Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 109 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Apr-2003
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Urgent global market withdrawal: Gynecare Intergel Adhesion Prevention Solution voluntarily withdrawn from the market
Gynecare Worldwide, a division of Ethicon Inc. of Somerville, New Jersey, notified FDA that they are voluntarily withdrawing "Gynecare Intergel Adhesion Pevention Solution" from the global market and are urging customers to immediately stop using this device.  more

Breathing better: Action plans keep asthma in check
During the mid-1980s, Sandra Fusco-Walker's life was filled with sleepless nights, ruined vacations, emergency room visits, and her children's frequent school absences. Two of her three children--all under age 6 at the time--had asthma. more


Asthma management in schools
Several federal agencies and dozens of professional and patient advocacy groups are helping schools develop asthma management programs. Across the country, 53 million young people attend schools, and almost 9 million children under 18 have been diagnosed with asthma.  more

Key to hepatitis virus persistence found
Scientists at two Texas universities have discovered how hepatitis C virus thwarts immune system efforts to eliminate it. The finding, published online today in ScienceExpress, could lead to more effective treatments for liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus. more

Sloppy repair helps tuberculosis bug resist drugs
Shoddy work by a DNA-repair enzyme allows tuberculosis-causing bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance, scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have discovered.  more

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