Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - October 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-10-31 Colon cancer hits blacks at a younger age 0 None
2005-10-31 When it comes to telling lies it's the stomach not the heart which is the giveaway 0 None
2005-10-30 Long-term benefits of initial combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-10-30 New vaccine that targets avian flu 0 None
2005-10-30 Risk of ischemic stroke increases with a rise in air pollution 0 None
2005-10-30 Increased physical activity may strenghten adult joint cartilage 0 None
2005-10-30 Vaccination against measles could prevent many more cases of SSPE, than previously thought 0 None
2005-10-30 Head injury patients not treated in specialist brain surgery centres are at significantly greater risk 0 None
2005-10-30 Gene involved in B-cell development might play a role in multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-10-30 First long-term study to evaluate repeated treatment with BoNTA for post-stroke spasticity 0 None
2005-10-30 Rimonabant appears to be very promising, especially for the treatment of patients with abdominal obesity 0 None
2005-10-30 Does aerobic exercise improve well-being? 0 None
2005-10-27 Mammograms a big factor in the fight against breast cancer 0 None
2005-10-27 Pravastatin is highly effective in lowering the risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-10-27 Cardiac regeneration using stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks 0 None
2005-10-27 Early detection and improved treatment have contributed almost equally to the substantial decrease in breast cancer 0 None
2005-10-27 Type 2 diabetes and depression can be a fatal mix 0 None
2005-10-27 More exercise equals lower risk of ischemic stroke 0 None
2005-10-27 Strong relationship of major depressive disorder to alcohol use disorders, drug disorders and other mental health conditions 0 None
2005-10-27 Growth patterns before birth, after birth and into childhood reveal a risk of coronary heart disease later in life 0 None
2005-10-26 New diabetes trial - largest diet and exercise study of its kind 0 None
2005-10-26 Australian obesity crisis 0 None
2005-10-26 Kids with asthma may also be at risk for psychological problems such as depression 0 None
2005-10-25 State budget cuts lead to decline in care by private practice physicians 0 None
2005-10-25 Scientists find key step in a signaling pathway that helps orchestrate embryonic development 0 None
2005-10-25 Study provides insight into cellular defenses against genetic mutation 0 None
2005-10-25 Preventing pneumonia in children helps prevent pneumonia in older adults 0 None
2005-10-25 Supplemental oxygen during colorectal surgery reduces risk of wound infection 0 None
2005-10-25 Little evidence exists to support the widespread use of bronchodilators to treat children and adults with cystic fibrosis 0 None
2005-10-25 Lawyers' salaries in private sector impact whether drug cases go to trial 0 None
2005-10-25 Can strength-training exercises reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast cancer? 0 None
2005-10-25 Comprehensive home-based environmental intervention results in decreased asthma symptoms 0 None
2005-10-25 Cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering treatment preventive treatments are less available to the most needy 0 None
2005-10-25 Viagra significantly reduces stress on the heart 0 None
2005-10-25 DOS47 scientific paper published in the Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology 0 None
2005-10-25 Depression raises disability risk 0 None
2005-10-25 Cholesterol levels and use of statins are not associated with breast cancer risk 0 None
2005-10-25 The face represents an important window into the influences of stress and emotion on health 0 None
2005-10-25 COLD-fX reduces colds 0 None
2005-10-25 Elderly people with the lowest and highest hemoglobin concentrations are at increased risk of death 0 None
2005-10-25 Electronic health record-based clinical trial alert system increases recruitment rates 0 None
2005-10-25 Botox injections relieve severe facial pain 0 None
2005-10-24 New whooping cough vaccine for adolescents and adults 0 None
2005-10-24 Viagra may be the next drug treatment for heart problems 0 None
2005-10-24 Fair treatment in the workplace associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease 0 None
2005-10-24 Quality of care determines heart attack outcomes 0 None
2005-10-24 Botulinum toxin successfully treats trigeminal neuralgia 0 3.3
2005-10-24 Faulty gene may identify those at risk of schizophrenia 0 None
2005-10-24 Early nerve damage caused by repetitive strain injuries can trigger "sick worker" syndrome 0 None
2005-10-24 First study to examine chemotherapy errors in ambulatory care for cancer patients 0 None
2005-10-24 Survival benefits of longer-term tamoxifen use may take years to appear 0 None
2005-10-24 Keep on working - you'll live longer but it may not be so much fun! 0 None
2005-10-23 Possible new directions for treatments for addiction to cocaine 0 4
2005-10-23 Traditional medical treatment of persistent cough may not be the most effective 0 None
2005-10-23 Protein Oct-6 is not a biological marker for schizophrenia 0 None
