Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - April 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-04-28 Mobile phones join the fight against youth depression 0 2
2005-04-28 Study shows genes predict how well diabetes drug will work 0 None
2005-04-28 Trial to evaluate modern stent technologies over balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease 1 None
2005-04-28 Family history DNA sleuths run risk of uncovering infertility 0 None
2005-04-28 No evidence that calcium and vitamin D prevent fractures 0 None
2005-04-27 Just in case you thought it was safe to fly! 0 None
2005-04-27 Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas at greater risk of second cancers 0 None
2005-04-27 Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood 0 None
2005-04-27 Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated 0 None
2005-04-27 Patronizing behavior of male bosses undermines the performance of female 0 None
2005-04-27 Black cohosh may interfere with breast cancer drugs 0 None
2005-04-27 Giving elderly people regular supplements of vitamin D and calcium to prevent secondary bone fractures is ineffective 0 None
2005-04-27 Risk scores identify young people with hardened arteries 0 None
2005-04-27 Sydney Research Institute raises concerns about sleepy doctors 0 None
2005-04-27 Binge drinking among middle schoolers tied to parental involvement 0 None
2005-04-27 Early drinking leads to alcohol problems and risky sex 0 None
2005-04-27 Pathological gambling accompanies myriad of psychological disorders for some veterans 0 None
2005-04-27 Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries 0 None
2005-04-27 National study to evaluate the effectiveness Targacept 0 None
2005-04-27 Alcohol-impaired driving on the increase 0 None
2005-04-27 Male therapists are just as likely as female therapists to encourage patients to admit infidelities 0 None
2005-04-26 New breast cancer drug combo could save thousands of lives 0 None
2005-04-26 The power of advertising means you may get medications you don't need 0 None
2005-04-26 Breast cancer screening situation will get worse 0 None
2005-04-26 Moderate alcohol consumption enhances the formation of new nerve cells 0 None
2005-04-26 Herceptin in combination with chemotherapy reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence in women with with early-stage breast cancer 0 None
2005-04-26 Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population 0 None
2005-04-26 Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions 0 5
2005-04-26 Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-04-26 Hereditary colorectal cancer risk lowered in those without certain gene defect 0 None
2005-04-26 Pulsating ultrasound enhances gene therapy for tumors 0 None
2005-04-26 Color doppler sonography speeds detection of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants 0 None
2005-04-26 Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care 0 None
2005-04-26 Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace 0 None
2005-04-26 Fickle enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure 0 None
2005-04-25 Despite knowledge, very few follow a healthy lifestyle 0 None
2005-04-25 Virginity pledges don't reduce teen sexual activity 0 None
2005-04-25 New statin study shows arrested progression of atherosclerosis 0 None
2005-04-25 Substantially more effective therapy than current treatments for Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-04-25 Elderly lung cancer patients tolerate combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy with no higher risk of death than younger patients 0 None
2005-04-25 Reduction in oxygen levels greater problem as modern aeroplanes cruise to higher altitudes 0 None
2005-04-25 Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales 0 None
2005-04-25 Few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle 0 None
2005-04-25 Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly 0 None
2005-04-25 High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas 0 None
2005-04-23 Viramidine demonstrates anti-HCV Genotype 1 activity that compares favorably to Ribavirin 0 None
2005-04-23 Obesity and insulin resistance fuels cardiovascular risk factors in teens 0 None
2005-04-23 Being chubby means you may be healthier! 0 None
2005-04-23 Teens get high on painkillers 0 5
2005-04-22 Surgery reduces seizures and increases IQ for kids with epilepsy 0 None
2005-04-22 High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence 0 None
2005-04-22 Brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism 0 None
2005-04-22 Cancer patients may one day benefit from treatment with mixtures of customized antibodies 0 None
2005-04-22 One step closer to personalized medical treatment 0 None
2005-04-21 Neural tube defects decrease with folic acid fortification 0 None
2005-04-21 With a complement, the sperm gets the egg 0 None
