Volume 7 Issue 141
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Lifesaving allergy drug out of reach for many in need

Self-injectable epinephrine – used for treating anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction – is unavailable for adults and children in many countries, unavailable in doses for infants anywhere in the world and where it is available, it may be inadequately administered in some adults, especially women. more  

Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection

Corneal transplant patients who suffer from eye allergies are at a significantly higher risk of transplant failure than those without allergies, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown. more

Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk

The premature use of stem cell therapy could put many patients at risk of viral or prion diseases unless appropriate safety systems are in place, warn experts in this week’s BMJ. more  

Genetic variant leads to premature balding in men

It begins with receding hairlines, the forehead becomes higher, the hair at the back of the man's head gets thinner and thinner. Every second man suffers from greater or lesser hair loss. There are hardly any successful counter-measures – despite an enormous range of obscure lotions and tinctures. more

Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines  

Seventy-two per cent of migraine sufferers in a clinical trial experienced either 'substantial' or 'noticeable' improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment, defying historical skepticism of chiropractics by some medical practitioners. more

Don't let your mouth pollute your clean heart 

Researchers have found evidence that the amount of bacteria in subgingival plaques, the deep plaques in periodontal pockets and around the teeth, may contribute to an individual's risk of a heart attack, according to two studies appearing the Journal of Periodontology. These studies further researchers understanding that periodontal bacteria may increase the risk for heart disease. more

New polysaccharide may help combat multidrug resistance in cancer

In a recent study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, scientists report that a molecule previously thought to play a purely structural and inert role in cells is actually involved in multidrug resistance in cancer. Using antagonists for this molecule, the researchers were able to sensitize drug resistant breast cancer cells to chemotherapeutic drug treatment. more


Self-injectable epinephrine: Not widely available