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Proceed To Article Researchers Seek Women With Premature Ovarian Failure For Testosterone Replacement Study
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are recruiting women who have premature ovarian failure — formerly known as premature menopause — to determine if restoring testosterone will help prevent osteoporosis. More...

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A generation ago, it was suggested that the time had come to "close the book" on infectious diseases. With the availability of a growing arsenal of antibiotics and vaccines, some policymakers argued that biomedical research resources should be diverted from infectious diseases to other concerns. Today, the folly of this position is clear: infectious diseases are the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years worldwide (one disability-adjusted life year is one lost year of healthy life). More...

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About a year ago, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published an atlas, the Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-94, showing the geographic patterns of cancer death rates in over 3,000 counties across the country over more than four decades. Except for the United States, few countries have mapped cancer mortality data over such an extensive time period and in such geographic detail, making it a unique resource. More...

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United Therapeutics Corporation announced today that it has completed enrollment in its phase III study of oral beraprost in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Approximately 116 patients in ten centers in the United States were randomized into the double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with moderate pulmonary hypertension. More...

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Information For Professionals: Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
The booklet answers questions about unexplained elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. This booklet covers the incidence, symptoms, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. Much of what is known about primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) stems from the research on patients involved in the Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Patient Registry. Findings from this study as well as information on plans for future research are presented. Practical suggestions are given for patients living with PPH. A resource section and glossary are included. More...

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