Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - November 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-11-30 Thyroid treatments can set off radiation detectors 0 None
2004-11-30 Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) inhibits important pathways that spur cancer growth 0 None
2004-11-30 Having a job reduces likelihood of drug use 0 None
2004-11-30 Simple and inexpensive interventions can cut the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections 0 None
2004-11-30 African-Americans and the poor with work-related back injuries clearly fare worse 0 None
2004-11-30 Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may prove to be the definitive diagnostic test for bipolar disorder 0 None
2004-11-30 Cryotherapy and MRI shows tumors freezing in real time 0 None
2004-11-29 Type 1 diabetes could be prevented by a new nasal insulin vaccine 0 None
2004-11-29 Viral Genetics announces effects of VGV-1 in antiretroviral non-responding HIV infections 0 5
2004-11-29 Botox reduces pain and spasms during breast reconstruction after mastectomy 0 None
2004-11-29 Exposure to methamphetamine in the womb causes adverse developmental effects 0 None
2004-11-29 Unemployment can be deadly 0 None
2004-11-29 Racial discrimination may contribute to premature births 0 None
2004-11-29 Iris Murdoch's last novel reveals signs of the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-11-29 Autism results from failure of brain areas to work together 0 None
2004-11-29 People suffering from paralysis may be able to reprogram their brains to improve motor skills and to control artificial limbs 0 None
2004-11-29 Indoprofen may lead to new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy 0 None
2004-11-29 Functional magnetic resonance imaging may be more accurate than the polygraph for lie detection 0 None
2004-11-29 Spinal manipulation combined with exercise program offers effective treatment for back pain 0 None
2004-11-29 A new study will research the best way to treat women with psychosis who then become pregnant 0 None
2004-11-29 Drug combination of amodiaquine and sulfadoxinepyrimethamine might offer the optimal treatment for malaria 0 None
2004-11-29 Study finds that stomach cancer originates from bone marrow derived stem cells, rather than from stomach stem cells 0 None
2004-11-24 Cancer survival rates differ among ethnic groups in New Zealand 0 None
2004-11-24 U.S. pharmacists not opposed to importing drugs to lower patients' costs 0 None
2004-11-24 Stem cells derived from umbilical cords are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients 0 None
2004-11-24 Study highlights importance of pesticide worker dermal exposure 0 None
2004-11-24 Motorcycle-related injuries have been on the rise since 1997 0 None
2004-11-24 Study links a novel protein pathway to the aggressive progression of breast cancer 0 None
2004-11-24 Asthma study looks at genetic variation and influence response to microbial exposure 0 None
2004-11-24 More muscle facilitates the ability to regulate blood pressure 0 None
2004-11-24 Positive results of study with human lactoferrin 0 None
2004-11-24 Deaths caused by cardiovascular disease have decreased over the last 50 years 0 None
2004-11-24 Gillain-Barre syndrome following influenza vaccination has decreased over the past 12 years 0 None
2004-11-24 High-quality care for depression can improve productivity at work 0 None
2004-11-23 On average, American households waste 14 percent of their food purchases 0 4
2004-11-23 Battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure 0 None
2004-11-23 Parents are more likely to get a good night’s sleep if they take their babies out in the early afternoon 0 None
2004-11-23 Experimental compound prevents cholesterol gallstone disease 0 None
2004-11-23 New study examines whiplash injuries 0 None
2004-11-23 Positive benefits for the adult offspring of low-carb dieters 0 None
2004-11-23 Early results shed light on lung cancer screening advance 0 None
2004-11-23 Patients with knee osteoarthritis should avoid long term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 0 None
2004-11-23 Concealment of drugs in food and beverages in nursing homes is common 0 None
2004-11-23 Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis 0 None
2004-11-23 Long-term use of opioid prescriptions by veterans 0 None
2004-11-23 SSRI's increase risk of abnormal bleeding 0 None
2004-11-20 People living along the U.S.-Mexico border have higher rates of diabetes 0 None
2004-11-20 Study provides the first detailed description of errors by hospital staff nurses 0 None
2004-11-19 Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden 0 None
2004-11-19 Where you live affects what you eat 0 None
2004-11-18 U.S. nuclear power workers show no unexepected radiation related cancer 0 None
2004-11-18 Low dietary intake of folate may be a risk factor for severe depression 0 None
2004-11-18 Are HIV infection and personality linked? 0 None
2004-11-18 New genetic test has proven useful as a prognostic tool for ovarian cancer 0 None
2004-11-18 Eating apples may protect against Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism 0 None
2004-11-17 Sit down rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients 0 None
