Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - June 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-06-30 Potatoes found to help reduce blood pressure and other diseases 1 4
2005-06-30 Daclizumab effective at reducing organ rejection and risk of infection in heart transplant patients 0 None
2005-06-30 Ethnic groups in the U.S. more at risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-06-30 Studies compare hepatitis B drugs 0 5
2005-06-30 Bipolar survey indicates how patient satisfaction is achieved 0 None
2005-06-30 E-mail spam good for you 0 None
2005-06-29 Viagra's non-blood pressure effect successfully mimics vasopressin action 0 None
2005-06-29 Study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults 0 None
2005-06-29 Even low dose radiation exposure causes cancer 0 None
2005-06-29 Major study says for diabetics with high blood pressure diuretics are the best option 0 None
2005-06-29 Findings suggest important differences among smokers in brain responses that underlie the smoking habit 0 None
2005-06-29 Kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction 0 4
2005-06-28 Tetracycline antibiotic shows promise for treating osteoarthritis 0 None
2005-06-28 Exercise helps find genetic regions linked to prediabetes 0 None
2005-06-28 Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of coronary artery disease 0 None
2005-06-28 Pomegranate juice may help babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen 0 None
2005-06-28 Parents whose children are born with a low birth weight run greater risk of dying of cardiovascular diseases 0 None
2005-06-28 Living closer to a casino increases likelihood of problem gambling 0 None
2005-06-28 Sleep helps memory 0 None
2005-06-28 Low doses of radiation associated with a small excess risk of developing cancer 0 None
2005-06-28 Office-based buprenorphine treatment for drug abuse shows promise 0 None
2005-06-28 Health costs soar as 60 million Americans classed as obese 0 None
2005-06-28 Changing a high-risk drinking culture through the lens of gender 0 None
2005-06-28 Ethnicity makes little difference in the quality of outpatient care 0 None
2005-06-28 Uncomplicated twin pregnancies might be more risky than previously thought 0 None
2005-06-28 fMRI enables noninvasive evaluation of epilepsy patients 0 None
2005-06-28 Diuretics work better than newer and more costly medicines for diabetics with high blood pressure 0 None
2005-06-27 Gleevec or similar drugs might be useful in preventing adverse side effects of smallpox vaccine 0 None
2005-06-27 Study causes big shift in how we think about p53 gene 0 None
2005-06-27 Compelling evidence that language comprehension is a continuous process 0 None
2005-06-27 Medical residents in Japan are more likely to involve patients' families in end-of-life decision making 0 None
2005-06-27 Adult, or post-natal, stem cells have the same ability as embryonic stem cells to multiply 0 None
2005-06-27 People with diabetes are at higher risk of contracting respiratory, urinary tract and skin infections 0 None
2005-06-27 Study shows that low-intensity exercise such as Tai Chi has great potential for health promotion in older people 0 None
2005-06-27 A blood test for thyroid cancer can detect persistent or recurrent disease even before doctors can find any trace of a tumor 0 None
2005-06-27 First comprehensive study of the relationship between racial subgroups and colorectal cancer outcome 0 None
2005-06-27 Half of American adults believe cancer myths 0 None
2005-06-27 Study challenges understanding of how messenger RNAs are translated into proteins 0 None
2005-06-27 British doctors question guidelines on blood pressure and cholesterol levels 0 None
2005-06-27 Meat eaters more likely to be obese than vegetarians 0 4
2005-06-26 Study sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of chronic wounds 0 None
2005-06-26 New clue to the causes of neurodegenerative diseases 0 None
2005-06-26 Migraine sufferers find effects of Botox more than skin-deep 0 None
2005-06-23 Study shows significant improvement in body image following cosmetic surgery 0 None
2005-06-23 Athletes boosted by caffeine 0 None
2005-06-23 Thank God, most doctors believe in God 3 None
2005-06-22 Determining prognosis in patients with chest pain now easier and more accurate 0 None
2005-06-22 Antibiotics not effective for many coughs 0 None
2005-06-22 Folic acid improves memory and protects the brain from aging 2 3
2005-06-21 AAV2 has great potential to be developed as an anti-cancer agent 1 5
2005-06-21 Sleep studied as potential treatment for depression 0 None
2005-06-21 Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication 0 None
2005-06-21 Antibiotics show little benefit for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections 0 None
2005-06-21 New insight into autoimmune disease 0 None
2005-06-21 Endocarditis infection is increasing due to staphylococcal infection 0 None
