Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 348 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Dec-2003
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Security duties in Northern Ireland and the mental health of soldiers: Prospective study
Security duties in Northern Ireland may be damaging to soldiers' mental health, say researchers in this week's BMJ.  more

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Use of oral fluid analysis may be an effective alternative to urinalysis in detecting drug use
A recently published study in the December issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence indicates that the use of oral fluid analysis may be an effective alternative to urinalysis in detecting drug use in a opiate treatment setting.  more

 


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Database study yields new insights into arthritis drug
Researchers at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have analyzed a national database of VA patients to investigate the effects of the rheumatoid arthritis drug leflunomide in the first years after its approval. more

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Prescribing information: Arava (leflunomide)
Arava is a DMARD (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Arava comes in a convenient once-daily oral dose and delivers effective control with fast, sustained results.  more

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Positive results reported on new Ebola treatment
U.S. Army scientists reported yesterday the first successful treatment of monkeys infected with Ebola, according to the New York Times. more

 
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