Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - February 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-02-28 For some with partial spinal cord injury, two different therapies show positive results 0 None
2006-02-28 Magnetic resonance imaging can help rule out acute appendicitis in pregnancy 0 None
2006-02-28 Papillary lesions of the breast should be surgically excised to avoid missing a cancer 0 5
2006-02-28 Link between rheumatoid arthritis and cancer examined 0 None
2006-02-28 Stress affects male rats more than female rats 0 None
2006-02-28 Why more women die than men after heart bypass surgery 0 None
2006-02-27 Man-made heart tissue improves heart function 0 None
2006-02-27 Clinical trial of new Bionovo menopause drug moves forward 0 None
2006-02-27 Spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases might be treatable with drugs that alter the activity of potassium channels 0 5
2006-02-27 Anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression 0 None
2006-02-27 Study shows survival advantage for men treated with radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy compared to observation 0 None
2006-02-27 Oral agent alendronate may help men with prostate cancer suffering from bone loss 0 None
2006-02-27 Androgen deprivation therapy does not prevent prostate cancer from spreading 0 None
2006-02-27 Smoking increases risk for root canal treatment 0 None
2006-02-27 Methotrexate re-use in rheumatoid arthritis is frequently effective despite earlier failures 0 None
2006-02-27 Steroids trigger long lasting aggression in teens 1 None
2006-02-27 Combination therapy improves Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome-Related Lymphoma outcome 0 None
2006-02-27 Study associates chronic, severe inflammation with increased lymphoma risk among RA patients 0 None
2006-02-27 Study associates meniscal damage with advanced cartilage loss in early osteoarthritis 0 None
2006-02-27 Potatoes increase risk of diabetes 0 None
2006-02-24 Combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may be effective in some patients with moderate-to-severe knee pain 0 None
2006-02-24 Effect of artificial sweeteners in weight control and energy intake 0 5
2006-02-24 Study finds gene variant is no strong risk factor for osteoporosis 0 None
2006-02-24 Common practice of prescribing H2 blockers to treat acid reflux in premature infants should be discontinued 0 None
2006-02-24 Telemetry captures stroke patients' cardiac problems 0 None
2006-02-24 Study provides new evidence of the importance of reward pathways in the brain 0 3
2006-02-24 Doctors fail to recommend colon cancer tests for low-income patients 0 None
2006-02-24 Public under-assesses the risk associated with some bacteriological hazards 0 None
2006-02-24 Statin drugs may improve the endothelial dysfunction 0 None
2006-02-24 Lifestyle choices help maintain our brain and emotional health 0 None
2006-02-24 Statins lessen heart attack risk 0 None
2006-02-24 Over-the-counter decongestant as good as prescription drug in relieving hay fever symptoms 0 None
2006-02-24 Study shows brain anticipates taste 0 None
2006-02-24 Coronary stents that release the drugs sirolimus or paclitaxel produce similar results 0 None
2006-02-24 PET and MR imaging reveals white matter degeneration in Huntington's 0 None
2006-02-24 Studies examine links between provider characteristics and mortality rates in ovarian cancer 0 None
2006-02-24 Intensive support programmes help children with rare diseases 0 None
2006-02-23 Efficacy of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate may depend on level of osteoarthritis pain 0 None
2006-02-23 Binge drinkers have highest risk of injury 0 None
2006-02-23 Study provides further insight into the molecular control of apoptosis 0 None
2006-02-23 Low bone density improved with jabs twice a year 0 None
2006-02-23 Glucosamine/Chondroitin combo helps those with moderate to severe joint pain 0 None
2006-02-23 Cell growth and cell division genes identified 0 None
2006-02-23 Selective T cell stimulation could help improve treatment of autoimmune disease and cancer 0 None
2006-02-23 We may learn best on an empty stomach! 0 2
2006-02-23 Singulair pill shows more promise for obese people 0 None
2006-02-23 40 percent of Americans at moderate risk for heart disease 0 None
2006-02-23 New oral vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0 None
2006-02-23 Discovery of mechanisms responsible for the difference in immune response between male and female mice 0 None
2006-02-23 Avastin trial for pancreatic tumors 0 None