2005-10-23 Mental health professionals need to be watchful of mental health problems beyond depression in order to prevent youth suicide 0 None
2005-10-23 Study shows cystic fibrosis gene mutation a risk factor for young-onset pancreatic cancer disease 0 2.5
2005-10-23 It's safe for patients with asthma to exercise regularly 0 None
2005-10-23 Natural selection has played an important role in patterning the human genome 0 None
2005-10-23 More than half of Norwegian doctors surveyed prescribe themselves medication 0 None
2005-10-23 Acid reflux disease - surgery has longterm success rate 0 None
2005-10-20 New treatment advances for patients with follicular lymphoma 0 None
2005-10-20 Defibrillators plentiful in schools but not senior centers 0 None
2005-10-20 Link between emotional impairment and poor cognition in children with bipolar disorder 0 None
2005-10-20 Diet rich in fruits and vegetables could be a good defense against prostate cancer 0 None
2005-10-20 Breast cancer drug Herceptin a 'stunner' 0 None
2005-10-19 Award for genetic study that revolutionised thinking on epilepsy 0 None
2005-10-19 "Junk" DNA not important to an organism's evolutionary survival 0 None
2005-10-19 Medicare patients have a substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested 0 None
2005-10-19 Blocking macrophage migration inhibitory factor molecule might prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-10-19 Consistently, African-Americans have been found to have worse health outcomes than whites 0 None
2005-10-19 Dust storms in Asia can have implications in geographically remote countries 0 None
2005-10-19 Herceptin results "quite remarkable" 0 None
2005-10-19 Herceptin therapy highly superior to standard breast cancer treatment 0 None
2005-10-18 Conjugated linoleic acid prevents inflammatory damage resulting from immune response 0 None
2005-10-18 Study of the effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone, in elderly patients with dementia 0 None
2005-10-18 Patients with head and neck cancer may be spared the risk and expense of surgery by undergoing a CT scan 0 None
2005-10-18 Drug-eluting stents significantly cut the rates of heart attack and repeat procedures 0 None
2005-10-18 LABA medications, asthma and inhaled steroids 0 None
2005-10-18 Access to genetic counseling and testing are an important part of cancer control 0 None
2005-10-18 Data supports use of personal and family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both in making clinical decisions 0 None
2005-10-18 Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer 0 None
2005-10-18 Interactive health websites can help people live with their chronic illness 0 None
2005-10-18 HIV drug combo Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole highly effective at preventing malaria 0 1
2005-10-18 Possible new combination treatment regimen for patients with head and neck cancers who develop a second tumor 0 None
2005-10-18 Treating four or more brain tumors in a single radiosurgery session resulted in improved survival 0 5
2005-10-18 Study demonstrates feasibility of a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to introducing an electrical lead to stimulate the heart 0 None
2005-10-18 No credible evidence behind claims of harm from the MMR vaccination 0 None
2005-10-18 Beta blockers not as effective as other drugs that reduce high blood pressure in patients with hypertension 0 None
2005-10-18 Pathological liars found to have less gray matter 1 4
2005-10-18 More doubt cast on benefit of beta blockers for high blood pressure 0 None
2005-10-17 Women with cervical cancer have a broad range of concerns 0 None
2005-10-17 Corticosteroids often used in the treatment of infectious mononucleosis 0 None
2005-10-17 Study shows possibilities for curing patients with early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma of their cancer 0 None
2005-10-17 New approaches to counteract platelet shortages 0 None
2005-10-17 Study of the molecular mechanism involved in the human implantation process 0 None
2005-10-17 Study identifies molecular switch that integrates cell survival signals from multiple intracellular signaling pathways 0 None
2005-10-17 Treating breast cancer with "MammoSite" study 0 None
2005-10-17 Less invasive surgery effective in treatment of reflux disease 0 None
2005-10-17 New tool that may prove to be invaluable for investigating the long-term mutagenic effects of chemotherapy and radiation 0 None
2005-10-17 Breast magnetic resonance imaging helps doctors select best treatment for early breast cancers 0 None
2005-10-17 Accelerated partial breast irradiation using balloon brachytherapy is an excellent option for women with early breast tumors 0 None
2005-10-17 Course of radiation after prostate cancer surgery improves cancer-free survival rates 0 None
2005-10-17 Radiation therapy combined with hormone therapy after surgery is more effective in keeping the breast cancer from returning 0 None
2005-10-17 Radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy before surgery helps patients beat rectal cancer 0 None
2005-10-17 New treatment for the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma 0 3.7
2005-10-17 Antibiotic moxifloxacin as a new treatment for tuberculosis 0 4
2005-10-17 Your worse nightmare - harmful fungi live in your pillow! 0 5
