Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - April 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-04-28 Polycomb proteins key factors in influencing the direction of embryonic stem cell development 0 None
2006-04-26 Discovery brings embryonic stem cell medicine a step closer 0 None
2006-04-26 Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body 0 None
2006-04-26 Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body 0 None
2006-04-26 Enhancing the function of the protein SOCS3 could be a more effective way to regulate cell responses 0 None
2006-04-26 Caspase-12 antagonists could potentially be useful in the treatment of sepsis and other inflammatory and immune disorders 0 None
2006-04-24 Groups better at solving problems than individuals 0 None
2006-04-24 Non-Smokers with lung cancer respond better to treatment than smokers 0 None
2006-04-23 Study reveals findings on how insulin-producing beta cells grow and function 0 None
2006-04-23 Link between expectancy, visual cues and the desire to smoke 0 None
2006-04-23 Arf gene loss enhances oncogenicity and limits imatinib response in mouse models of Bcr-Abl-induced acute lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2006-04-23 Hypnotherapy relieves chest pain not linked to heart disease 0 None
2006-04-23 Sex not such a happy experience in male-dominated societies 0 None
2006-04-20 No alarm on fluoride: cancer risk unproven 0 None
2006-04-20 Teenage girls prioritise travel, study and home ownership above marriage and motherhood 0 None
2006-04-20 Corticosteroids do not improve survival in patients with late-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome 0 None
2006-04-20 Study into whether folic acid and other B vitamins can help slow dementia 0 None
2006-04-20 Popular antidepressants may affect fetus 0 None
2006-04-20 Genetic data from an island population proves to be a useful tool in understanding disease 0 None
2006-04-20 Forearm support reduces pain linked to computer use 0 None
2006-04-20 Religious orientation influences elderly's fear of death 0 None
2006-04-19 Seniors unhappy in marriage risk ill health 0 None
2006-04-19 Breast implants safer than first thought when it comes to breast cancer 0 None
2006-04-19 Amalgam fillings not so risky after all 0 None
2006-04-19 New orthostatic hypotension treatment reduces symptoms without causing high blood pressure 0 None
2006-04-19 Study shows results of tight glucose control 0 None
2006-04-19 National Autism Association points out possible conflicts of interest in new study denying epidemic rise in autism rates 0 None
2006-04-19 Commercial fishermen do not face significant health risks from routine occupational exposure to Pfiesteria in estuaries 0 None
2006-04-19 Breast implants shown to be associated with a decreased breast cancer risk 0 None
2006-04-19 Rising costs and new Government accounting standards could threaten status quo of relatively generous public-sector benefit 0 None
2006-04-19 Steep decline in competition in the nation's health insurance markets 0 None
2006-04-19 Study could lead to development of differential treatments for pain in men versus women 0 5
2006-04-19 Gender equality leads to better sex lives for over 40's 0 None
2006-04-19 White girls become less depressed as they age while black girls continue feeling the same 0 None
2006-04-19 Higher levels of education associated with a lower prevalence of coronary artery calcium 0 None
2006-04-18 Patching for corneal abrasion 0 None
2006-04-18 Tongue scraping for treating halitosis 0 None
2006-04-18 Herbal medicines may be as effective as pain medication for short-term low back pain 0 None
2006-04-18 Music may be a good complement to pain-relief drugs 0 None
2006-04-18 Higher levels of education are associated with a lower prevalence of coronary artery calcium 0 None
2006-04-18 Study shows mercury amalgam fillings pose no health concerns for children 0 None
2006-04-18 Functional limitations in elderly female cancer survivors 0 None
2006-04-18 Oral misoprostol for induction of labour 0 None
2006-04-18 Short acting insulin analogues versus regular human insulin in patients with diabetes mellitus 0 None
2006-04-18 Breast implants not associated with an increased risk of cancer 0 None
2006-04-18 Microarray analysis could lead to better understanding of mechanisms underlying the genetic propensity toward excessive drinking 0 None
2006-04-18 Antibiotics for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 None
2006-04-18 Buprenorphine is more effective than clonidine at helping people withdraw from opioids 0 None
2006-04-18 Inhaled corticosteroids ease asthma symptoms 0 None
2006-04-18 Outcomes good for robotic radical prostatectomy in overweight and obese patients 0 None
2006-04-18 Burch colposuspension prevents De Novo incontinence after abdominal sacrocolpopexy 0 None
2006-04-18 Less chance of Alzheimer's when you follow a Mediterranean diet 0 None
2006-04-18 Ginger shown to zap ovarian cancer cells 0 None
2006-04-18 One melanoma means there's a 15% risk of another 0 None
2006-04-18 It's a vicious circle - exposure to stress causes anxiety and depression 0 None
