- Need A Bone Marrow Transplant? Soon, Your Age Might Not Matter
You've really got to hand it to all those 15-minute oil change places that dot the American landscape: they know how to pull motorists in. With their brightly colored signs and endless promotions, it’s no wonder they succeed in getting our business. W ...
Article - Kaushik J. Dave - May 8 2014 - 5:30am
- Why There Are Conflicting Conclusions In 2 Bronchiolitis Studies
Children with bronchiolitis (a common respiratory tract infection that can result in hospitalization) who were treated in the emergency department showed less clinical improvement after receiving nebulized 3 percent hypertonic saline (HS) than infants who ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2014 - 5:20pm
- Why American Health Care Costs Will Go Up: Unnecessary Mammograms
Defensive medicine, to prevent malpractice claims, are far higher costs than medical personnel, but the United States shift to government health care is going to add a third component. Tests will be free and people will demand them. Dr. Alai Tan, a senior ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2014 - 1:30pm
- Crowdsourcing Helps Researchers To Challenge Supertaster Hypothesis
Can you predict how sensitive your sense of taste is by sticking your tongue out and counting the bumps? A long-standing hypothesis says this is so. But a little crowdsourcing of science- what used to be called doing a study- disproved that idea that &quo ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2014 - 5:30pm
- Two Life-Threatening Adverse Drug Reactions That Affect Skin Have High Risk Of Recurrence
Individuals who are hospitalized for the skin conditions of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis appear to have a high risk of recurrence, according to a new study. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2014 - 3:00pm
- Resveratrol Causes Pancreatic Abnormalities In Fetuses
Wine was once okay for pregnant women in moderation, then all alcohol was bad, then wine was good again because of the miracle product du jour, resveratrol, but now it may be bad again. A new research says that when taken during pregnancy, resveratrol su ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2014 - 11:00am
- Finally, A Therapy For Lou Gehrig's Disease?
In humans, no therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, has ever been discovered that could extend lifespan more than a few additional months. ALS was first identified as a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative dis ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2014 - 2:38pm
- Amgen Joins National Cancer Institute, Other Companies On Lung-MAP Project
Amgen announced that it will collaborate with the National Cancer Institute and other public and private sector partners on the Lung Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), a clinical trial program that will use biomarker-driven research and genomic profiling to match ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2014 - 10:16pm
- Enrollment For Phase 2 Trial Of INOpulse Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatment Completed
Bellerophon Therapeutics has completed enrollment of its 80-patient Phase 2 clinical trial of INOpulse for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a life-threatening, progressive disorder characterized by abnormal constriction of the ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2014 - 9:30pm
- Amgen Drug Improves Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Lowers Recurrence
Doctors at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix report in Lancet Oncology that a new treatment for ovarian cancer can improve response rates (increase the rate of tumor shrinkage) and prolong ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2014 - 10:30am