Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - July 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-07-31 Study finds right-brain strokes harder to diagnose 0 None
2005-07-31 Possible early warning system for heart problems 0 None
2005-07-31 Riluzole appears to have significant antiobsessional, antidepressant, and antianxiety properties 0 None
2005-07-31 Fructose sweetning could be even worse than using other sweeteners 0 None
2005-07-29 Combination antiretroviral drug therapy may reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission 0 None
2005-07-29 Millions of hospital patients could be spared the humiliation and infection risk that come with a urine-collecting catheter 0 None
2005-07-29 Beta-blockers 'blot out memories' for sufferers with post-traumatic stress disorder 0 None
2005-07-29 Knee pain more often part of a package of aches and pains 0 None
2005-07-28 Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache 0 None
2005-07-28 Black people are more likely to survive a stroke than white people 0 None
2005-07-28 New way to prevent macular degeneration 0 None
2005-07-28 Study raises concern about the use of beta blockers for all heart patients 0 None
2005-07-28 Echinacea little use in relieving colds 0 None
2005-07-28 Carbon monoxide could turn out to be a life-saver for patients recovering from organ transplants 0 None
2005-07-27 Habit memory - humans clearly can acquire and retain knowledge through repetition 0 5
2005-07-27 First study of household water treatment to show a significant reduction in mortality 0 None
2005-07-27 Students and school employees are being poisoned by pesticide use at schools and from drift off of neighboring farmlands 0 None
2005-07-27 After 30 aerobic fitness declines rapidly 0 None
2005-07-27 Simple measures could help to improve outcome for patients who have suffered head injuries 0 None
2005-07-27 Clinical factors can help predict the risk of prostate cancer death for patients following a radical prostatectomy 0 None
2005-07-27 Quality of care may vary in association with the characteristics of individual physicians and their practices 0 None
2005-07-26 When the media encourage HIV testing, more people get tested 0 None
2005-07-26 Rate of increase in PSA value predicts risk of death following radiation therapy 0 None
2005-07-26 Mate Choice and Friendship in Twins: Evidence for Genetic Similarity 0 None
2005-07-26 Controlling high blood pressure in individuals age 80 years and older has become a major national health problem 0 5
2005-07-26 Nerve-insulating substance called myelin can lead to functional improvements in animals with spinal cord injury 0 None
2005-07-26 Exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy can be just as detrimental to a developing fetus as primary exposure through maternal smoking 0 None
2005-07-26 Study shows that while the rate of high blood pressure increased with age, numbers of people receiving treatment for the condition did not 0 None
2005-07-26 Unprecedented industry-backed laws limit public safety 0 None
2005-07-26 Cancer vaccine combined with hormone-deprivation therapy can help patients with recurrence of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-07-26 Acetaminophen, when taken as directed, is safe for patients with liver disease 0 5
2005-07-26 Leg strength gets a push from training technique 0 None
2005-07-26 Working class twins fare worse than their professional sibs on blood pressure, cholesterol and self-rated health 0 None
2005-07-26 Does aspirin work equally well for everyone? 0 None
2005-07-26 Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping can benefit clinical practice 0 None
2005-07-26 Eplerenone shows benefit for patients with damaged hearts 0 None
2005-07-26 Combination therapy based on artemisinins might not be the ideal treatment for malaria 0 None
2005-07-26 Adding spectroscopy to breast MR examinations may improve the efficiency and quality of patient care 0 None
2005-07-26 Immigrants in the United States receive less than half the health-care services than do native-born Americans 0 None
2005-07-26 Risk perceptions of natural versus 'medicalized' childbirth 0 None
2005-07-26 U-M Health System study finds patient education video is excellent teaching tool but doctors are better at calming fears 0 None
2005-07-25 Plaques in the brain more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men 0 None
2005-07-25 Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes 0 None
2005-07-25 Bodily illusions rearrange the sense of touch 0 None
2005-07-25 Gene that regulates normal embryonic development is found at high levels in virtually all forms of breast cancer 0 None
2005-07-25 Cancer survivors initiate diet, exercise, and other beneficial lifestyle changes following a cancer diagnosis 0 None
2005-07-25 Vitamin D supplementation does not appear to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal black women 0 None
