Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - November 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-11-30 Risk of severe asthma episodes predicted from fluctuation analysis of airway function 0 None
2005-11-30 Under-active thyroid can increase heart failure risk 0 None
2005-11-29 Feeling fat - it's all in the mind! 0 None
2005-11-29 Checking blood pressure at home gives better control 0 None
2005-11-29 Hard to quit smoking even after cancer is diagnosed 0 None
2005-11-28 Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms 0 None
2005-11-28 Prion protein codon 129 genotype prevalence is altered in primary progressive aphasia 0 None
2005-11-28 Chronic stress induces rapid occlusion of angioplasty 0 None
2005-11-28 Stenting of the carotid artery significantly improves cognitive speed 0 None
2005-11-28 Orbitofrontal thickness, retention of fear extinction, and extraversion 0 None
2005-11-28 Low doses of aspirin increase chance of developing ulcers 0 None
2005-11-28 One-half of cancer patients continue to smoke after diagnosis 0 None
2005-11-28 A sign of the times - fat bums mean longer needles for that jab 0 None
2005-11-28 MGH study finds first function for, promising flexibility in adult-born nerve cells 0 None
2005-11-28 Noise can increase risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-11-28 Stress can raise a person's lipid levels 0 None
2005-11-28 Large-scale international study confirms value of blood test to diagnose heart failure 0 None
2005-11-28 Lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment for obesity 0 None
2005-11-28 Study links low level of response (LR) to alcohol to an area on chromosome 10 0 None
2005-11-28 New findings in patients with pediatric kidney failure 0 None
2005-11-28 Kidney disease may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than is cholesterol 0 None
2005-11-28 The internet may help sufferers of panic disorder 0 None
2005-11-28 Recognizing facial expressions is separate from identifying familiar faces in autism or Asperger's 0 None
2005-11-28 Analysis of Fcg Receptor haplotypes in rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-11-28 The Mater Study outcomes 0 None
2005-11-28 Megestrol acetate may combat weight loss during radiation treatments 0 None
2005-11-28 Loss of genes on chromosome 1 or 11 raises the risk of death from the children's cancer neuroblastoma 0 None
2005-11-28 Distance to radiation facilities has an inverse relationship with breast-conserving surgery with radiation use 0 None
2005-11-28 Endorectal-body phased-array coil improves prostate cancer detection 0 None
2005-11-26 Study finds AKT blocks cancer cell motility 0 None
2005-11-26 Lowering of LDL level shows limited benefit for patients with previous heart attack 0 None
2005-11-26 Age alone influences risks for people in their eighties after heart surgery 0 None
2005-11-26 Cellular clues to vitamin A resistance in lung cancer 0 None
2005-11-26 Study finds common pollutants linked to fetal growth retardation 0 None
2005-11-26 48% of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke 0 None
2005-11-26 People drink less as they age 0 None
2005-11-26 United Kingdom has among the highest reported rates of primary resistance to HIV drugs worldwide 0 None
2005-11-24 Study of two drugs for angina treatment shows equal outcomes to patients 0 None
2005-11-24 Radiotherapy for certain cancers increases the risk of pelvic fractures 0 None
2005-11-24 New drug CellCept far more effective in treating kidney problems in lupus patients 0 None
2005-11-24 It's a fact - noise can give you a heart attack! 0 None
2005-11-24 Who's calling who fat round here? 0 None
2005-11-21 Diets rich in meat increase the likelihood of developing chronic respiratory symptoms 0 None
2005-11-21 Aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of stroke in women 0 None
2005-11-21 Sleeping on back affects sleep apnea among young children 0 None
2005-11-21 Re-opening of carotid arteries in stroke has high success rate with stenting 0 None
2005-11-21 Exercise capacity is a powerful predictor of death in patients with coronary artery disease 0 None
2005-11-21 Tamoxifen reduces the risk of invasive and noninvasive breast cancer 0 None
2005-11-21 American physicians may be too liberal in their use of blood transfusions 0 None
2005-11-21 Viagra effectively treats urinary tract symptoms associated with prostate enlargement 0 None
2005-11-20 Beta-blockers may help deal with stress 0 None
2005-11-20 Why some people do not respond as well as others to statin therapy 0 None
2005-11-20 Lack of selenium increases risk of knee osteoarthritis 0 None
2005-11-20 Study of how bacteria change their metabolic networks 0 None
2005-11-20 Study reveals how T cells analyze and react to the signals of infection at the immunological synapse 0 None
2005-11-20 Lowering calorie intake may help Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-11-20 Cholesterol lowering drugs, including statins, may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-11-20 Stem cells to repair heart tissue soon after a heart attack 0 None
2005-11-20 Aspirin advice ignored by those who need it 0 None
2005-11-20 Forget decaf - coffee full of caffeine is much healthier! 0 1
2005-11-20 Double the weight-loss when counseling is combined with diet drugs 0 None
