Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - September 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-09-28 No specific antiretroviral drug-related "Crix belly" syndrome 0 None
2005-09-28 Housework has an adverse effect on wages 0 None
2005-09-28 Salivary antimicrobial peptide expression and dental caries experience in children 0 None
2005-09-28 Time-to-treatment is important to success of angioplasty treatment 0 None
2005-09-28 Flavanols help smokers repair blood vessel function 0 None
2005-09-28 People who receive a kidney transplant are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma 0 None
2005-09-28 Working in a pub can be hazardous to your health 0 None
2005-09-28 Alcoholics who smoke appear to lose more brain mass than alcoholics who don't smoke 0 None
2005-09-28 Parental behavior about smoking affects children 0 1
2005-09-28 Musical training might be good for the heart 0 None
2005-09-28 Determining levels of homocysteine may be one way to intervene in mild cognitive deficit early in the adult life-cycle 0 None
2005-09-28 New option for treatment of lower back pain 0 None
2005-09-28 Revolutionary new study into the psychology of disfigurement 0 None
2005-09-27 Survival of heart attack patients placed on beta-blocker therapy corresponds to specific variations in their genes 0 None
2005-09-27 Patients with panic disorder have nearly double the risk for coronary heart disease, 0 None
2005-09-27 Phytoestrogens linked with a lower lung cancer risk 0 None
2005-09-27 Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in children 0 None
2005-09-27 Heavy smokers can reduce their risk of lung cancer if they decrease smoking by 50 percent 0 None
2005-09-27 Gene variants and beta-blockers associated with increased risk of death 0 None
2005-09-27 Benefits of statin therapy identified 0 None
2005-09-27 Racial discrimination is a major cause of poor health for American blacks 0 None
2005-09-27 Combining optical tomography with standard ultrasound imaging can help distinguish early-stage breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-27 48 percent of adults in the U.S. have inadequate health literacy 0 None
2005-09-27 Still a long way to go in diagnostic evaluation of all patients who suffer ischemic strokes 0 None
2005-09-27 Online education program improved physicians' knowledge about the diagnosis and management of diseases caused by bioterrorism 0 None
2005-09-27 Early parenting style makes a big difference in how a child turns out 0 None
2005-09-27 Computer-aided detection useful in detecting small tumors in young women 0 None
2005-09-27 Pneumonia doesn't appear to harm HIV-positive patients any more than those without HIV 0 None
2005-09-27 Work absence after breast cancer diagnosis 0 None
2005-09-27 Pulsing heart cell provides clues into how heart disease develops 0 None
2005-09-26 Understanding another's expectation from action: The role of peripheral sensation 0 None
2005-09-26 Statin use associated with a 36 percent reduction in risk of fracture 0 None
2005-09-26 First step towards effective drug-addiction therapies 0 None
2005-09-26 Adults not washing hands 0 5
2005-09-26 Innovative new treatment for moderate to severe heart failure 0 None
2005-09-26 Pharmacists can play a vital role in bridging the care gap for patients with cystic fibrosis 0 None
2005-09-26 Parents' Views on School Wellness Practices 0 None
2005-09-26 Clinical trial participants may not be as unrepresentative of general clinical populations as often reported 0 None
2005-09-26 New study into the health-related quality of life for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients 0 None
2005-09-26 State-of-the-art treatment program increases survival from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma 0 None
2005-09-26 Magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain 0 None
2005-09-26 Lead exposures early in life combined with high blood pressure in working age adults may lead to diminishing cognitive abilities in later life 0 None
2005-09-26 Mutations in the gene, called PIG-A may help identify individuals at high risk for cancer 0 None
2005-09-26 Genes from both the mother and father can trigger pre-eclampsia 0 None
2005-09-26 Notch1 and Jagged1 genes are likely markers indicating a patient's probable aggressive breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-26 No significant differences among different ethnic groups for breast cancer related to hormone replacement therapy 0 None
2005-09-26 Two recent studies may help clinicians and researchers better predict and understand dementia of the Alzheimer's type 0 None
