Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - May 2005

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2005-05-31 Diabetics more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution 0 None
2005-05-31 Nearly half of non-ventilated patients in intensive care units experience delirium 0 None
2005-05-31 We have been ingrained to think that seriously large people can only make improvements in their health if they diet and slim down 0 None
2005-05-31 Improving access to trauma care in the United States 0 None
2005-05-31 Cancer patients have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction 0 None
2005-05-31 Shorter course of 8 gray radiotherapy effective for palliation of painful bone metastases 0 None
2005-05-31 Under prescribing of statins puts more people at risk of premature death 0 None
2005-05-30 Ibuprofen use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-30 Young adults forget their own life-support decisions 0 None
2005-05-30 Steroid treatment for prematurity put to the test 0 None
2005-05-30 Survey shows sexual health important component of overall well being for midlife and beyond 0 None
2005-05-30 New understanding of DNA repair processes may pave way to cancer treatments 0 None
2005-05-29 Why good medications are sometimes bad for the liver 0 None
2005-05-29 New evidence for cause of dyslexia 0 None
2005-05-29 Exposure to violence makes teens more violent 0 1
2005-05-29 Fewer adults smoke in the U.S. and the number is dropping 0 None
2005-05-29 Common over-the-counter cough medication dextromethorphan may help people with fibromyalgia 0 None
2005-05-26 Disturbingly high rate of home care patients are being admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia 0 None
2005-05-26 Significant association between depression severity and poor glycemic control (PGC) among Hispanics 0 None
2005-05-26 Free nicotine patches could substantially increase the likelihood of smokers quitting 0 None
2005-05-26 Exposure to pesticides linked to Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-05-26 Feelings intensify as we get older 0 None
2005-05-26 Smokers with access to low-tax cigarettes less likely to quit 0 None
2005-05-26 Raising tobacco taxes could curb youth’s cigar habits 0 None
2005-05-26 Elderly suicide victims more likely to have fallen to their deaths 0 None
2005-05-26 Intensive tobacco control measures can sharply reduce smoking rates 0 None
2005-05-26 New study shows that bypass surgery is more successful than stents in heart surgery 0 4
2005-05-26 IVF treatment less effective in women living with a smoker 0 None
2005-05-26 New type of inhalation chemotherapy 0 None
2005-05-26 Stimulating innate immunity helps ease Crohn's disease symptoms 0 None
2005-05-26 A small kidney stone should not preclude people from being donors 0 3
2005-05-26 Retina and its circuits are much more pliable than scientists previously thought 0 None
2005-05-26 Tendency to be prejudiced is a form of common sense, hard-wired into the human brain 0 None
2005-05-26 Listening to favorite music during surgery lessens need for sedative 0 None
2005-05-26 Study shows how COX-2 inhibitors lead to heart disease 0 None
2005-05-26 Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions 0 None
2005-05-26 Psychology studies confirm 'unfelt' emotion can alter consequential behavior 0 None
2005-05-25 The inability to care for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death in a hospital 0 None
2005-05-25 Study supports the view that public concerns about genetic discrimination are substantial 0 None
2005-05-25 Brain fatty acid levels linked to depression 0 4.5
2005-05-25 WIN compound - a prototype drug for curing colds - is showing so much promise 0 3
2005-05-25 State of "incomplete" health has resulted in a loss of productivity in the workforce 0 5
2005-05-25 First study to examine liver injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 0 None
2005-05-25 Moderate program of physical exercise helps maintain bone mass in elderly 0 None
2005-05-25 Corticosteroids should not be used in the treatment of head injuries 0 None
2005-05-25 Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply 0 None
2005-05-25 Nearly 50 millions Americans do not have access to a level I or II trauma center within an hour 0 None
2005-05-25 Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits 0 None
2005-05-25 Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy 0 None
2005-05-25 Exercise boosts chances of surviving breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-25 Measuring hormone procalcitonin cuts antibiotic use in half in pneumonia patients 0 None
2005-05-25 Female lung transplant recipients more likely to suffer from primary graft dysfunction 0 None
