Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - March 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-03-30 Aspirin safer than Warfarin for treating blocked arteries 0 None
2005-03-30 First North American trial to evaluate the role of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast cancer 0 None
2005-03-30 High-rise homes have the highest levels of cockroach allergens 0 None
2005-03-29 Conventional wisdom could be wrong in primary care 0 None
2005-03-29 Coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability 0 None
2005-03-29 Study links colic, maternal depression to family problems 0 None
2005-03-29 Role of uric acid in heart disease 0 None
2005-03-29 An overconfident physician will not seek help or may ignore help that is offered 0 None
2005-03-29 Pcsk9 gene - new target for cholesterol-lowering drugs 0 3
2005-03-29 Depression and anxiety affects one in two breast cancer patients 0 None
2005-03-29 Girls more active with sports they enjoy 0 None
2005-03-28 Academic medical centres need to monitor advertising 0 None
2005-03-28 Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass 0 None
2005-03-28 Smoking can harm your sexual health 0 None
2005-03-28 Poor survival rates in some cancers related to lack of clinical trial participation 0 None
2005-03-28 Diffusion MRI gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective 0 None
2005-03-28 Social and cultural factors play a significant role in the treatment decisions of patients with prostate cancer 0 None
2005-03-28 Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty liver disease 0 None
2005-03-28 Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned 0 None
2005-03-28 Use of DNA-damaging agents revolutionizes chemotherapy against a wide variety of cancers 0 None
2005-03-28 Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet 0 None
2005-03-23 Poor oral health can affect newborn 0 None
2005-03-23 Heart attacks can be triggered by physical exertion and emotional stress 0 None
2005-03-23 Calcium crucial to benefits of osteoporosis drugs 0 None
2005-03-23 Docosahexaenoic acid may protect against the accumulation of a protein believed to be linked to Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-03-23 1 out of 7 minority women lack important family history of breast cancer 0 None
2005-03-23 Single mothers at higher risk for depression 0 None
2005-03-23 Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related 0 None
2005-03-23 Scientists have found genetic regions that, when defective, allow the immune system to attack the pancreas 0 None
2005-03-23 Use of major opioid drugs combined with a history of previous relapse increased the likelihood of another relapse 0 None
2005-03-22 Vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test 0 None
2005-03-22 Study suggests combination therapy could stop spread, halt growth of melanomas 0 None
2005-03-22 Tummy size an indicator of potential diabetes 0 None
2005-03-22 Pomegranate juice helps keep fatty deposits from collecting on artery walls 1 None
2005-03-22 Alzheimer's treatment improves with new diagnostic method 0 None
2005-03-22 Women who are HIV-positive or are abused are more likely to think about or attempt suicide 0 None
2005-03-22 Mixed results on the effects of epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy 0 None
2005-03-22 Ultraviolet instant cameras may help change sun protection behaviors 0 None
2005-03-22 Most cancer patients can be very hopeful for a good outcome and a continued ability to work 0 None
2005-03-22 Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival 0 None
2005-03-22 Alcohol relapse adversely affects liver transplant survival 0 3
2005-03-22 Physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a history of heart disease 0 None
2005-03-21 Traffic fumes can damage our DNA 0 None
2005-03-21 Compound found in broccoli is a powerful disease fighter 0 4
2005-03-21 New study to evaluate Pegasys and Copegus to treat hepatitis C in liver transplant patients 1 None
2005-03-21 Foods with a low pH value can lead to irreversible dental erosion 0 None
2005-03-21 Sports drinks can damage teeth 0 None
2005-03-21 Aloe vera can also treat many oral health problems 0 None
2005-03-21 Welfare reforms haven't helped poor children, study shows 0 None
2005-03-21 Intervention with once-daily budesonide reduces long-term risk and frequency of severe asthma-related events 0 None
2005-03-21 Why respiratory viral infections are often more severe in people with asthma 0 None
2005-03-21 Hospitals may now be more willing to partner up with former adversaries 0 None
2005-03-21 $3.2 million for two shock-related studies 0 None
2005-03-21 Psychiatric trainees have no more psychological problems than other medical trainees 0 None
2005-03-21 A new method for analysing the therapy process 0 None
2005-03-21 Obtaining patient consent for clinical audit is unworkable 0 None
2005-03-21 Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives 0 None
2005-03-21 Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy 0 None
2005-03-21 Obstructive sleep apnoeahypopnoea increases risk of heart attacks 0 None