2005-09-26 Warning: Popularity may be hazardous to pre-teens' health 0 None
2005-09-26 People use discretion in deciding when show up in the emergency department 0 None
2005-09-26 Exposure to hydraulic oil increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-09-26 Neurologix announces positive interim results of gene therapy clinical trial for patients with Parkinson's disease 0 None
2005-09-26 New technique may provide a better way of monitoring response to melanoma treatment 0 None
2005-09-26 Implant-placed overdentures make life more pleasurable 0 None
2005-09-26 Men who experience a downward social shift are four times more likely to experience depression 0 None
2005-09-26 New information about how the brain directs the body to make movements 0 None
2005-09-26 People who receive a kidney transplant are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma 0 None
2005-09-26 PET brain scans of a brain chemical messenger system may prove sensitive enough to help plan brain surgery for epilepsy 0 None
2005-09-26 Screening passengers at airports will not prevent SARS or influenza 0 None
2005-09-26 Supportive spouse helps lower blood pressure 0 None
2005-09-26 Study shows that nursing homes should consider diabetes a significant risk factor for falling 0 None
2005-09-26 New treatment approach for severe asthma 0 None
2005-09-26 Spouses in a poor marriage are more likely to be stressed during the workday 0 None
2005-09-26 Does treatment setting influence suicide rates for substance abusers 0 None
2005-09-22 Study clarifies insulin's role in blocking release of energy in patients with type II diabetes 0 None
2005-09-22 22 biomarkers that provide a more accurate screening for prostate 0 None
2005-09-22 Long-term alcoholics are at a higher risk for postoperative infections following elective cardiac surgery 0 None
2005-09-22 Definitive multiple sclerosis linkage screen 0 None
2005-09-22 One to four cigarettes a day almost triples a smoker's risk of heart disease 0 None
2005-09-21 Genetic factors influence elderly individual's propensity to bone fractures 0 None
2005-09-21 Effects of 10 commonly prescribed second-generation antidepressants studied 0 None
2005-09-21 New study details side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia 0 None
2005-09-21 Eating lots of fruits and vegetables greatly reduces risk of developing pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-09-21 Scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis 0 None
2005-09-21 Digital mammography detects more cancers than screen film mammography 0 None
2005-09-21 Failure to block out inappropriate sensory stimulation activity in Alzheimer disease 0 None
2005-09-21 Abatacept, marketed as Orencia appears to offer pain relief and increased mobility to rheumatoid arthritis patients 0 None
2005-09-21 Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol 0 None
2005-09-21 Study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells 0 None
2005-09-20 Adult sickle cell drug hydroxyurea proves effective in young children 0 None
2005-09-20 New evidence for a genetic pathway that is involved in the recurrence of breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-20 Students might actually overestimate rather than underestimate their levels of drinking 0 None
2005-09-20 Dual association of beta-carotene with risk of tobacco-related cancers 0 None
2005-09-20 Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers 0 None
2005-09-20 Significant death risk linked to airborne particles 0 None
2005-09-20 Periodontal disease develops much earlier than dentists and other health professionals thought 0 None
2005-09-20 New treatment approach for severe asthma 0 None
2005-09-20 Link between tissue tension and tumor formation 0 None
2005-09-20 Largest ever study of smoking in the Asia Pacific region 0 None
2005-09-20 Low-dose aspirin might prevent the cardiovascular damage known to arise from use of the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx) 0 None
2005-09-20 85 percent of embryos transferred during in vitro fertilization fail to become live births 0 None
2005-09-20 PUMA protein offers critical insights for developing new anti-cancer drugs 0 None
2005-09-20 Liverpool scientists have found a way of identifying families at high risk of pancreatic cancer 0 None
2005-09-20 Survey of general surgeons suggests that the amount of education and training they receive in palliative care is limited 0 None
2005-09-19 People who take risks more satisfied with their lives 0 None
