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HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

...ffected by this disease." Dr. Kuritzkes added. "We urge the government of the Gambia to support their effo... will stand up to examination. In the meantime, we urge patients receiving his unproven herbal remedy to resume taking their antiretroviral medications, whi...

Surgeons develop simpler way to cure atrial fibrillation

...procedure for a select group of patients, we would urge use of this device for virtually all patients who have atrial fibrillation and are scheduled for other cardiac surgery." The device is a clamplike instrument that heats heart tissue using radiofrequency energy. By holding areas of the heart within...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...tment, and I’m getting stronger every day. I would urge patients to seek out second opinions and investigate clinical trials. I can tell you I am so glad I did.? “Our goal is to change the management of recurrent glioma from a life threatening disease, in which survival rates are typically 25 to 26 week...

Growth hormone to boost athletic performance risks diabetes

...ated with the use of high dose growth hormone, and urge anyone taking high doses to regularly check their blood sugar levels....

Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in 'evo-devo'

...nate a particular evo-devo theme. "Instead, we urge workers to select new models specifically to illuminate hitherto neglected general themes within evo-devo.". In other cases, new model organisms are chosen on the basis of how well they are thought to represent a particular ancestral organism. In ...

Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds

...ts with BPH must strain to pass urine and feel the urge to urinate frequently. BPH can lead to the inability to urinate and urinary tract infection. In 1997 the FDA approved finasteride for the treatment of male-pattern baldness. While Propecia is administered at 1 milligram per day, patients who take ...

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

...t can injure the developing brain, the researchers urge a precautionary approach for chemical testing and control. Such an approach is beginning to be applied in the European Union. It puts in place strong regulations, which could later be relaxed, if the hazard were less than anticipated, instead of curr...

SARS: No evidence that any of the treatments worked

...mined the weaknesses of the studies they found and urge that more effective methods of research should be applied in any future outbreaks. Their recommendations mean that researchers should be better prepared to learn from potential future outbreaks. Citation: Stockman LJ, Bellamy R, Garner P (2006) SARS...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

...e transmission. In the study, the researchers urge that public education is needed to decrease human contact with potentially infected wildlife by discouraging people from scavenging dead animals and by promoting safe hunting and trapping practices, especially because the results show that outbreaks ...

Just like us, social stress prompts hamsters to overeat, gain weight

... said. If scientists could learn how to reduce the urge to eat in the face of stress, it could improve the health of a lot of people. And that was the point of this study. The researchers used Syrian hamsters, the kind commonly found in pet stores. They set up a situation in which subordinate hamsters wo...

Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction

... is designed to help smokers quit and to limit the urge to start smoking again. Called NicVax, the investigational vaccine is being developed by Nabi Biopharmaceuticals to prevent and treat nicotine addiction and to help people quit smoking. Normally when a smoker inhales, nicotine is carried by the bloo...

Mouse study reveals human X-SCID gene therapy poses substantial cancer risk

...ment of IL2RG can cure X-SCID, the Salk scientists urge caution in the use of such therapy on the basis of their new findings. "We were surprised by the strength of the association between IL2RG gene therapy and development of lymphoma," says Woods. "These results suggest that curing X-SCID by replacing ...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

...studies of owners and their monkeys. However, they urge people to take precautions around performing monkeys, by preventing the animals from climbing on them and by keeping food away from the macaques. Such precautions can help reduce the risk of bites and scratches from the monkeys. This study included...

New amphibian species result from exploration, not from rule changes

...riptions to new bioacoustic and genetic tools, and urge the continuation and expansion of efforts to identify further examples. They acknowledge, however, that taxonomic inflation might explain the growing number of species in some other animal groups, such as primates and birds. The complete list of res...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...ntact with macaques or other primates, but they do urge people to be cautious and careful when interacting with monkeys. Feeding the animals, or even carrying food into a temple, can greatly increase the risk of a bite or scratch, which can lead to transmission of infection. Visitors occasionally engage i...

Brain Scan Study of Smokers Reveals Signature of Craving

...esearchers found that smokers who report a greater urge to smoke after a period of abstinence also exhibit stronger brain activity after viewing smoking-related images, such as others smoking or a pack of cigarettes. Smokers who noted fewer cravings showed stable brain responses to the same drug cues, de...

Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold? Maybe not, after all.

...0% reduction in common cold incidence. The authors urge "great caution", though, in making generalizations from this finding in 6 studies that is mainly based on marathon runners. What about vitamin C as a possible treatment for an established cold? The authors found seven trials (all in adults) evaluati...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

... countries' long-term sustainable development, and urge states to integrate forest policy into their long-term development plans. This report was written with support from Indiana University and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. ...

NIH Calls on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications

... to helping our scientists exercise this right. We urge publishers to work closely with authors in implementing this policy." "In developing this policy, we made a concerted effort to balance the importance of this archive to NIH's public health mission, with the need to provide flexibility for authors, ...

Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

...rs programmed their simulated animals with a basic urge to stay near others, but not collide with them. This instinct alone caused individuals to form close-knit, evenly spaced groups like those of real animals, which pay a high price -- such as being eaten -- if they stray from their group. Second, a fe...

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