2004-11-16 Pediatricians not comfortable with complementary and alternative therapies 0 None
2004-11-16 Answer to the increase of flu cases may be extremely minute seasonal changes 0 None
2004-11-16 Concord grapes increase good cholesterol 0 None
2004-11-16 Startling new blood pressure findings - atherosclerosis slowed 0 None
2004-11-16 Troponin genes offer new insights to familial heart failure 0 None
2004-11-16 Keeping fit lowers C-Reactive protein in people with metabolic syndrome 0 None
2004-11-16 What makes beer taste so darn good to men, but vile to most women? 0 None
2004-11-16 Instructions provided with medicines is far too small for people with impaired or partially sighted vision to read 0 None
2004-11-16 Computer use may be linked to the development of glaucoma 0 None
2004-11-16 Novel enzyme in sperm is essential for spontaneous and independent movement 0 None
2004-11-16 Financial impact of diabetes on the American economy 0 4
2004-11-16 Combining radiation therapy with surgery and chemotherapy helps patients with rare forms of thyroid cancer live longer 0 None
2004-11-16 Breast cancer study seeks postmenopausal women 0 None
2004-11-16 Pioneering study shows that age, gender, neuroticism have little or no part to play in the development of musculoskeletal disorders 0 None
2004-11-15 Brain inflammation is a sign of autism 0 None
2004-11-14 Study clarifies BRCA1 and BRCA2 links with other cancers 0 None
2004-11-14 Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionados 0 None
2004-11-14 36% of cancer patients ages 65 and older participate in clinical trials 0 None
2004-11-14 New study has found that, even with prolonged sobriety, alcoholics will have difficulties completing tasks such as putting pieces of a puzzle together or map reading 0 None
2004-11-14 Uncoupling proteins in the human heart 0 None
2004-11-11 Heart bypass gets new source for replacement blood vessels 0 None
2004-11-11 HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors also protect against Malaria 0 None
2004-11-11 All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness 0 None
2004-11-11 The risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases the more a person drinks 0 None
2004-11-11 Heavy drinking after suffering a heart attack doubles risk of dying 0 None
2004-11-11 Four major U.S. ethnic groups less likely to have cholesterol controlled 0 None
2004-11-11 Atorvastatin slows down mental decline and improves depressive symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-11-11 Most food stamp beneficiaries can’t afford heart-healthy food 0 None
2004-11-11 Women with arrhythmias may also benefit from implantable cardioverter-defibrillators 0 None
2004-11-11 Too much vitamin supplementation could be harmful 0 3
2004-11-11 New test for heart surgery patients 0 None
2004-11-10 Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations 0 None
2004-11-10 New study shows significant improvements in self-reported pelvic pain and depression after hysterectomy 0 None
2004-11-10 Grandmothers who are caregivers to grandchildren are more prone to stress and depressive symptoms 0 None
2004-11-10 Abbott's investigational anti-interleukin-12 fully human monoclonal antibody in Crohn's disease study 0 None
2004-11-10 Smoking and high salt intake, but not tea and alcohol, implicated in acid reflux 0 None
2004-11-10 Metabolic syndrome associated with cognitive decline in elderly persons 0 None
2004-11-10 Calcium channel blocker reduces adverse cardiovascular events 0 None
2004-11-09 New beta blocker may help diabetic patients with high blood pressure 0 None
2004-11-09 New studies demonstrate efficacy of novel Lipoxin analog in laboratory models of Crohn's disease 0 None
2004-11-09 Zetia co-administered with Fenofibrate significantly reduced LDL ("bad") cholesterol in mixed hyperlipidemia patients 0 None
2004-11-09 Cancer forces tens of thousands into poverty 0 None
2004-11-09 BiDil demonstrates significant improvement in survival rates in African American heart failure patients 0 None
2004-11-09 Fresh insight into how teenage girls with anorexia nervosa really feel about themselves 0 4.5
2004-11-09 First ever study of parental role in children's cancer treatment 0 None
2004-11-08 Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve 0 None
2004-11-08 ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients 0 None
2004-11-08 Western diet linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in women 0 None
2004-11-08 Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who stop smoking may be able to improve their rate of survival 0 None
2004-11-08 New study to determine whether natural tomato oil may reverse or delay progression of prostate cancer 0 None
2004-11-08 Protease inhibitors used to treat HIV-1 infection may also be effective for treatment or prevention of malaria 0 None
2004-11-08 Antidepressants may help people quit smoking when used in conjunction with nicotine patches 0 None
2004-11-08 Rising professional liability insurance costs in Florida have had a major impact on the availability of health care services in rural areas 0 None
2004-11-08 MRI technique for measuring blood volume helps distinguish between abscesses and tumors in the brain 0 None
2004-11-08 Reviparin significantly reduces death and repeat heart attacks without increasing the risk of stroke 0 5
