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CDC says more shots are expected to be available in the next few weeks

October 19th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

By PATRICIA ANSTETT
FREE PRESS MEDICAL WRITER

October 18, 2006

The nation’s flu supplies are adequate and 35 million more doses should arrive in the next six weeks, time to vaccinate anyone to avoid getting sick before the season peaks early next year, a top federal immunization official said Thursday.
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Use of stents to prevent strokes discouraged

October 19th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

By Thomas H. Maugh II and Denise Gellene
Los Angeles Times

The increasingly common practice of preventing strokes by using wire-mesh stents to prop open neck arteries is much riskier than the traditional method of surgically removing plaque and should be curtailed, according to two large European studies.
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Thoughts of the day

October 19th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bring your vision to life
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To change your reality, first change your perceptions. To bring something into your world, first bring it fully to life within yourself.

Go beyond merely thinking about what you would like to do, or be, or create. Go ahead and experience it in detail with all that you are.
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Parkinson’s therapy trial success

October 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Gene therapy has been shown to have “significant” clinical benefits for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study.
The small-scale trial showed the 12 patients’ symptoms improved by up to 65% after a year, with no ill effects.

The trial was carried out by biotech company Neurologix Inc, based in the United States.

Steve Ford, chief executive of the Parkinson’s Disease Society, described the results as “encouraging”.
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Taxotere Approved for Head and Neck Cancer

October 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

10.18.06, 12:00 AM ET

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Taxotere (docetaxel) has received expanded approval to treat cancer of the head and neck, which accounts for about 3 percent of all cancer cases in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
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Study Finds a Widespread Risk of Reactions to Some Medicines

October 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO, Oct. 17 (AP) — Harmful reactions to medicines, usually attributed to accidental overdoses and allergic reactions, send more than 700,000 Americans to emergency rooms each year, government research shows.

People over 65 faced the greatest risks.

The results, from 2004-5, represent the first two years of data from a national surveillance project on outpatient drug safety. The project was developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Holy mackerel! Fish is good for you

October 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

By Elizabeth Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal

Health-conscious consumers have long been vexed by whether the health benefits of seafood outweigh the risks from toxic substances, such as mercury. Now, two large federally-funded studies have weighed the evidence and reached a definitive conclusion: Eat fish.
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Thoughts of the day

October 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Now more than ever
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Think of all the things you’ve learned in your life. And just imagine how very much more there is that you can now learn based upon what you already know.

Consider how your own unique perspective has grown, matured and become more valuable over the years. Imagine all the possibilities that are even now opening up to you because of how far you’ve already come.
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Vitamin D Retards Breast Cancer Progression

October 17th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

By Crystal Phend, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
October 17, 2006

Review
LONDON, Oct. 17 — There’s more evidence suggesting that vitamin D may be protective against breast cancer progression, but the relationship remains less than definitive, researchers here said.

Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the major circulating form of vitamin D, were significantly higher in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer compared with those who had early-stage disease, according to a study reported online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.
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FDA approves new type of diabetes drug

October 17th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:23 PM BST

By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new diabetes drug that helps the body control blood sugar won U.S. approval on Tuesday, making it the first in a new class of pills that treat the disease without the weight gain seen with some other drugs.
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Thoughts of the day

October 17th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Courage of your convictions
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Listen to your critics and learn what you can from them. But don’t let them dissuade you from what you know is best.

A bright and shining vision has value only when you have the courage to follow it. When you know that it is the thing to do, then step up and do it.
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Fake diabetic blood test strips warning

October 16th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Washington

US health officials warned diabetics not to use counterfeit blood sugar test strips that were distributed nationwide and could provide inaccurate results.
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Breast cancer rates double in 20 years

October 16th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

October 16, 2006

NEW figures show breast cancer rates have doubled in 20 years but still not enough women are having regular mammograms Health Minister Tony Abbott says.

While new figures showed more women were surviving the leading cause of female cancer deaths, Mr Abbott said statistics showed only 56 per cent of women were having regular mammograms.
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Thoughts of the day

October 16th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, October 16, 2006

Cut the cables
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The energy you spend defending your limitations keeps those limitations solidly in place. But what if you put that energy into something else?

The effort you spend convincing others of your excuses, makes those excuses more real and more burdensome to you. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. OKs Alzheimer’s drug to treat severe dementia

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:28 PM BST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared Eisai Co. Ltd.’s blockbuster Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept, to treat severe dementia in patients with the degenerative brain disease.
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