2005-07-25 Rates of breast biopsy remained stable over a 12 year period even as mammogram use increased 0 None
2005-07-25 Multiple rare mutations within a single gene may increase risk for autism 0 None
2005-07-25 Breathing in large quantities of salt particles has just the same effect on blood pressure as eating a salty diet 0 None
2005-07-25 Variation in HIV's ability to disable host defenses contributes to rapid evolution 0 None
2005-07-25 Stem cell therapy can be used effectively to treat heart attacks, or myocardial infarction, in pigs 0 None
2005-07-25 Study offers a unique perspective on the beginnings of the alcohol experience and usage patterns of 12-year-olds 0 None
2005-07-25 Nearly half of New Yorkers ages 50 and older are not undergoing screening within the recommended schedule 0 None
2005-07-25 Pneumonia - another use for statins 0 None
2005-07-25 Nonsmokers report better health and fewer symptoms of depression than smokers 0 None
2005-07-25 Medical scans can trigger airport alarms for up to 30 days after 0 None
2005-07-25 New treatment helps obese patients to feel full 0 None
2005-07-24 Bacteria use host's immune response to their competitive advantage 0 None
2005-07-24 Less than 1 percent of health plan members are actually diagnosed with alcoholism or related disorders 0 None
2005-07-23 One shot testicular cancer drug as good as radiotherapy 0 None
2005-07-21 One-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective as radiotherapy for testicular cancer 0 None
2005-07-21 Spousal violence affects one in three Albanian wives 0 None
2005-07-21 Food subsidies in Poland has led to a drastic drop in deaths from coronary heart disease 0 None
2005-07-21 Large precentage of extremely low-birth-weight children develop chronic problems 0 None
2005-07-21 Calcium may help prevent the polyps, but not colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-07-21 Stress test has less effect on blood vessels when hormone cortisol is blocked 0 None
2005-07-21 Heart attack patients: shedding pounds reduces risks 0 None
2005-07-21 Good quality of life for cardiogenic shock patients after emergency procedures 0 None
2005-07-21 Doctor shortage looms as baby boomers retire 0 None
2005-07-21 Teens drinking more soda then ever before 0 None
2005-07-21 Study suggests that adult patients with persistent asthma from inner-city populations are not being optimally evaluated 0 None
2005-07-21 Imiquimod and fluorouracil emerge as effective weapons for treating superficial basal cell carcinomas 0 None
2005-07-20 Obese people are more likely than normal-weight people to injure themselves 0 None
2005-07-20 Researchers have doubled the potency of a protein that drives blood to clot 0 None
2005-07-20 Protein found in fat cells is a newly discovered cause of insulin resistance 0 None
2005-07-20 Alendronate combined with calcium and vitamin D almost completely prevented further bone loss in the first 4 months afte liver transplant 0 None
2005-07-20 Moraxella catarrhalis found to be responsible for 10 percent of exacerbations of COPD 0 None
2005-07-20 Study questions benefits of breast cancer screenings as practiced in the real world 0 None
2005-07-20 Study: Orientation congruency effects for familiar objects 0 None
2005-07-20 Metformin should be in the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-07-20 Single dose of antibiotics may be just as effective as multiple doses in preventing infections after an appendectomy 0 None
2005-07-19 Antibiotics should not be prescribed to patients with the common cold 0 None
2005-07-19 Older-style antidepressants, as well as anticonvulsant drugs, can help ease the disabling pain caused by nerve tissue damage 0 None
2005-07-19 Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs 0 None
2005-07-19 New protective drugs called bisphosphonates reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2005-07-19 Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on colorectal cancer unclear 0 None
2005-07-19 Surgical removal of severe hemorrhoids is more effective in the long run than tying them off with rubber bands 0 None
2005-07-19 Intestinal hormone secretin should not be used to treat autism 0 None
2005-07-19 Insulin keeps fat in the liver under control 0 None
2005-07-19 Study provides evidence that hormone treatments can be beneficial to limiting cardiovascular ailments 0 None
2005-07-19 Ibuprofen can increase bleeding during surgery 0 None
2005-07-19 No single PSA level ensures safety from prostate cancer risk 0 None
2005-07-19 People who drink alcohol have a lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2005-07-19 Use of antibiotics increases risk of developing antibiotic resistance 0 None
2005-07-19 Parental attitudes to MMR revealed 0 None
2005-07-19 Quit smoking to heal that gum disease and live longer! 0 None
2005-07-19 It's not the last word - for every new medical study there's bound to be another one later which contradicts it! 0 None