2005-09-19 PSA remains the best measure of the likelihood of prostate cancer recurrence after surgery 0 None
2005-09-19 Oral contraceptives appear to reduce risk of developing multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-09-19 More than two thirds of meta-analyses available to critical care physicians have major methodological flaws 0 None
2005-09-19 Injury prevention could save Maryland at least $700 million per year 0 None
2005-09-19 Study points to importance of MYC gene in cancer progression 0 None
2005-09-19 Acute-leukemia sign may signal need for different therapy 0 None
2005-09-19 Study suggests chronic infections may create autoimmune response 0 None
2005-09-19 Cost-cutting strategy employed by HMOs for 15 years is simply not working 0 None
2005-09-19 Impact of prevention strategies and improvements in stroke healthcare 0 None
2005-09-19 MRC study to monitor Pentosan Polysulphate as a treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease receives approval 0 None
2005-09-12 Does surgery induce angiogenesis in dormant breast cancer? 0 None
2005-09-12 Retinoic acid combined with PIC, a synthetic immunity booster, significantly elevates the immune system response to a tetanus shot 0 None
2005-09-12 New and unusual class of genes plays an important role in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia 0 None
2005-09-12 Budesonide provides lasting relief for Crohn's disease patients 0 None
2005-09-12 Children who survive cancer face educational difficulties and social isolation 0 None
2005-09-12 Number of women getting routine screening mammography may be less than previously reported 0 None
2005-09-12 Large scale study to see if angioplasty can be safely performed in small hospitals 0 None
2005-09-12 Amantadine resistant avian influenza viruses more common in Southeast Asia than North America 0 None
2005-09-12 Clioquinol appears to block the genetic action of Huntington's disease 0 None
2005-09-12 Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy is helpful to many people with bipolar disorder 0 4
2005-09-10 Young adults have a greater ability to hold their tongue than older adults 0 4
2005-09-10 United States investment in tuberculosis treatment abroad saves lives and money at home 0 None
2005-09-10 Is suburban life making people overweight? 0 None
2005-09-10 Low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight 0 5
2005-09-10 Scientists characterize the most infectious prion protein particles 0 None
2005-09-10 Smokers twice as likely to lose their sight - calls for warnings on cigarette packets 0 None
2005-09-07 Depression may hasten the progression of heart disease 0 None
2005-09-07 Bacteria lurking in household dust produce chemicals that may trigger asthma 0 3
2005-09-07 More heart victims die when clot-buster drug is used before angioplasty 0 None
2005-09-07 Simple word test could identify early Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-09-07 Anorexia may be caused by change in brain chemical 0 None
2005-09-07 Animal model of Parkinson's disease reveals striking sensitivity to common environmental toxins 0 None
2005-09-07 Contaminated water presents bigger crisis in the Gaza Strip 0 None
2005-09-07 United States is expected to face a shortage of millions of workers within the coming decade 0 None
2005-09-07 Batch reading mammograms can significantly reduce the number of patients who have to return for additional mammograms 0 None
2005-09-07 Study indicates that patients with a cervical spinal injury may harbor additional spinal damage not visible on regular x-rays 0 None
2005-09-07 Letrozole following tamoxifen may benefit women with breast cancer 0 None
2005-09-07 Researchers recommend multidisciplinary approach of low back pain 0 None
2005-09-06 New study dispels role of B vitamins in preventing heart attacks 0 None
2005-09-06 3D gradient-echo MRI examinations useful in detecting most lethal of all major cancers 0 None
2005-09-06 First national study shows black immigrants' health erodes the longer they live in the US 0 None
2005-09-06 Part of largest randomised international trial program ever conducted in atrial fibrillation (AF) discontinued 0 None
2005-09-06 Exposure to secondhand smoke kills as many women in China as does smoking 0 None
2005-09-06 Anorexia nervosa linked with alteration of the activity of serotonin in their brain 0 None
2005-09-06 Does growing up without a dad at home change a woman's life? 0 5
2005-09-06 Osteopontin protein found to be more common in patients with lung fibrosis 0 None
2005-09-06 Soldiers at risk for heat illnesses 0 None
2005-09-06 When it comes to controlling pain, positive thinking can be as powerful as a shot of morphine 0 None
