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Lilly Studies Try to Shed Light on Impact of Race on Lung Cancer Treatment

Company Launches 1,000-Patient Lung Cancer Diversity Study CHICAGO, June 01, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Statistics show lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in African-Americans, with 21,550 new cases expected to be diagnosed and 16,700 deaths expected this year.(i) Equally devasta...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

... off-label such as injectable steroids, topical steroids or minoxidil 5% to try to regrow hair in patches of bald spots. However, she cautioned that not al...don't want to mess up their hair that they've spent so much time styling to try to hide their hair loss. It really can affect many aspects of their lives."...

Dry Mouth Linked to Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs

...aking; More than 92 percent report that patients attempt to increase salivary production by drinking water; less than 58 percent say patients try taking over-the-counter saliva substitutes, chewing sugar free gum, or sucking on hard candy; and More than 60 percent of those surveyed consi...

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

..." Wentland said. He had a choice: Go the traditional route of publishing findings in a scientific journal and then seek additional research grants, or try for development and clinical trials through a licensing agreement with a pharmaceutical company. Given that therapeutics are largely developed by such...

New Study Shows Probiotic Strain Effective in Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

...for most people with IBS." "We know from consumer data that people who try Digestive Advantage Irritable Bowel Syndrome are more likely to become repeat purchasers of the product than people who try 30 other of the most popular brands of digestive products sold in stores," ...

Anti-Aging Expo & Symposium Showcases in Charlotte on March 28th

...lthy Home Strategies; Acupuncture Explained & Demonstrated; The Safe Exercise Workout; Joint Fitness; The 7 Toxicities. Attendees will get to try and buy natural products and services. A better understanding of technologies such as energy medicine, applied kinesiology; NASA supplementation used ...

Study Finds Family History, Higher Incidence of Sunburns Associated With Rosacea

... "This study was building on previous photo database work that we had done in which we looked at photos of 3,000 people with and without rosacea to try to determine the prevalence of rosacea in certain populations and some of the factors that seemed to be associated with it," said Dr. Kimball. "We wan...

When to Have That Joint Replacement?

...ared with men of the same ethnicity. The reasons for these disparities, Dr. Slover says, are unclear. "As a next step, we need to try and understand why certain groups tend to wait longer before having surgery," he says. "Do they have less access to the necessary care? Is it an insur...

February 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Diabetes and Heart Disease, Going Vegetarian and Tinnitus

...st in head and neck disorders. "The good news is that the problem usually isn't associated with a serious medical condition, and there are ways we can try to make the tinnitus less annoying and disruptive." Treatment strategies that may be beneficial include: Amplifying hearing with...

APTA Supports Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

...ent Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, DPT. "Sitting still for long periods may lead to swelling of the feet, which becomes obvious to many passengers when they try to put their shoes back on at the end of their flight," Moffat says. APTA suggests that passengers not stay seated for the duration of the flight an...

St. Jude Study Finds Treatment With New Drug Might Make Tumor Cells More Sensitive to Therapy

...ney is the report's first author. Kastan also noted that CP466722 provides his team with a basic chemical structure that they can build upon as they try to modify the molecule to enhance its potency and specificity and move studies from isolated cells to mouse models. "Results of those mouse model st...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

... parents who have previously had their child vaccinated against the flu, nearly 4 out of 5 (78 percent) say they would be extremely or very willing to try a needle-free flu vaccine for their child if their doctor said it was okay.(1) A large majority of parents of eight-to-17-year-olds (80 percent) are...

New Implant Device Remotely Monitors Heart Failure Patients at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

...reach your body tissues. When this occurs, the body believes that there is not enough fluid inside its vessels. The body's hormone and nervous systems try to make up for this (or compensate) by holding on to sodium and water in the body, and by increasing heart rate -- all of which are symptoms often see...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

..., with the hope of uncovering new therapeutic avenues," Dr. Curran said. "Collecting and characterizing the samples is just a beginning. We also would try to collect tumor materials to promulgate in model systems that we can make them available to any investigator who needs them for study." While overa...

As Summer Heats Up, New Survey Reveals Need for Effective Sweat Treatments

... avoid hugging or putting their arms around people (18%) and participating in sports and athletic activities that may induce sweating (17%). Some even try and avoid giving presentations at work or school (5%) for fear of revealing underarm sweat stains. Additionally, they make clothing choices based on t...

Intermezzo(R) 3.5 mg Achieves Greater Early Bioavailability Than Ambien(R) 10 mg Despite 65% Lower Dose

...al Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Detroit and principal investigator in this study. "The only recourse to date for patients has been either to try to predict what nights they will awaken, or to take sleep medication every night at bedtime. Studies of Intermezzo(R) show promise in offering the fir...

NARSAD Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Family Traits Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression

...try, specific genes may influence how individual patients respond to antidepressant therapies, which is why his research team is using NARSAD funds to try to find these genes. After studies in mice identified variations of four genes that may affect how individuals respond to antidepressant treatment, ...

White Nose Syndrome: Is Pennsylvania Next?

...t just be a matter of time. That's why the Game Commission is gearing up to try to identify the progression of WNS and shed further light on how this myste... so the Fish and Wildlife Service will be looking to the Game Commission to try to uncover the early warning signs that we didn't have a chance to look for...