2005-06-21 Danger of mixing mobile phones and motoring 0 None
2005-06-21 Genetic predisposition to lung cancer exists 0 None
2005-06-21 Most children with infective conjunctivitis (pinkeye) do not need treatment with an antibiotic 0 5
2005-06-21 Wearing a continuous positive airway pressure device helps heart failure patients with obstructive sleep apnea get a good night's rest 0 None
2005-06-21 Insulin resistance drug with anti-inflammatory effects reduces risk factors 0 None
2005-06-21 Fish may help prevent heart failure as well as heart attacks 0 None
2005-06-21 Worldwide cost of Alzheimer's disease and dementia estimated at $156 billion 0 5
2005-06-21 No increase in anxiety or depression when children of people with Alzheimer's get genetic testing 0 None
2005-06-21 Study identifies day-of-surgery crisis 0 None
2005-06-21 Effect of new Italian law on the choices available to infertile parents 0 None
2005-06-21 When it comes to brains bigger is definitely better 0 None
2005-06-21 New study finds many concerns with clinical trials 0 None
2005-06-21 Mentors really do help 0 None
2005-06-21 What are the links between psychological trauma and addiction? 0 None
2005-06-21 Study finds incidence of psychosis and schizophrenia is slightly higher than that found in recent studies 0 None
2005-06-21 Better prognosis for depressed patients if spouses agree reasons for their illness 0 None
2005-06-21 'Bed blocking' in one adolescent unit costs NHS over a million 0 None
2005-06-20 Simple risk score to predict stroke in the 7 days after a person has had a mini-stroke 0 None
2005-06-20 New discoveries in treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2005-06-20 PET might be a promising tool for early prediction of response to chemotherapy for ovarian can 0 None
2005-06-20 Cyr61 gene transfer appears potent in stimulation of myocardial angiogenesis 0 None
2005-06-20 New study investigates how healthy individuals and schizophrenia patients interpret their visual worlds 0 None
2005-06-20 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be associated with more cases of cancers than previously thought 0 None
2005-06-20 Elevated C-reactive protein can foil diet's ability to lower cholesterol 0 None
2005-06-20 Detection levels of deadly form of melanoma remains the same 0 None
2005-06-20 Thalidomide may be a potent anti-cancer treatment 0 None
2005-06-20 Proof that single embryo transfer (SET) produces babies that are healthier than those born after multiple implantations 0 None
2005-06-20 Ramelteon may help chronic insomniacs 0 None
2005-06-20 Patients who need PET/CT scans should avoid drinking coffee 0 None
2005-06-20 Study finds better long-term outcomes when surgeons place a bypass graft to all the territories of the heart that have significantly blocked arteries 0 None
2005-06-20 Studies show Alzheimer's prevented by drinking juice daily and having the occasional alcoholic drink 0 None
2005-06-19 Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective 0 None
2005-06-19 First blood test to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic stroke 0 None
2005-06-19 Study shows why thiazolidinediones cause edema and helps understand role of kidneys in hypertension 0 None
2005-06-19 Brain size and intelligence are related 0 3
2005-06-19 Seroquel (quetiapine), may be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia 0 None
2005-06-19 Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed 0 None
2005-06-19 High-volume medical centers better at treating cancer 0 None
2005-06-19 Arterial spin labeling distinguishes between Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia 0 None
2005-06-19 Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer's risk 0 5
2005-06-16 Female bed-rest study will understand changes to the immune response and decreased resistance to infection in space 0 None
2005-06-16 Yet another proven benefit of tight glucose control for those with type 1 diabetes 0 None
2005-06-16 Most common form of lung cancer may begin in a group of newly isolated lung stem cells 0 None
2005-06-16 New techniques use mitochondrial DNA as an early indicator for certain types of cancer 0 None
2005-06-16 Transplantation of spermatogonial stem cells isolated from leukemic mice restores fertility without inducing leukemia 0 None
2005-06-16 Claudin-1 regulates cellular transformation and metastatic behavior in colon cancer 0 None
2005-06-16 Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective 0 None
2005-06-16 MRI measurement of breast tumor volume predicts whether a patient's cancer will return 0 None
2005-06-16 Inactive gene may explain higher incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans compared to Caucasians 0 None
2005-06-16 People who have had a minor stroke have a 43% chance of another stroke or vascular event within 10-years 0 None
2005-06-16 Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis 0 None
