Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - August 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-08-31 When it comes to inflammation, too much of a good thing can be deadly 0 None
2005-08-31 Another use for Botox - enlarged prostate 0 None
2005-08-31 Study results counters the popular belief that nicotine exposure curbs appetite 0 None
2005-08-31 Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy for treatment-resistant depression proves effective for some patients 0 None
2005-08-31 Low dose oral contraceptive effective in controlling premenstrual disorder 0 None
2005-08-30 Early life exposure to second-hand smoke can produce life-long respiratory problems 0 None
2005-08-30 Significant advance in understanding how enzyme can prevent certain bacteria from becoming virulent 0 None
2005-08-30 Teenage boys in cars with mates, are far more reckless 0 None
2005-08-30 When it comes to heart bypass surgery, women twice as likely to die 0 None
2005-08-30 Young people self-diagnose mental illness 0 None
2005-08-30 Emergent Biosolutions' typhoid vaccine achieves positive results in Phase II clinical study 0 None
2005-08-30 Sperm testing in UK labs fails to meet World Health Organization standards 0 None
2005-08-30 Opiate drugs such as morphine leave animals more vulnerable to stress 0 None
2005-08-30 Genetic makeup may detemine likely success of quit smoking therapies 0 None
2005-08-30 Teenage drug use can lead to adult addiction and heart attack 0 None
2005-08-30 Blood flow into the brain may play a larger role in the development of dementia than previously believed 0 None
2005-08-30 Asthmatics don't need to hear the word "wheeze" 0 None
2005-08-30 Aspirin shown to be beneficial before heart surgery 0 None
2005-08-30 Statins reduce heart attack deaths by 50% 0 None
2005-08-29 Americans get most of their antioxidants from their coffee 0 None
2005-08-29 Plastic surgery patients come from all walks of life 0 None
2005-08-29 Study shows humans have ability to track odors 0 None
2005-08-29 Early statin therapy may be essential for reducing mortality and other complications in heart attack victims 0 None
2005-08-29 Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients 0 None
2005-08-29 Subtle effects of hearing loss on memory and cognitive function in older adults 0 5
2005-08-29 Unusual type of antibiotic shows promise in defeating deadly "superbugs" 0 None
2005-08-29 Leading medical journal says homeopathy no better than dummy drugs 0 1
2005-08-29 Coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet 0 None
2005-08-29 Study reveals functional link between emotion processing centers in the brain and certain physiological processes relevant to disease 0 None
2005-08-28 Continued race and sex disparities heart attack care 0 None
2005-08-28 Ways to avoid hazards of heart bypass under study 0 None
2005-08-28 Inhibitory systems essential for controlling the pattern of activity in the cortex 0 None
2005-08-28 Elevated blood lactate levels may indicate poor prognosis in liver failure 0 None
2005-08-26 Nitric oxide synthase plays a role in peripheral vascular disease 0 None
2005-08-26 UCI study helps identify one reason why women have lower stroke risk than men 0 None
2005-08-26 New knowledge into the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor growth 0 None
2005-08-26 Londoners coping well after terror attacks 0 None
2005-08-25 Drug Cytotec as good as surgery at expelling tissue following failed pregnancy 0 2
2005-08-25 Study continues to support margarine's use in heart-healthy diets 0 None
2005-08-25 First clinical trial of a biologic nanoparticle designed to give back to cancer patients the tumor-busting gene they have lost 0 None
2005-08-25 Media reports of drug trials can lack accuracy and reliability 0 None
2005-08-25 Television advertising is packed with junk food 0 5
2005-08-25 Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia 0 None
2005-08-24 Experimental immunusuppressant drug preserves transplanted kidneys 0 None
2005-08-24 Immigrant children still mastering the English language risk being shuffled into special education services they don't need 0 None
2005-08-24 Quitting heroin under anesthesia is dangerous and ineffective 0 None
2005-08-24 Healthy or wealthy, dementia affects us all the same 0 None
2005-08-24 Out-of-body experiences to be investigated 0 None
2005-08-24 Taking aspirin longterm could reduce colorectal cancer risk 0 None
2005-08-24 Female college students do better overall 0 None
2005-08-24 Brain can be tricked into thinking the pain has gone 0 None
2005-08-23 First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect 0 None
2005-08-23 No major difference in the incidence of dementia between men and women 0 None
2005-08-23 Susceptibility to Hepatitis A in patients with chronic liver disease due to Hepatitis C virus infection: missed opportunities for vaccination 0 None
2005-08-23 New drug CX717 can temporarily improve performance and reverse the effects of sleep deprivation 0 None
2005-08-23 Unique blood test detects iron deficiency in infants earlier 0 None
2005-08-23 First study to test the role of RNA chemical modifications on immunity 0 None
2005-08-23 Aspirin use can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-08-23 Study examines the incidence and risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt 0 None
