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New evidence that popular dietary supplement may help prevent, treat cataracts

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.25

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

Study: Before a CT scan or angiogram, many people should take inexpensive drug to protect kidneys

20 Jul 2009

Rating: 4.67

Iodine contrast agents that enhance the scans can harm vulnerable kidneys, but N-acetylcysteine taken beforehand can protect at-risk patients

Defeating Nicotine???s Double Role in Lung Cancer

17 Jun 2009

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A lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors was shown to double survival time in mice, according to Italian researchers

Developing a safer form of acetaminophen

1 Sep 2009

Rating: 4.00

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

Taking sharper aim at stomach ulcer bacteria

15 Oct 2009

Rating: 4.00

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.

Delivering the silent treatment

15 Oct 2009

Rating: 5.00

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.

Early warning: PSA testing can predict advanced prostate cancer

20 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.50

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

New ???microcapsules??? put more medication into the bloodstream to treat disease

10 Jun 2009

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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.

Withdrawal of Life Support Often an Imperfect Compromise

16 Oct 2008

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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.

New medications for schizophrenia

30 Sep 2008

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

Nuclear medicine now safer than ever

19 Feb 2008

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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

Mayo Clinic finds effective test to determine treatment for chronic cough

6 Sep 2006

Rating: 9.11

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.

Enhancing Regeneration: Animal Study Suggests Novel Way To Reverse Heart-attack Damage

21 Nov 2006

Rating: 3.00

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.

Progress in the development and acquisition of anticancer agents from marine sources

12 Jul 2006

Rating: 5.23

This article reviews some of the technical strategies that are being employed to collect and identify novel marine products with potential antitumoral properties...

Lighting up the human brain at night

14 Aug 2007

Rating: 2.50

Most people are aware that light affects human behaviour and can be used to treat disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder

100 percent plus increase in illegal blood alcohol levels in emergency care patients over five years

18 Aug 2007

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Blood alcohol levels well above the legal limit have soared 113 per cent among emergency care patients in just five years

Scientist Develops Enzyme Inhibitor That May Slow Cancer Growth

10 Jul 2006

Rating: 6.25

A class of chemicals that has future therapeutic uses in medicine, specifically cancer treatment, was recently patented.

Researchers link melanopsin gene to unexplored light detection system within the eye

14 Aug 2007

Rating: 2.50

Discovery could explain why light keeps us awake and may lead to new treatments for disorders such as jet-lag and SAD.

Emergency hospital team halves cardiac arrest deaths

18 Aug 2007

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

Brain Surgery Without The Surgery?

10 Jul 2006

Rating: 8.71

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...