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Doctors’ Own Fear of Death Linked to Hastening Death of Very Sick Newborn

Doctors who fear their own death say they are more prepared than other doctors to hasten death in sick newborns for whom further medical treatment is considered futile,// reveals research published ahead of print in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The findin...

Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile

... MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who don't socialize much might be increasing their risk for declining motor function and hastening their death, researchers from Rush University Medical Center report. On the positive side, sociable seniors who keep active physically and mentally...

Noteworthy Medical Systems, Inc. Secures Capital from Top European eHealth Provider and Closes on Merger with Strategic Partner

...agement solutions. Such strategic moves have completed Noteworthy's software suite, which includes web-based practice management and EHR applications, hastening the company's market share expansion and presence within the ambulatory space. Noteworthy has added nearly 500 new providers and 1800 NetPractice...

Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues

...rdiac function and that heart beats in someone else's chest, it's not irreversible, is it?" He said the debate over whether transplant surgeons are hastening death is similar to the debate over whether or not withdrawing mechanical ventilation was killing a patient or not from 30 years ago. Today, he said,...

New drug combination brings 1-2 punch against acute leukemia

...University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a drug combination that kills leukemia cells by shutting down their energy source and hastening cell starvation. In a preclinical study, Lauren Akers, D.O., postdoctoral fellow from the Children's Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson, found that ...

Researchers query FDA about updating requirements for drug approval

...effect of new anti-VEGF agents for treating AMD. They query whether new technologies could more efficiently detect a treatments effectiveness, thereby hastening the translation of clinical trials into better treatments in the doctors office. Such new technologies include optical coherence tomography (OCT),...

Understanding the have-knots: The role of stress in just about everything

...less like a thermostat than like a wailing speaker placed too close to a microphone a feedback loop in which the stress response goes out of control, hastening physical decline with age. Growing evidence shows that our sensitivity to stress as adults is already tuned, so to speak, in infancy. Specifically,...

Morphine: a comfort measure for the dying or pain control for the living?

...ted professional ambivalence towards morphine and so this heightened their fears. They also told us that professionals had worried, incorrectly, about hastening death by using morphine and had communicated this fear to relatives. We are getting better at educating medical students about opioids and pain manage...

Drug combination might offer hope for patients deadly brain tumors

...es, and GBMs account for about half of all primary brain tumors, according to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to hastening the discovery of effective treatments for brain cancer. Less than 30 percent of patients diagnosed with primary GBMs are alive one year after diagnosi...

Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys

...WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even low levels of lead exposure accelerated chronic kidney disease in rats by raising their blood pressure and hastening certain kinds of cellular damage, U.S. researchers report. Previous studies in workers have found an association between lead exposure and high blo...
Hastening in Biological News

SIRT1 takes down tumors

...loop, the team found. c-Myc latched onto SIRT1's promoter, spurring cells to manufacture more SIRT1. In turn, SIRT1 detached acetyl groups from c-Myc, hastening its breakdown. To test SIRT1's effects on tumor growth, the researchers implanted cancerous cells expressing c-Myc into nude mice that lack immune def...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 25, 2008

...Technology, a semi-monthly journal. "For the first time, this study showed that bacteria concentrations could be forecasted with reasonable accuracy, hastening the day when people will be able to better plan their beach holidays," the report says. In the new study, Walter E. Frick and colleagues explain th...

Molecular 'clock' could predict risk for developing breast cancer

...it is not clear whether tumor-suppressor gene methylation is simply a marker of prior cell divisions, or whether it can cause increased cell division, hastening the development of breast cancer. Dr. Euhus said medications that interfere with methylation might provide a new approach for reducing breast-cance...

Scientists identify a candidate gene for osteoporosis

...ARC -knockout mice exhibited increased BMD and lower bone resorption compared to mice with the DARC gene, supporting the predicted role of DARC in hastening bone resorption. They also showed that antibodies to the DARC protein, which effectively blocked the action of DARC , inhibited the formation of o...

Stress hormones may play new role in speeding up cancer growth

...he same hormone can also stimulate the tumor cells to release another compound that can aid in the growth of new blood vessels that feed cancer cells, hastening the growth and spread of the disease. The work was reported in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Research. "This opens up an entirely new wa...

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

...elief with a natural approach. These findings indicate that Pycnogenol can play an important role in sports by improving blood flow to the muscles and hastening post-exercise recovery," said Dr. Peter Rohdewald, a lead researcher of the study. Researchers at L'Aquila University in Italy and at the Univers...
Hastening in Biological Technology

Stratatech receives NIA grant

...ality of life. Stratatech is working to develop human skin substitutes which will neutralize the proteolytic environment in chronic wounds, thereby hastening the healing process. To date, no biological treatment options specifically targeting the proteolytic nature of chronic wounds have been developed and ...
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