Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 172 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-June-2003
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Many patients are not satisfied with electroconvulsive therapy
Around 11,000 people receive electroconvulsive therapy in England each year, yet controversy exists as to whether treatment is beneficial and whether patients are satisfied with it.  more

FDA approves pediatric doses of Atropen
The Food and Drug Administration today approved new dosage forms of the Atropen (atropine autoinjector) for use in children and adolescents exposed to certain nerve agents or insecticides. The Atropen has been approved since 1973 for use in adults.  more


Ovarian cancer cells killed by new drug
Doctors in Europe are hopeful that a new drug, which acts in a different way from other drugs, will be effective for ovarian cancer.  more

New approach offers hope to patients with rectal cancer
The outlook for patients with advanced rectal cancer is looking more promising with a new treatment approach developed by Professor Andres Cervantes' team in Spain.  more

New treatment approach may help patients with eczema
For patients with eczema, applying fluticasone propionate cream twice a week, alongside daily emollient treatment, significantly reduces the risk of relapse, say researchers in this week's BMJ. more

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