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Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

New evidence that popular dietary supplement may help prevent, treat cataracts
Researchers are reporting evidence from tissue culture experiments that the popular dietary supplement carnosine may help to prevent and treat cataracts

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.25

Study: Before a CT scan or angiogram, many people should take inexpensive drug to protect kidneys
Iodine contrast agents that enhance the scans can harm vulnerable kidneys, but N-acetylcysteine taken beforehand can protect at-risk patients

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 4.67

Defeating Nicotine???s Double Role in Lung Cancer
A lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors was shown to double survival time in mice, according to Italian researchers

Date: 17 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Developing a safer form of acetaminophen
The widely used pain-reliever now the source of growing concern over its potentially toxic effects on the liver.

Date: 1 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.00

Taking sharper aim at stomach ulcer bacteria
Scientists are reporting discovery of a much sought after crack in the armor of a common microbe that infects the stomachs of one-sixth of the world???s population, causing stomach ulcers and other diseases.

Date: 15 Oct 2009, Rating: 4.00

Delivering the silent treatment
Putting the next generation of medicines on pharmacy shelves hinges on an intensive search for ways of safely and effectively delivering a silencing message to genes that are at the basis of innumerable diseases.

Date: 15 Oct 2009, Rating: 5.00

Early warning: PSA testing can predict advanced prostate cancer
Researchers have now found that a single PSA can be used to predict advanced prostate cancer.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 1.50

New ???microcapsules??? put more medication into the bloodstream to treat disease
Scientists are reporting a potential solution to a problem that limits the human body???s ability to absorb and use medications for heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, cancer and other conditions.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Withdrawal of Life Support Often an Imperfect Compromise
Intensive Care Unit doctors seeking to balance the complex needs of their patients and the patients??? families may make an imperfect compromise, withdrawing life support systems over a prolonged period of time.

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

New medications for schizophrenia
New scientific insights into schizophrenia are pointing toward new drugs that offer hope for millions of individuals with the disease

Date: 30 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Nuclear medicine now safer than ever
Hospitals are now able to ensure that the correct dose is administered to the 670,000 patients that undergo nuclear medicine procedures every year due to a new device

Date: 19 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Mayo Clinic finds effective test to determine treatment for chronic cough
Researchers have found that an asthma diagnostic test, the exhaled nitric oxide test, is an inexpensive, quick and easy way to determine whether inhaled corticosteroids will relieve a patient's chronic cough.

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: 9.11

Enhancing Regeneration: Animal Study Suggests Novel Way To Reverse Heart-attack Damage
Using a two-drug approach, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have demonstrated that it may be possible to rescue heart function after a heart attack and protect the heart from scarring.

Date: 21 Nov 2006, Rating: 3.00

Progress in the development and acquisition of anticancer agents from marine sources
This article reviews some of the technical strategies that are being employed to collect and identify novel marine products with potential antitumoral properties...

Date: 12 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.23, 7 pages

Lighting up the human brain at night
Most people are aware that light affects human behaviour and can be used to treat disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.50

100 percent plus increase in illegal blood alcohol levels in emergency care patients over five years
Blood alcohol levels well above the legal limit have soared 113 per cent among emergency care patients in just five years

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Scientist Develops Enzyme Inhibitor That May Slow Cancer Growth
A class of chemicals that has future therapeutic uses in medicine, specifically cancer treatment, was recently patented.

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.25

Researchers link melanopsin gene to unexplored light detection system within the eye
Discovery could explain why light keeps us awake and may lead to new treatments for disorders such as jet-lag and SAD.

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.50

Emergency hospital team halves cardiac arrest deaths
Early intervention by a medical emergency team can reduce deaths from unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital by half, finds a study

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Brain Surgery Without The Surgery?
Doctors can do more than ever to find and fix the problems that cause many strokes -- before a stroke ever happens. And they can do it without ever having to open up the skull...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 8.71