Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - August 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-08-31 Cardiac rehabilitation improves survival rates by 50% 0 None
2004-08-31 Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease 0 None
2004-08-31 Study suggests that patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may benefit from Thelin therapy 0 None
2004-08-31 Parental human leukocyte antigen genes linked to preterm delivery 0 None
2004-08-31 Epimmune presents SIV vaccine study data showing control of virus despite the presence of viral mutations 0 None
2004-08-31 1 in 7 Americans in 2003 faced problems getting needed medical care 0 None
2004-08-31 Young adults ate and smoked more in the 1990s 0 None
2004-08-30 U.S $10 million to build virtual lung 0 None
2004-08-30 Angina drug nifedipine safe for long-term use 0 None
2004-08-30 Condition causing obstruction of arteries important in high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment 0 None
2004-08-30 African-Americans and Asians more pessimistic about the health systems ability to cope with a bioterrorist event 0 None
2004-08-30 Summary of The Euro Heart Survey on the diabetic state of patients with coronary artery disease 0 None
2004-08-30 Study suggests intramyocardial injection of cells from bone marrow might be an alternative for heart transplantation 0 None
2004-08-30 Cinical trial to evaluate breakthrough breast cancer treatment 0 None
2004-08-30 Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients 0 None
2004-08-30 High blood pressure combined with elevated LDL cholesterol more than triples risk of heart attack 0 None
2004-08-29 Does estrogen help perception, intuition or reasoning? 0 None
2004-08-29 The proper use of drugs to treat heart disease reduces the need for hospital interventions 0 None
2004-08-29 Vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors 0 None
2004-08-29 New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss 0 5
2004-08-27 Tomato juice may help type 2 diabetics 1 4.3
2004-08-26 Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), are effective long term 0 None
2004-08-26 Emergence of drug resistant influenza viruses more common than previously thought 0 None
2004-08-26 First study of the emotional turmoil caregivers experience during the transition of their loved one from home to care facilities 0 None
2004-08-26 Environmental factors and diet may explain the higher rates of asthma seen in developed countries 0 None
2004-08-26 Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder high among Chernobyl children 0 None
2004-08-26 Are nicotine patches safe for pregnant women? 0 None
2004-08-26 Prozac helps treat adolescents with depression 0 None
2004-08-26 Household heaters linked to asthma 0 4
2004-08-25 Study emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure and dyslipidemia in patient's with metabolic syndrome 0 None
2004-08-25 High blood pressure increased 30 percent over the last decade in the U.S. 0 None
2004-08-25 Early cholesterol-lowering drug therapy reduces artery-clogging plaque 0 None
2004-08-25 Cleaning products and solvents increase risk of asthma 0 None
2004-08-23 Scientists have uncovered a key driver behind the progression of prostate cancer 0 None
2004-08-23 Clearing toxins in the brains of Alzheimer's patients can stave off future reductions in cognitive abilities 0 None
2004-08-23 Study finds no link between dental amalgam fillings containing mercury and disease 0 None
2004-08-23 Significant link between depression and the development of coronary heart disease 0 None
2004-08-23 Study sheds light on lymphedema 0 None
2004-08-22 Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV 0 None
2004-08-21 Nicotine replacement therapy shown to help teenagers and women 0 None
2004-08-21 COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis 0 None
2004-08-20 People with type 2 diabetes could benefit from atorvastatin 0 None
2004-08-20 Longer rehabilitation by six months helps elderly patients to more fully recover from hip fractures 0 None
2004-08-20 Fruit and vegetables eaten before pregnancy lowers risk of leukemia 0 None
2004-08-20 Study to compare prostate surgery and drugs 0 5
2004-08-18 Nucleic acid-amplification testing has improved the safety of the nation's blood supply 0 None
2004-08-18 Majority of LASIK recipients are happy with the results 0 None
2004-08-18 Paracentesis performed in an outpatient setting by gastrointestinal endoscopy assistants is safe 0 None
2004-08-18 Vitamin E has potential benefit in fighting colds in the elderly 0 None
2004-08-18 "Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study" - a landmark study 0 None
2004-08-18 Medical marijuana patients are being forced to file Motions for Return of Property to reclaim their marijuana 0 None
2004-08-18 Combination therapies improve prostate cancer survival rates 0 None
2004-08-18 Mixed effects for vitamin E against respiratory infections 0 None
2004-08-18 Analysis of the vibrato, one of the most important tools of classical singers 0 None
2004-08-17 Mother’s milk may not be best for preterm babies 0 None
2004-08-17 New methods to aid research into the causes of diabetes 0 None
2004-08-17 Steps families take to minimize asthma triggers in the home are either wrong or ignored 0 None
