Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study
Discovery could lead to new treatments for people with spine injuries
TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- The food additive that makes M&Ms and Gatorade blue may help prevent the secondary damage that occurs after a spinal cord injury, a new study suggests.
Researchers say that...
FDA Halts New Applications From Indian Drug Maker's Plant
Agency says Ranbaxy Laboratories facility falsified scientific data
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have halted the review of any new drug applications from a Ranbaxy Laboratories plant in India after determining the facility was falsifying scientific data...
Kellogg Halts Sales of Peanut Butter Crackers
Cereal giant calls action 'precautionary' as salmonella outbreak probe continues; 5 deaths now linked; victim count up to 430 in 43 states
THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Cereal giant Kellogg has asked stores to stop selling its popular Keebler and Austin brand peanut butter crac...
Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens
Surgery could help them avoid long-term complications of blood sugar disease, scientists say
MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teenagers who have gastric bypass surgery not only lose weight but see their type 2 diabetes disappear, a new study finds.
Also called bariatric su...
PA Department of Health Halts Admissions at Commonwealth Medical Center in Beaver County
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today ordered a ban on all new inpatient, outpatient, emergency and non-emergency admissions to Commonwealth Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa, until further notice.
The department sa...
Surgical technique halts cell loss, Parkinson's researchers find
CINCINNATIDeep brain stimulation, a surgical technique often viewed as a last resort for people with Parkinson's disease, halts
the progression of dopamine-cell loss in animal models, according to preliminary research by scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC)...
St. Jude finds signaling system that halts the growth of a childhood brain cancer
A discovery by St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital scientists suggests a safer way to treat medulloblastoma, a rare but often fatal childhood brain tumor. The group found that one of the brains signaling pathways inhibits the growth of the highly aggressive cancer cells.
The researchers disco...
Manufacturer Halts Production of Blood Thinner Heparin
Drug linked to hundreds of allergic reactions and possibly 4 deaths, FDA says
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Baxter HealthCare Corp., which produces half of the blood thinner heparin sold in the United States, said Monday that it was temporarily suspending production of its multi-...
Experimental Vaccine Halts Prostate Cancer in Mice
Human trials may start in two years, California researcher says
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental prostate cancer vaccine has stopped the progress of the disease in 90 percent of the mice who got it, California researchers report.
"The vaccine turned the cancer into...
Scripps research scientists find new genetic mutation that halts the development of lupus
The new study was published in the January 18 edition (Volume 28, Issue 1) of the journal Immunity.
The lupus-suppressing action is the result of what is known as a nonsense mutation of the Coronin-1A gene (Coro1a) required for the development of the disease. A nonsense mutation causes the gene...
Photo: New Data Show Gleevec(R) Halts Progression to Advanced Stages of Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia in Sixth Year of Treatment
- Risk of disease progression continues to drop from the second year of
treatment; no patients taking Gleevec in sixth year progressed from initial disease phase
- Long-term survival trend may suggest many patients could approach normal life expectancy...
US Halts Import of Chinese Toothpaste
These are troubled times for Chinese exporters. After the furore over pet food, it is now the turn of the toothpaste manufacturers to go under the scanner.
The federal government has announced it is stopping all imports of Chinese toothpaste till the Food and Drug Administration decides wheth...
Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery
US surgeons were forced to halt a delicate and high-risk procedure to separate twin girls joined at the head because of unexpected brain swelling, doctors said Thursday.
Three-year-old Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru, whose parents are from Romania, were described as "medically stable" at Rai...
Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancer Halts Progression of Disease in Some Patients
A dendritic cell-based therapeutic vaccine for pancreatic cancer developed has successfully stalled the disease from progressing in a handful of patients three years// post-vaccination. The results provide promising evidence that the vaccine can trigger a patient’s own immune system to rally agains...