2005-08-23 Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis who are treated with methotrexate have an increased risk of death 0 None
2005-08-23 Rotenone study may lead to novel therapies for Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-08-23 Dietary supplement chitosan shows some promise in treating obesity 0 None
2005-08-22 Birth order not a factor in multiple sclerosis risk 0 None
2005-08-22 Epidemiological study links heart protection with non-aspirin, non-steroidal drugs 0 None
2005-08-22 Study shows potential treatment for brain cancer 0 None
2005-08-22 Propofol is a safe and effective drug to treat children with refractory status epilepticus 0 None
2005-08-22 Heart healthy habits are good for oral health 0 None
2005-08-22 Australian employers can save up to $1 Billion lost every year by assisting employees with untreated depression 0 None
2005-08-22 Experimental vaccine can prime the immune system to help fight an aggressive form of lymphoma 0 None
2005-08-22 Antidepressant drug should have suicide warning for adults as well as children 0 None
2005-08-22 Health benefits of different types of language use and writing contexts now explored 0 None
2005-08-22 Nearly one-third of former brain tumor patients require special education services 0 None
2005-08-22 A cell's energy level is critical to its survival 0 None
2005-08-22 Non-invasive imaging may help predict type 1 diabetes and response to treatment in humans 0 None
2005-08-22 Novel vaccine strain with high efficacy against tuberculosis 0 None
2005-08-22 Paroxetine linked to higher rate of suicide 0 None
2005-08-22 Early clinical signs of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-08-22 Many phase I trials for new cancer fighting drugs never get reported in peer-reviewed journals 0 None
2005-08-22 Detailed picture of migraines 0 None
2005-08-22 Phase I cancer findings under-reported 0 None
2005-08-18 Protein Sirt1 points to new therapies for type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-08-18 Magazines aimed at African-American and Hispanic women publish twice as many adverts for potentially health-damaging products 0 None
2005-08-18 Chicken pox vaccination has decreased hospitalizations and doctor visits over the last 10 years 0 None
2005-08-18 Reasons for complications with kidney failure patients 0 None
2005-08-18 Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment 0 None
2005-08-18 Global prevalence of kidney failure among critically ill patients 0 None
2005-08-18 Separate studies produce conflicting results on race and gender disparities in U.S. health system 0 None
2005-08-17 Treatment of U.S. patients hospitalized for heart attacks continues to vary according to sex and race 0 None
2005-08-17 Long working hours culture drives up the risk of injury and illness 0 None
2005-08-17 Low hemoglobin levels are a predictor of increased risk of death among heart failure patients 3 4
2005-08-17 Brightly-coloured fruit and veg, may act as antioxidants - protect against rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-08-17 Study shows more obesity-related arthritis among baby boomers 0 None
2005-08-16 Tobacco control and healthier diets are key to cutting heart deaths 0 None
2005-08-16 Interferon selectively kills colon cancer cells when combined with irinotecan chemotherapy agent 0 4.9
2005-08-16 Discovery of gene that controls the speed at which patients develop tuberculosis 0 None
2005-08-16 Proportion of high-risk HPV infections preventable by vaccine may vary by region 0 None
2005-08-16 Good news for the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy 0 None
2005-08-16 Higher protection sunscreens do not encourage people to spend more time in the sun 0 None
2005-08-16 Developmental culling and cancer 0 None
2005-08-16 Decline in energy production by mitochondria appears to be a key problem leading to insulin resistance 0 None
2005-08-16 New study shows even non-prescription painkillers raise blood pressure in women 0 5
2005-08-16 New hope for those deaf from immune system attack 0 None
2005-08-16 Thousands of young athletes at risk of skin cancer 0 None
2005-08-16 Chronic use of nitroglycerin for chest pain could lead to mitochondrial damage 0 None
2005-08-16 How patients deal with disparities in patient medical care 0 None
2005-08-16 Interventions give cancer survivors a greater feeling of control over their health and emotional well-being 0 None
2005-08-15 Nicotine patch dosage can be adjusted to provide more effective treatment for smokers with a history of alcoholism 0 None
2005-08-15 Gene therapy success for the treatment of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) in mice 0 None
2005-08-15 How much people eat is in direct relation to how much they are served 0 None
2005-08-15 Complications from angioplasty much lower among patients whose doctors perform a large number of those procedures each year 0 None
2005-08-15 Adalimumab and methotrexate is about five times more effective than methotrexate alone for rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-08-15 Psychiatric disorders represent an independent risk factor for delay in cancer diagnosis 0 None
