Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 138 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-May-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-May-2004
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Body fat and its role in breast cancer
Among factors that influence breast cancer risk, body fat has been shown to play a role, but studies on fat distribution are uncertain. A new large-scale study conducted in Europe and published May 17, 2004 in the online edition of the International Journal of Cancer.  more

Significant benefits of Fuzeon for wide range of pre-treated HIV/AIDS patients
New international consensus guidelines for Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) are published today in AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society. These guidelines are vital because they balance the significant benefits of Fuzeon with the need for self-injection and also provide a clear framework for Fuzeon use. more

Prescribing information: Fuzeon (enfuvirtide)
Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced patients with evidence of HIV-1 replication despite ongoing antiretroviral therapy.  more


Adjuvant therapy - Options for women after breast cancer
Even after successful breast cancer surgery and radiation, there’s a chance that some cancer cells remain. To reduce the risk of recurrence, many women opt for adjuvant therapy, additional treatment when there are no visible signs of cancer.  more

New discovery helps amnesiacs keep their memories
Amnesia sufferers can lose their short-term memories within one minute of the initial thought. While such things as head injuries and strokes are known to cause amnesia, very little is known about why such severe memory loss occurs. However, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has discovered that some amnesiacs can maintain their memories for a longer period of time if they spend time sitting in a dark, quiet room.  more

Research breakthrough in possible treatment for Huntington's Disease
Medical researchers may have discovered a way to control the debilitating condition, Huntington’s Disease, which currently has no cure.  more

Information for patients: Huntington's disease
Huntington's disease (HD) results from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells, called neurons, in certain areas of the brain. This degeneration causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties, and emotional disturbance. HD is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a mutation in the normal gene.  more

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