Drug Company Halts Late-Stage Trial of Sickle-Cell Disease Drug
Drug manufacturer Icagen announced that it has ended its Phase III clinical trial of its sickle-cell treatment senicapoc, citing lack of effectiveness//, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Sickle-cell disease is a genetic blood disorder primarily affecting blacks, but can also be found Hispa...
New Protein Inhibitor Halts Growth Of Cancerous Cells
Researchers reporting their findings in the current Biology online on February 8, have developed a small-molecule inhibitor of a protein that plays// key roles in the control of cell division. The researchers show that the inhibitor can halt the growth of tumors in mice and cancer-derived cells gro...
Amnesia Halts Future Thinking: Study
Amnesiacs get stuck in ‘present’ - the common cause of amnesia, also prevents victims from thinking about the future, forcing them to live only in the present.
Researchers, reporting their study in Tuesday's issue //of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at the Wellcome Trust Centr...
"Trojan Horse" Agent Halts Bone Metastasis in Mice
A novel vascular targeting agent completely prevented the development of bone tumors in 50 percent of the mice tested in a preclinical //study, providing early evidence that it could treat, or thwart, growth of tumors in bone, a common destination for a number of cancers when they start to spread. ...
Federal Judge Orders Schwarzenegger Administration to Comply with Order That Blocks State Reduction for IHSS Worker Wages
...In a ruling issued late yesterday afternoon, Judge Wilken of the U.S. District Court ordered California to comply with her June 25, 2009, ruling which halts
the State's plans to cut In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) wages.
"The judge's ruling sends a clear message to the Governor that you can't i...
Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases
... In lab and mice studies, compound halts
disease without crimping immune system
THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- A compound derived from hydrangea root, an herb used in tradit...
New Vitamin Treatment Saves Patients (Including a U.S. Olympic Athlete) from Blinding Eye Disease Without Surgery
...al vitamins and light to strengthen the walls of the cornea instead of an invasive surgical procedure.
A single treatment of C3-R(R) completely halts
the disease in its tracks in 99% of cases according to studies done by Dr. Boxer Wachler and other doctors in Europe. The recovery time is only one d...
Burnham researchers illuminate mechanisms that regulate DNA damage control and replication
...ber 24 issue of Molecular Cell .
Accurate DNA replication is essential for maintaining the stability of the genome. When errors occur, replication halts
through a quality control process called the S-phase checkpoint. Replication is only restarted after the errors have been repaired. One of several pro...
Stopping ovarian cancer by blocking proteins coded by notorious gene
... Ovarian cancer cells are "addicted" to a family of proteins produced by the notorious oncogene, MYC, and blocking these Myc proteins halts
cell proliferation in the deadliest cancer of the female reproductive system, according to a presentation by University of California, Berkeley scient...
Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging, U-M researchers find
...ssenger inside adult stem cells sounds the alarm when it senses hazards that could allow the invasion of an insidious enemy: Cancer.
The alarm bell halts
the process of cell division in its tracks, preventing an error that could lead to runaway cell division and eventually, tumor formation.
American Optometric Association Applauds Override of Medicare Cuts
...backed bill to save Medicare is the law.
H.R. 6331 prevents a looming 10.6 percent cut in Medicare payments to
physicians and managed care plans and halts
misguided new regulations
governing durable medical equipment (DME) accreditation.
"Congress heard us loud and clear. Massive Medicare cuts would ha...
Memory loss linked to common sleep disorder
...rtance of early detection of the disorder, which afflicts an estimated 20 million Americans.
Sleep apnea occurs when a blocked airway repeatedly halts
the sleeper's breathing, resulting in loud bursts of snoring and chronic daytime fatigue. Memory loss and difficulty focusing are also common complain...
Study in 7,000 men and women ties obesity, inflammatory proteins to heart failure risk
...mine how, over a longer timeframe, heart function changes with levels of inflammatory markers, and to see if alterations to the immune system proteins halts
or speeds up disease.
