Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 247 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Sep-2003
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Anxious? depressed? Precursor to burning mouth syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS), a painful disorder affecting mostly women, is a constant and aggravating source of discomfort for more than 1 million adults. more

Treatment interruption shows no benefit in drug-resistant HIV infection
Prescribed interruptions in antiretroviral therapy -- so-called “drug holidays” -- may hasten disease progression in a subset of HIV-infected individuals, namely those whose treatment has been rendered significantly less effective by the development of resistance to multiple anti-HIV drugs (MDR-HIV). This was the finding in a study by researchers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). more


Environment: Americans among most misinformed about global warming
Despite huge differences in all kinds of resources, citizens of poorer developing countries have essentially the same level of knowledge about the sources of global warming as citizens of richer developed countries -- and that level isn't very high.  more

Subversive Streptococcus pyogenes bug strategy revealed
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have discovered how Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterium responsible for "flesh-eating" infections, gains a foothold in the body by subverting a key immune system cell.  more

Rat study shows exposure to ecstasy early in pregnancy induces brain, behavior changes
Researchers at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago have shown that 21-day-old rat pups exposed in the womb to the drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, often called Ecstasy) during a period corresponding to the first trimester in human pregnancy exhibit changes in brain chemistry and behavior.  more

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