2004-08-17 Immunotherapy and chemotherapy combined, slows tumor progression and extends survival of patients with glioblastoma multiforme 0 None
2004-08-16 Softening agents in their home linked to asthma and allergies 0 None
2004-08-16 Study on RNAi technology targeting neurodegenerative diseases 0 None
2004-08-15 Support of humanitarian organisations to refugees in developing countries may inadvertently be creating a two-tier health system 0 None
2004-08-15 Novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies 0 5
2004-08-15 Receptor for estrogen in ovarian cells has been shown to suppress tumor growth 0 None
2004-08-15 Smoking may be on the rise again 0 None
2004-08-13 Seniors need to socialize to keep communication skills 0 None
2004-08-13 Correlation between hate speech and suicide rates remains constant 0 None
2004-08-12 Red wine is much better for you than gin 0 None
2004-08-11 Having good communication, a reliable partner and understanding in a marriage can boost a person’s health 0 None
2004-08-11 One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life 0 None
2004-08-11 Vaccine trial shows promising results for streptococcal infection protection 0 None
2004-08-11 Exposure to arsenic significantly reduces intellectual function 0 None
2004-08-11 Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus 0 None
2004-08-11 Serious new side effects of performance enhancing drugs 0 4.7
2004-08-11 Sugar Association questions claim that breast cancer is connected to sucrose consumption 0 None
2004-08-09 Mexican-Americans have a far higher chance of suffering a stroke than non-Hispanic whites 0 None
2004-08-09 Premature babies grow up to have a portion of the brain smaller than normal 0 None
2004-08-09 Alzheimer’s sufferers are more likely to have jobs that are less mentally challenging than people without Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-08-09 Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes 0 None
2004-08-09 Premature babies, better to delay where possible, to minimise brain damage 0 None
2004-08-09 New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet 0 None
2004-08-09 Aggressive treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer shown to be more effective 0 5
2004-08-09 Knowledge about oral and head and neck cancer is severely lacking in the American public 0 None
2004-08-09 No increased risk of heart attacks among snus/snuff users, unlike smokers 0 None
2004-08-09 Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment 0 None
2004-08-09 Alterations in a tumor suppressor gene called p53 are more prevalent in breast cancer of African-American women than white women 0 None
2004-08-09 Many U.S. surgeons are not doing adequate numbers of operations for primary breast cancer to optimize patient survival 0 None
2004-08-07 Study to determine how people with rheumatoid arthritis evaluate improvements in disease symptoms 0 None
2004-08-07 Tobacco industry's efforts to influence the print media 0 None
2004-08-06 Reminder letters to physicians caring for heart attack patients saved lives and cut costs 0 None
2004-08-06 Delaying delivery by a few days is as effective as immediate delivery for babies who have experienced fetal trauma 0 None
2004-08-06 Parents, teens underestimating weight 0 None
2004-08-05 Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells 0 None
2004-08-05 A new marker for osteoarthritis 0 None
2004-08-05 PET is a more accurate way to diagnose recurrent melanoma than the present, standard procedures 0 None
2004-08-05 24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes 0 None
2004-08-05 Humans can speed up their own evolution 0 None
2004-08-05 New clinical study to determine how people with rheumatoid arthritis evaluate improvements in disease symptoms 0 None
2004-08-05 Overactive brain circuit brings on depression 0 None
2004-08-05 Protein loss plays role in acute T-cell leukemia 0 None
2004-08-05 New neck pain study 0 None
2004-08-05 Physicians treating blacks more often reported that they lacked sufficient access to major health care resources 0 None
2004-08-03 Pacemakers and defibrillators can be safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines 0 None
2004-08-03 Pregnant women in India may be volunteering for HIV research without fully understanding the benefits or consequences 0 4
2004-08-03 Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer 0 None
2004-08-02 Smart gene therapy might effectively prevent the organ damage commonly suffered by heart attack victims 0 None
2004-08-02 Study evaluated the ability of vitamin E and Aricept, to delay the progression of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-08-02 Connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease 0 None
2004-08-02 First studies in Australia into whether discrimination against homosexual high school students is affecting their education 0 None
2004-08-02 Clinical benefit for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis patients treated with Raptiva for 30 months 0 None
2004-08-02 Hormone that is important in the control of blood pressure may also inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells 0 None
2004-08-02 Different types of cataracts produced identifiable and repeatable results using wavefront diagnostic equipment 0 None


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