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Although many cancer researchers believe that a cancer arises from a single aberrant cell, the same cancer may contain a diverse population of cells when it reaches a clinically detectable size.
Recently, the implications of this heterogeneity for causes and treatment of primary cancers and...
The First Annual International Congress for Interferon Research, held in Washington, DC, during the fall of 1980, left the impression that interferon as an anticancer drug was intriguing but unproved (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1981;245:109-116).
The second congress, held recently in San Francisco and,...
The child was scarcely more than a baby. Yet, at the age of 17 months, she had suffered a stroke that left residual weakness on her right side. However, for University of Cincinnati physicians, the real surprise involved the child's mother.
This 28-year old woman also had suffered a stroke while...
Though Americans often are chided for their tendency to overeat, there are many—particularly adolescent girls and menstruating women—who are not eating enough and whose preoccupation with "thinness" is damaging their health.
Nathan J. Smith, MD, professor of pediatrics and orthopedics in the...
The American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation (AMA-ERF) is offering scholarships in clinical nutrition to third- and fourth-year medical students who have completed the required clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and other fields.
The scholarship program consists...
Taste loss and salivary dysfunction are usually considered unavoidable complications of radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.
Now a new study, reported by a team of scientists from the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, shows that impaired taste and salivary function may...
Unable to corroborate in any major pharmacologic reference book or journal the claim by Drs Silverman and Lewis of "considerable medical success" attributable to phenylpropanolamine-containing diet-aid preparations, I can only marvel at their expression of faith in the safety and...
To the Editor.—
The editorial entitled "Phenylpropanolamine: An Over-the-Counter Amphetamine?" (1981; 245:1346) by Alan Blum, MD, emphasizes perceived problems with overthe-counter (OTC) medication yet disregards scientific evidence that helps assure the American public of both safety and...
To the Editor.—
From 1954 to 1966, I treated victims of Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) bites solely with horse serum-derived polyvalent antivenin. Loss of skin and muscle and crippling resulted from moderately severe and severe envenomations, even when ten to 20 vials of...
To the Editor.—
Zomepirac sodium is a potent nonnarcotic analgesic that has recently been introduced in the United States for the treatment of mild to moderately severe pain. We recently noted a case of stomatitis that was apparently related to zomepirac administration.
Report of a Case.—
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