2005-09-06 Amnioinfusion does not reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome 0 None
2005-09-06 Stents may be too expensive to use in all patients 0 None
2005-09-06 More insight into the end-of-life decision-making process 0 None
2005-09-06 The Measles Initiative partnership a significant reason for success 0 None
2005-09-06 Strokes and heart attacks can be prevented in people with high blood pressure 0 None
2005-09-06 Giving patients both chemotherapy and radiation in the beginning of treatment may help cancer patients live longer 0 None
2005-09-06 Most teenage boys who don't plan to cause pregnancy still believe it is likely they will get someone pregnant within six months 0 None
2005-09-06 Stroke sufferers at increased risk of developing epilepsy 0 None
2005-09-06 Study - no effect of fish oil on life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia 0 None
2005-09-06 Alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel significantly reduces the spread of gastrointestinal infections in the home 0 None
2005-09-06 Fewer antibiotic prescriptions leads to fewer superbugs 0 None
2005-09-06 Immune cells known as macrophages linked to growth of lymph vessels in eyes, 0 None
2005-09-06 When it comes to heart disease women get worse treatment than men 0 None
2005-09-05 Single molecular anchor holds the key to treating many types of bacterial meningitis 0 None
2005-09-05 Phase II clinical study of ularitide 0 None
2005-09-05 Benefits of starting CHF treatment with beta-blocker, bisoprolol 0 None
2005-09-05 CT scans that detect calcium deposits in heart arteries can help predict the risk of coronary heart disease 2 None
2005-09-05 World's largest study on acute coronary syndromes 0 None
2005-09-05 Significant advance in the study of small ribonucleic acids 0 None
2005-09-05 New findings suggest balancing Chk1 activity will produce less toxic cancer drugs 0 None
2005-09-04 Immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil may be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases 0 None
2005-09-04 Abstinence-only education can influence teen sexual behavior and beliefs 0 None
2005-09-04 New key evidence supports claims that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells 0 None
2005-09-01 Cochlear implants' performance not affected by amount of hearing loss in the implanted ear 0 None
2005-09-01 Release of the neurotransmitter GABA halts stem cell production in the brain 0 None
2005-09-01 Molecular switch that turns on the production of myelin 0 None
2005-09-01 Potential new way to fight HIV 0 None
2005-09-01 Study points to link to neurodegenerative disease target 0 None
2005-09-01 Can a new combination treatment prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia? 0 None
2005-09-01 Attention doctors: Want patients to follow your advice? Treat them with dignity 0 None
2005-09-01 Rev/Dex combo looks like a breakthrough treatment for multiple myeloma 0 None
2005-09-01 Treating nighttime heartburn improves sleep and boosts quality of life 0 None
2005-09-01 Two proteins for the diagnosis of lung diseases 0 None
2005-09-01 Complex chemotherapy cocktails offers pluses, minuses in advanced endometrial cancer 0 None
2005-09-01 Study provides first steps toward individualized treatment of serious injuries 0 None
2005-09-01 Toluidine blue dye reveals oral cancers 0 None
2005-09-01 Contraceptive pill controls severe premenstrual disorder 0 2
2005-09-01 Stress leads to drugs, leads to more stress and more drugs - part of a vicious cycle 0 None
2005-09-01 Unrecognized hypertension is common among emergency room patients, especially African Americans 0 None
2005-09-01 Women may not be accurately reporting how many cigarettes they smoke daily during pregnancy 0 None
2005-09-01 Smokers are significantly less likely to seek dental care than nonsmokers 0 None
2005-09-01 Study of the 2003 outbreak of SARS reveals fears 0 None
2005-09-01 People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes 0 None
2005-09-01 MRSA risk doubled in critically ill patients with glucose in their airways 0 None
2005-09-01 IP 751 a marijuana-derived drug effectively suppresses pain and bladder overactivity in hypersensitive bladder disorders 0 None
2005-09-01 Pomegranate fruit extracts can block enzymes that contribute to osteoarthritis 0 None
2005-09-01 Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells 0 None
2005-09-01 Study suggests cirrhosis and liver disease nearly inevitable for people with hep C 0 None


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