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2011-12-06 23:27:26

A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids — the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana — to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study, also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages. More than 76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for...

2011-08-18 15:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several Prolia® (denosumab) studies, including eight year efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 extension study in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis with low bone mineral density (BMD), at the 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. from Sept. 16-20, 2011. "The breadth of data being...

2011-08-10 22:49:26

One cites less dependency on oil, the other new farming practices Two new UC Irvine papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, unexpectedly leveled off near the end of the 20th century. They appear today in the journal Nature. Both note that after decades of increases due to worldwide industry and agriculture, the tapering off of the hazardous hydrocarbon in the atmosphere "“ which began in the 1980s "“ was remarkable. "It was an...

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2011-07-02 07:12:47

The sun and the solar system's rocky inner planets, including the Earth, may have formed differently than previously thought, according to UCLA scientists and colleagues analyzing samples returned by NASA's Genesis mission. The data from Genesis, which collected material from the solar wind blowing from the sun, reveal differences between the sun and planets with regard to oxygen and nitrogen, two of the most abundant elements in our solar system, the researchers report in two studies in the...

2011-05-18 17:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that the company will present results from ten separate studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place June 3-7, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company markets the widely-adopted Oncotype DX® breast cancer test, which is clinically validated to predict chemotherapy benefit as well as the likelihood of recurrence in...

2011-05-06 14:42:19

The May issue of JAMIA, the top-ranked journal reporting on informatics in biomedical and health informatics, features new scientific research"”in print and online"”on healthcare's hottest HIT-related topics, written by prominent experts working in health and biomedicine. Editor-in chief Lucila Ocho-Machado bullets some of the rich content in the newly released, current issue:     * "A secure protocol for protecting the identity of providers when disclosing data for...

2010-12-03 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that the company will present results from seven studies at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), taking place December 8-12, 2010 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. All of the studies analyze the company's Oncotype DX® breast cancer test, which is a multi-gene expression test that physicians currently use to predict the...

2010-05-18 13:38:16

Common tests of kidney function and damage predict the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and all causes, according to a paper from the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium, established last year by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). This analysis of 21 studies from 14 countries found that a common blood test to estimate kidney function and a urine test measuring protein (albumin) to estimate kidney damage were strongly related to mortality risk. The results...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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