2005-03-21 Medical supervision for illicit drug injections could reduce syringe sharing 0 None
2005-03-21 Veterans more overweight than general population 0 None
2005-03-21 Being physically active in middle age helps people maintain higher physical function later in life 0 None
2005-03-17 Relief for overactive bladder patients 0 None
2005-03-16 Experts dispute new report on lifespan reductions from obesity 0 None
2005-03-16 Ongoing specialist care can improve heart attack survival 0 None
2005-03-16 Questions about validity of HOPE TOO vitamin E study 0 None
2005-03-16 Study reveals how brain's immune system fights viral encephalitis 0 None
2005-03-16 Risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased 0 None
2005-03-16 Uncertainty about the need for prostate cancer 0 None
2005-03-16 Cancer survival comes at its own price 0 None
2005-03-16 What risk factors influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana? 0 None
2005-03-16 Q. What turns an obese person into a person with diabetes? - A. Leptin 0 None
2005-03-15 Malt beer drinkers more likely to be homeless and unemployed 0 None
2005-03-15 Mountain dwellers live longer 0 None
2005-03-15 Antiretroviral therapy may prevent some cancers in people with HIV 0 None
2005-03-15 Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years 0 None
2005-03-15 Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries 0 None
2005-03-15 Study indicates that vitamin E does not prevent cancer 0 None
2005-03-15 Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack 0 None
2005-03-15 Lesbian body image differs from that of women overall 0 None
2005-03-15 New study reveals little risk in insuring HIV positive patients 0 None
2005-03-15 Bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with standard chemotherapy helps advanced lung cancer sufferers 0 None
2005-03-15 Study finds spikes in blood pressure, heart rate, adrenaline after 'dipping' snuff 0 5
2005-03-15 Good results in new lung cancer treatment 0 None
2005-03-14 Most infertile women want to choose the sex of their child 0 None
2005-03-14 Tattoo industry needs closer monitoring 0 4
2005-03-14 College in retirement helps stave off mental decline 0 None
2005-03-14 Survey reveals people’s perceptions of life-expectancy 0 None
2005-03-14 Genes play a substantial role in the development of age-related macular degeneration 0 None
2005-03-14 Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke 0 None
2005-03-14 Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors may be at increased risk for fractures 0 None
2005-03-14 Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women 0 None
2005-03-14 First study of dental injury done in Ontario 0 None
2005-03-14 New study regarding Atkins nutritional approach and obese patients 0 None
2005-03-14 High prevalence of hostility symptoms in young coronary artery disease patients 0 None
2005-03-14 Fewer than 44% of dental practitioners currently assess their patients for eating disorders 0 None
2005-03-14 First study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults helps independent living 0 None
2005-03-14 Study indicates need for new standards and training for cornea transplants 0 None
2005-03-14 Health problems with the unknown compositions of tattoo inks 0 None
2005-03-14 Genetic factors may play a significant role in the racial differences encountered in the epidemiology of breast cancer 0 None
2005-03-14 Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea 0 None
2005-03-14 Significant number of women being treated for infertility would choose the sex of their next child 0 None
2005-03-14 Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic 0 None
2005-03-14 Discovery may provide a new target to treat sepsis 0 None
2005-03-14 Yoghurt reduces bad breath 0 None
2005-03-13 European folic acid policies are not effective enough 0 None
2005-03-09 Doctors may in future be able to prevent many cases of deep-vein thrombosis 0 None
2005-03-09 Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with chromosomal abnormalities 0 None
2005-03-09 Computerized order entry systems can increase the risk of medication errors 0 None
2005-03-09 Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer 0 None
2005-03-09 New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients 0 None
2005-03-09 Investigational drug may help prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-03-09 Blood clotting combo saves heart patients lives 0 None
2005-03-09 Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain 0 None
2005-03-09 Study examines consequences of Thailand's "War on Drugs" 0 None
2005-03-08 Pregnant women who smoke risk their child getting cancer 0 None
2005-03-08 Lipitor patients who reduced 'bad' cholesterol show decrease in heart attack and stroke 0 None
2005-03-08 Study finds potential link to help find blocked heart arteries 0 None
2005-03-08 1 out of 7 minority women lack important family history of breast cancer 0 None
2005-03-08 Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients 0 None
2005-03-08 Use of herbal supplements in women is increasing 1 None
2005-03-08 Adiponectin may be helpful in finding treatments for Progeria 0 None
