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Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, AIDS, Cidofovir, Cytomegalovirus, Retinitis, Blindness, Ophthalmology

Drug Slows Blidness in AIDS Patients

AIDS patients facing blindness from a virus infection may respond to the drug cidofovir, according to results of a multicenter study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher.


Tobacco, Children, State Legislation, American Lung Association, Smoking

States Protecting Children from Tobacco

Washington, D.C., March 5, 1997 -- The most comprehensive survey of current state tobacco control laws ever compiled shows that in 1996, states all across the nation moved aggressively to reduce tobacco use, particularly among children. This action came in the form of new laws, regulations and ballot initiatives. States raised their tobacco excise taxes, increased penalties for illegal sales of tobacco products to minors and sought to make tobacco companies more accountable for their actions.


Poison, Awareness, Internet, Prevention, Week, Children

Poison prevention Web site for kids

U-M graduate students create the site at


Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke

Stroke May Increase Risk Of Alzheimer'S Symptoms

Small strokes may produce and intensify the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to an article in this week's AD theme issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


Alzheimer's Disease, Drugs

Drug Treatments For Alzheimer'S Disease

Using drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) can temporarily improve the cognitive ability of patients, but do not slow the progression of the disease, according to Peter J. Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Alzheimer's Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio.


Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiver

Coping: Alzheimer'S Disease One Day At A Time

The family physician can play a key role in helping patients and their families deal with Alzheimer's disease, according to the director of one of the busiest Alzheimer's facilities in the nation.


Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

Family Members Slow To Recognize Dementia

One out of five families with a demented family member is unable to recognize the signs of dementia in a loved one, according to an article in this week's Alzheimer's disease (AD) theme issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Dementia is an acquired decline in all areas of mental ability.


Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Divorce, Physicians, Specialties, Psychiatry, Surgery, Medical, School

Physicians' Divorce Linked To Specialty Choice

A Johns Hopkins study finds that physicians in some specialties -- chiefly psychiatry and surgery -- are at higher risk for divorce than their medical brethren in other fields. But the results do not support the common view that job-related anxiety and depression are linked to marital breakup.


Upenn, Obesity, Race, Metabolism

UPENN>Obesity and Race

At rest, overweight African American women burn fewer calories than overweight Caucasian women, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The findings are among the first to suggest that biological factors may be partly responsible for higher rates of obesity in black women.


Concussion, Sports, Trigeminal, Neuralgia, Tic, Douloureux, Gamma, Knife

Neurology News Briefs [Part 2]

Neurology News Briefs: 1) Proper Management of Sports-Related Concussion Can Prevent Years of Chronic Headaches, Confusion and Memory Loss 2) Radiosurgery Proven Safe, Effective Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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