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Studies in culture and in animals lend support, Charleston (SC) investigators say, to suggestions that some human cadaveric bone marrow eventually might be "banked" for later transplantation to treat immunologic and blood disorders.
Several hundred bone marrow transplants have been done in the...
Favorable assessments of two treatments for hyperthyroidism were presented at the recent meeting of the American Thyroid Association. Colum Gorman, MB, PhD, consultant in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, reported that single-dose treatment with the radioactive isotope iodine...
At the meeting of the American Thyroid Association, research was also presented that gave insights into two aspects of thyroid physiology: one paper explored a possible mechanism for the ocular complications in Graves' disease, and two other presentations demonstrated an enzymatic reaction that...
Americans, appalled by crime statistics, suggest that "you're not even safe in your own home." The US Department of Commerce, for a different reason, tends to agree.
Rather than crime, the commerce department has been looking at the danger to Americans from fire. If the problem continues as it...
Pediatricians, psychiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and otolaryngologists are among those physicians who will be consulted more often by educators and parents under the mandates of a new law (effective since Sept 1) delineating the rights of "exceptional children."
Known as Public Law (PL)...
There's a health trade-off in the expanding global use of nitrogen fertilizers, a National Research Council panel says.
On one hand, this panel told the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen fertilizers help boost crop production and thus help improve the nutritional health status of many...
To the Editor.—
Reports of exotic traumatic neuropathies have long been a favorite in the Letters section of The Journal. The following case deals with the common problem of a stretch injury to the brachial plexus and is reported to illustrate a practical consideration in the management of this...
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