Thursday, September 23, 2004

Entrez PubMed
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Great site for searching.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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Mediterranean Diet Improves Survival in ElderlySept. 21, 2004 — Among 70- to 90-year-olds, adherence to a Mediterranean diet and healthful lifestyle is associated with a more than 50% lower rate of all-cause and cause-specific mortality, according to the results of a cohort study published in the Sept. 22 issue of JAMA.
Practice Parameters: Evaluation of the Newer Antiepileptic Drugs: "panel assembled by the American Academy of Neurology compiled these two practice parameters as clinical practice guidelines on the use of seven of the eight antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the U.S. between 1993 and 2000: gabapentin, lamotrigine, topiramate, tiagabine, oxcarbazepine, levetiracetam, and zonisamide. (The eighth, felbamate, was reviewed previously because of idiosyncratic systemic reactions not shared by the others; Epilepsia 1999; 40:803.) The panel systematically reviewed studies relevant to newly diagnosed and to medically refractory epilepsy, focusing on controlled clinical trials."

Monday, September 20, 2004

EU Could Face Flu Crisis -- Health Commissioner: "AMSTERDAM (Reuters) Sept 17 - The European Union could face a 21st century flu crisis killing millions of people if human and animal viruses were to converge, the bloc's health commissioner warned on Friday"

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Wisconsin Medical Society - Savant Articles: "Savant Syndrome: Articles"

Friday, September 17, 2004

Statins May Be Particularly Useful in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: "Statins May Be Particularly Useful in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Sept 16 - Treatment with pravastatin reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with or at risk for heart disease and concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a report in the September 21st issue of Circulation"

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Urinary, Bowel, Sexual Problems Persist Long After Localized Prostate...: "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Sept 14 - Treatment-specific complications relating to urinary, bowel, and sexual function persist 5 years after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for clinically localized prostate cancer, results of a study in the September 15th Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicate."
Erythromycin Plus Antihypertensives Increase Risk of Sudden...
Sept. 9, 2004 — Oral erythromycin alone doubles the risk of sudden cardiac death, but when combined with the antihypertensives diltiazem or verapamil, the risk rises fivefold, according to the results of a study published in the Sept. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Turmeric May Protect Against Leukemia
Birth Defect Risk Seen Higher With Older Epilepsy Drugs
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Friday, September 10, 2004

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS and the BRAIN: "Many of us are puzzled by the phenomenal increase in the number of children who have ADD, ADHD, learning struggles, and problems with behavior. We have seen a threefold increase in the use of Ritalin and antidepressants in children. As a special education teacher in the public schools, and as a consultant to private schools and homeschool parents, I have seen this dramatic increase in bright, wonderful, struggling children. In a class I was recently teaching to students in elementary, secondary, and special education in a Denver area college, the discussion centered on why we are seeing this population grow so rapidly. Maybe you have been wondering about this, too."
Essential Fatty Acids Shown To Improve Performance in Children With ADHD and Dyslexia
n the February issue of Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, researchers A. Richardson and B. Puri reported the results of their pilot study on the effects of essential fatty-acid supplementation on 41 learning-disabled boys and girls (aged 8-12) with symptoms of dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Thursday, September 09, 2004

MSNBC - Are you an adult with ADHD?: "Evelyn Green was in her mid-30s when doctors told her that her young son, Perry, had attention deficit disorder. The real surprise came, however, when she began to research the condition. She recognized not only the 7-year-old boy's inattentive and disorganized behavior: She saw herself."

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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