2005-07-19 News we always wanted to hear - Chocolate does you good! 0 None
2005-07-19 Healing touch, music, relaxation a plus for heart surgery patients 0 None
2005-07-19 Smokers believe light or herbal cigarettes are less harmful 0 None
2005-07-19 Minimally invasive colorectal surgery may have a less pronounced inflammatory response 0 None
2005-07-19 Studies explore genetic interactions between two well-known tumor suppressor proteins, PTEN and TSC2 0 None
2005-07-19 Cranberry juice common for urinary tract infections 0 None
2005-07-19 Regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread 0 None
2005-07-18 A study analyzes the most important factors leading to death or liver transplant in drug-induced liver disease 0 None
2005-07-18 Fever might be a useful weapon in the fight against cancer 0 None
2005-07-18 Tamiflu may treat avian flu virus 0 None
2005-07-18 ACE inhibitors should be available at no cost to the 8 million Americans over age 65 who have diabetes 0 None
2005-07-18 Discovery of a chemical messenger called neuropeptide Y (NPY) in taste bud cells 0 None
2005-07-18 New theory on aging says popping pills and drinking orange juice no guarantee you'll live longer 0 None
2005-07-18 Nebivolol may help control high blood pressure 0 None
2005-07-18 Telephone helps reduce diabetes health disparities and improves health outcomes 0 None
2005-07-18 Females showed less of an increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) than their male counterparts after exercise 0 None
2005-07-18 Chemical sealant - poloxamer 188 can repair damage to cardiac muscle cell membrane 0 5
2005-07-18 Study shows mutation in NOTCH1 gene causes aortic valve disease 0 5
2005-07-18 Nerve cells can also release neurotransmitters outside of synapses 0 None
2005-07-17 Cultural and language barriers may be hindering the treatment of South Asians with diabetes 0 None
2005-07-17 Radiation therapy to combat early-stage prostate cancer does not affect sexual and urinary function 0 None
2005-07-17 Asian American and Pacific Island women less likely to receive breast-conserving surgery 0 None
2005-07-17 Individuals with inactive heterozygous ALDH2, a tendency to alcohol flushing have a greater susceptibility to hangovers 0 None
2005-07-17 PGE2 may be a target for Celebrex therapy 0 None
2005-07-15 Data directly support a pathogenetic model of acute leukemia 0 None
2005-07-15 Novel treatment for ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-07-15 New compound ruboxistaurin may decrease vision loss in diabete 0 None
2005-07-15 Having asthma, hay fever or another allergic condition may reduce the risk of developing Glioblastoma multiforme 0 None
2005-07-15 Dental X-rays effectively identify stroke risk 0 None
2005-07-15 Growing body of evidence indicating that childhood obesity is linked to a lack of exercise 0 None
2005-07-14 Handwashing with soap could halve the incidence of diarrhoea in children in developing countries 1 None
2005-07-14 Distant prayer does not improve clinical outcome for patients undergoing coronary procedures 0 None
2005-07-14 Happiness in old age is not linked to intelligence over a lifetime 0 None
2005-07-14 Important role of early experience in shaping neuronal development 0 None
2005-07-14 Asbestos in rocks cause lung cancer 0 None
2005-07-14 At the end of life hospices better option for the elderly than nursing homes 0 None
2005-07-13 Decline in activity in the transition from childhood to adulthood could be responsible for increased weight gain in US girls 0 None
2005-07-13 Erlotinib increases survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer 0 None
2005-07-13 Desire more important than therapy for quitting alcohol 0 None
2005-07-13 A new study shows that the number of Americans who had weight-loss surgery quadrupled between 1998 and 2002 0 None
2005-07-13 Targeted program drastically reduced hepatitis A in U.S. 0 None
2005-07-13 Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans 0 None
2005-07-13 Body mass index proves to be an unexpectedly valuable tool for runners 0 None
2005-07-13 Mesothelioma may be caused by exposure to ultramafic rock 1 5
2005-07-13 United States continues to spend significantly more on health care than any country in the world 0 None
2005-07-12 Study proves Lorenzo's Oil prevents rare disease in boys 0 5
2005-07-12 Metabolic syndrome prevented by a fit heart 0 None
2005-07-12 Statins not effective in reducing dementia risk 0 None
2005-07-12 Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders 0 None
2005-07-12 Curcumin has potent anticancer powers 0 None
2005-07-12 Age may work in reverse when it comes to raising grandchildren 0 None
2005-07-12 Study focuses on peripheral arterial disease - availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate 0 None
2005-07-12 Sunscreen plays a much more important role than just protecting against sunburn 0 5
