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Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...patients on the importance of not conserving their pills and trying to take them on time even during period...n fire all through the night. When I had only five pills left I lost my appetite and felt desperate…but despite the uncertainty I continued to take my treatm...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

...stions the beneficial value of antioxidant vitamin pills in generally well-nourished populations and underscore the possibility that antioxidant supplements could have unintended consequences for our health,?the authors write. ...

Coated nanoparticles solve sticky drug-delivery problem

...se of these barriers, doctors often must prescribe pills or injections that send drugs through the entire body, an approach that can lead to unwanted side effects or doses that are too weak to provide effective treatment. __IMAGE_2 "Mucus barriers evolved to serve a helpful purpose: to keep things ...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

... often requiring patients to take just one or two pills per day. "If they can get the treatment and support, intravenous drug users can do well taking their medications," said Owens. The study has important implications for Russia's approach to combating AIDS. Antiretroviral therapy is expanding in ...

Pleasure and pain: Study shows brain's 'pleasure chemical' is involved in response to pain too

... 7 female volunteers were not taking birth control pills and were scanned at the same point in their menstrual cycles. In addition to the differences in dopamine receptor activation in certain areas of the brain across all the participants, the scans also revealed differences between individuals in the...

Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer

... all conventional therapies, took several Celebrex pills and one Tarceva pill each day. After eight weeks, researchers looked at response rates. Patients were able to stay on the study as long as they didn't experience tumor growth. The longest duration of response was 93 weeks, Reckamp said, about three t...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

... once-a-week injection with interferon and several pills of ribavirin each day--are what Sjogren speculated would cause a decrease in quality of the volunteers' lives. "The medications are tough to take," she said. On initial questionnaires, study volunteers reported that they were depressed; anxious abou...

Allergy battle could be won in five years, says scientist

...g a medicine is easier than rigorous housework and pills are portable." Professor Garrod, who is based within Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences, said work on the first ADI chemical was well advanced and potential drugs could enter clinical trials as early as 2010. If successful, the drug would trea...

All placebos not created alike

... and symptom severity than those receiving placebo pills for the duration of the trials. The results of this study show that the placebo effect varies by type of placebo used. "These findings suggest that the medical ritual of a device can deliver an enhanced placebo effect beyond that of a placebo pill. ...

Viral 'fitness' explains different resistance patterns to aids drugs

...ten than PI resistance among patients who took the pills as directed. "We believe that when new drug classes are developed, more attention should be given in defining how virologic fitness determines how different patterns of taking medications may lead to resistance" said Steven Deeks, MD, associate pro...

Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears

... example, in the placebo effect, when simple sugar pills or inert salves taken by unwitting subjects are seen to ease pain or have some other beneficial physiological effect. How the brain processes this faked input and prompts the body to respond is largely a mystery of neuroscience. Now, however, scient...

Researchers feed tiny pills of RNA to planarians to identify genes essential for regeneration

University of Utah researchers-feeding microscopic pills of RNA to quarter-inch long worms called planarians-have identified many genes essential to understanding a biological mystery that has captivated scientists for hundreds of years: regeneration. In pinpointing the genes, the U School of Medicine res...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

..." Mandel said. "Our idea is that instead of taking pills that create detrimental fluctuations of L-dopa levels, a continuous, therapeutic dose would be better for you. As for efforts to reverse impaired movements in rats, scientists used 33 animals with severe dopamine depletion and transferred a gene to ...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...,?Mandel said. “Our idea is that instead of taking pills that create detrimental fluctuations of L-dopa levels, a continuous, therapeutic dose would be better for you. As for efforts to reverse impaired movements in rats, scientists used 33 animals with severe dopamine depletion and transferred a gene to ...

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