2005-10-16 BMA says smoking ban protecting bar workers in Ireland 0 3.5
2005-10-16 Ireland's smoke free law is protecting bar workers 0 None
2005-10-16 Antibody-dependent enhancement 0 1
2005-10-16 Harvard study finds vaccines boost economies of poor countries 0 None
2005-10-16 New radiation technique to treat cancer that has spread to the brain prevents hair loss 0 None
2005-10-16 Gene therapy may prevent the damaging effects of radiation 0 None
2005-10-16 High blood pressure is higher in many Asian countries than in Australia 0 None
2005-10-16 Computer-assisted instruction offers the potential to overcome knowledge barriers and improve screening rates 0 None
2005-10-16 Possible explanation for the higher incidence of lung cancer in African Americans 0 None
2005-10-16 Isotretinoin-related birth defects 0 None
2005-10-16 Family history of alcohol dependency does not relate to age of first drink 0 None
2005-10-16 Cell phones speed heart attack treatment 0 None
2005-10-16 Largest known series of data examining the sequencing of tamoxifen and radiation 0 None
2005-10-13 Combining alcoholics anonymous and treatment works best 0 None
2005-10-13 PCBs found widely in the environment and absorbed in the diet - may damage sperm 0 None
2005-10-13 Gel made from a patient's own blood reduces pain and may improve wound healing 0 None
2005-10-13 Moderate drinking has effects on blood coagulation, primarily as a "blood thinner" 0 None
2005-10-13 Canadian adolescents and complementary or alternative medical treatment 0 None
2005-10-13 No shred of evidence that HIV-positive men who lose fat in their legs reciprocally gain fat in their bellies 0 None
2005-10-13 Russian moonshine contributes to very high death rate among Russians 0 None
2005-10-13 Infants and adolescents vaccinated against hepatitis B are protected for over 10 years after immunisation 0 None
2005-10-13 Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccination can protect children from tuberculosis infection as well as active TB disease 0 None
2005-10-12 Whooping cough vaccine 90 percent effective 0 None
2005-10-12 Why breast black cancer patients experience lower survival rates than other women 0 None
2005-10-12 Protein called CPSF73 performs a necessary step in the production of human chromosomes 0 None
2005-10-12 Lowering infant's body temperature within the first six hours of life reduces the chances for disability 0 None
2005-10-12 Study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective 0 None
2005-10-12 New study of the public's priorities for the funding of research into what people eat and how it affects their health 0 None
2005-10-12 Older men with Parkinson's disease at increased risk of bone fractures 0 None
2005-10-11 Psychological stress during infancy has been found to cause early impaired memory 0 None
2005-10-11 Incidence of end-stage renal disease is lower than previously estimated 0 None
2005-10-11 Study confirms that couples using natural family planning have intercourse just as frequently as couples using other methods 0 None
2005-10-11 New Orleans floodwaters not as toxic as previously thought 0 None
2005-10-11 Sleletal muscle findings highlight the importance of exercise in obese people 0 None
2005-10-11 Newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins 1 None
2005-10-11 Experimental HIV vaccine progresses in trials 0 None
2005-10-11 Very low LDL cholesterol levels appear to be safe for heart patients on statin therapies 0 None
2005-10-11 Real-world treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes 0 None
2005-10-11 Disparities in breast cancer survival between blacks and whites remain 0 None
2005-10-11 Paying clinicians to reach a common, fixed performance target may produce little gain in overall quality 0 None
2005-10-11 Defibrillator implantations performed by physicians with low volume are more likely to have adverse outcomes 0 None
2005-10-11 Significant link between childhood sexual abuse and symptoms of sexual dysfunction in adults 0 1
2005-10-11 Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur 0 None
2005-10-11 Black adolescents are as achievement-oriented as white adolescents 0 None
2005-10-11 Cholesterol levels among older adults has declined significantly 0 None
2005-10-10 New treatments for health conditions related to abnormal iron metabolism 0 None
2005-10-10 First study to investigate how heat affects people with heart failure 0 None
2005-10-10 Potential new treatment for stroke 0 None
2005-10-10 People with epilepsy 4 times more likely to have attempted suicide before ever having a seizure 0 None
2005-10-10 New way to measure the impact of AIDS on the living brain 0 None
2005-10-10 Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low 0 None
2005-10-10 Eating fish lowers risk of dementia 0 None
2005-10-10 Frequency and cause of errors in cancer diagnosis 0 None
2005-10-10 Eyes reveal risk of stroke 0 None
2005-10-10 High fat foods can soothe inflammation 0 None
2005-10-10 Colorectal cancer screening rates are too low 0 None
2005-10-10 Actos reduces the combined risk of non-fatal heart attacks, strokes in patients with type-2 diabetes 0 None
2005-10-10 Amount of exercise more important than the intensity of the exercise 0 None
