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In An the Nov 13, 1981, issue of JAMA, MEDICAL NEWS ran a story on the as yet unapproved hepatitis B vaccine that carried the headline, "Looks Like Smooth Sailing for Experimental Hepatitis B Vaccine."
Now the waters have gotten a little choppy. Although almost a million doses of the vaccine...
Endometriosis usually is suspected early in the differential diagnosis of moderate to severe pelvic area pain in premenopausal women. But it also should be considered as a possible cause of low-back and lower-extremity pain as well as of certain neurological deficits, according to physicians at...
"I am thoroughly exhausted from the excitement." The speaker: H. John Evans, MB, chair, Medical Research Council Clinical and Population Cytogenetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland. The occasion: a summary of a recent two-day symposium in Chicago entitled "Chromosomes and...
A technique that has facilitated the rapid sorting of blood cells promises to increase dramatically the numbers of chromosomes available for analysis.
The procedure, called flow cytometry, was explained by Anthony V. Carrano, PhD, section leader for cell biology and mutagenesis, Lawrence...
Working outside the home may be good for women's health as far as certain risk factors for coronary heart disease are concerned.
Evidence for this view comes from a study of almost 700 housewives and women with outside employment by a team from the University of Texas Health Science Center at...
Like many physicians who treat liver disease, surgeon John L. Cameron, MD, and internist Willis C. Maddrey, MD, have long been concerned with the lack of specific therapy for patients with sclerosing cholangitis. Multiple strictures and small fibrotic ducts characterize this chronic inflammatory...
A few hours earlier, she had been a happy, smiling, beautiful blonde 2 1/2-year-old, with the innocence befitting her tender age. While playing with her 5-year-old brother, they chose to use their parents' bed as a trampoline, as nearly every child has. In a moment of sisterly pique, she hit her...
A year ago, I fell asleep at midday while driving and demolished my car. It was eventually determined that I was one of an estimated 50 million people with sleep apnea. A permanent tracheostomy was performed so that I could breathe through the tube at night (the tube is plugged during the day)....
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