Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

Mosquitoes To be Used To Produce Vaccine

June 14, 2009


A vaccine made of living malaria parasites is on the way to fight the disease. Because malaria parasites are found in the insects’ salivary glands, scientists believe they can use the mosquitoes themselves to produce this vaccine. Malaria kills almost 1 million people worldwide every year,  mainly in Africa. Instead of just using nets and insecticide […]

Antidepressant Drug For Autism Failed

June 8, 2009


According to a recent study Celexa a known anti -depressant drug used to treat autism failed a study. Researchers studied 149 autistic children age 2-17.  They were given either 20mg of celexa for 12 weeks or a placebo.  Symptoms during treatment were assessed and rated on a score of 1-7, ( 7  being the most […]

Breast Cancer Risk Raised With Drug Combo

June 2, 2009


Certain antidepressants when used  by breast cancer survivors  taking tamoxifen may cause the disease to return. Researchers examined medical records  and selected: 945 women taking the drug tamoxifen alone 353 women taking tamoxifen plus antidepressants. These took the combination for about a year. Result: Breast cancer returned in 7% of women taking tamoxifen alone.  Breast cancer […]

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