2005-08-15 People who drink alcohol have a lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2005-08-15 Effects of estrogen on heart disease prevention 0 None
2005-08-15 New study shows testosterone treatment linked to prostate cancer 0 None
2005-08-15 Even a couple of drinks could harm an unborn baby 0 None
2005-08-15 Psychologists find that two different thought processes can explain how we gauge our risk of disease 0 None
2005-08-15 Folates best at preventing Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-15 Diabetics who require surgery for ankle fractures fare worse than non-diabetics after surgery 0 None
2005-08-14 Scientists say valproic acid can eradicate dormant HIV 0 None
2005-08-13 Electron-beam computed tomography best for evaluating adults with congenital defects in the heart arteries 0 None
2005-08-13 Violent online games appear not to cause any substantial real-world aggression 1 None
2005-08-13 Vitamin B reduces risk of developing Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-13 Teens more likely to have good friends if they have a warm relationship with their parents 0 None
2005-08-13 Body's own defense mechanism causes some of the most serious asthma symptoms 0 None
2005-08-13 Fluorescence spectroscopy able to detect the presence of inflammatory cells that are associated with critical atherosclerotic plaques 0 None
2005-08-13 There are subtle effects of hearing loss on memory and cognitive function in older adults 0 None
2005-08-11 Plasma exchange treatment shown most helpful for severe attacks in subtype of MS patients 0 None
2005-08-11 Specialist counselling does not help pregnant smokers quit 0 None
2005-08-11 Medical scandals may have a negative impact on scientific research 0 None
2005-08-11 Young people in the UK report little difficulty in obtaining cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs 0 None
2005-08-11 New therapeutic approach that could help eliminate dormant HIV infection 0 None
2005-08-11 Protein that protects the body from tissue damage also increases the risk of tumors 0 None
2005-08-11 Nasal vaccination with a proteosome-based adjuvant and glatiramer acetate clears beta-amyloid in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2005-08-11 Men and women receive remarkably similar outpatient care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 0 None
2005-08-11 Standardized guidelines for stroke care offer improved outcomes and fewer complications 0 None
2005-08-11 New study points to new treatments for some forms of Lou Gehrig's disease 0 None
2005-08-11 Taking parathyroid hormone followed by a year on alendronate shows strong osteoporosis benefit 0 None
2005-08-11 Hangover gene may be to blame for alcohol addiction 0 None
2005-08-11 As many as one in 25 men in the UK could be raising another man's child 0 None
2005-08-11 Cataracts a risk for pilots and astronauts 0 None
2005-08-10 Nurses unable to engage in research practices essential for positive patient outcomes 0 None
2005-08-10 Strawberries most effective at inducing cancer cell death 0 None
2005-08-10 Blondes may have fun but redheads can take the pain 0 None
2005-08-10 No link between multiple vaccinations and infections 0 None
2005-08-10 Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline 0 None
2005-08-10 Contrast-enhanced MRI is better than SPECT in detecting heart damage in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 0 None
2005-08-10 Open nephron-sparing surgery remains the most desirable for the patients 0 None
2005-08-10 Study estimates Staphylococcus aureus infections cause 12,000 deaths, cost hospitals $9.5 billion 1 None
2005-08-10 Assessing physician compliance with the rules for euthanasia and assisted suicide 0 5
2005-08-10 Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts 0 None
2005-08-10 Certain gene variation associated with better mobility for older individuals who exercise 0 None
2005-08-10 Quality of the doctor-patient relationship can greatly affect patients' medication use 0 None
2005-08-10 Current clinical practice guidelines are not written with older adults with multiple illnesses in mind 0 None
2005-08-10 Placental tissue could feasibly provide an abundant source of cells with the same potential to treat diseases as embryonic stem cells 0 None
2005-08-09 High insulin levels increase inflammatory markers and beta-amyloids 0 None
2005-08-09 Checkerboard Tissue Microarray (TMA) Method will help in predicting the behaviour of prostate cancer 0 None
2005-08-09 Latest findings on aspirin resistance 0 None
2005-08-09 Findings do not support the hypothesis of increased risk of nontargeted infectious disease hospitalization after childhood vaccination 0 None
2005-08-09 Non-melanoma skin cancers in young adults has increased significantly in the last three decades 0 None
2005-08-09 New theory as to why some people die during sleep 5 4
2005-08-09 Testing for the activity of certain genes can predict response to chemotherapy for breast cancer 0 None
2005-08-09 First evaluation of California's much-watched ratios law 0 None
2005-08-09 Study results reaffirm cyclin D1 as a candidate target for molecular therapeutic control of breast tumor development 0 None
2005-08-09 Two minor changes in technique could make a major difference in the radiation dose used in survey CT scans 0 None
