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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...ourse, according to a consensus paper published in this month’s issue of Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both frequently disabling diseases that affect approximately one million p...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...y, and I applaud the Task Force and FDA for taking this approach. Finally, the extensive nanotechnology “to do” list outlined in the report should remind Congress, as it considers FDA’s 2008 budget, that it needs to fix the problem of FDA’s chronic underfunding. The agency urgently needs more resources t...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...counts, that focus will likely begin to pay off in this second century of Alzheimer’s research. Until 1986... the key, or, in the least, an important aspect of this disease,” Dr. Petersen says. “And we are at the threshold of developing therapies that we hope will ...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...ts an important part of the effort to better treat this common complication in cancer patients receiving c...ents receiving very intense doses of chemotherapy, this study showed that the drugs are also a benefit to cancer patients receiving more common chemotherapy...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...latin, first used successfully in the treatment of this disease by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., at Indiana Univ...r Center treats a majority of them. As a leader in this treatment, the researchers were able to collect the necessary data for the NEJM retrospective. For...

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

...rotein, but they were concerned that by inhibiting this one protein, they would interfere with the action of other similar proteins secreted by the host cell. "We wanted to be sure that inhibitors of mycobacterial PknG would not interefere with important host cellular functions," said Jean Pieters, a pr...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...lready has seriously impacted lives and health and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankin...and next month. A key UN report released earlier this year warned that billions would face a higher risk of water scarcity and millions more would likely ...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...he Canadian team said the prototype technique took this fertility preservation a major step further. The e...rated for the first time that it is possible to do this and, so far, we have achieved four successful pregnancies, one of which has resulted in a live birth...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

... freezing of eggs is a well-established procedure, this is the first time that all these procedures have b...of those wishing to preserve their fertility using this method," Holzer added. Holzer suggested that healthy women can actually resort to this procedure t...

M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...occasionally are probably doing fine. We hope that this study is a first step toward reframing the debate from 'violent games are terrible and destroying society' to 'what types of game content might be harmful to what types of kids, in what situations. We need to take a fresh look at what types of rules ...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...d destined to be consumed by the athletes. "With this system in place, if a food security issue were to arise, we would be able to alert producers and distributors within 30 minutes and pull any suspect product from the shelves," said Tang Yunhua, in charge of logistics at the administration. A key pa...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

...f bone rarefaction in the spine, we concluded that this tumour is a metastatic deposit rather than a primary tumour," said Selim. Though Selim doesn't rule out bone cancer, he believes it was more likely another kind of tumour that spread to the bone. "It could have been a tumour affecting the lung, b...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...rnational conference hosted by the Thai government this week to highlight the need for better implementation of the international Framework Convention on Tobacco Control of the WHO, and to mull new legislation to improve trans-border controls over the trade. The conference is discussing a new illicit-tr...

Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

...al significance. The strong directional results of this pilot study are encouraging because almost half of...on-invasive, non-drug way to potentially alleviate this quality of life issue that affects so many men. For men with ED, it is important to maintain a healt...

Scot's National Drink, Now Available at 1,000 Pounds a Nip

...ar. Johnnie Walker says it has given bottles of this limited edition to "individuals deemed to have mad...flavour, but master distillers of the 1805 suggest this whisky is best left to hit the tongue undiluted. The 1805 is smooth, has a hint of peach and a su...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...are positive choices for people to make. If we get this right, in 10 to 15 years time every product will b...d de Rothschild, that will be published in Britain this week....

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...employment is the main reason behind the spread of this disease. The cases are not made public because of fear of social boycott," said Nand Kishore, a social worker. Authorities have stepped in with medical assistance and are planning a slew of measures to educate people about HIV/AIDS, but officials ...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...hose who actually climb to these altitudes, and if this awareness is accompanied by a decrease in the prev...tion, and treatment of AMS, and to examine whether this knowledge is translated into practice. 92 percent had heard of AMS prior to their current trip. O...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...re remarkable to find such beneficial effects from this natural remedy. "We would like to see larger long-term trials, perhaps of several hundred patients. If these studies confirm what we have found, then I think we could be talking about clinical guidelines."...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...official said on Tuesday. "I think countries in this part of the world have done a lot to fight the virus. But in spite of it, the virus is still circulating," said Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific. "This is the challenge. We remain concerned. We must avoid human transmiss...

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