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Rheumatic Fever Reports Increasing in the Utah Area

American Heart Association (AHA)

Rheumatic fever, which seemed almost eradicated in the United States in the early 1980s, is on the rise again, according to a report presented at the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions.

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Article ID: 9798

Test for genetic trait may indicate heart benefits of hormone replacement therapy

American Heart Association (AHA)

A new study shows that a woman's genetic makeup can reveal how well hormone replacement therapy will reduce her risk of developing heart disease.

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Article ID: 9781

Protein Switch May Turn on Heart Cells

American Heart Association (AHA)

Scientists are finding ways to switch on and off key proteins that may make heart cells come out of biological "dormancy" and replace the damaged cells that result from heart disease.

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Article ID: 9845

HIV-Infected Women May Need to Initiate Treatment Earlier Than Do Men

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have shown that if an HIV- infected woman has half the viral load level (the quantity of HIV-1 virus circulating in the bloodstream) of an infected man, she will develop AIDS as quickly as he. Similarly, if an HIV- infected woman's viral load level

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Article ID: 291

California Smokers' Helpline Services Teens Statewide

University of California San Diego

Teens who smoke, but want to quit can now receive help from the California Smokers' Helpline, a free, statewide, telephone-based tobacco cessation program developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Cancer Center and funded through the California Department of Health Services.

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Article ID: 290

UCI Tipsheet, November 1998

University of California, Irvine

News and features from the Univeristy of California, Irvine: 1) Old dogs and Alzheimer's: lessons from man's best friend, 2) 'Telemedicine' bridges gap between city and rural health agencies, 3) New book extols virtues of orphanages, 4) Data detectives dig for better diagnoses, new drugs

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Article ID: 9844

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Announces The "BREATHE" Program

AstraZeneca

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals today unveiled The "BREATHE" Program--Bringing Education on Asthma To Homes Everywhere--- a new national asthma education initiative focusing on families who face the task of managing asthma. In partnership with the Magic Johnson Foundation, The BREATHE Program will educate children and parents on the impact of asthma in urban environments.

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Long-Awaited Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A team of scientists has isolated and identified human stem cells and proved them capable of forming the fundamental tissues that give rise to distinct human cells such as muscle, bone and nerve. This feat has for decades been one of basic science's holy grails, and while scientists have found stem cells in mice and higher animals, this is believed to be the first time researchers have cultured human embryonic stem cells.

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Article ID: 295

Amnesia after Sex: More than a Washington Phenomenon

Johns Hopkins Medicine

If President Clinton had known what a pair of Johns Hopkins doctors recently learned from two patients with a temporary form of amnesia, charges that he lied about sex might be moot.

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6-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 286

New Recommendations on Aspirin and Heart Disease

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) today released a new consensus statement on antithrombotic therapy which included a recommendation that aspirin be considered as a means of preventing heart attacks in individuals age 50 and over even if they have only one major risk factor for heart disease.

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