Advanced Therapy Aids Stroke Patients
..., in Hollywood, Fla.
Ischemic strokes -- which account for about 83 percent of strokes -- occur when a small clot blocks an artery in the brain and halts
blood flow, according to the American Stroke Association. If the clot isn't cleared and blood flow restored, the patient will suffer permanent brain d...
Modified Drug Therapy for Alzheimers Disease
...uzzle. When the treatment molecule binds to the enzyme, it changes the shape of that puzzle piece so that it no longer fits in its original spot. This halts
the chain reaction that leads to the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer's disease."
Since 2000, Ghosh has been leading the structure-based desi...
Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression
...o stop production of testosterone, and then fitted in them implants that controlled their testosterone levels.
Upon treatment with a drug that halts
the production of estrogen, it was found that normally aggressive mice became less aggressive when faced limited daylight as in winter. On the other h...
Specific Imbalance Between Two Peptides may Cause Alzheimer's
... potentially halt or slow down the progression of the Alzheimers in the human brain," Wang said.
Wang plans to continue investigating how AB40 halts
the formation of AB42 fibrils.
"This has the potential to become a simple therapy to prevent the formation of toxic AB42 species. I plan to co...
A New Pathway To Deal With Sleeping Sickness
...thway in T. brucei parasites that they named SLS (SL-RNA silencing). Triggering this pathway shuts down the synthesis of a crucial RNA molecule, which halts
the production of messenger RNAs and leads to the parasite’s death. Inducing SLS could therefore be a novel way to eradicate parasites and prevent sle...
Gardasil Refused Subsidy
...n manufacturer CSL to make the vaccine Gardasil freely available to all females between ages 12 and 26.
Gardasil, the vaccine designed in Australia halts
the spread of sexually-transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes 70 per cent of cervical cancer.
The NSW Cancer Council has estimated t...
NRI Scientists find Potential Colon Cancer Weapon
...ell growth, the scientists reported in the latest issue of journal Cancer Research.
They showed that blocking the production of aldose reductase halts
the growth of human colon cancer cells implanted in laboratory mice.
"By inhibiting aldose reductase we were able to completely stop the further...
Idursulfase Is Effective Treatment for Hunter Syndrome
... this, they had no hope. These were children who were destined to die in their teenage years and early 20s. Now, they have a treatment that arrests or halts
the disease process,” Muenzer said.
Muenzer is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in Hunter syndrome research and the medical trea...
Infants have better iron reserves if umbilical cord clamping is delayed
...ow-income and minority families and in lower birth-weight infants or babies born to iron-deficient mothers.
The umbilical-cord clamping procedure halts
blood flow from the placenta to the infant in preparation for cutting the umbilical cord. During the past century, it became common practice to clamp ...
Genetic Link to Adrenal Tumor Revealed
... cell's response to the hormone.
In the study, the patients' tumors were made up of cells that were deficient in the enzyme PDE11A. This enzyme halts
cyclic nucleotide production in adrenal cells as well as in other kinds of cells in the body. Because they lacked PDE11A, the patients' adrenal cells ...
Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief
...either by narrowed or clogged arteries or increased demand on the heart during strenuous exercise, sets off a metabolic disturbance that slows down or halts
the way fatty acid is normally utilized. The condition is called myocardial ischemia. The disturbance causes the heart to switch from fatty acid as it...
Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme
...march the inhibitors, chemical soldiers who stop the enzyme cold. By assembling its own inhibitor, the enzyme actually designs the drug that will best halts
James Olds, neuroscientist, director of the Krasnow Institute for Neurobiology at George Mason University in Fairfax, is indeed a ...
New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye
...ing the retinal tissue.
This is a two-step process, a combination of a drug and brief exposure to a laser. This therapy is not a total cure, but it halts
the progression of the disease. This treatment is quite expensive, since it requires trained skills.
Doctors feel, the key to successful treatment ...