Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 198 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-July-2003
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Revised guidelines will ease selection of HIV/AIDS treatments
A new update of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, will make it easier for clinicians and HIV-infected individuals to select an appropriate treatment regimen from among the expanding choices of anti-HIV medications.  more

Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in HIV-Infected adults and adolescents
The information in this document was developed by the Panel on Clinical Practices for the Treatment of HIV Infection, which is convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in conjunction with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. more


Stanford research demonstrates that antidepressants could alleviate compulsive shopping disorder
While a trip to the mall may mean a sweater or new CD for most of us, it has ominous implications for the thousands of Americans who suffer from compulsive shopping disorder, a condition marked by binge shopping and subsequent financial hardship. Now Stanford University Medical Center researchers have found that a drug commonly prescribed as an antidepressant may be able to curb the uncontrollable shopping urges.  more

Simple genetic test can determine if chemotherapy will be effective treatment for a patient's colon cancer
A new Canadian-led study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a simple genetic test can determine if chemotherapy will be effective in treating a patient's colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in North America.  more

Scientist proposes new theory of aging
A new theory suggests that natural selection favors animals capable of devoting energy and resources to insuring survival of the next generation. After birth, all mammals including primates, all birds, many insects and some fish nurture their offspring. In certain primates, the gender that provides the primary care to offspring tends to have a higher life expectancy. This suggests that nurturing behavior and longevity evolved together over time.  more

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