- The Intriguing Problem Of Arrhythmias In Competitive Athletes
During the evaluation of competitive athletes, a history or a documentation of cardiac arrhythmias has become particularly important because arrhythmias may be the initial expression of an underlying cardiac disease or of primary electrical disorders, some ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 2:42pm
- Antipsychotic Drugs Increase Risk Of Death In Older People With Dementia
A new study shows that use of antipsychotic drugs is associated with an early and sustained increase in risk of death when used to treat disruptive behavior of older adults with dementia. The study suggests that both newer “atypical” antipsychotics and old ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 1:31pm
- Hippies Vindicated: Human-produced Cannabinoids Have Anti-inflammatory Powers
Extracts of the hemp plant cannabis are traditionally used as a popular remedy against inflammation. At the beginning of the last century this natural remedy was even available at every chemist’s. But due to the intoxicating effect of the component THC (te ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2007 - 5:17pm
- A Good Use For Carbon Dioxide- Epilepsy
Recent research shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) can offer a new – and completely free – way to prevent fever-related epileptic seizures. The discovery was made by the NordForsk-financed Nordic Centre of Excellence on Water Imbalance Related Disorders (WIRE ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 8:40pm
- Cancer Drug Enhances Long-term Memory
A drug used to treat cancer has been shown to enhance long-term memory and strengthen neural connections in the brain, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 9:07pm
- Making Cholesterol Treatment Cheaper- Cut Pills In Half
Slicing certain pills in half could slice a hefty amount off of America’s prescription drug costs. While only some types of pills can be split safely, the practice could be used by millions of Americans – including many of those who take popular cholestero ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 5:38pm
- Using Poisonous Snakes To Cure Alzheimers
A chemist at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is looking for unusual structures in snake venom and plans to prove their medical effectiveness. What in the 1950s led to the development of Captopril, a drug for the treatment of hypertension, i ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 11:14pm
- For Women, Less Calcium From Food Is Better For Bones Than More Calcium From Supplements
Women who get most of their daily calcium from food have healthier bones than women whose calcium comes mainly from supplemental tablets, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Surprisingly, this is true even though the s ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 9:22pm
- Drug Derived From Sea Squirt Shows Potent Anti-tumor Activity
The sea-squirt derived drug trabectedin (ecteinascidinin-743) shows anti-tumour activity in more than half of patients with a specific type of cancer, conclude authors of an Article published early Online and in the July edition of The Lancet Oncology. Dr ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2007 - 11:33pm
- Omega-3 Supplements Combat Alzheimer's Symptoms
Omega-3 supplements can, in certain cases, help combat the depression and agitation symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a clinical study conducted at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. A number of epidemiological s ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 11:50am