2005-11-16 Decaffeinated coffee may cause an increase in harmful LDL cholesterol 0 None
2005-11-16 Pancreatic cancer vaccine extends survival 0 None
2005-11-16 High fat, low carb diets could damage the heart 0 None
2005-11-16 Exercise and you'll live longer 0 None
2005-11-16 Tamoxifen reduces long-term risk of cancer 0 None
2005-11-15 Lack of aggressive treatment for clogged leg blood vessels means missed heart attack prevention opportunity 0 None
2005-11-15 Genetic makeup helps dictate how physically and mentally healthy you feel 0 None
2005-11-15 Study suggests that some patients on beta blockers should not be 0 None
2005-11-15 It's true! study confirms that Glucosamine and Chondroitin relieve arthritis pain 0 None
2005-11-15 Clinical decision support system reduces overall use of antimicrobials for colds, bronchitis and sinusitis 0 None
2005-11-15 Gene therapy and exercise may help sufferers of Lou Gehrig's disease 0 None
2005-11-14 Blood pressure near the heart is more predictive of cardiovascular outcomes than blood pressure measured in the arm 0 None
2005-11-14 Largest hepatitis-C U.S. study defines optimal therapy 0 None
2005-11-14 Norvasc better than beta blockers for lowering blood pressure 0 None
2005-11-14 Edifoligide no better than placebo for clogged veins 0 None
2005-11-14 Race may play a role in whether a patient accepts surgical treatment for lung cancer 0 None
2005-11-14 Early changes in the oxygenation of the skin may help predict foot disease in diabetes patients 0 None
2005-11-14 $230 billion in health care spending nationally is devoted to insurance administration 0 None
2005-11-14 Australian study highlights lateral genetic transfer 0 None
2005-11-14 Meditation may slow down brain aging 0 None
2005-11-14 New respiratory synctial virus treatment for at-risk infants under study 0 None
2005-11-14 Speed of PSA increase matters more than PSA level 0 None
2005-11-14 Role of statin therapy in patients with heart failure 0 None
2005-11-14 Study suggests that subtle breakdowns in attention may offer a reliable clue to Alzheimer's-related dementia 0 None
2005-11-14 African-American patients have worse quality of life after heart attacks 0 None
2005-11-14 Gender affects the way a person's brain responds to humor 0 None
2005-11-14 Fentanyl transdermal patch is an effective way to control pain in children 0 None
2005-11-14 Prevalence of major psychiatric disorders is as common in cancer patients 0 None
2005-11-14 Findings imply that cognitive difficulties can be detected early 0 None
2005-11-14 Large portions push people to overeat 0 None
2005-11-14 Fundamental flaws in many medical studies must be fixed in order to catch signs of harm 0 None
2005-11-13 Link between diet and epileptic seizures studied 0 None
2005-11-13 Lifelong exercise decreases cellular aging in the brain 0 None
2005-11-13 Meditation associated with increased cortical thickness 0 None
2005-11-13 Phenolic compounds in olive oil may explain cardiovascular health benefits associated with Mediterranean Diet 0 3
2005-11-13 Taking either COX-2 inhibitors or NSAIDs after a heart attack increases the risk of death 0 None
2005-11-13 Pretreating a vein graft with edifoligide prior to coronary bypass graft surgery does not lower the rate of graft failure 0 None
2005-11-13 Obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of stroke 0 None
2005-11-13 Statins reduce the risk of stroke after carotid artery endarterectomy 0 None
2005-11-13 Zyflamend shows promise in the early treatment of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-11-13 Physical activity enhances long-term quality of life in older adults 0 None
2005-11-13 Antibiotics overprescribed for sore throat 0 None
2005-11-13 Newly discovered hormone obestatin could help fight obesity 0 None
2005-11-10 Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit 1 None
2005-11-10 Anabolic steroids help people with HIV put on weight and muscle mass 0 None
2005-11-10 Hopkins study finds no "cognitive decline" after use of heart-lung machine during bypass surgery 0 None
2005-11-10 Mental illness exacts "enormous toll" for U.S. businesses 0 None
2005-11-10 Vitamin D sufficiency may be more important than high calcium intake for maintaining calcium metabolism 0 None
2005-11-10 Fc gamma receptor gene variants associated with rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-11-09 First study to use a cannabis-based medicine for treating rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-11-08 What a joke! women laugh more than men 0 None
2005-11-08 Those most at risk of Alzheimer's would allow loved ones enroll them in research 0 None
2005-11-07 Antisocial behavior in children associated with gene variant and environmental risk factors 0 None
2005-11-07 Anxiety disorders increase risk of suicidal thoughts 0 4
2005-11-07 Smoking a hookah can damage teeth 0 None
2005-11-07 Should Alzheimer's sufferers take part in research? 0 None
2005-11-07 Methylphenidate shows promise for hyperactivity associated with autism 0 None
2005-11-07 Cholesterol lowering drugs do not appear to decrease the risk of melanoma 0 None
2005-11-07 Nine risk indicators for periodontal disease 0 5
2005-11-07 First clinical study of FX06 treatment against damage caused by heart attacks 0 None