2005-08-08 Feeling depressed and fatigued does not increase a person's risk for cancer 0 None
2005-08-08 Failure to account for shift in tumor size can lead to overestimation of the impact of treatment advances 0 None
2005-08-08 Walk to work and cut the risk of a stroke 0 None
2005-08-07 High intakes of dairy foods and lactose may increase the risk of ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-08-07 Nighttime dying linked to sleep apnea from brain cell loss 1 None
2005-08-07 Psychologists have gained insight into how people judge their personal health risks 0 None
2005-08-07 Doubt cast over study that says milk linked to ovarian cancer 0 None
2005-08-04 Low levels of folate linked to lower birth rates 0 None
2005-08-04 Switching treatment to the drug anastrozole after two years of tamoxifen is beneficial for women with early breast cancer 0 None
2005-08-04 Multivitamins don't prevent infections in older people 0 None
2005-08-04 Wet combing four times more effective than chemical treatments for head lice 0 None
2005-08-04 National Programme for IT in the NHS (NPfIT) is at risk despite costing millions 0 None
2005-08-04 Cognitive therapy can have a preventive effect for depression 0 None
2005-08-04 MDCT arthrography is an accurate method for assessing cartilage loss in patients with hip dysplasia 0 None
2005-08-04 People with prehypertension are at much higher risk of heart attack 0 None
2005-08-04 More than fifty percent of the U.S. population tested positive to one or more allergens 0 None
2005-08-04 Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase your chances of getting heart disease 0 None
2005-08-04 High levels of physical activity can reduce your risk of stroke 0 None
2005-08-04 New study aims to understand the intricate biochemistry governing gene regulation 0 None
2005-08-04 Drinking in moderation boosts brainpower 0 None
2005-08-04 Risk of metabolic syndrome raised even by secondhand smoke 0 None
2005-08-03 Obese people are less likely to receive preventive services such as mammograms, Pap smears and flu shots 0 None
2005-08-03 Bone marrow-derived cells fail to meet high expectations says Bonn study 0 None
2005-08-03 Babies born during famine are at higher risk of schizophrenia 0 None
2005-08-02 Limited efficiency with the English language increases the risk of adverse medication reactions 0 None
2005-08-02 Study addresses critical GVHD complication - limitations of bone marrow transplants 0 None
2005-08-02 Pedometers motivate walkers 0 None
2005-08-02 Vimentin marker detects colon cancer in 46 percent of patients 0 None
2005-08-02 Lowering the current PSA threshold for recommending a prostate biopsy may subject millions of men to unnecessary, potentially harmful medical procedures 1 5
2005-08-02 People born during a famine in China have an increased risk of schizophrenia 0 None
2005-08-02 By not implementing a neuroblastoma screening program the United States and Canada saved $574.1 million in health costs 0 None
2005-08-02 Cognitive therapy programs help prevent repeat suicides attempts 0 None
2005-08-02 Link between stress and the health of victims of crime 0 None
2005-08-02 High fructose corn syrup: a safe, natural ingredient 0 None
2005-08-02 West Australian study to look at whether dust has the potential to cause health problems 0 None
2005-08-02 Safer driving in old age 0 None
2005-08-02 Masked hypertension poses hidden hazard 0 4.3
2005-08-02 Signs of atherosclerosis seen in apparently healthy young adults 0 None
2005-08-02 So you thought you liked strawberry ice cream! 0 None
2005-08-02 Single hit of meth damages fetal development in mice 0 None
2005-08-02 Smoking during pregnancy linked to childrens' anti-social behaviour 0 None
2005-08-02 Omega-6 fatty acids promote the growth of prostate tumor cells in the laboratory 0 None
2005-08-02 Study finds risk of death increases with peritoneal dialysis over hemodialysis 0 None
2005-08-02 Study findings offer hope of identifying new at-risk population for pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-08-02 Women's preference for female colonoscopists hinders colon cancer screening 0 None
2005-08-01 Radiation helps eye cancer patients retain vision 0 None
2005-08-01 More than one fourth of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) were victims of violent crime in the past year 0 None
2005-08-01 Memory manipulation may lessen appeal of certain unhealthy treats 0 None
2005-08-01 New understanding of cell movement may yield ways to brake cancer's spread 0 None
2005-08-01 People have signs of Alzheimer's years before diagnosis 0 None
2005-08-01 New recommendations can help medical arms of the military meet their mission 0 None
2005-08-01 Dairy foods may actually help dieters keep the muscle and lose even more fat 0 None
2005-08-01 People with HIV in developing countries do just as well on antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs as do people with HIV on ART programs in developed countries 0 None
2005-08-01 Study findings will help early detection and treatment of hyperglycemic diabetes 0 None
2005-08-01 Human beings show greater persistence of learned fear toward members of another race than those of their own race 0 None
2005-08-01 Two studies reveal how plague disables immune system 0 4.5


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