2006-02-23 External counterpulsation not effective as a treatment for heart failure 0 None
2006-02-23 Surname prediction from DNA alone may be feasible 0 None
2006-02-23 Six-year study on teenage sexual behaviour 0 None
2006-02-22 Heart health and lifestyle help seniors maintain brain power 0 None
2006-02-21 Statins and beta blockers may reduce heart attack risk 0 None
2006-02-21 Ebola DNA vaccine shows promise 0 None
2006-02-21 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to investigate CTCE-9908 chemokine CXCR4 antagonist 0 None
2006-02-21 Multikine treatment increases survival in cancer patients 0 None
2006-02-21 Vitamin B3 variant reverses effects of fetal alcohol syndrome in mice 0 None
2006-02-21 Food experts say public has inadequate understanding of food risk issues 0 None
2006-02-21 Chewing gum after bowel surgery gets you out of hospital sooner 0 None
2006-02-21 Gum destruction can start in diabetic children as young as six years old 0 None
2006-02-21 Inflammatory reaction drives hormone resistance in cancer 0 None
2006-02-21 Exercise re-ignites key areas of the brain 0 None
2006-02-21 Functional magnetic resonance imaging better than polygraph to find liars 0 None
2006-02-21 Radiologists more accurately identify damage to knee cartilage by using four radiologic 'signs' 0 None
2006-02-21 Media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children 0 None
2006-02-21 Oddly shaped DNA can cause DNA breaks in mammalian cells 0 None
2006-02-21 Mangafodipir appears to increase the cancer-killing ability of some chemotherapy drugs 0 None
2006-02-21 Effects of cancer treatment among children of survivors 0 None
2006-02-21 New mechanism that regulates K-Ras - protein that plays an important role in cancer 0 None
2006-02-21 Kids who are at highest risk for STD's are not getting tested 0 None
2006-02-20 Antidepressants may affect fetus 0 None
2006-02-20 Calcium plus vitamin-D supplementation does an older body good 0 None
2006-02-20 Comprehensive schooling is neither less nor more effective at promoting social mobility than a selective system 0 None
2006-02-20 Drug abuse linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults 0 None
2006-02-20 Thrill seekers at less risk of Parkinson's disease 0 4
2006-02-20 Double whammy of drugs plus ultrasound unblocks arteries 0 None
2006-02-19 Lower doses of clot-busting drug safer for stroke patients 0 None
2006-02-19 Youth leadership online: a new paradigm for civic participation 0 None
2006-02-19 Metabolic acidosis increases mortality rate 0 None
2006-02-19 Snogging quadruples risk of meningitis in teenagers 1 5
2006-02-19 No evidence that melatonin is effective in treating secondary sleep disorders 0 None
2006-02-19 Socioeconomic factors predominantly explain racial and ethnic disparities in prostate cancer outcomes 0 None
2006-02-19 Teen bloggers at risk for cyberstalking and cyberbullying 1 None
2006-02-19 Fat chance of getting consistent advice on diets 0 None
2006-02-19 Estrogen-progestin menopausal hormone therapy associated with high risk of both lobular and tubular breast cancer 0 None
2006-02-19 Protein levels predict bone marrow transplant survival 0 None
2006-02-17 Cathepsin inhibitors as cancer therapies 0 None
2006-02-17 Poor physical fitness associated with lower socioeconomic status and higher rate of death 0 None
2006-02-17 Rimonabant produces sustained weight loss long term 0 None
2006-02-17 Topical anaesthesia and morphine effective in treating procedural pain in newborn infants 0 None
2006-02-17 X chromosome dosage compensation occurs in germ cells 0 None
2006-02-17 Hospitalization of a spouse can harm the wellbeing of his or her partner 0 None
2006-02-17 Ovarian cancer responds to aspirin and chemotherapy drug cisplatin 0 5
2006-02-17 Unexpected rheumatoid arthritis discovery 0 5
2006-02-17 Children and teen-agers with bipolar disorder suffer from the illness differently than adults do 0 None
2006-02-17 Tetrabenazine cuts down involuntary movements in Huntington's disease 0 None
2006-02-17 Botox finds a use in cancer treatment 0 None
2006-02-17 Acupressure more effective than physical therapy in alleviating back pain 0 None
2006-02-17 Inactivating Rad9 protien could make cancer cells easier to kill with ionizing radiation 0 None
2006-02-17 Farnesyltransferase inhibitor may improve progeria 0 5
2006-02-17 Older asthmatics have increased cancer risk 0 None
2006-02-17 Scientists map brain area that may help find human brain stem cells 0 None
2006-02-17 Adjuvant hormonal therapy reduces contralateral breast cancer risk 0 None