2005-04-20 CDC playing politics over obesity 0 None
2005-04-20 Clinical study of MDX-010/MDX-1379 combination shows durable responses in patients with metastatic melanoma 0 None
2005-04-20 Meat Institute defends hot dogs in recent pancreatic cancer study 0 None
2005-04-20 Eating hot dogs increases risk of pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-04-20 Why people get drowsy and fall asleep, and how caffeine blocks that process 0 None
2005-04-20 Antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events 0 None
2005-04-20 First study of mercury and cognitive function in urban, U.S. adults 0 None
2005-04-20 Enhancing the resources available to low-income, urban African American women could protect against poor health and symptoms of depression 0 None
2005-04-20 New study challenges CDC's 400,000 obesity deaths figure 0 None
2005-04-20 Heart attack victims face increased risk of death with Natrecor 0 None
2005-04-19 New era drug gives hope to Gleevec resistant leukaemia sufferers 0 None
2005-04-19 No strong evidence linking blood mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults 0 None
2005-04-19 Cardiovascular risk factors have declined substantially over past 40 years 0 None
2005-04-19 Being overweight, underweight, associated with increased risk of death 0 None
2005-04-19 Best school drug prevention programs teach life skills, studies find 0 5
2005-04-19 Red light cameras can reduce crash-related injuries 0 None
2005-04-19 Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs 0 None
2005-04-19 NSAIDs okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds 0 None
2005-04-19 Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer 0 None
2005-04-19 Some Alzheimer’s patients can benefit from drug Memantine 0 None
2005-04-19 Obesity is straining America's knees 0 None
2005-04-19 Vegetables such as broccoli and spices like red chili pepper, may provide a cancer-fighting benefit 0 None
2005-04-19 Protein studies may lead to new Alzheimer's test 0 None
2005-04-19 Survey finds four in ten seniors do not take medications as prescribed 0 None
2005-04-19 Study explores parents's reaction to discovering a child has diabetes 0 None
2005-04-19 Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early 0 None
2005-04-19 Allergic diseases have increased 0 4
2005-04-19 One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease 0 None
2005-04-19 Obesity in China common - around 18 million adults 0 None
2005-04-19 Rimonabant appears to reduce risk factors for heart disease in obese people 0 None
2005-04-19 Electric toothbrushes best for fighting gum disease 0 None
2005-04-19 Statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer 0 None
2005-04-19 Women respond as well as men to treatment with drug-eluting stents 0 None
2005-04-19 Family history of obesity increases risk of suffering a serious heart ailment 0 5
2005-04-13 Neurologists may have foot in the door to preventing Alzheimer’s before it starts 0 None
2005-04-13 Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed 0 None
2005-04-13 No clear correlation between routine ultrasonic scans and intellectual impairment 0 None
2005-04-13 Low-Income Subsidies for the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: The Impact of the Asset Test 0 None
2005-04-12 Drug that reduces the pain of fibromyalgia and improves sleep 0 None
2005-04-12 Promise of effective treatment for autism and other developmental disorders at a far lower cost 0 5
2005-04-12 Eat your fruits and veggies - your body will thank you and your mother will be happy! 0 None
2005-04-12 Consent forms should be more readable 0 None
2005-04-12 America’s teenagers bombarded by alcohol advertising 0 None
2005-04-12 Findings from perinatal HIV prevention study in Uganda are valid 0 None
2005-04-12 Advance in genetics of cleft lip and palate 0 None
2005-04-12 People who eat rice have healthier diets 0 None
2005-04-12 Groundbreaking results for the potential treatment of Huntington's Disease 0 None
2005-04-12 Alarming trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among America's young people 0 None
2005-04-12 Contrary to old wives tales, alcohol, does not aid lactation 0 None
2005-04-12 Milk and meat from cloned cattle safe to eat 0 None
2005-04-12 Students do better in public schools 0 3
2005-04-11 Tamoxifen still not popular with women at risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-04-11 Keyboards harbour nasty bugs 0 5
2005-04-11 Soy oil increases heart rate variability 0 None
2005-04-11 Study predicted cardiovascular risk of Cox-2 inhibitors 0 None
2005-04-11 Smokers who receive abnormal results using computed tomography to screen for lung cancer are more likely to quit 0 None
2005-04-11 Ephrins may influence learning 0 None
2005-04-11 A parent's weight may also play a role in adolescent weight gain 0 None
