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Negative Effects of Asthma Can Be Countered With Personality changes

Daphne Koinis Mitchell, PhD, with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center (BHCRC) and Brown Medical School studied the effect of asthma on children. She said that // those who have high self-esteem and good problem-solving skills may be less likely to have their asthma symptoms interfere with...

TV Ads Trigger Mindless Eating

...the same cartoon with non-food commercials. That increased amount of snacking would lead to a weight gain of nearly 10 pounds a year, unless it was countered by decreased intake of other foods or increased physical activity, the researchers said. In another experiment, adults who saw TV ads for unhealthy...

Crestor Patent Invalidity Evidence Uncovered By Article One Partners Community

...ith Para IV certifications (ANDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking approval to market generic versions of Crestor. AstraZeneca countered with litigation for patent infringement against these nine drug companies, with court cases proceeding in the discovery phase, in the District of Dela...

Victory! Colombian Government Cuts Price of Abbott's Lifesaving AIDS Drug Kaletra 55%, Says AHF

... AIDS medicines on their own volition and in response to worldwide humanitarian need, Abbott has remained steadfast in its refusal to do so, or it has countered advocates' and governments' demands with only modest price reductions. According to the website, www.aidsmeds.com , " Kaletra, a protease i...

Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat

...he continued rise in prescription drug abuse. "Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are the result of a combination of factors and can only be countered successfully by a coordinated, multi-sector strategy," said Michael Barnes, executive director of CLAAD , the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse De...

Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

...ican Societies for Experimental Biology. In earlier experiments on adult rats, the researchers had found that estrogen, or having ovaries, somewhat countered THC's effects of slowing response time and increasing mistakes on tests of memory and learning. In the latest tests, the researchers removed the o...

PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?

... have come out show only a small relative benefit," Raghavan said. "For people who are looking for an argument for screening, it isn't there." Moul countered that, "we may be detecting many cancers that never threaten lives. But we are saving lives." More information There's more on prostate cancer ...

TB breakthrough could lead to stronger vaccine

...fold increase in the duration of protection in tests with an NIH-approved mouse model, Jagannath said. "The breakthrough is that Dr. Jagannath has countered the ability of TB organisms to subvert immunization," said Robert L. Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., one of the study's two senior authors and chair of the D...

Growth factor protects key brain cells in Alzheimer's models

...r, he added that the benefits of NGF therapy, if validated in ongoing trials, will not be curative. Eventually, the effect of the NGF "boost" will be countered by the widespread death of neurons in the cerebral cortex as a result of advancing Alzheimer's disease. "In contrast, BDNF acts directly on dying...

Equateq Delivers Pharma-Grade DGLA for Skin Health

...he raw material in the creation of potent anti-inflammatory compounds called prostaglandin E1 and 15-HETrE. In other recent research showing that DGLA countered the role of inflammatory prostaglandin E2 in animal models, the authors concluded that DGLA administration in humans could be more effective than GLA ...
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Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing

...e given twice a day," said Robert P. Giugliano, M.D., S.M., Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital. "These results countered our expectations that patients with higher maximum concentrations of edoxaban, in this case, those that received their total dose once daily, would ha...

Epidemics of Both Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent) and Type 2 Diabetes (Obesity Related) Are Linked to Immunization

...ure to vaccines causes some individuals to develop an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes. In other individuals vaccine induced inflammation is countered by release of cortisol and other factors to suppress the inflammation. The release in cortisol and other factors leads to a "cushingoid" like state an...

Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows

...do it." Statins, like any other drug, have side effects, "but research and time have shown their efficacy in lowering cardiovascular events," countered a general practitioner. Speaking for the minority of those who favor statins among the healthy elderly, he commented, "As family physicians, we are in...
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AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...and lifetime of clouds, thereby reducing the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface. Dubbed "global dimming," this phenomenon has been countered in the past few decades by "global brightening" as pollution control efforts have met with success. Wild reviews the evidence surrounding global dimmi...

Opening a new window on daylight

...ly they say if daylighting were used instead. In Tropical regions, however, daylighting leads to a significant rise in temperature, which has to be countered by air-conditioning if the occupants are to remain cool and comfortable. This in turn consumes about 80% of the total electricity consumption for the ...

Fertilization intensifies competition for light and endangers plant diversity

...rsity of Zurich established an ingenious experiment where they added artifical light to the understory of fertilized grasslands. This additional light countered the negative effects of fertilization and prevented the loss of plant diversity. Counter to earlier beliefs, competition for soil nutrients had no inf...

Cancer-causing gene discovery suggests new therapies

...ll-sacrifice needed to counter cancer. The scientists also found that this increased control over the so-called "translation" of RNA into proteins countered damage to chromosome function otherwise caused by Myc, and preserved functions vital to faithful cell division. Changes in the genetic integrity of ce...

Men are better at detecting infidelities

... "fascinating cognitive bias that leads men to err on the side of caution by overestimating a partner's infidelity". Andrews suggests that women have countered this by becoming better at covering up affairs. Complex statistical analysis of the data hinted that a further 10 per cent of the women in the study h...

Avian origins: new analysis confirms ancient beginnings

...een paleontologists and molecular biologists. Molecular biologists have asserted that the fossil record must be incomplete, while paleontologists have countered that the genetic data must be suspect. In fact, both approaches have their weaknesses, Brown said. Fossils tend to underestimate how much time has ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...ratch bacteria and the one that brought down soldiers and AIDS patients can be reined in with the same antibiotic, but the Peruvian microbe is usually countered with different antibiotics, Koehler says. Also, caregivers, and medical staff need to know about the different species, so, for example, AIDS patients...

Cloned mice created from fully differentiated cells, a milestone in cloning research

...other nuclear transfer using the embryonic stem cells derived from these blastocysts, could "cloned" pups be produced. Even so, other researchers have countered these are not bona fide clones because they possess chromosomes that are not identical to those of the original donor nucleus. Since Dolly, animal...

Experimental cancer drugs counter muscle deterioration seen in muscular dystrophy

... Muscle weakness and fiber deterioration seen in muscular dystrophy can be countered by a class of drugs currently under study for their effects against cancer, a Burnham Institute study has found. The report shed light on the poten...

Common carp sheds new light on surviving in extreme environments

...apart from storing oxygen, and we need to reassess its importance. It may be that the kind of damage caused in humans by low oxygen levels, could be countered by the therapeutic elevation of myglobin levels or by other treatments that mimic its effects. "This work shows how exotic animal models can give v...
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Feuds between UW and the Legislature should end for good of the state

...hipped up from the left. On the fiscal side, a Legislative Audit Bureau report alleged UW administrative costs are too high. However, UW officials countered with facts and figures of their own. Car allowances for campus chancellors have been another sore point, although that practice isn't unusual in publi...

Apple Computer may use Apple logo on iTunes

...rgued that the U.S. company had broken the agreement in which each pledged not to enter into the other's field of business. Lawyers for Apple Computer countered that it was conducting its business legally and that music fans are smart enough to tell the difference between the logos. Mann, who admitted to ow...

Doyle says practical politics must advance embryonic stem cell research

...slation to ban or criminalize proven methods of stem cell research eight times. The governor has called Green's position too extreme, but Green has countered by citing his votes in favor of federal funding for other types of research - including adult stem cell research. Green argues that more funding sh...
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Sociobiology

...ritics believe that proponents of sociobiology do not allow their theories to be falsifiable, rendering it a pseudo-science. Wilson and his admirers countered these criticisms by denying that Wilson had a political agenda, still less a right wing one. They pointed out that Wilson had personally adopted a n...
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