2004-11-08 Walnut supplementation favorably affects cholesterol and other lipids that are signs of cardiovascular risk 0 None
2004-11-08 One in six U.S. adults suffered from back pain every single day during the past month 0 None
2004-11-08 People active in their 50s and 60s about 35 percent less likely to die in the next eight years 0 None
2004-11-08 Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets 0 None
2004-11-08 High school students most likely to say they wanted to quit smoking to save money 0 None
2004-11-08 Stable weight significantly reduces risks of heart disease and development of metabolic syndrome 0 None
2004-11-08 Caspase levels associated with liver injury 0 None
2004-11-08 Prevalence of occult HBV in hemodialysis patients is 4 to 5 times higher than standard HBsAg testing would suggest 0 None
2004-11-08 Tobacco may trigger pancreatic cancer 0 None
2004-11-05 Remicade (infliximab) is able to reverse the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-11-05 Results of the largest study to date to identify the best ways to assess and treat elderly patients 0 None
2004-11-05 Atenolol beta-blocker may not be effective in reducing heart attacks 0 None
2004-11-05 Celebrex may one day be used to prevent and even treat breast tumors 0 None
2004-11-04 Study highlights the effectiveness of azithromycin (Zithromax) in reducing infection rates of trachoma 0 2
2004-11-04 Body's 'internal marijuana': A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson's? 0 None
2004-11-04 African American HIV patients treated by white doctors receive life-saving HIV medication later than those who have an African American doctor 0 None
2004-11-04 Quitting smoking can be made easier with long-term comprehensive drug and psychological interventions 0 None
2004-11-04 Study of infection prevention therapy for premature babies 0 None
2004-11-04 Need to belong influences adolescent workplace drug use 0 None
2004-11-04 Study reveals anti-arthritic effects of bee venom 0 None
2004-11-04 Study indicates potential of alendronate and estrogen progression of osteoarthritis 0 None
2004-11-04 Generic drugs are still a good buy 0 None
2004-11-04 Study shows possible solution to the current flu vaccine shortage 0 None
2004-11-04 Some allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer 0 None
2004-11-04 Study aims to improve information and support for older men with prostate cancer 0 None
2004-11-04 Novel health food composition proves highly effective 0 None
2004-11-03 Hard men don't smoke! 0 None
2004-11-03 Diet/cancer study not conclusive 0 None
2004-11-03 Health professionals fall short for Hepatitis C patients 0 None
2004-11-03 Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients 0 None
2004-11-03 Less risks for patients participating in early phase cancer drug trials 0 None
2004-11-03 Events that lead to disability among the elderly 0 None
2004-11-03 Influenza-associated morbidity and mortality increase with age, especially for individuals with high-risk conditions 0 None
2004-11-02 High-dose statin therapy for aggressive cholesterol-lowering outperforms typical care 0 None
2004-11-02 Smoking and coffee combined have a greater harmful effect on arteries and blood flow 0 None
2004-11-02 Immigrant mothers from Japan and South America knew less about child development than their European American counterparts 0 None
2004-11-02 Genetic link suggested in deaths from cardiac valve diseases 0 None
2004-11-01 An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder impairs awareness, perception and reasoning 0 None
2004-11-01 CT with multiplanar reconstruction provides a clear multi-dimensional view of tibial triplane fractures of the ankle 0 None
2004-11-01 New approaches for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C 0 None
2004-11-01 Expert panel see hope for stem cell use as diabetes cure 0 None
2004-11-01 Optimistic people have lower risk of cardiovascular problems 0 None
2004-11-01 New treatment option for patients who have moderately active ulcerative colitis 0 None
2004-11-01 Cigarette smoking can dramatically affect appetite and weight control 0 4.8
2004-11-01 Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be 0 None
2004-11-01 Comprehensive studies of sleep and medical intern performance 0 None
2004-11-01 Employees in workplaces with no smoking restrictions smoke five more cigarettes daily 0 None
2004-11-01 Infants born to women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), no more likely to develop congenital malformations 0 None
2004-11-01 New therapy under development for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome 0 None
2004-11-01 Patients are receiving initial diagnosis of celiac disease at an older age 0 None
2004-11-01 Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-11-01 Long-term medication and counseling helps smokers quit 0 None
2004-11-01 Electroconvulsive therapy improves quality of life in patients with major depression 0 1
2004-11-01 Smokers face a significant risk of developing colon polyps 0 None
2004-11-01 First ever study in hemodialysis patients to show stable hemoglobin levels 0 None
2004-11-01 Recovering alcoholics can remain sober for years 0 None


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