2005-06-16 Planned home births a safe otption shows finds new study 0 None
2005-06-16 People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia 0 None
2005-06-16 Study shows fewer Canadian retailers selling cigarettes to youth 0 None
2005-06-16 Indigenous health gap wider in New Zealand 0 None
2005-06-16 Buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction shows promise 0 None
2005-06-16 Service learning improves the social skills of students with mental impairments 0 None
2005-06-16 Chromium picolinate significantly reduces weight gain associated with common antidiabetic medication 0 None
2005-06-16 Hydroxyurea may prevent complications such as organ damage and stunted growth in treatment of sickle cell disease 0 None
2005-06-16 Risky sexual behaviour fuelled in gay and bisexual men by the internet 0 None
2005-06-15 Aortic disease difficult to diagnose 0 None
2005-06-15 Helicobacter pylori may be linked to atrial fibrillation 0 None
2005-06-15 A network of good friends, rather than close family ties, helps you live longer in older age 0 None
2005-06-15 Drinking soft drinks and other beverages through a properly positioned straw can help to minimize the risk of cavities 0 None
2005-06-15 Diabetes patients may benefit most from minor surgery plus antibiotics 0 None
2005-06-15 Oral liquid Hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell disease 0 None
2005-06-15 Walking more slowly, obese individuals can burn more calories per mile and may reduce the risk of arthritis or joint injury 0 None
2005-06-15 Acute coronary syndrome patients at increased risk of stroke 0 None
2005-06-15 Abstinence education programs increased youth's support for abstinence 0 None
2005-06-15 Key milestone in study of the antifungal treatment of asthma 0 None
2005-06-15 Brain surgery for epilepsy means patients still free of fits 30 years later 0 None
2005-06-15 Too much red meat could lead to bowel cancer 0 5
2005-06-15 Heavy drinkers at risk of lasting brain damage sooner rather than later 0 None
2005-06-15 Fish oil not a good idea for heart defibrillator patients 0 None
2005-06-15 Poor mental health services in the UK in need of complete rethink 0 None
2005-06-15 Exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-06-14 Medicare's investment in quality improvement may not be paying off 0 None
2005-06-14 Study examines biomarkers for response to erlotinib in glioma 0 None
2005-06-14 Orlistat, a drug that decreases fat absorption, appears helpful for improving weight management in obese adolescents 0 None
2005-06-14 Incorporating human papillomavirus testing into cervical cancer screening will provide health benefits at a reasonable cost 0 None
2005-06-14 Continuous drinking for as little as eight weeks affects learning and memory up to 12 weeks later 0 None
2005-06-14 Drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of infection in newborns 0 None
2005-06-14 Two common gene variations are associated with the risk for developing chronic kidney disease 0 None
2005-06-14 Fish oil does not lower risk of serious heart rhythm abnormalities for patients with implantable defibrillators 0 None
2005-06-14 Study reveals benefits of using insulin earlier 0 None
2005-06-14 'Hazardous' drinking and drug use are much less severe but much more common than dependence 0 None
2005-06-14 Causes, consequences and clinical implications of alcohol-related brain shrinkage 0 None
2005-06-14 New study supporting the importance of aggressive cholesterol-lowering 0 None
2005-06-14 Combination of over-the-counter pharmacy drugs and prescription drugs dangerous 0 None
2005-06-14 Viagra helps children with heart-lung condition achieve improved quality of life 0 None
2005-06-14 Doppler imaging provides better understanding of muscular dystrophy 0 None
2005-06-13 People who smoke or are obese are biologically older than slim individuals and non-smokers 0 None
2005-06-13 Study examines reasons for unsatisfactory outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery 0 None
2005-06-13 Homeless persons prefer more aggressive medical care than the physicians making decisions for them 0 None
2005-06-13 Prognosis is good for people who have epilepsy surgery 0 None
2005-06-13 Psychosocial factors and interleukin-6 among women with advanced ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-06-13 Short-term use of CPAP therapy may protect against cardiovascular disease 0 5
2005-06-12 Ruboxistaurin shows favorable effects on kidney damage and function in people with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy 0 None
2005-06-12 Rimonabant study shows significant improvements in HbA1c and cardiometabolic risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-06-12 Muraglitazar lowers blood glucose and helps dyslipidemia seen in diabetes 0 None
2005-06-12 Half of 580 women diagnosed with breast cancer in one study experienced lymphedema 0 None