2005-11-07 Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods 0 None
2005-11-07 Resveratrol effective in lowering amyloid-beta peptides 0 None
2005-11-07 Genetic profile of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-11-07 HIV antiretroviral therapy does help those in third world 0 None
2005-11-07 HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants 0 None
2005-11-07 Study proves the effectiveness of Vfend for the treatment of candidemia 0 None
2005-11-07 New discovery helps explain complex neurocircuitry behind body weight control 0 None
2005-11-07 Waist-to-hip ratio, not body mass index, is the best measure of heart attack risk 0 None
2005-11-07 How does a neighborhood influence physical activity and diet? 0 None
2005-11-07 First study to investigate regional low birth weight rates on a national scale 0 None
2005-11-07 Daily dose of probiotics keeps workers healthy 0 None
2005-11-03 Young hockey player injuries studied - suprising findings 0 4
2005-11-03 Exercise is good for multiple sclerosis, but it must be done correctly 0 5
2005-11-03 Largest study to date on risk factors associated with primary biliary cirrhosis 0 None
2005-11-03 Clinicans warned about randomized clinical trials 0 None
2005-11-03 Ospemifine may also help to prevent breast cancer 0 None
2005-11-03 Issues faced by cancer patients - assessement - impact - implications 0 None
2005-11-03 Testicular cancer survivors can still have children 0 5
2005-11-03 Accumulation of fat in the liver linked to hypertension 0 None
2005-11-03 Vaccine that targets nicotine rather than the brain's reaction to it 0 None
2005-11-03 Capecitabine and Gemcitabine help battle pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-11-03 Socioeconomic status determines life expectancy in HIV patients 0 None
2005-11-03 Interracial relationships and marriages more common 0 None
2005-11-03 Women show a better response to lung cancer therapy, resulting in better survival rates 0 None
2005-11-03 Study suggests that sinusitis is more common than previously thought in people with chronic cough 0 None
2005-11-03 Rapid screen-and-treat methods significantly reduce cervical cancer precursor lesions 0 None
2005-11-03 New therapies for prostate cancer 0 None
2005-11-03 DN-101 may protect against major side effects of chemotherapy 0 None
2005-11-03 Calcitriol - promising chemopreventive agent that may prevent prostate cancer 0 None
2005-11-03 Simple, at-home treatment for jet lag 0 None
2005-11-03 New insight into the eradication of HIV in infected individuals receiving antiviral therapy 0 None
2005-11-03 Dynamic protein personalities reveal traits 0 None
2005-11-03 Study examines cancer risks after cancer diagnosis in family 0 None
2005-11-03 Women who smoke are more concerned about their habit and their ability to quit than men 0 None
2005-11-03 Cervical cancer control program increases rate of follow-up 0 None
2005-11-02 Tongues have a taste for fatty food 0 None
2005-11-02 "Screen and treat” cervical cancer programs effective in poorly resourced areas 0 None
2005-11-02 Top cancer fighting foods 0 None
2005-11-02 Top priority flu shots for children with neurological and neuromuscular disease 0 None
2005-11-01 A promising new vaccine against a pre-cancerous cervical virus 0 None
2005-11-01 Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation may have a significant impact on absenteeism 0 None
2005-11-01 Potential new targets for antibiotics 0 None
2005-11-01 Breastfeeding does not raise the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus 0 None
2005-11-01 Strong association between physical and mental health problems and restless legs syndrome 0 None
2005-11-01 Pediatricians ignoring hearing test results 0 None
2005-11-01 Gatorade appears effective in correcting dehydration and improving bowel symptoms 1 2.2
2005-11-01 Link between the act of lying and a significant increase in gastric arrhythmia 0 None
2005-11-01 Women more at risk for colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-11-01 Study shows impact of birth order on maternal feelings of excessive concern 0 None
2005-11-01 Diabetics are significantly more likely to have colon cancer 0 None
2005-11-01 Therapies for negative body image 0 None
2005-11-01 Benefit of combining radiation and hormone therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-11-01 Regular use of ibuprofen may increase gastrointestinal bleeding 0 None
2005-11-01 Discovery of signaling mechanism may help prevent metastatic melanoma 0 None
2005-11-01 iNOS inhibitors may be effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-11-01 INTERACT trial to look at effects of early intensive blood pressure lowering on death and disability in stroke patients 0 None
2005-11-01 Buccal mucosa may help test for lung cancer 0 None
2005-11-01 Bumetanide may help treat seizures in newborns 0 1
2005-11-01 Unique approach to enhance the immune system in patients with breast or colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-11-01 At least two "diabetes genes" predict the risk of Type 2 diabete 0 None
2005-11-01 First study to confirm the benefit of anti-angiogenic therapy in patients with breast cancer 0 None


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