2005-04-11 Public-health efforts to increase the use of breast-cancer screening appear to have altered the types of breast cancer being diagnosed 0 None
2005-04-10 HIVNET 012 perinatal HIV prevention trial praised by IOM 0 None
2005-04-10 Panel in US disputes drug trial allegations 0 None
2005-04-10 UAB reaction to Lancet study on human papilloma virus (HPV) 0 None
2005-04-10 Cyclosporine inhalation solution (CyIS) significantly improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients 0 None
2005-04-10 Three out of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine 0 None
2005-04-07 Teens feel most stress before HIV-infected parent dies 0 None
2005-04-07 Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting 0 None
2005-04-07 Belgian doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia 0 None
2005-04-07 Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries 0 5
2005-04-07 Mediterranean diet makes you live longer 0 5
2005-04-07 Use of smokeless tobacco helped hard-to-quit smokers give up their habit 0 None
2005-04-07 Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival 0 None
2005-04-07 Study may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants like Prozac work 0 None
2005-04-06 Contrary to common wisdom, sleeping pills may not increase fall risk 0 None
2005-04-06 Almonds may help combat obesity, heart disease and diabetes 0 5
2005-04-06 SV40 does not have a role in the majority of malignant mesotheliomas 0 None
2005-04-06 Hormonal contraceptives increase risk of HSV-2 transmission 0 None
2005-04-06 Fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment 0 None
2005-04-05 Diuretics work better for high blood pressure 0 None
2005-04-05 Cryoablation may be safer alternative for stopping abnormal electrical patterns 0 None
2005-04-05 Modest triglyceride elevations linked to coronary artery disease risk 0 None
2005-04-05 Gene therapy shows effect in heart patients 0 None
2005-04-05 Cognitive therapy to treat moderate to severe depression works just as well as antidepressants 0 None
2005-04-05 Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2005-04-05 UK study links heart conditions with common ‘hidden’ hormone disorders in the elderly 0 None
2005-04-05 Dallas heart study researchers find no link between Lp(a), calcium 0 None
2005-04-05 Study suggests that eating onions might help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis 0 None
2005-04-05 Practice wait training while weight training 0 None
2005-04-04 Young people believe oral sex less likely to have negative social and emotional consequences 0 None
2005-04-04 Obesity may hinder body's ability to control influenza infection 0 None
2005-04-04 Light therapy effectively treats mood disorders 0 2
2005-04-04 Newer imaging technologies may lead to over treatment 0 None
2005-04-04 Infants under one year of age can accept heart transplants from donors of different blood groups 0 None
2005-04-04 New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia 0 5
2005-04-04 Study finds direct link between use of alcohol hand gel and reduction in hospital infections 0 None
2005-04-04 Endovenous laser ablation is a safe and highly effective treatment for a common cause of varicose veins 0 None
2005-04-04 Study shows connection of varicose veins to chronic pelvic pain 0 4
2005-04-04 Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis 0 None
2005-04-04 Cognitive therapy may be as effective as antidepressant medications in the initial treatment of moderate to severe major depression 0 None
2005-04-04 Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users 0 None
2005-04-04 Men who are treated for prostate cancer with radiation may have almost doubled their risk of developing rectal cancer 0 None
2005-04-04 UK sex clinics swamped 0 None
2005-04-03 Tumour Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-alpha) blocking agents cause skin disease 0 None
2005-04-03 Soy is well accepted in school lunches 0 None
2005-04-03 Inexpensive treatment stops multi-drug resistant TB in its tracks 0 None
2005-04-03 Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma 0 None
2005-04-03 Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients 0 None
2005-04-03 Cannabis-based medicines given in a highly-controlled clinical environment unexpectedly lead to strong psychotic effects 0 None
2005-04-03 New methods for training eyes to pinpoint 0 None
2005-04-03 Radiation for prostate cancer doubles the risk of developing rectal cancer 0 None
2005-04-03 Stress may enhance the body's ability to fight the flu 0 None
2005-04-03 Simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats 0 None
2005-04-03 Directly observed therapy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2005-04-03 Sexual behaviour alone doesn’t explain the differences in STIs among ethnic groups 0 None
2005-04-03 Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly 0 None


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