Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - June 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-06-30 Why lost weight returns after dieting 0 None
2004-06-30 Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart 0 None
2004-06-30 In Australia hip fracture numbers are expected to double over 29 years and quadruple in 56 years 0 None
2004-06-29 The full effects of passive smoking may have been underestimated 0 None
2004-06-29 Gene mutation gradually causes devastating effects on cellular structure and function in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome 0 None
2004-06-29 Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart 0 None
2004-06-29 12 sites testing a new vaccine to prevent anthrax 0 None
2004-06-29 Study aims to develop a new approach to the treatment of self-harm 0 None
2004-06-29 Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol 0 None
2004-06-29 Studies show new massage and physical therapy technique increased pregnancy rates in infertile women 0 1.5
2004-06-29 Canadian Alzheimer Society responds to donepezil study 0 None
2004-06-28 62 percent of frequent antihistamine users did not test positive for allergies 0 None
2004-06-28 Two thirds of parents with babies born from donated embryos don't plan to tell their children about their origins 0 None
2004-06-26 Prescription pain medications may slow healing process in shoulder operations 0 5
2004-06-25 A single dose of a test vaccine sprayed into the nose protects monkeys against the SARS virus 0 None
2004-06-25 Better stroke care could save thousands of lives every year 0 None
2004-06-25 Senior citizens cutting back on medications due to high costs 0 None
2004-06-25 Alzheimer’s Society expresses concern over new study on dementia drug effectiveness, published in The Lancet 0 None
2004-06-24 Treatment of cytomegalovirus remains a priority in order to improve the prognosis for people with HIV-1 infection 0 None
2004-06-24 Most Alzheimer's drugs don't work 0 None
2004-06-24 There are 9.8 million cancer survivors in the United States 0 None
2004-06-24 Police are less likely to make an arrest when they encounter an incident of juvenile prostitution 0 None
2004-06-24 Stubbing out smoking in all American workplaces would save more than 2,420 lives and $280 million 0 None
2004-06-24 Newborns are more susceptible to DNA damage from pollution than their mothers 0 None
2004-06-23 Findings from WHI memory study may not directly apply to newly menopausal women 0 None
2004-06-23 More than half of Canadian caregivers struggle to get their baby to sleep 0 None
2004-06-23 Delayed brain development and its interaction with puberty key to learning difficulties 0 None
2004-06-23 Trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats 0 None
2004-06-23 Voluntary work associated with worse-than-normal physical health 0 None
2004-06-22 Staying stress free in your twenties reduces high blood pressure risk later on 0 None
2004-06-21 Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment 0 None
2004-06-21 Cutting down on cigarettes may actually increase consumption of smoke, carbon monoxide and nicotine 0 None
2004-06-21 Bionomics and Nanogen reach milestone on the development of genetic tests for serious forms of childhood epilepsy 0 None
2004-06-21 More than half of head and neck cancer patients disabled by cancer or by cancer treatment 0 None
2004-06-21 Pacific Island nations have among the highest traffic-related death tolls in the world 0 None
2004-06-21 Pharmaxis completes interim analysis on Bronchitol study 0 None
2004-06-21 Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function 0 None
2004-06-21 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, a rapid, targeted, drug-free treatment option for depression 0 None
2004-06-20 Prescription of beta-agonist drugs for asthma could be endangering patients 0 None
2004-06-20 Hip fractures – less common but more numerous in an ageing nation 0 None
2004-06-17 UK Rates of acute pancreatitis have doubled over the past 30 years 0 None
2004-06-17 Valsartan may reduce cardiac illness and death 0 None
2004-06-17 Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-06-17 Regular use of beta-agonist drugs for asthma could be endangering their patients 0 None
2004-06-16 Lower rates of sudden death among women may be related to gender differences in heart arrhythmias 0 None
2004-06-16 World's largest study into intensive care 0 None
2004-06-16 Cyberonics announces two new Phase IV epilepsy studies 0 None
2004-06-15 Echinacea may do nothing for that runny nose 0 None
2004-06-15 Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms 0 None
2004-06-15 Statins don't always lower cholesterol 0 None
2004-06-15 In-person driver license renewal saves lives in elderly road users 0 None
2004-06-15 New target to stop breast cancer growth 0 None
2004-06-15 SARS siRNA studied further to help many respiratory diseases including lung cancer 0 None
2004-06-15 Inhibiting the expression of acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) may be effective in controlling asthma 0 None
2004-06-15 Second language that can be learned quickly and with amazing ease 0 None
2004-06-15 New report outlines New Yorkers health problems 0 None
2004-06-14 Eye drops may prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans 0 None
2004-06-14 Size and shape of synapses among neurons in the cerebral cortex determine long term memory capability 0 None
2004-06-14 Racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the elderly were less likely to enroll in cancer clinical trials than whites, men, and younger patients 0 None
2004-06-11 Body fat not always bad 0 None
2004-06-11 Dramatic increase in thyroid cancers following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster 0 None
2004-06-11 U.S.$2.8 to study a virus associated with respiratory infections 0 None
2004-06-11 African Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases at a rate about five times higher than the rest of the U.S. population 0 None
2004-06-11 Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance 0 None
2004-06-10 Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-06-10 High vitamin C intake may protect against rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-06-09 Study shows 82 percent of U.S. homes have mouse allergens 0 None
2004-06-09 Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients 0 None
2004-06-09 Many epilepsy and multiple sclerosis patients believe marijuana is an effective treatment 0 None
2004-06-07 Elderly leukemia patients benefit from intensive treatment 0 None
2004-06-07 Study looks at between inhalation of small particles, reduced heart rate variability and death 0 None
2004-06-07 British people unaware that cervical cancer is linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) 0 None
2004-06-05 Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control 0 5
2004-06-03 Study finds sports injuries preventable through psychology 0 None
2004-06-03 Fibroid tumors lack crucial structural protein 1 4
2004-06-02 Exercise can help brain healing process 0 4.2
2004-06-02 Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients 0 None
2004-06-02 Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders 0 5
2004-06-02 Chromium picolinate supplementation reduced carbohydrate cravings and atypical depression 0 None
2004-06-02 Drinking only bottled water associated with a two-fold risk of infection 0 None
2004-06-02 Study may help oncologists tailor chemotherapy to patients based on their genetic make-up 0 None
2004-06-02 New study aimed at improving medical services for the one million people in the UK with heart failure 0 None
2004-06-02 'somatoform', or 'psychosomatic', disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice 0 1
2004-06-02 Mixed attitudes among staff towards smoking in large psychiatric hospital 0 None
2004-06-02 Studies suggest white tea help prevent staphylococcus and streptococcus infections 0 None
2004-06-02 Perfectionism bad for your health 0 None
2004-06-02 Acne drug may help treat multiple sclerosis 0 5
2004-06-02 Pipe smoking as dangerous as cigar smoking 0 None
2004-06-02 Stent methodologies for treating occluded arteries 0 None
2004-06-02 Prescribing ACE inhibitors to in-patients is important, but outpatients need ongoing support 0 None
2004-06-01 Health surveys find mental disorders highly prevalent and often untreated 0 None
2004-06-01 Chocolate is good for your heart 1 None
2004-06-01 36 percent of Americans are using complementary and alternative medicines 0 None
2004-06-01 Marijuana use does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing oral cancer 0 None
2004-06-01 Double-punch approach to vaccine design more effective 0 None
2004-06-01 Treatment helps 26% of black Americans with chronic hepatitis C 0 None


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