2005-03-08 Cockroach allergen is the primary contributor to childhood asthma in inner-city homes 0 None
2005-03-08 Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks 0 None
2005-03-08 New system for growing human embryonic stem cells could make therapies utilising the cells safer for patients 0 None
2005-03-08 Asthma relapse in children common 0 None
2005-03-08 Study indicating that gastric acid inhibitors can provoke food allergies 0 None
2005-03-07 People use letters to recognize words and facial features to recognize faces 0 None
2005-03-07 Pilot study looks at healthy bone development in teenage mothers 0 None
2005-03-07 Drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis 0 None
2005-03-07 Two important brain systems can influence an individual's behavior and emotional expression in times of need 0 None
2005-03-07 Association between cigarette smoking and suicidal thoughts and attempts 0 None
2005-03-07 Warning signs of an ischemic stroke may be evident as early as seven days before an attack 0 2
2005-03-07 Diet high in oily fish improves inflammatory conditions 0 None
2005-03-07 Aspirin does not prevent first heart attacks or death from cardiovascular causes in women 0 None
2005-03-07 Unemployment, poverty and housing unaffordability correlated with a risk of mental illness 0 None
2005-03-07 Two chemicals boost immune cells' ability to fight HIV without gene therapy 0 None
2005-03-07 Thalidomide may have a new lease of life as a cancer treatment 0 None
2005-03-07 Risky injection behaviors are established at the onset of injection drug use 0 None
2005-03-07 Underhand methods used to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk 0 None
2005-03-07 ViroLogic and AstraZeneca to conduct Iressa biomarker study 0 None
2005-03-07 Studies find Aspirin resistance in up to 27% of Aspirin users 0 None
2005-03-07 Who would have thought we needed to study men for a cancer that targets women? 0 None
2005-03-06 Study shows that African American children with asthma have significantly higher levels of cotinine 0 None
2005-03-06 St. John's wort increases effectiveness of Plavix 0 None
2005-03-06 MRI useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients 0 None
2005-03-06 New therapeutic targets in liver diseases 0 None
2005-03-03 Phase 1 clinical trials have greater response rates than had been previously believed 0 None
2005-03-03 Autism and MMR, no link found 0 None
2005-03-03 Emergency room intervention for problem drinkers in ten minutes 0 None
2005-03-03 Freezing tumors is an effective way to treat a cancer patient's pain 0 None
2005-03-03 Medical interventions during pregnancy and childbirth may not be the best way to improve newborn survival 0 None
2005-03-03 Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight 0 None
2005-03-03 Massage with sunflower seed oil helps low birth weight babies 0 None
2005-03-03 Possible errors in treatment of depression 0 None
2005-03-03 Smoking prevention programs in junior high or high school have little influence on whether teens choose to light up 0 None
2005-03-03 Gender discrepancies in who gets bypass surgery 0 None
2005-03-03 Future research should lead to better layout of work and equipment for orthodontists and all other dental workers 0 None
2005-03-03 MRI better than current standard of practice in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients 0 None
2005-03-03 Inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia 0 None
2005-03-02 Surgery gives normal life expectancy to patients with severe mitral regurgitation 0 None
2005-03-02 Natural mentoring relationships positively impact teens 0 None
2005-03-02 A shallow hip socket predicts osteoarthritis of the hip 0 None
2005-03-02 Amercan footballers are too fat 0 None
2005-03-01 Older women benefit from chemo to treat breast cancer 0 None
2005-03-01 Artery clearing device does not provide benefit for heart attack patients undergoing artery-opening interventions 0 None
2005-03-01 An apple a day keeps breast cancer away 0 None
2005-03-01 African-Americans receive less aggressive treatment for heart attack than whites 0 None
2005-03-01 More experienced physicians less likely to falsely characterize a mammogram as abnormal 0 None
2005-03-01 Study describes the first known mutation to occur in lung cancer patients who have never smoked 0 None
2005-03-01 Helping parents quit smoking should be considered in future public-health interventions that target youth smoking 0 None
2005-03-01 CPAP therapy helps control glucose levels among patients with Type II diabetes and sleep apnea 0 None
2005-03-01 Youth smoking prevention campaign associated with substantial decrease in youth smoking 0 None
2005-03-01 Diesel engines are posing a serious threat to public health 0 None
2005-03-01 Abnormal electrocardiograms linked to heart enlargement 0 None
2005-03-01 Growing evidence base supports focus on mind-body connection in heart disease 0 None
2005-03-01 Stop smoking services encourage more GPs to help smokers quit 0 None
2005-03-01 Nose cells provide a window into the brain 0 None


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