2006-04-18 Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people 0 None
2006-04-18 Important new global mechanism for gene repression 0 None
2006-04-18 STEPPS group treatment for borderline personality disorder in The Netherlands 0 None
2006-04-18 Smoking causes far more cancer deaths in Asian-Americans than previously thought 0 None
2006-04-18 Significant differences in the patterns of mammography by race and ethnicity 0 None
2006-04-18 Ketogenic diet may prevent the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 0 None
2006-04-18 Common gene variation associated with an increased risk for obesity 0 None
2006-04-18 Only 43 percent of older people with diabetes receive medicines that could protect their heart and kidneys 0 None
2006-04-18 Mediterranean diet reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2006-04-18 Infants develop faster when mothers socialize with them 0 None
2006-04-18 Locally injected steroids may not do much good for chronic headache pain 0 None
2006-04-18 Study finds nationwide increase in antipsychotic medications used for children with ADHD 0 None
2006-04-18 Osteoporosis drug Raloxifene shown to be as effective as Tamoxifen in preventing invasive breast cancer 0 None
2006-04-18 Significant variations in costs generated by surgeons under controlled circumstances 0 None
2006-04-18 Researchers release results of (STAR) breast cancer prevention trial 0 None
2006-04-17 Federal monitoring system underestimates work-related injury and illness 0 None
2006-04-17 Study is the first to show that stature influences atrial fibrillation risk 0 None
2006-04-17 Almost half of elderly Beijing residents have metabolic syndrome 0 None
2006-04-17 Placental growth factor may help body repair heart attack damage 0 None
2006-04-17 Saccharide complexes improve binding of Pentosanpolysulfate and Heparin to bladder epithelium 0 None
2006-04-17 Single-dose Carboplatin comparable to prophylactic radiotherapy for stage I seminoma 0 None
2006-04-17 New method to estimate cancer survival 0 None
2006-04-17 Evista may be a better option than Tamoxifen for reducing breast cancer risk 0 None
2006-04-16 Genetic testing helps diagnose Long QT syndrome 1 5
2006-04-16 Nimesulide fights breast cancer by targeting key enzyme 0 None
2006-04-16 First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way 0 3
2006-04-16 Soymilk proves a popular option for lactose intolerant students 0 None
2006-04-16 Prevalence of obesity in the United States 0 None
2006-04-16 Excessive adiposity, calorie restriction, and aging 0 None
2006-04-16 Do the obese know they are obese? 0 None
2006-04-16 Diabetes: Translating the chronic care model into the community 0 None
2006-04-13 Telithromycin antibiotic may help reduce some symptoms of a bad asthma attack 0 None
2006-04-13 How "good" are those fries? It depends where you live! 0 None
2006-04-13 Stress-induced, high levels of corticotropin-releasing factor might be responsible for binge behaviour and addiction 0 None
2006-04-13 Direct link between high cholesterol levels and prostate cancer 0 None
2006-04-13 Cholesterol-lowering drug might not promote healthy hearts 0 None
2006-04-13 Dwindling time fuels happier outlook 0 None
2006-04-13 Ingredient in red chili pepper has cancer-fighting properties 0 5
2006-04-13 Imaging of breast cancer diagnosed and treated with chemotherapy during pregnancy 0 3
2006-04-13 Hormone therapy associated with increased risk of breast cancer among black women 0 None
2006-04-13 Angiotension-converting enzyme inhibitors may reduce cardiovascular risk 0 None
2006-04-13 Finding a cure for cancer would be worth about $50 trillion 0 None
2006-04-13 Trial of low-dose Isotretinoin for prevention of second primary tumors in head and neck cancer patients 0 None
2006-04-13 No evidence that taking estrogen alone increases the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women 0 None
2006-04-13 Europe slow to implement infant pneumococcal vaccine programmes 0 None
2006-04-13 Advances in chemotherapy significantly reduce risk of disease recurrence in breast cancer patients 0 None
2006-04-13 Active ingredient in soy may explain why Asians have lower rates of obesity and cancer 0 None
2006-04-13 Cystamine and cysteamine increase brain levels of BDNF in Huntington disease via HSJ1b and transglutaminase 0 None
2006-04-13 Does marketing products as remedies create 'get out of jail free cards'? 0 None
2006-04-13 Regulatory focus and efficacy of health messages 0 None
2006-04-13 Maintaining high blood pressure treatment may reduce the risk of dementia in old age 0 None
2006-04-13 A drink or two a day may be associated with better cognitive function in women 0 None
2006-04-13 People are more willing to lie to coworkers than to strangers 0 None
2006-04-13 Cardiocerebral resuscitation improves survival of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 0 None
2006-04-13 New risks identified after early breast cancer 0 None
2006-04-13 Obesity is most costly lifestyle health risk–especially for women 0 None
2006-04-13 Sildenafil improves blood flow after heart attack in an animal model 0 None
2006-04-13 Sexy media matters 0 None