2005-05-25 Bladder capacity rarely changes as you age 0 5
2005-05-25 Laughter brings on asthma 0 None
2005-05-25 Study shows using expanded critera donors is safe 0 None
2005-05-25 Ceramide can be administered through the blood stream to target and kill cancer cells 0 5
2005-05-25 Patients disfigured in traumatic incidents may experience significant social and behavioral problems 0 None
2005-05-25 Patients approaching the end of life can significantly reduce their depression symptoms and improve their sense of spiritual well-being 0 None
2005-05-24 Patients on hypertension and lipid-lowering medications not sticking to prescriptions 0 None
2005-05-24 Cyclophosphamide may be a possible therapy for scleroderma 0 None
2005-05-24 Medical imaging costs at a steady percentage of overall hospital costs 0 None
2005-05-24 Fetal programming and childhood factors can't be blamed for poor bone health in mid life 0 None
2005-05-24 New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns 0 2.2
2005-05-23 Study evaluate the effects of long working hours 0 None
2005-05-23 Study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities 0 None
2005-05-23 Obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke 0 None
2005-05-23 Lack of central air conditioning linked to minority deaths 0 None
2005-05-23 Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue Warfarin therapy after heart rhythm is controlled 0 None
2005-05-23 Within six months, one in three patients fail to take cardiovascular risk-lowering medications as prescribed 0 None
2005-05-23 Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment 0 None
2005-05-23 Narcotic medications can safely and effectively ease severe, chronic pain in older people 0 None
2005-05-23 Pregnancy factors, parental psychiatric history, and preterm delivery may be associated with the risk of autism 0 None
2005-05-23 High-dose Tamoxifen may prolong survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 0 None
2005-05-23 Gene keeps neural cells on correct developmental path 0 None
2005-05-22 New hope for people with hepatitis C 0 None
2005-05-22 Online asthma management program can help asthma patients 0 None
2005-05-22 People with chronic cough are often depressed 0 None
2005-05-22 Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants 0 5
2005-05-22 Surgery for chronic low back pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation 0 None
2005-05-22 Vitamin E as part of diet may prevent Parkinson's 0 None
2005-05-22 New polysaccharide may help combat multidrug resistance in cancer 0 None
2005-05-22 Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection 0 5
2005-05-22 Exercise programme is as beneficial as spinal surgery in treating lower back pain 0 None
2005-05-20 Gene keeps neural cells on correct developmental path 0 None
2005-05-20 Dextromethorphan temporarily reduces the intensity of fibromyalgia 0 None
2005-05-20 Study holds implications for gene therapy and stem cell biology 0 None
2005-05-20 Physiotherapy is effective in treating stress incontinence 0 None
2005-05-20 Black Americans are more at risk from strokes 0 None
2005-05-20 CAD system makes breast MRI more effective, efficient 0 None
2005-05-20 Drug used to treat enlarged prostate may improve the accuracy of prostate biopsies 0 None
2005-05-20 Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsies are a safe and effective alternative to endoscopic biopsies 0 None
2005-05-20 Chest CT can be first step to identifying if patient has had a heart attack 0 None
2005-05-20 Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death and cardiovascular risk among the elderly 0 3.5
2005-05-20 Sigmoidoscopy comes up short for women in detection of polyps in the colon 0 None
2005-05-20 New kidney test better elder mortality predictor 0 None
2005-05-19 Watching too much tele puts UK children at risk of obesity 0 None
2005-05-19 New study questions benefits of aspirin for the over 70s 0 None
2005-05-19 No evidence that designated driver programs stop drunken driving 0 None
2005-05-18 Diet rich in vitamin E may protect against Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-05-18 Grapefruit extract may help heal stomach ulcers 0 3
2005-05-18 Colon cancer missed in simple screening test 0 None
2005-05-18 Obese people incorrectly diagnosed with asthma 0 None
2005-05-18 Older adults with insomnia report falling asleep faster with Ramelteon 0 None
2005-05-18 Hydroxycitric acid slows glucose uptake, cuts insulin peaks 0 None
2005-05-18 Concurrent radiation, chemo, followed by surgery lengthens lung cancer patients' survival 0 None
2005-05-18 Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV 0 None
2005-05-18 Cardiovascular risk factors among homeless people are under-treated in Canada 0 None
