Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 226 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Aug-2003
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Creatine dietary supplement can give a significant boost to both working memory and general intelligence
Research undertaken by scientists at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University in Australia has shown that taking creatine, a compound found in muscle tissue, as a dietary supplement can give a significant boost to both working memory and general intelligence.  more

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FDA approves new drug for lowering cholesterol
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Crestor (rosuvastatin) to lower cholesterol. more

 


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FDA approves Photofrin for treatment of pre-cancerous lesions in Barrett’s esophagus
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Photofrin (porfimer sodium) Injection for the ablation of precancerous lesions (high-grade dysplasia) in Barrett's esophagus patients who do not undergo surgery to remove the esophagus (esophagectomy).  more

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Information for patients: Barrett's esophagus
While Barrett's esophagus may cause no symptoms itself, a small number of people with this condition develop a relatively rare but often deadly type of cancer of the esophagus called esophageal adenocarcinoma. Barrett's esophagus is estimated to affect about 700,000 adults in the United States. more

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FDA approves stair-climbing wheelchair
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a battery-powered wheelchair that relies on a computerized system of sensors, gyroscopes and electric motors to allow indoor and outdoor use on stairs, as well as on level and uneven surfaces. more

 
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