2006-02-17 Study examines treatment to maintain blood pressure in those with disorder causing postural drops 0 None
2006-02-17 Genome data may contain small but significant errors 0 None
2006-02-17 Study takes in-depth look at fathering in families 0 None
2006-02-17 More physical activity does not lower risk of colon cancer 0 None
2006-02-16 Macrophage signaling may affect hormone resistance in prostate tumors 0 None
2006-02-16 Cutting angioplasty risks 0 None
2006-02-16 FOLFOX now treatment standard for colorectal cancer in the United States 0 2.8
2006-02-16 Diuretics improve exercise capacity in patients with congestive heart failure 0 None
2006-02-16 Brain scans may detect neurological decline in normal people 0 None
2006-02-16 Grapefruits help reduce cholesterol 0 5
2006-02-16 Anti-malarials most effective in lupus patients genetically at risk of high levels of TNF-alpha 0 None
2006-02-16 Reactivating a specific memory does not affect associated or related memories 0 None
2006-02-16 Link between glucose levels and death in patients with cardiovascular disease 0 None
2006-02-16 Adverse drug events believed to be among the leading causes of mortality in the United States 0 None
2006-02-16 Causes of type 1 diabetes 0 None
2006-02-16 New insight into pathogenic mechanisms underlying basal-like breast cancers 0 None
2006-02-16 Study identifies compounds that overcome a specific type of resistance to chemotherapeutic-induced apoptosis 0 None
2006-02-16 ECT shock treatment improves quality of life in patients with major depression 0 5
2006-02-16 Floating reduces stress-related pain 0 None
2006-02-16 MRI can detect breast disease missed by mammography 0 None
2006-02-16 X chromosome dosage compensation proven in germ cells 0 None
2006-02-16 Loud music prolongs the effects of taking ecstasy 0 None
2006-02-16 Grapefruit reduces risk from heart disease 0 None
2006-02-16 Rifaximin effective in treating flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome 0 None
2006-02-16 The pros and cons of new anti-obesity drug 0 None
2006-02-14 Herbal supplements and plastic surgery don't mix well 0 None
2006-02-14 Some patients with glaucoma have higher pressure at night 0 None
2006-02-14 Study provides animal model of depression 0 None
2006-02-14 Robot assisted knee surgery significantly more accurate than conventional surgery 0 None
2006-02-14 Low-carb diets effective, but may raise cholesterol levels 0 None
2006-02-14 Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage help repair damaged DNA 1 None
2006-02-14 Stem cell injections may help those with severe peripheral artery disease 0 None
2006-02-14 20 percent of people with chronic pain do not seek help 0 None
2006-02-14 Study looks at why many couples tend to look similar to each other 0 4
2006-02-14 Non-BRCA1/2 hereditary breast cancer linked to new cancers 0 None
2006-02-14 Rituximab maintenance therapy dramatically improves survival for patients with lymphoma 0 None
2006-02-14 Risk of Alzheimer's 80% genetic 0 None
2006-02-14 Hormone replacement therapy protects against heart disease in younger women 0 None
2006-02-14 Low fat diets - are they of benefit? who knows! 0 None
2006-02-14 Even asymptomatic former smokers should consider CT screening 0 None
2006-02-14 Americans prefer to leave child's sex to chance 0 None
2006-02-13 That morning cup of coffee may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes 0 None
2006-02-13 Saw Palmetto not effective at relieving prostate problems 0 1
2006-02-13 Sirolimus reduces risk of cancer in kidney transplant patients 0 5
2006-02-13 Statins show beneficial effect on rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2006-02-13 Stopping antidepressants during pregnancy may lead to relapse 0 None
2006-02-13 Lupus responds to stem cell transplant therapy 1 None
2006-02-13 Protein associated with growth of tumors may prevent the spread of cancer 0 None
2006-02-13 Treatment method improves survival for advanced laryngeal cancer 0 5
2006-02-13 Simple diagnostic imaging procedure changes treatment for lower back pain 0 None
2006-02-13 Mass behavioral health plan is a good value 0 None
2006-02-13 Tetracaine mouthwash helps with pain linked to head and neck cancer 0 None
2006-02-12 Lamivudine helps avoid Hepatitis B relapse during chemotherapy 0 2
2006-02-12 Nod1 found to control tumor growth in certain breast cancers 0 None
2006-02-12 Minimally invasive surgery okay for problems of the upper part of the aorta 0 None
2006-02-12 Drugs formerly contraindicated for inflammatory bowel disease prove beneficial for pain relief 0 3.3