2005-05-18 Scientists confirm rarefied air poses in-flight problem 0 None
2005-05-18 Hypertension drug combination yields high rate of blood pressure control in hard-to-treat patients 0 None
2005-05-18 Grapes may protect against the loss of bladder function associated with an enlarged prostate 0 None
2005-05-18 Telemonitoring or telephone calls prevent heart failure deaths 0 None
2005-05-18 Routine, inexpensive blood test sharpens heart disease risk predictions 0 None
2005-05-18 A drug that controls blood pressure and reduces heart risk also appears to protect against diabetes 0 None
2005-05-18 Tobacco brands still appearing in PG-13 rated movies 0 None
2005-05-18 Prenatal environmental factors and parental mental health may be associated with a risk of autism 0 None
2005-05-18 The way obese women feed and interact with their children early in infancy might lay the foundations for obesity later in childhood 0 4
2005-05-18 Don’t skip chest CT in the ER just because X-ray checks out okay, warns study 0 None
2005-05-17 Yoga is associated with fewer symptoms of eating disorders 0 None
2005-05-17 Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients 0 None
2005-05-17 Breast cancer chemotherapy regimen associated with life-threatening complications 0 None
2005-05-17 Patients who have a blood clot are at high risk of having another one, and men have more than twice the risk as women 0 None
2005-05-17 Tumor vasculature has become an attractive target in the treatment of cancer. 0 None
2005-05-17 Exposure to radioactive iodines in childhood is associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer 0 None
2005-05-17 Regular exercise helps early stage colon cancer patients recover 0 None
2005-05-17 Grapefruit have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers 0 None
2005-05-17 Doxorubicin-docetaxel combination is associated with an increased risk of severe and life-threatening complications 0 None
2005-05-17 Postmenopausal women who follow a low-fat diet have 24 percent less chance of a recurrence of breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-17 Sometimes knowledge can be a bad thing 0 None
2005-05-17 Women are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of excessive drinking 0 None
2005-05-17 New discovery sparks hope of safer dosage of Warfarin 0 None
2005-05-17 New drug combination prevents breast cancer growth pre-surgery 0 None
2005-05-17 Gefitinib (Iressa) could reduce the size of breast cancer tumours 0 None
2005-05-17 The brain damage wrought by a minor stroke can alter the way artists paint 0 None
2005-05-17 Using a mobile phone in rural areas seems to pose a greater risk of developing brain tumours than it does in urban areas 0 None
2005-05-17 Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer 0 None
2005-05-17 Use of a common type of antidepressant may increase gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding 0 None
2005-05-16 Deletion on chromosome 11q may guide decision to use chemotherapy for neuroblastoma 0 None
2005-05-16 Association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia 0 None
2005-05-16 High-risk for melanoma patients no more likely to take proper precautions in the sun 0 None
2005-05-16 Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure 0 None
2005-05-16 Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant 0 None
2005-05-16 Increased levels of estrogen that occur during pregnancy may be associated with improvement in psoriasis 0 None
2005-05-16 Intralesional immunotherapy for common warts is effective and safe 0 None
2005-05-16 Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high risk women 0 None
2005-05-16 Statins appear to lessen chance of developing breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-16 Acne drug not linked to increased suicide risk 0 None
2005-05-16 Extract of the kudzu vine may help heavy drinkers drink less 0 None
2005-05-16 New study demonstrates high rates of tumor death in patients receiving regimen 0 None
2005-05-16 Changes in certain brain receptors can affect seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle 0 None
2005-05-16 People in their mid-60s are more vulnerable to memory-related scams 0 None
2005-05-16 Study shows the longest reported survival rate for patients with locally advanced lung cancer 0 None
2005-05-16 Women more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are 0 None
2005-05-16 Social anxiety disorder patients may be avoiding their doctor 0 None
2005-05-16 Primary care clinics at Veterans Affairs hospitals are not recognizing posttraumatic stress disorder 0 None
2005-05-16 Genetic biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-05-16 Taxotere shows significant survival benefit in the treatment of advanced gastric cancer 0 None
