveness of the treatment. The researchers use specific alternating electric ...

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

...including heart attack. The researchers matched these patients with study participants who remained healthy throughout the follow-up period, selecting those of the same gender and similar ages and enrolment times. Researchers found that the average blood levels of MPO were significantly higher in tho...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...the wide availability of the Internet. In spite of these apparent changes, it is unknown whether there is a...reased awareness among those who actually climb to these altitudes, and if this awareness is accompanied by a decrease in the prevalence of AMS. The study...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...th local clinicians to ensure that the benefits of these drugs are made available to as many patients as possible. NICE has not issued draft guidance on bevacizumab, but many primary care trusts recommend its use because it is cheaper than pegaptanib and ranibizumab. DTB says that bevacizumab might pro...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...for a transplant. Specialists say about a fifth of these die while waiting. Dr Charlie Millson, consultant hepatologist at St James's, said: "This is a tremendous breakthrough and represents the culmination of two years' hard work by the whole team here in Leeds....

UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...tial risks of injury. But it is recommended that these checks should be carried out before employment, before the season starts, and after any injury (preparticipation medical evaluation). The recommendations stipulate that the checks should include examinations of cardiovascular, respiratory, neurolog...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...ranium. In cases where higher levels were found, these were within the normal range for naturally occurring uranium, when re-analyzed. The findings should help to allay fears about the health of military personnel exposed to radioactive depleted uranium, say the authors....

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...edings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), these findings shed light on a problem prevalent in industrialized nations with 24/7 societies, such as the US, where people get nearly an hour less sleep a night than they did 40 years ago. We now know that chronic lack of sleep has an effect on how an ...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...lid off, it is similar to what we are observing in these ponds. The soup will slowly decrease in volume and...That same evaporation process is taking place with these ponds, he said. So there is a rise in the concentration of salt in the remaining water. Weather rec...

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