2005-06-12 Over-the-counter painkillers more likely to cause heart attacks than banned drug Vioxx 0 5
2005-06-12 No need to rush to take epilepsy drugs 0 None
2005-06-10 Ibruprofen and other commonly used painkillers for treating inflammation may increase the risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-06-10 Low birth weight - another risk factor for diabetes 0 None
2005-06-10 Optimists don't always fare better than pessimists in their immunologic response to stress 0 None
2005-06-10 Intensive therapy, even four years later, improves stroke victims speech 0 None
2005-06-10 Study sheds light on endometriosis pain 0 None
2005-06-09 Unique therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia 0 None
2005-06-09 Giving individuals with single or infrequent seizures immediate treatment does not reduce their risk of seizure recurrence in the long-term 0 None
2005-06-09 Similarities in antiretroviral therapy efficacy in poorer countries to that in industrial nations 0 None
2005-06-09 Commonly used painkillers for treating inflammation may increase the risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-06-09 Molecule called Smad7 may open doors to future treatments in pancreatic and other forms of cancer 0 None
2005-06-09 Study of glial cells in the roundworm C. elegans may provide insight into a variety of human brain diseases 0 None
2005-06-09 Healthy neighborhoods for older adults subject of study 0 None
2005-06-09 Doctors and patients think differently about clinical trials 0 None
2005-06-09 Designed drug for combined hormone and chemotherapy treatment 0 None
2005-06-09 Association between chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) and frailty syndrome 0 None
2005-06-09 Multisequential MRI approach improves heart inflammation diagnosis 0 None
2005-06-09 Study raises questions about food products meant to block cholesterol absorption 1 None
2005-06-09 MabThera highly effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-06-09 Modifying your salt intake has the potential to prevent exercise-induced asthma 0 None
2005-06-09 Rheumatoid arthritis costs more to business and industry than almost any other disease 0 None
2005-06-09 Rituximab, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is safe and effective 0 None
2005-06-09 New study shows tiny RNAs intimately associated with cancer 0 None
2005-06-09 Rituximab provides new hope for people with lupus 0 None
2005-06-08 Missing link between mothers' diets and obesity in kids 0 None
2005-06-08 Adults with diabetes at higher risk for cardiovascular problems due air pollution 0 None
2005-06-08 CT screening lowers negative appendectomy rate from 20% to 3% at urban hospital 0 None
2005-06-08 Study is the first to identify involvement of chromosome 21 in developmental regression autism 0 None
2005-06-08 African-American and Hispanic patients with diabete are less likely to get eye exams 0 None
2005-06-08 Drinking cranberry juice may fight that tummy bug 0 5
2005-06-07 Boring jobs can make your heart bad 0 None
2005-06-07 6 minutes exercise a week is all you need to keep fit! 0 None
2005-06-06 Drinking alcohol may lower risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2005-06-06 Combining morphine with small doses of methadone could increase the effectiveness of morphine for the treatment of chronic pain 0 None
2005-06-06 Tibetan Buddhist monks provide clues to meditation controls visual experience 0 None
2005-06-06 IGF-based growth hormone dosing could become a novel paradigm in treating growth hormone deficiency 0 None
2005-06-06 Doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures 0 None
2005-06-06 Gene therapy for arthritis is both feasible and safe 0 None
2005-06-06 Study forecasts continuing slide in job-based health coverage 0 None
2005-06-06 Study to improve symptom awareness 0 None
2005-06-06 Patients with advanced heart failure significantly improved after receiving stem cell therapy 0 None
2005-06-06 Electroconvulsive therapy not damaging to memory -- early results 1 None
2005-06-06 Workers more productive after exercise 0 None
2005-06-06 Late night eating a culprit for weight gain in college students 0 None
2005-06-06 One-a-day tablet treats common infection 0 None
2005-06-06 New survey shows Americans falling short on sun protection 0 None
2005-06-06 Study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients 0 None
2005-06-06 Chemotherapy options improve for patients with advanced colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-06-06 Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-06-06 Intelligence and genetic disease link 0 None
2005-06-06 Chemicals in Cannabis may help mentally ill 0 None
2005-06-06 Link between the protective effect of ischemic preconditioning in skeletal muscles and the substance that triggers hibernation 0 None
2005-06-05 Computer simulation helps understand DNA transcription process 0 None