2005-05-16 Zometa reduces bone loss in patients receiving breast cancer treatment 0 None
2005-05-15 Alcohol consumption increases movement of S. pneumoniae toward the lungs 0 None
2005-05-15 Breast cancer hormone drug might help prevent prostate cancer 0 None
2005-05-15 Bevacizumab plus chemo extends survival beyond one year for large group of advanced lung cancer patients 0 None
2005-05-15 Sensory intervention cab help ADHD kids 0 None
2005-05-15 Tamoxifen study counters hopes that drug might protect the heart 0 None
2005-05-15 New anticancer drug SU11248 shows continued response for patients with late-stage kidney cancer 0 None
2005-05-15 Hospitalizations at children's hospitals account for only one-third of pediatric patients 0 None
2005-05-15 Doctors and patients think differently about clinical trials 0 None
2005-05-15 Hispanics have worse lung cancer survival rate 0 None
2005-05-15 First advance in pancreatic cancer treatment in a decade offers new hope 0 None
2005-05-15 Neighbourhoods with more fast food outlets are also neighbourhoods with more heart disease 0 None
2005-05-12 New treatment for retained placenta 0 None
2005-05-12 Work fatigue and working overtime are associated with weight gain 0 None
2005-05-12 Statin therapy is cost-effective for a wider range of individuals with vascular disease or diabetes than previously recognised 0 None
2005-05-11 New study says surgery still the best option for prostate cancer 0 None
2005-05-11 Physicians need to be more vocal about encouraging diabetic patients to exercise 0 None
2005-05-11 National stroke study sets new practice standard for Canada 0 None
2005-05-11 Type 2 diabetes may begin with Grandma's diet, study suggests 0 None
2005-05-11 Common antibiotic called minocycline may slow or prevent diabetic retinopathy 0 None
2005-05-11 Coping with pain quite a struggle for half of the U.S.A. 0 None
2005-05-11 Healthy dose of fat is needed for a healthy metabolism 0 None
2005-05-10 Drug lowers inflammatory markers associated with risk for heart attack 0 None
2005-05-10 Broken bones may reduce risk of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-05-10 Asymptomatic HIV-infected newborns may benefit from early drug treatment 0 None
2005-05-10 Races react differently to dietary salt 0 None
2005-05-10 Brains of both black and white people have been programmed by racist stereotyping 0 None
2005-05-10 It's OK again to drink milk! 0 None
2005-05-10 Major Northern Ireland survey to seek public views on cancer 0 None
2005-05-10 Study reports little hope, much hazard in new tobacco products 0 None
2005-05-10 Combining behavior modification therapy with medication is the most effective way to improve the behavior of many ADHD children 0 None
2005-05-10 Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage 0 None
2005-05-09 A combination of chemotherapy drugs could double survival rates for pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-05-09 Carbonated soft drinks can cause heartburn 0 None
2005-05-09 New study suggests you might benefit from adding more low-fat dairy to your diet 0 None
2005-05-09 Study sheds light on long term outlook for babies born before 2 weeks 0 None
2005-05-09 New study suggests Pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve key predictors of cardiovascular risk 0 None
2005-05-09 Latinos develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease earlier 0 None
2005-05-09 African Americans and Caucasians viewing African American faces display extremely similar changes in the activity of brain structures that respond to emotional events 0 None
2005-05-09 Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs 0 None
2005-05-09 Withdrawal symptoms from marijuana may make quitting harder 0 2
2005-05-09 Clues about how alcoholic behavior is “switched” on 0 None
2005-05-09 Blood tests show autistic children have abnormal immune-system responses 0 None
2005-05-09 GPs facing prosecution for handing out Pill to girls aged 10 0 None
2005-05-08 Soft tissue injuries can predict risk of facial fractures in trauma patients 0 None
2005-05-08 Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy 0 None
2005-05-08 Suspect gene may increase susceptibility to anxiety and depression 0 None
2005-05-05 Drug combinations improve survival for patients with heart disease 0 None
2005-05-05 Survey of ED doctors shows team-based stroke care, risk-reducing measures, needed to increase use of tPA 0 None
2005-05-05 Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death 0 None
2005-05-05 After surgery check colon tumors for signs of syndrome, study suggests 0 None
2005-05-04 Controlling a person’s weight after they have given up smoking could help maximise the benefits for their lungs 0 None
