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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...h on biologics has shown that for patients in whom traditional therapies may not work, biologics may be appropriate as a first line treatment. However, IBD is a heterogeneous disease and some patients may not respond to biologics, so the appropriate role of these agents in the treatment paradigm is the subject o...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...- Testicular cancer patients who do not respond to traditional therapy can be cured with high-dose chemotherapy a...0 percent of testicular cancer patients respond to traditional therapy, which involves multiple courses of cisplatin, first used successfully in the treatment of t...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...en ovarian failure would not have time to wait for traditional methods, and so the new technique could therefore help them save and freeze several eggs before it is too late," Holzer said. "The technique has not yet successfully been demonstrated in cancer patients, who might be expected to make up the majorit...

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

...Austrian glass manufacturer Riedel rather than the traditional tumbler - the whisky's makers believe the thin lip of the glass and its shape bring out the accent of its taste. A chilled glass of Highland Spring water is given complimentary. Whisky cognoscenti differ over whether the whisky should or should no...

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

...dentify individuals at increased risk for CAD when traditional risk screening fails," Dr. Boekholdt said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)....

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

...epared to submit a total ban to parliament. "The traditional form of excision is a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree issued by the office of the mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa. The Egyptian government a...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

... the Dreamliner are also stronger and lighter than traditional materials, allowing the plane greater fuel efficiency. "In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 will provide airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance," Boeing has said...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

...Anton said. Karhuvaara also talked about how the traditional goal of the treatment of alcohol dependence has shifted from abstinence to drinking reduction or harm reduction in the last two decades. Alcohol dependence is nowadays recognized as a chronic, recurring disorder where relapses almost inevitably occ...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

... nutrient deficiency, over-fertilising the soil in traditional farming leads to their lower levels. However, Gerry Hayman, the technical expert of the British Tomatoes Growers' is unsure about the findings. "We use similar growing techniques here whether the tomatoes are organic or not, so the nutrients are ...

EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

... EU and do away with the age-old European model of traditional vineyards," said Jean-Louis Piton, an official with the Copa-Cogeca farmers association. During its drafting, the reform fired up many farmers especially over the uprooting plans, causing the Commission to slash by half the number of hectares it ta...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...te after media reports sparked an uproar about the traditional but controversial cuisine. The online shop (www...ive issue in South Korea. Proponents say it is a traditional cuisine and no different morally from consuming beef or pork. Opponents say eating dogmeat is an ani...

Protestors Strip, Don Horns Against Spain's Running of the Bulls

...n a "Running of the Nudes" Thursday to protest the traditional running of the bulls ceremony in the Spanish town ...derwear and sporting plastic horns, as well as the traditional red bandana worn by those who take part in the famous Spanish event. The running of the bulls invo...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...od. In the United States, abstinence has been the traditional goal of the treatment of alcohol dependence, but in the last 20 years, there has been a movement to consider harm reduction or drinking reduction as a goal equal to abstinence. Alcohol dependence is nowadays recognized as a chronic, recurring disor...

The Hospital Superbugs

... antibiotic resistance that arises from the use of traditional antibiotics. Professor Richard James, Director of CHAI said: We intend to apply for 5m over the next five years to increase the critical mass of researchers drawn from nine schools at The University of Nottingham who give CHAI its unique breadth o...

More Than a Million Expected for Spain's Famous Bull Run Festival

...derwear and sporting plastic horns, as well as the traditional red bandana worn by those who take part in the famous Spanish event. The running of the bulls was immortalised in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises"....

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

... Gould, a preventive cardiologist, has been using traditional PET imaging throughout his medical career to detec...n matching the PET and CT images. Alternatively, traditional or pure PET without the CT component is less subject to this problem. However, Gould cautioned: Alte...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...possess characteristics that distinguish them from traditional patients and are an important factor in driving the use of the Internet in healthcare. "Free choice of doctors, control over treatments received, access to quality information about their care and extremely high levels of customer service are some...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...ck-defense cycle. They studied soybeans grown in traditional field conditions but with additional exposure to ambient CO2. The results showed that the amount of cysteine proteinase inhibitors (CystPls) expressed in the genes decreased when soybeans were exposed to elevated CO2. CystPls is naturally produced ...

Australian Injured as Spain Begins Annual Bullrunning Festival

...cially began Friday night with the lighting of the traditional chupinazo cracker by Pamplona's mayor. Organisers expect more than one million people, many of them from Britain. The bullrun has been criticised by international animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for what it ...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...treshi said that in Kosovo, pressure to conform to traditional values is so strong that most gay people marry and have children. Most inhabitants are Muslim, as he is, and religious opprobrium against homosexuality is strong. Raul Calderon, 40, the ex-soldier from Colombia, said he was raped as a recruit of 15...

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