Latest Cell Publication Describes the Novel Kinase Regulators Using OriGene's Functional Kinome Collection

...ientists are taking advantage of such collection to accelerate their research. We hope this publication will serve as a tutorial for those who wish to try large-scale biology." OriGene's TrueClone collection of over 20,000 unique cDNA clones has empowered multiple pioneering groups to discover novel ...

NAFLD AND NASH Linked to Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

...at the University of Florence, "When I see a patient with a fatty liver, I have to consider all the other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and try to intervene aggressively to limit the effects of those other factors, because accumulating data indicate that the fatty liver may be itself an additi...

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Potential Causes of Young-Onset Dementia

...t dementia. "After seeing several patients in their 20s who had graduated from college and were suddenly experiencing severe dementia, I wanted to try to provide answers as to what was causing dementia at such young ages," says Brendan Kelley, M.D., an author of this study and a neurologist at Mayo C...

Study Finds Personal and Web-Based Support Equal Weight Loss Success

...used in the study mirrors some of the techniques and resources offered to Kaiser Permanente members. "We know that frequent follow-up is best, so we try to make that as easy as possible with a weight maintenance newsletter with tips, tools and techniques from clinical findings, research and patient sha...

AHF Criticizes Tibotec Over Steep Price for Newest AIDS Drug, Etravirine

...that instead of cutting any drugs from the ADAP formulary, the Governor and state lawmakers should instead reduce reimbursements to drug companies and try to purchase drugs for ADAP and other crucial state programs at federal pricing levels such as those that the Department of Veterans Affairs has succes...

Help! I'm Sick. How Do I Handle My Diabetes?

...if you have lost your appetite, it is important to try to eat. The ADA recommends 15 grams of carbohydrat...ou are vomiting or have diarrhea, or have a fever, try to drink a cup of fluid each hour to prevent dehydration. If your blood glucose level is too high, try sugar-free liquids like water, tea, or broth. If y...

Interview of the Vice President

...here my paycheck comes from, is the Senate. So I try to keep lines open to both sides of the Congress, ...s, or, we're more exposed. THE VICE PRESIDENT: I try to state it the way I stated it. Then there's alwa...here anyway -- get into the media -- for people to try to sensationalize this stuff. I was very precise i...

Experts Call for Widespread Use of Memory Screenings and Emphasize Value of Early Detection of Dementia

...ns to consider their brain health, especially as they age. "We should be forward thinking to see how to optimize our memory, and keep track of it and try to improve it, both as an early indicator of disease and to improve our success and enjoyment in the world," Ashford emphasized. AFA has spearheaded ...

Hillary Clinton Pledges Bold Approach to Stopping HIV/AIDS & Global Poverty

...e fixing those policies that are not working, is a moral imperative facing the next President," he said. "AIDS kills 8000 people a day, and we cannot try to fight it on the cheap," said Steve Howard, spokesperson for New Hampshire Fights AIDS. "We are thrilled to see Senator Clinton taking this bold, fo...

Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned

... collectively referred to as acute coronary syndrome. Immediate treatment is required for all ACS. The treatment approach is multifaceted and aims to try and protect the affected heart muscle from further damage, reinstate blood flow through the artery and reduce the heart's demand for oxygen. Restorati...

St. Jude Identifies the Specific Cell That Causes Eye Cancer, Disproving Long-Held Theory

... "For the past 100 years, it's been ingrained among scientists that differentiated mature nerves are so elaborate that they can't divide, and if they try to divide, they undergo cell death," Dyer said. "This is the first time that anyone has shown that under certain conditions, a fully mature and differ...

Veto of California's Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF

...eph Terrill, Public Policy Coordinator for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "California's prison and public health officials often walk a fine line as they try to grapple with controlling the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among inmates in the state's prison population while following s...

Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee

...atment that works for them. "I discussed my options with my doctor and tried various treatments, with little improvement," said Bonnie. "I decided to try a minimally invasive treatment called TVT. Since having the procedure, I've been symptom free." Bonnie encourages any woman who thinks she may be suf...

Promising Cystic Fibrosis Compound on Track for Development

...e actions that gives rise to the thick tenacious secretions that eventually harbor the bacteria and create lung destruction. Compounds like Parion 680 try to remediate this condition by decreasing the CF cell's excessive absorption of sodium. Gilead's commitment ensures that Parion 680 will be developed...

Study Shows Children With ADHD Who Start on Strattera are More Likely to Change Therapies

...dentified for improved utilization management of Strattera. Prime developed a Strattera utilization program for its clients that calls for children to try a stimulant before Strattera. Prime also developed a Strattera prior authorization program for adults to encourage appropriate use. The goal of these ...

Survey: Migraine Patients Taking Potentially Addictive Barbiturate or Opioid Medications Not Approved by FDA as Migraine Treatments

... ways to manage your migraines so that they cause less of a disabling effect in your life. Be aware of what can trigger a migraine and try to avoid foods and beverages that do so. Some patients can get migraine relief through non-pharmacologic treatment such as relaxation ...

World First Medical Treatment Announced by Researchers at Queen Mary University London and University of Leicester

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