2005-06-05 Vitamin B6 decreases risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-06-05 Link between childhood leukemia and power lines at the most, slight 0 None
2005-06-03 Oral cancer screening saves lives 0 None
2005-06-03 Childhood cancer and distance from high-voltage power lines 0 None
2005-06-03 Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines - results may be entirely due to chance 0 None
2005-06-03 U.S. Army looks at how some soldiers are trying to lose weight 0 None
2005-06-03 Aerobic exercise yields greater fitness, but is harder to maintain 0 None
2005-06-03 Two-year study shows lifestyle-related chronic illness begins early 0 None
2005-06-03 Small steps may be best path to fitness 0 None
2005-06-03 Medication errors dramatically reduced in patients with kidney disease 0 None
2005-06-03 New understanding of jet lag 0 None
2005-06-03 Exposure to aflatoxins that contaminate crops in developing countries can be reduced by a simple, cost-effective intervention 0 None
2005-06-03 Visually screening the mouths of individuals at high-risk of oral cancer could prevent around 37000 worldwide 0 None
2005-06-03 Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes 0 None
2005-06-03 Fungal contamination of saline-filled breast implants is readily preventable 0 None
2005-06-03 New vaccine against whooping cough is effective in teens and adults 0 None
2005-06-03 Booster vaccine that includes protection against pertussis shows promise 0 None
2005-06-03 Vaccine targets tumors where they live 0 None
2005-06-03 HIV protease inhibitors block programmed cell death in vivo 0 None
2005-06-03 Prescribing methadone plus heroin to chronic, treatment resistant addicts is less costly than methadone alone 0 None
2005-06-02 Long-term exposure to passive smoking (second-hand smoke) may increase premenopausal breast cancer risk 0 None
2005-06-02 Loneliness and hopelessness increase risk of self-harm among older people 0 None
2005-06-02 Psychiatric casualties from Iraq war - majority due to adjustment difficulties rather than combat stress 0 None
2005-06-02 Life events lead to more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder than traumatic events 0 None
2005-06-02 War is not necessarily bad for psychological health 0 None
2005-06-02 Depression is more common than post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among UK ex-service personnel 0 None
2005-06-02 A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-06-02 Pilates and yoga appear to relieve the symptoms of menopause 0 None
2005-06-02 Helix opens additional sites for its Topical Interferon Alpha-2b Phase II clinical study 0 None
2005-06-02 Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients admitted to hospital 0 None
2005-06-02 Chemo combo increases breast cancer survival 0 None
2005-06-02 Education is the best defense against obesity 0 None
2005-06-02 Indirect link between income and healthy eating 0 None
2005-06-02 Study suggests continuous NSAID treatment more effectively reduces X-Ray progression than intermittent treatment 0 None
2005-06-02 Study links TNF to androgen deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients and suggest a novel pathway in inflammation 0 None
2005-06-01 Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment 0 None
2005-06-01 Genetic variation alters response to anti-clotting drug warfarin 0 4
2005-06-01 Stronger version of chickenpox vaccine cuts incidence and severity of shingles in older adults 0 None
2005-06-01 Airbags may not be that safe 0 3.8
2005-06-01 A drug used to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 induces resistance more often than previously thought 0 None
2005-06-01 Oxytocin - don't sniff it if you want to hang on to your money! 0 None
2005-06-01 HIV deaths drop 90 percent among African-American IDUs who are given access to combination drug therapy 0 None
2005-06-01 Losing weight for a better night's sleep 0 None
2005-06-01 Sniffing out a partner 0 None
2005-06-01 Homicide-suicide among the elderly an emerging public health concern 0 None
2005-06-01 UMHS study finds premium rates affect where ob/gyns choose to practice 0 None
2005-06-01 Having twins reduces the risk of many types of women's cancer 0 None
2005-06-01 Study of compassionate care 0 None
2005-06-01 Tobacco companies designed cigarettes "to addict women" 0 None
2005-06-01 Nearly one out of two visits to a doctor's office for help with a sleep disorder result in the prescription of potentially addictive medications 0 None
2005-06-01 Triple approach is promising against cancer cells 0 None
2005-06-01 Cancer treatments linked to decline in mental abilities later on in life 0 None
2005-06-01 Heart doctors say off-pump or on-pump, no difference in bypass surgery 0 None
2005-06-01 New study linking pain relievers and breast cancer fails to convince experts 0 None


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