The News Review:
- Approach For Possibly Eradicating HIV Infection Discovered
- DNA Template Could Explain Evolutionary Shifts
- $2.5B spent cures elude
- Magryta column: Go outside and play
- UST quarantines bldg St. Paul’s-Makati suspends classes
Approach For Possibly Eradicating HIV Infection Discovered
Science Daily (press release)
Medical advancements in the past 20 years have significantly increased the survival rates of AIDS patients. In fact approximately 90 percent of patients infected with AIDS can survive with the disease as long as they are treated with a complex series of antiretroviral drugs. "Current medications allow us to control HIV and limit its progression in most cases" explained Rafick-Pierre Sékaly Ph.
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DNA Template Could Explain Evolutionary Shifts
Science Daily (press release)
thers who took part in this research include Mehrdad Khajavi of BCM Anne M Connolly of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. and Charles F Towne and Sat Dev Batish of Athena Diagnostics in Worcester Mass. Funding for this work came from the Charcot Marie Tooth Association and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Adapted from materials provided by.
$2.5B spent cures elude
The results were good enough for the federal center to grant $2. 1 million for a bigger study in 500 people that is under way now. Alternative medicine research also is complicated by the subjective nature of many of the things being studied. Pain memory cravings anxiety and fatigue are symptoms that people tolerate and experience in widely different ways. Take a question like “Does yoga work for back pain?” said Margaret Chesney a psychologist who is associate director of the federally funded Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland. “What kind of yoga? What kind of back pain?” And what does it mean to “work” – to help someone avoid surgery hold a job or need less medication?Some things – the body meridians that acupuncturists say they follow or energy forces that healers say they manipulate – cannot be measured and many scientists question their existence. Studying herbals is tough because they are not standardized as prescription drugs are required to be.
Magryta column: Go outside and play
Bach wrote a very nice synopsis of this topic in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002. Being outside provides many with a sense of well being and happiness. The mind and its sense of wellness have a direct effect on disease progression. Taking a walk in the park or playing in the backyard with nature provides a happy feeling.
UST quarantines bldg St. Paul’s-Makati suspends classes
ABS CBN News
The University of Santo Tomas in España Manila suspended classes of medicine nursing and rehab students after a student from the College of Medicine and Surgery tested positive for A (H1N1). In a statement UST Secretary-General Rev. Isidro Abano said the school has cordoned off the Saint Martin de Porres building which houses the Colleges of Medicine and Surgery Nursing and Rehabilitation and Sciences until June 29. The school said satellite offices of the three colleges will be opened in an adjacent building. Abano said UST has started an information drive about Influenza A (H1N1) inside the campus.