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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...o Teng, doctors who say there is no way of telling whether a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until it is analyzed by a pathologist are technically correct, but...

Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem

...sidered for several relatively simple tests to see whether a heart problem is to blame, he said. In the study, Zaidi and his colleagues evaluated 74 people who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Even though most were taking one or more epilepsy drugs, about half of the patients were still having seizures or o...

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

.... 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 avenue of treatment that can help smokers ...

Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

...no difference in the frequency or type of death -- whether it was sudden, gradual or peaceful -- between the patients given more painkillers or others whose dosage was not changed....

New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

... of trained and untrained rescuers are wrong about whether or not a victim has a pulse. The United Kingdom and European Resuscitation Councils have already successfully deleted pulse checks by lay people from CPR training. Pulse check is not effective. Even health care workers have difficulties. And when bys...

Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

A test for fetal fibronectin can predict whether a pregnant woman is at risk for early labor and de.../or hypertension. The current approach for finding whether a woman will go into premature labor is the use of a clinical scoring system, risk classification, ...

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

...transparent and 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 Med...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...ted red blood cells. For malaria, it is not clear whether the parasite creates the channels by changing a protein in the cell membrane or by trafficking a new protein made in the malaria parasite to the cell membrane for subsequent icorporation. With this information, researchers may be better able to devel...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...wenty-nine, researchers gathered data to determine whether or not participants were still living and if not, ...k at Buffalo, says, "It is not clear in this study whether the observed association reflects a cause-effect relationship with mortality. However, the lung is a...

Controversial deal on public access of the human genome map

...lor of the eye or even skin. It will also help say whether a cell will function normally or not, enabling one to screen babies in the womb for diseases, and device specific advancements against many hereditary diseases and remedies for crippling ailments. While it is customary to make the results of such gr...

Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...iduals consuming spirulina are needed to determine whether these dramatic effects extend beyond the laboratory." With such wonderful properties it is just a matter of time before it becomes the most sought after drug in our pharmacies. Are people queuing up already?...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...versus Abbott, which requires that decisions about whether healthcare professionals pose a significant risk of transmitting HIV to patients be scientifically based. "It's particularly important to Waddell that he be evaluated based on his ability to practice well and safely rather than based on stereotypes...

“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr

...employs brain waves, which are useful in detecting whether the person subjected to the test, remembers finer ...as announced that an Iowa judge would rule soon on whether or not to allow this new lie detector to be used in a retrial of a man convicted of a 1977 murder. L...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

...o Mbeki caused a flutter when he openly questioned whether the HIV actually caused AIDS. He had then questioned the wisdom of the scientists and said the AIDS epidemic was overly played up. Now the opposition has joined the worldwide condemnation of the South African government’s way of handling such an exp...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...lls, a woman could be followed more closely to see whether she developed cancer, Sukumar explained. Based on the test, women might be treated with drugs shown to prevent breast cancer....

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

... precaution. But there is also no good way to tell whether they have removed enough. No drugs have yet been proved to prevent oral cancer, but many are being tested. Several other studies published within the past year have found other genetic markers for oral cancer. For instance, there's also a risk of ca...

New dimension in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction

...ues note that more research is needed to determine whether women with sexual dysfunction should receive this treatment....

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

... promising results, researchers are now working on whether this drug can be used for other forms of cancer as well....

Smoking spreads Cancer

...nspite of the fact that it is not completely clear whether smoking provides a nidus in the lungs which envisa...oints out, however, that it's not completely clear whether smoking affects something in the lungs directly to make breast cancer more likely to spread or wheth...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...l Center in Durham, North Carolina . It is unknown whether this treatment may "unleash" harmful properties of the virus or lead to the formation of other disease-causing substances, he added. So let us wait for the day wherein these novel approach of therapy is yet another weapon for combatting cancer....

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