2006-02-09 Use of antidepressants during pregnancy linked to neonatal abstinence syndrome in infants 0 3
2006-02-09 Alzheimer's disease appears to be highly heritable 0 5
2006-02-09 Depression linked to Alzheimer's 0 None
2006-02-09 Parents have higher levels of depression 0 None
2006-02-07 Discovery of the molecular mechanism that inhibits HCV replication in vitro 0 None
2006-02-07 Many women who are eligible for rubella vaccination are not being immunized after giving birth 0 None
2006-02-07 French may be headed for similar obesity and heart problems as U.S. 0 None
2006-02-07 Chromium helps muscles become more efficient 0 None
2006-02-07 Anticholinergic drugs may lead to mild mental impairment in elderly 0 None
2006-02-07 Minimally invasive lung surgery has low risk with same results as open surgery 0 None
2006-02-07 Faster screening test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 0 None
2006-02-07 Study supports a flexible approach to methadone dosing 0 None
2006-02-07 High blood pressure and kidney disease increase risk for heart disease and stroke in older Americans 0 None
2006-02-07 Alzheimer disease has a genetic cause in up to 80 percent of cases 0 None
2006-02-07 Many at-risk people aren't getting adequate cholesterol treatment 0 None
2006-02-07 Call for public health intervention to treat young injection drug users infected with the hepatitis C virus 0 None
2006-02-07 Injury risks posed by paper shredders 0 None
2006-02-07 Amputation among patients with diabetes mellitus - increased risk of neuropathy and diabetic ulcers in taller patients 0 None
2006-02-07 Infant transplant patients resist infections that kill adult AIDS patients - possible new treatments for debilitating diseases 0 None
2006-02-07 CT enteroclysis should replace conventional enteroclysis in patients with Crohn's disease 0 5
2006-02-07 Two-drug treatment could help asthma and chronic bronchitis sufferers 0 None
2006-02-07 Can marriages be saved by treating snoring? 0 None
2006-02-07 PET imaging has the potential to improve cancer care management 0 None
2006-02-07 miRNA emerge as a class of gene regulators 0 None
2006-02-07 Soy's cardiovascular benefits may have been overestimated 0 None
2006-02-07 Diet rich in whole-grain foods may lower heart disease risk in elderly people 0 None
2006-02-07 DNA end caps may lead to cancer treatments 0 None
2006-02-07 Imaging technology detects subtle brain changes in Type 1 diabetics 0 None
2006-02-07 38 million Americans with health conditions that put them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease 0 None
2006-02-07 Source of crucial immune cell in the skin discovered - may lead to tumor immunotherapy 0 None
2006-02-07 Abortion-rights and anti-abortion groups share some values 0 None
2006-02-07 Study shows one third of candidates are unlikely to benefit from ICD 0 None
2006-02-07 Cell phones help reduce error rate in hospital care 0 None
2006-02-07 "Freshman Fifteen" phenomenon is exaggerated 0 None
2006-02-07 Researchers gain new insights into when human maturity sets in 0 None
2006-02-07 Seven per cent of men having a heart attack drove themselves to hospital 0 None
2006-02-07 Study finds brain changes begin gradually in 'middle age' 0 5
2006-02-07 Asthma face masks and drug delivery 0 None
2006-02-07 Inequality in recreational resources decreases physical activities 0 None
2006-02-07 Chronic periodontal infection increases risk of preeclampsia in pregnant women 0 5
2006-02-05 Fatty acids such as those found in corn oil turn on genes that stimulate tumor growth 0 None
2006-02-05 Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care 0 None
2006-02-05 Diabetic heart muscle makes heart disease the most common killer of diabetics 0 None
2006-02-05 Babies of obese mothers have higher risk of some birth defects 0 None
2006-02-02 Researchers show how estrogen turns genes on and off during cancer progression 0 None
2006-02-02 Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant 0 None
2006-02-02 Study looks at placebo effect 0 None
2006-02-02 60 new genes controlled by regulatory sequences 0 None
2006-02-02 Can rimonabant slow atherosclerosis? 0 None
2006-02-02 Hormone hydrocortisone (cortisol) supplementation improves ventilator weaning 0 None
2006-02-02 Phase II clinical trial for new gene transfer drug study 0 None
2006-02-02 Remifemin black cohosh extract shown to reduce menopausal symptoms 0 None
2006-02-02 Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors reduces breast cancer risk 0 None
2006-02-02 Are dancers genetically different than the rest of us? 0 None


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