College freshmen: pain killers and stimulants less risky than cocaine; more risky than marijuana
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 3, 2008 First year college students believe that occasional nonmedical use of prescription pain killers
and stimulants is less risky than cocaine, but more risky than marijuana or consuming five or more alcoholic beverages every weekend, according to a new study published in ...
Sixty Percent of Americans Cannot Name Top Killers of Kids
New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Would Like to See the United States Do More to Prevent These Deaths
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a national bipartisan poll
commissioned by the US Coalition for Child Survival, the majority of
Americans polled identified HIV/AID...
Buster Brands Launches Natural Alternatives to Acetaminophen Pain Killers
On the heels of a new report that warns of potential liver damage from the well known pain reliever acetaminophen, sales of natural pain relief products are picking up steam. On Wednesday, the FDA released a report recommending stronger warnings and dose limits for drugs containing acetaminophe...
New Mini-Documentary Exposes Psychiatric Drugs Turning Kids into Killers
54 Dead and 105 Wounded in Recent Teen and School Shootings
LOS ANGELES, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 14,
Illinois gunman Steven Kazmierczak became the 12th shooter in the past
decade under the influence of psychiatric drugs documented by international
drug regulatory age...
Pain Killers To Carry Warnings About Heart Attack And Stroke Risk
which are commonly used for a number of painful complaints, have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke//. This has lead to an order by the Commission on Human Medicines whereby these drugs will have to carry a warning along with the information put on them by the ...
High Doses Of Common Pain killers Can Double The Chances Of Heart attack
A study by researchers at the Oxford have found that high doses of the common painkiller like ibuprofen, which is available without prescription, doubles the risk of a heart attack if taken in high doses for a long time//. But the British Medical Journal study also explains that there was no danger...
Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh
The myth that the cardiovascular diseases are a result of urban lifestyle was broken, by a three-year-old study in the rural Andhra Pradesh.// The study found that these diseases were among the largest and most silent of killers.
The study led by the Byrraju Foundation, an NGO, along with by f...
Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away
You take aspirin for pains and to prevent heart attacks, but the little white pill may also help keep your immune system strong. A new study says aspirin and related painkillers may block the replication of a common// virus linked to potentially deadly infections in people with AIDS and other immun...
Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage
An English expert says that certain over-the-counter pain killers
should carry warnings that they can increase the risk of miscarriage.
The comments follow a study by Danish reseacher Gunnar Lauge Nielsen and colleagues published in this week's British Medical Journal which studied the effect ...
Copper Alloys Surfaces Touted As Pathogen Killers
Three types of alloy surfaces containing at least 90 per cent copper completely eliminate E. coli O157:H7, according to an ongoing UK study of the pathogen-killing// properties of the metal.
The study gives machine makers a range of options when deciding on the mix of metals they use to coat ...
Killers in Medical Technology
CTMM Becomes One of the World's Largest Public-Private Partnerships in Translational Medical Research
...o 265 million euro, should enable
the project team to make a real difference to the diagnosis and treatment of
a disease that counts among the biggest killers
of men," said Peter Luijten,
CTMM Chief Scientific Officer.
With this final project approval, CTMM has fulfilled the initial
objectives of its ...
ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options
... Prevention and the American Cancer Society, colorectal
cancer deaths dropped nearly 5 percent between 2002 and 2004, more than the
other major cancer killers
(prostate, breast, lung). Among the key factors
playing a role in the decline was prevention through screening and the
removal of precancerous polyps....
April 16th Congressional Hearing on Hospital Infections
That would mean 880,000 victims a year.
That's from one superbug. Imagine the number of infections from
bacteria of all kinds, including such killers
as VRE (vancomycin-resistant
Enterococcus) and C. diff (Clostridium difficile). Dr. Julie Gerberding,
director of the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Killers in Medical Definition
...the practitioner’s favorite method and then injected into the patient’s recipient site. The preparation process clears the donor fat of blood , pain killers
and other unwanted ingredients that could cause infections or other undesirable side effects . Moreover, some physicians have found that human fat...
...alt disease spread and outbreaks, improved access to health care for all strata of society.
Branches of medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine
Killers in Biological News
Can two killers make a cure?
Regulators in the US could soon be asked to approve a human trial of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis that uses a hybrid of the HIV and Ebola viruses. Tests on monkeys show the hybrid virus delivers genes to the lungs far more efficiently than any other method developed so far. And while the idea o...
Natural Killers Could Lead to New Hepatitis Treatments
Researchers have discovered that natural killer T (NKT) cells, the immune system's sentinels, patrol the labyrinthine blood vessels of the liver for invaders or signs of tissue damage and demonstrate a dogged behavior not seen before in other T cells.
The new studies show that NKT cells crawl alo...
Researchers describe 'implausible' chemistry that produces herbicidal compound
...sphinothricin (PT), a bacterial compound that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide. This compound, which is a component of two top-selling weed killers
(Liberty and Basta), is effective when used with transgenic crops that have a PT-resistance gene inserted into their DNA. The resistance gene also com...
HIV pays a price for invisibility
...cells. But HIV is tricky. To get around HLA-B*5703, the virus mutates three amino acids that T cells need to recognize the infected cells, causing the killers
to pass by the infected cell unnoticed. Thus by mutating, the virus becomes invisible to the immune system.
In the new report, Hayley Crawford at t...
Nanoemulsion potent against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients
...ed by high-stress mechanical extrusion into droplets less than 400 nanometers in size.
These emulsions have already proved to be non-toxic, potent killers
of bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, H. influenzae and gonorrhea, of viruses such as herpes simplex and influenza A, and of several fungi. Na...
Scripps research team sheds light on immune system suppression
...er immunosupressor viruses like measles and HIV, disable this system. This then compromises other reactions, most critically activation of the natural killers
that would otherwise destroy the virus-infected cells, as well as other invaders.
The researchers showed that once in this infected condition, a s...
Breast cancer cells recycle to escape death by hormonal therapy
...utophagy can't be maintained indefinitely; cells can actually self-digest. "This is a time-buying strategy."
Chemotherapeutic drugs are more direct killers
but also kill healthy cells and can be tolerated by patients only for relatively short periods. Antiestrogen therapy is more specific, targeting breas...
Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction
...in's reward center compared to adult mice newly exposed to the drug.
"Together, these results suggest that adolescents who abuse prescription pain killers
may be tuning their brain to a lifelong battle with opiate addiction if they re-exposed themselves to the drug as adults," says Kreek. "The neurobiolo...
How are herbicides discovered?
...ic pathway inside a weed. The explosion of new biotech information about DNA sequences and protein functions may allow this new method to produce weed killers
that are effective and yet safe for our environment.
"I predict that the recent revolution in biotechnology information will significantly improve ...
Eli and Edythe L. Broad make unprecedented gift to endow Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
... amok in a multitude of diseases;
Applying genomic tools to key human pathogens, such as malaria and tuberculosis, aimed at transforming how these killers
are tracked, diagnosed, and treated;
Leading efforts, such as The Cancer Genome Atlas, to comprehensively identify the molecular abnormalities th...
Killers in Biological Technology
Killers in Biological Definition
Diabetes is in the top 10, and perhaps the top 5, of the most significant diseases in the developed world, and is gaining in significance (see big killers
For at least 20 years, diabetes rates in North America have been increasing substantially. In 2002 there were about 18.2 million diabetics in t...