2005-10-10 Screening for cardiovascular risk by measuring blood levels of C-reactive protein should not be advocated 0 None
2005-10-10 Association between long-term smoking and diminished mental proficiency 0 None
2005-10-10 People living in predominantly minority areas face significant barriers to accessing pain medication 0 None
2005-10-10 How heat affects people with heart failure 0 5
2005-10-09 Long-term use of NSAIDs cuts the risk for oral cancer in smokers by half but increases risk of cardiovascular problems 1 None
2005-10-09 Recommendation that physicians be a little more cautious in deciding against tPA treatment 0 None
2005-10-09 Melanoma patients with a positive family history and/or dysplastic nevi were found to be at higher risk for multiple primary melanomas 0 None
2005-10-09 20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis 0 None
2005-10-05 Our own mind and body give us the foundation to understand what other people are doing, thinking, or feeling 0 None
2005-10-05 Study looks at childrens end-of-life care preferences 0 None
2005-10-05 Influenza evolution in action 0 None
2005-10-05 PET imaging with FDG represents one of the most promising tools for diagnosis of Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-10-05 Many people continue to smoke after life threatening event 0 4
2005-10-04 PACs should not be used routinely in patients in intensive care units with severe heart failure 0 None
2005-10-04 Call to stop exposing women to breast cancer risk by needlessly using radiation therapy as a component of Hodgkin disease treatment 0 None
2005-10-04 High blood glucose levels early in pregnancy deprive the embryo of oxygen 0 None
2005-10-04 Students with higher levels of emotional intelligence achieve more academically 0 None
2005-10-04 Study shows hospitals can streamline procedures to reduce the time they take to treat heart attack patients 0 None
2005-10-04 Cancer incidence among women has increased slightly 0 None
2005-10-04 Specific guidelines for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis 0 None
2005-10-04 Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to decline 0 None
2005-10-04 Patients with a family history of multiple melanoma skin cancer are at increased risk of multiple primary melanomas 0 None
2005-10-04 Common cancer susceptibility gene appears to be frequently acquired in metastatic lesions from colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-10-04 Kidney paired donation transplantation has graft survival rates equivalent to compatible live donor transplants 0 None
2005-10-04 Hospitalized patients with severe congestive heart failure did not experience a benefit from use of pulmonary artery catheterization 0 None
2005-10-04 Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers 0 None
2005-10-04 New light shed on the causes of drug addiction 0 None
2005-10-04 Study paves the way for new therapeutic targets which can potentially improve heart disease in patients with end-stage kidney failure 0 None
2005-10-04 Third of pediatricians say they would dismiss a family from their practice for refusing all vaccinations 0 None
2005-10-04 Mental disorders were diagnosed in roughly one-half of emergency visits by young people treated for episodes of deliberate self-harm 0 None
2005-10-04 Johns Hopkins awarded $12 million to study how stem cell therapies can be used to treat hearts damaged by heart attack 0 None
2005-10-04 United States has a major weight problem and it will get worse 0 5
2005-10-04 Use of the antibiotic amoxicillin during infancy appears to be linked to tooth enamel defects in permanent teeth 0 None
2005-10-03 First time a protein serving as a template for DNA synthesis seen 0 None
2005-10-03 Landmark study aims to find genetic link to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-10-03 Brain mechanism may play a central role in regulating anxiety and alcohol-drinking 0 None
2005-10-03 Beta glucan may help treat skin disorders and remove fine lines and wrinkles 0 5
2005-10-03 Potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis 0 None
2005-10-03 Important developmental link between the cerebrum and the cerebellum 0 None
2005-10-03 Greasing the gears that drive the interferon signal 0 None
2005-10-03 Study shows that high-fat diets correlate to a chronic inflammatory state in the liver, 0 None
2005-10-03 Potential beneficial effect of copper orotate 0 None
2005-10-03 Ubiquitin ligase Rnf6 may be involved in oncogenesis 0 None
2005-10-03 Steroids significantly reduce heart damage in children with Kawasaki's disease 0 None
2005-10-03 Misoprostol could play an important part in reducing complications of delivery in developing countries 0 None
2005-10-03 First identification of the genetic basis of disease in a patient with a complex I assembly defect 0 None
2005-10-03 Microarray technology may help tailor breast cancer therapy 0 None
2005-10-03 Speeding up fetal MRIs 0 None
2005-10-03 Concerta, a once-daily form of the drug methylphenidate, successfully controlled ADHD symptoms 0 3
2005-10-03 Attitudes of a peer group are more influential than a group that is not as closely allied 0 None
2005-10-03 Physical activity may reduce gastrointestinal symptoms in people who are obese 0 None


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