October 11, 1994 |
A new version of a genetically engineered drug called beta-interferon can reduce the incidence of relapses of multiple sclerosis and slow the progression of the disease, researchers said Monday at a meeting of the American Neurological Assn. The drug is aimed at a relapsing type of MS that affects about 75,000 to 140,000 Americans. In all, about 250,000 to 350,000 Americans have MS.
June 14, 2006 |
The antidepressant Prozac works no better than a placebo in preventing relapses in patients with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to a study released Tuesday. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. sent researchers back to square one in the search for drugs to treat the intractable disorder, which affects mostly women and adolescent girls. "This is not good news," said Marsha Marcus, an eating disorder specialist at the University of Pittsburgh who was not involved in the study.
February 21, 1989 |
It happened recently to Kitty Dukakis and Drew Barrymore. It plagued Elizabeth Taylor for years. And it has sent hundreds of less well-known folks into a similar downward spiral, one that for some has ended in death. The problem is relapse, the reoccurrence of an addiction. It is a surprisingly common experience among recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. It is not well understood by the public or by many clinicians in the field.
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May 7, 1987 |
County officials are preparing to open Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar and begin admitting patients at 7 a.m. Saturday, despite a bureaucratic "glitch" holding up the issuance of the hospital's operating license. The announcement Wednesday by hospital Administrator Douglas Bagley came several days after he was told by the state Department of Health Services that the $120-million Los Angeles County hospital had passed its final licensing inspection.
July 2, 1994 |
Tennis players who win at the U.S. Olympic Festival are asking for trouble. The top players often end up playing two, sometimes three matches a day as mixed doubles is followed by singles competition, which is followed by regular doubles. The more you win, the more you play, leaving precious little rest for the weary. Ania Bleszynski learned that lesson the hard way last year when the heat and humidity of San Antonio, Tex., left her wilted in the medal rounds. Well Ania, welcome to the St.
November 20, 1987 |
Charles White doesn't remember all the details of Aug. 21. He remembers leaving the Rams' training camp in Fullerton the previous night with a man he wouldn't identify. They went someplace in Brea. White said he hadn't used cocaine in about six months before that day. But he had been drinking, which triggers a relapse in many drug abusers. "Alcohol plays a role for most recovering addicts," White said. "People go out and say they can have a little drink, and next thing you know . . .
October 24, 1998 |
Just as Mexico's banks were beginning to recover this year from the self-inflicted wounds of the mid-1990s peso crisis, the spread of global economic ills has threatened to reinfect the nation's still-feeble banking system. Only this year did the banks, digging themselves out from under a deluge of unpayable loans, resume lending. Now lending has virtually stopped again as interest rates soared from about 20% to more than 40% in some cases--raising the specter of yet more loans going bad.
October 8, 2007 |
People come into Andrew Leuchter's office, saying they're better, saying they want to stop. "Oh, gosh, it happens all the time," says Leuchter, a psychiatrist at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. "They say they feel OK, that they don't need drugs or any other help, and that they've recovered. On one hand that's very encouraging, but on the other hand we have to be very careful, because the cost of being wrong -- if they are not ready -- can be very high."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1994 |
Public health officials said Friday they are ordering yet another round of tuberculosis testing for students and staff at La Quinta High School following the discovery that a senior undergoing treatment for the disease had a relapse and is contagious. Letters were sent home with 146 students who had closest contact with the infected girl to obtain parental permission to do the tests, Garden Grove Unified School District spokesman Alan Trudell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001 |
Comedian Paula Poundstone, serving five years' probation for endangering her adopted and foster children, was briefly jailed Tuesday after suffering a relapse during court-ordered drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Poundstone was handcuffed by a bailiff and taken into custody at the direction of Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Kamins following a morning hearing.