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Immunosupressants for Eczema
Here's to all of you who
thought that one only uses corticosteroids for skin disease. Yet, the host of drugs that have come out in the recent years which are dermatocentric are astounding and here is another. Using Tacrolimus, the agent which was devised for liver transplant...
Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
...are performed each year.According to 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...
Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
...ed chance of getting the cancer, but not all women who
test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or is detected with conventional screening.New re...
One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
...tion suggests. And for women, diabetics and others who
belong to groups likely to have atypical heart att...port examined symptoms in more than 400,000 people who
were treated for heart attacks in U.S. hospitals from 1994 to 1998. It found that patients who
Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
...ing tool for depression," Vivian Mitropoulou, PhD, who
is studying the link between cholesterol levels and personality disorders at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York told that after researchers began testing the first drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of p...
Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
...rs closely examined people diagnosed with epilepsy who
did not respond well to medication or had symptoms...eart Centre in the UK, told Reuters Health. People who
are believed to have epilepsy, but whose symptoms are not controlled by medication, should be consid...
Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
... the hospital. Dr. Zenati from the team of doctors who
performed the surgery said that patients who
are operated in this way may not have to go to the intensive care unit at all and this surgery may b...
AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
...ogist at the University of Oxford in Great Britain who
spoke at a press conference on the future of AIDS.Although India has a relatively strong economy, technological prowess, and 10% of the world's richest individuals, he warned that a lack of national political will to combat the disease means that in ...
Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
suffer symptoms of depression are at an increased ...ior to the event. "Our results show that everybody who
suffers depression should be concerned about their stroke risk, not just those with high levels of d...
Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
...speed up the recovery of speech in stroke patients who
have lost the function. This study was done on patients who
had suffered from ischemic stroke, or a stroke due to loss of blood and oxygen to the brain. Amphet...
New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
...tly used to treat skin disorders) may help addicts who
wish to give up smoking. Nicotine replacement, ...t 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)...
Antibiotics Helps Autism
...hicago found that a subset of patients with autism who
experience a colonization of bacteria in the bowel can be helped by antibiotic vancomycin. Interestingly the study was done after the autistic son of a researcher was treated with antibiotics for an ear problem and showed improvement of his symptom...
Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
...ise of the New York University School of Medicine, who
led the study, said in a statement. So his team de...y, they said they examined the livers of two women who
had received bone marrow transplants from men. Bone marrow is rich in stem cells and is routinely us...
Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives
... drugs such as morphine live just as long as those who
do not. In research published in The Lancet medical journal, they compared the doses of painkillers given to 238 dying patients to determine the impact on their survival."There is no connection between competent symptom control and euthanasia," sai...
A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair
...compared to placebo, in approximately 25% of women who
used it during the pre-release clinical trials. Although Vaniqa currently appears have few side effects, when used as directed, post-release experience often modifies the safety profile for new drugs....
Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
...ancet. The effects were greatest in the patients who
underwent long and difficult surgeries. Following ...d trial of 40 children, ages 2 days to 10.4 years, who
were scheduled for surgery to repair congenital heart defects. Patients were treated intravenously w...
Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
...rogesterone levels in 716 first-trimester patients who
presented to an emergency department with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Patients were monitored until intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy was confirmed. Follow-up showed that, altogether, 61% were viable intrauterine pregnancies, 32% were nonviab...
Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and
...those with multiple gestation pregnancy, and those who
suffer from diabetes and/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, and patient presentation; The marker that can identify at-risk wome...
Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions
... chronic bronchitis. In tests involving 500 people who
had suffered from COPD for more than a decade, the drug appeared to be safer and better at improving breathing and at reducing infections and hospital visits than the best current treatment, researchers said. They were addressing scientists at the Wo...
Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
...group of more than 550 men and more than 640 women who
varied in age from 20 to 89 years at enrollment. T...ent of males and nearly 30 percent of females. Men who
scored the lowest on the FEV1 test at the beginning of the study had a risk ratio for death from isc...
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