2005-05-04 People may consume more calories after exercising in cold water 0 None
2005-05-04 When sports ads tell you to 'Just do it' they are absolutely right 0 None
2005-05-04 New study confirms 'wait and see' approach best for some prostate cancers 0 None
2005-05-04 Internet may help prevent blindness in Medicaid patients with diabetes 0 None
2005-05-04 Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health 0 None
2005-05-04 Heart failure patients do better when treated according to guidelines, but too many doctors still fail to prescribe the best treatments 0 None
2005-05-04 Abnormal heart scans predict higher risks for African-Americans and Hispanics 0 None
2005-05-04 Diabetes appears to rob women of usual advantage in heart disease risk 0 None
2005-05-04 MRI study shows hormone leptin alters brains, may ease cravings of people with obesity gene 0 None
2005-05-03 Black women at less risk of fractures 0 None
2005-05-03 Study identifies possible marker for efficacy of gefitinib in lung cancer patients 0 None
2005-05-03 Study examines influence of celebrity endorsements of cancer screening 0 4
2005-05-03 MDCT highly accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with zero to moderate coronary calcification 0 None
2005-05-03 Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches 0 None
2005-05-03 Coronary artery stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents for patients with heart attack 0 None
2005-05-03 Long-term outcomes promising for patients with localized, low-grade prostate cancer 0 None
2005-05-03 Paracetamol linked to asthma and reduced lung function 0 None
2005-05-03 Burden of cardiovascular disease will shift to the developing world 0 None
2005-05-03 If you eat too much fat, it can go straight to your liver and damage it 0 None
2005-05-03 Babies show effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma 0 None
2005-05-02 Obesity no longer the domain of the poor 0 None
2005-05-02 Kids are safer strapped in the back seat of the car 0 None
2005-05-02 Milk thistle not proven effective in lowering mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver disease 0 None
2005-05-02 A grandparent at home buffers the drawbacks of single-parenthood 0 None
2005-05-02 Glaucoma therapy patients often do not comply with their doctor’s prescribed medicine regimen 0 None
2005-05-02 Teenagers sunbake despite skin cancer knowledge 0 3
2005-05-02 Increasing exposure to either natural or artificial ultraviolet (UV) light should not be recommended as a supplemental source of vitamin D 0 None
2005-05-02 Why stem cells divide and develop less vigorously as we age 0 None
2005-05-02 Adults are much more likely to protect their children from the sun than themselves 0 None
2005-05-02 Gene variant that increases colon cancer risk 0 None
2005-05-02 E. coli poses significant public health threat to seniors in the U.S. 0 5
2005-05-02 Specific genes play key role in the of regulation of human-blood stem cells 0 None
2005-05-02 Small number of genes can predict response to chronic hepatitis C therapy 0 None
2005-05-02 Antidepressant medication or psychotherapy may be effective in treating chronically depressed patients when the other is not 0 None
2005-05-02 Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes 0 None
2005-05-02 Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity 0 None
2005-05-02 Movie ratings fail to distinguish violent content 0 None
2005-05-02 Vitamins E and C confirmed safe at high doses 0 None
2005-05-01 Being a party animal is good for you! 0 None
2005-05-01 HRT now linked to cancer of the womb 0 None
2005-05-01 Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities 0 None
2005-05-01 New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse 0 None
2005-05-01 Traffic pollution may increase risk of breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-01 Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought 0 None
2005-05-01 War veterans are more likely to be heavy drinkers, heavy smokers and obese 0 None
2005-05-01 Discrimination leads to coronary artery calcification in African-American women 0 None
2005-05-01 Severely obese children have lipoprotein profiles that signal early risk of cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome 0 None
2005-05-01 Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics 0 None
2005-05-01 Japanese women have lower recurrence of breast cancer 0 None
2005-05-01 Symptoms of concussion may increase when the outcome of a lawsuit is at stake 0 1
2005-05-01 No wisdom in pulling wisdom teeth 0 None
2005-05-01 Obesity in middle age increases risk of dementia in later life 0 None

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