Vaccine in the Dock- Suspicions of Intussusception
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out with a warning to consumers and health care professionals who have might// have administered doses of the vaccine Rota Teq, to infants. There is reportedly a risk of intussusception.
The vaccine is given to infants between 2 to 6 months of...
HPV Vaccine Acceptability Study Announces Results
...ed for HPV due to negative perceptions of the vaccine. These perceptions were caused by distrust of the medical/ pharmaceutical community, as well as suspicions
over the governor's mandate for the vaccine.
Many participants were concerned about the long-term side effects of the vaccine on their childr...
Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva
... the air.
Researchers have long suspected that blood lead levels—and the incidence of lead poisoning—follow seasonal trends, but these suspicions
had never been confirmed for Wisconsin preschoolers
The study, published in the latest issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal (Vol. 108, No. 3), anal...
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
...cent of a group of 900 middle school students across the country. Pierson said those results, published in 2008 in the Dental Tribune , confirmed the suspicions
many dentists had harbored. In a survey of dentists taken before the study, nearly half said they thought tooth erosion was on the rise.
Why is thi...
Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
...which affect about three out of 100 newborns in the U.S., are one of the leading causes of infant death. What we are most excited about is that if our suspicions
are right, and pesticides are contributing to birth defect risk, we can reverse or modify the factors that are causing these lifelong and often very s...
USC dentist links Fosomax-type drugs to jaw necrosis
...s encourage more doctors and dentists to talk with patients about the oral health risks associated with the widely used drugs. The results confirm the suspicions
of many in the oral health field, he said. "Here at the School of Dentistry we're getting two or three new patients a week that have bisphosphonate-re...
Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles
...T. Russell, director of the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, & Families at the University of Arizona, said the study confirms his suspicions
about the harm caused when families reject gay children.
"It's really important to have research that documents the risk," he said, adding that the...
Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health
... transmissible to humans. Recent studies have also shown that potential pathogens are passing from people and domestic animals to primates, bolstering suspicions
that primate epidemics of polio, measles and respiratory diseases came from humans.
"The close genetic relationship between wild primates and peop...
Silicone Breast Implants Might Raise Risk of Rare Lymphoma
...Neither company responded to requests from HealthDay for comment on the finding.
The implants had been removed from the market in 1992, following suspicions
that they might cause cancer or certain autoimmune diseases. There were also concerns that the implants might interfere with the accuracy of breast ca...
Sudden Death Risk Highest 30 Days After Heart Attack
...nitor patients regularly for any sign of heart failure, to apply additional treatments, therapeutic and management options," she said.
If there are suspicions
of heart failure, the progressive loss of the heart's ability to pump blood, an imaging study such as echocardiography should be done to verify the co...
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Mayo Clinic Finds Capsule Endoscopy Can Detect Intestinal Damage Caused by Celiac Disease
...luten-free diet was
implemented, capsule endoscopy showed improvement, or decreased intestinal
damage, in most patients.
"This study confirmed our suspicions
that the most extensive intestinal
damage in celiac disease patients is primarily to the duodenum. However, we
were surprised to discover no correlati...
Gabapentin Shown Effective for Fibromyalgia Pain
have the same effect in people with fibromyalgia. The new research,
published in the April 2007 edition of Arthritis & Rheumatism,
indicates the suspicions
Although the researchers cannot say with certainty how
gabapentin helps reduce pain, Dr. Arnold says one possible
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Scientists discover new genetic immune disorder in children
...d author Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, M.D., M.H.S. When her colleague, Dr. Ivona Aksentijevich, tested the first patient for genetic abnormalities, their suspicions
were confirmed, and ultimately abnormalities were found in a number of other cases.
All the children had inherited mutations in IL1RN, a gene that...
Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting
...d is accurate identification of
computers that customers are using to make transactions, and associating
such identities with transactions that arouse suspicions
ultimately turn out to be fraudulent," said Steven W. Rouse, Kount's Chief
Kount's patented technology provides methods ...
Selectively blocking inflammatory signals may protect mice from MS
...y encouraging," said Popko. "SOCS1 prevented or reduced the harmful effects of interferon gamma on myelin-producing cells. This study solidifies our suspicions
about interferon's specific role in demyelinating disease and suggests ways to block it."
Although there is currently no reliable way to deliver SO...
Does father know best?
... A study forthcoming in the June 2006 issue of Current Anthropology sheds new light a contentious issue: How accurate are men's suspicions
of whether or not they are a child's biological father? Some studies have suggested that up to 10 percent of fathers are not the biological parents of...
Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat
...ificantly more fat than non-infected chickens. The discovery was intriguing because the explosion of human obesity, even in poor countries, has led to suspicions
that overeating and lack of exercise weren't the only culprits in the rapidly widening human girth. Since then, Ad-36 has been found to be more preval...
Viagra's hidden help for wildlife
...oven to be an effective and non-intrusive treatment of erectile dysfunction. So despite their history of using traditional medicines and their alleged suspicions
of Western medicine, the men we interviewed chose the product that works best."
These findings are consistent with previous research by the von H...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...children should be treated first.
"If current global efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS are to work in the long term, they must avoid public suspicions
of being unfair, and they must build public trust for the future," she adds.
"HIV-positive people in each country affected must be involved in deci...
Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update
...tions, especially when communities begin hiding cases and bodies because of suspicions
about the safety of hospitals.
In the current outbreak, such suspicions
are understandable. Very few patients with laboratory-confirmed Marburg hae...
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