2005-07-11 Gambling and sex addiction caused by Parkinson's drug 0 None
2005-07-11 Many local health directors unsure of authority to curtail smoking 0 None
2005-07-11 Costs of coronary artery bypass graft surgery more than 80 percent higher in US than in Canada 0 None
2005-07-11 Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) offers clues to SIDS, sleep apnea 0 None
2005-07-11 Overactive dopamine receptors may help explain anorexia nervosa symptoms 0 None
2005-07-11 Dopamine agonist therapy for Parkinson's disease may lead to problem gambling 0 None
2005-07-11 Nearly two million Americans are treated for eye injuries per year 0 None
2005-07-11 Statins not associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia 0 None
2005-07-11 Most people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are not depressed 0 None
2005-07-11 Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder 0 None
2005-07-11 Study compares four standard measures for heart failure treatment 0 None
2005-07-11 Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women 0 None
2005-07-11 Molecules that give certain bugs their color also help them resist attack by immune cells called neutrophils 0 None
2005-07-11 Identical twins lose some fundamental similarities as they grow older 0 None
2005-07-11 Genes play an overriding role in cholesterol response 0 None
2005-07-11 New roles for granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in treating stroke 0 None
2005-07-11 Northerners in the UK more prone to certain cancers 0 None
2005-07-11 Anti-tobacco advertising reduces smoking 0 None
2005-07-11 Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million 0 None
2005-07-11 Bacteria linked to oral cancer 0 None
2005-07-11 Genes decide the shape you're in! 0 None
2005-07-11 Stress on arthritic knees significantly eased by small weight loss 0 None
2005-07-07 Nitric oxide good for some prem babies but not for others 0 None
2005-07-07 Acupuncture no help for fibromyalgia sufferers 0 None
2005-07-07 Study confirms you're either gay, straight or lying! 0 1
2005-07-06 Accuracy of PSA screening for detecting prostate cancer 0 None
2005-07-06 Early child intervention programs make for healthier adults 0 None
2005-07-06 Catchers' mitts do not adequately protect players' hands from injury 0 None
2005-07-06 Link between weight loss and wealth gains was particularly strong among white women 0 None
2005-07-06 New study strengthens the case for development of vaccine to prevent dengue fever 0 None
2005-07-06 Vitamin E fails to deliver benefits for major cardiovascular events or cancer 0 None
2005-07-06 Having normal blood pressure may prolong life 0 None
2005-07-06 Texas medical malpractice claims examined 0 None
2005-07-06 New tool to help healthcare professionals treat children with autism 0 None
2005-07-06 Study details safety and efficacy of new Merci Retriever treatment for stroke patients 0 None
2005-07-06 Aspirin can help prevent heart disease, but vitamin E no protection against cancer 0 None
2005-07-06 Antidepressants will cheer you up and stop a repeat heart attack 0 None
2005-07-06 Tourette's and obsessive compulsive disorders linked to strep throat 0 None
2005-07-06 Early detection of colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-07-06 Teenage IQ linked to risk of dementia 0 None
2005-07-06 State-sponsored anti-tobacco media campaigns reduce youth smoking 0 None
2005-07-06 Study is the first to show that there are mechanisms in place for the immune system to identify cancer cells 0 None
2005-07-06 Obese older women may be more prone to frailty 0 None
2005-07-06 Yaktrax Walker - new footwear reduces falls in the elderly 0 None
2005-07-06 Experimental treatment shown to reverse the loss of nerve fibres in Parkinson's Disease 0 None
2005-07-06 HIF-1alpha expression regulates the bactericidal capacity of phagocytes 0 None
2005-07-06 Orthodontics takes first step toward biological control of tooth movement 0 None
2005-07-06 Vasodilators first choice for some heart patients 0 None
2005-07-04 Changes to prenatal genetic testing could mean more babies born with abnornalities 0 None
2005-07-04 Antipsychotic drug risperidone effective in treating autistic children 0 None
2005-07-04 HIV infection rates reaching epidemic proportion in Russia's vulnerable groups 0 None
2005-07-04 DNA imaging suggests where lung cancer genes may reside 0 None
2005-07-04 Children who snore are far more likely to suffer hyperactivity disorders 0 None
2005-07-04 Acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in Aspirin can lower the risk of redeveloping colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-07-01 Risk of lung cancer increased by poor lung function 0 None
2005-07-01 Research shows smoking may increase the risk of Tuberculosis 0 None
2005-07-01 Mammography use exceeds targets although some are still reluctant 0 None


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