2006-04-12 How you wake up might explain near death experiences 0 None
2006-04-12 Prostate cancer risk linked to high cholesterol 0 None
2006-04-11 Review examines the management of radiotherapy induced rectourethal fistula 0 None
2006-04-11 Usage and outcomes of primary androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer 0 None
2006-04-11 Interstitial cystitis average cost in first year after diagnosis $3000 or more 0 5
2006-04-11 Study assesses formularies across Medicare drug plans 0 None
2006-04-11 Oral post-surgical complications following the administration of bisphosphonates given for osteopenia related to malignancy 0 None
2006-04-11 Dasatinib provides significant benefit in chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant to Gleevec 0 None
2006-04-11 Teens turn to pot after parental bust-ups 0 None
2006-04-11 Birth order has no effect on intelligence 0 None
2006-04-11 Adolescents with unhealthy weight-control behaviors more likely to be overweight five years later 0 None
2006-04-11 Estrogen-alone hormone therapy does not increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women 0 None
2006-04-11 Mount Sinai launches CombiRx trial to treat relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis 0 None
2006-04-11 We use news to regulate our moods 0 None
2006-04-11 Stem cells can repair damaged spinal tissue and help restore function in rats with spinal cord injuries 0 None
2006-04-11 A new study shows unbelted crash occupants represent 68 percent of patients dying in emergency departments 0 None
2006-04-11 Disclosure of physicians' financial incentives may increase patient trust 0 None
2006-04-11 Similarities and differences in outcomes of cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatitis C 0 None
2006-04-11 Researchers determine factors that turn on protein production in bacteria 0 None
2006-04-11 Losartan can prevent progression of Marfan syndrome 0 5
2006-04-11 Alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender associated with an earlier onset of colorectal cancer 0 None
2006-04-11 Fat cells surrounding coronary arteries may play a role in development of heart disease 0 None
2006-04-11 REM state intrusion contributes to near death experiences 0 None
2006-04-11 Alcohol use, comorbidity, and mortality 0 None
2006-04-11 Evidence supporting use of honey as a wound dressing 0 1
2006-04-11 Evaluation of an inactivated subunit H5N1 influenza virus vaccine in humans 0 None
2006-04-11 Passive smoking increases diabetes risk 0 None
2006-04-11 Lack of response to herceptin may be reversed with PI3K inhibiting agents 0 None
2006-04-11 Study illustrates contribution of obesity to decreased mobility in high functioning older women with osteoarthritis 0 None
2006-04-11 Exposure to arsenic in utero and early childhood tied to lung disease and cancer in adults 0 None
2006-04-11 Salivary biomarkers of existing periodontal disease 0 None
2006-04-11 Depression is an often undiagnosed source of suffering for elderly 0 None
2006-04-11 Epstein-Barr virus infection linked to multiple sclerosis 0 None
2006-04-11 A history of stroke is related to a progressive decline in memory 0 None
2006-04-11 Estrogen therapy may increase the risk of venous thrombosis 0 None
2006-04-11 Mild cognitive impairment risk increases as age goes up and years of education go down 0 None
2006-04-11 Genetic variants in estrogen-related genes linked to Parkinson's disease in women 0 None
2006-04-11 Large scale study shows success of epilepsy surgery 2 None
2006-04-11 Antifibrotic effect of hepatocyte growth factor is impaired in lung fibroblasts isolated from African-Americans 0 None
2006-04-11 Evaluation of a shape-based model of human face discrimination using fMRI and behavioral techniques 0 None
2006-04-10 Exposure to secondhand smoke raises the risk of diabetes 0 None
2006-04-10 Silicone breast implants leak platinum into the body 0 3
2006-04-10 Assessment of health-related quality of life in children with cancer: consistency and agreement between parent and child reports 0 None
2006-04-10 Protein loss linked to colon polyp risk from growth hormone 0 None
2006-04-10 Risk of invasive breast carcinoma among women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ and lobular carcinoma in situ 0 None
2006-04-07 Proteins could help predict whether moles will progress into melanoma 0 None
2006-04-07 Type 2 diabetics' urine acidity increases risk for kidney stones 0 None
2006-04-07 Mature-rated video games can include content not noted on the game box 0 None
2006-04-07 Ceftriaxone may help fight dementia in HIV patients 0 None
2006-04-07 Fish oil may help protect against age-related macular degeneration 0 None
2006-04-07 Early intervention is a critical consideration in efforts to preserve the musculoskeletal system after spinal cord injury 0 None
2006-04-07 Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy as an indicator of liver and biliary diseases 0 None
2006-04-07 Abdominal fat more significant than overall weight in exercise-induced shortness of breath 0 None
2006-04-07 Study of predictors of vitamin D status and cancer incidence and mortality in men 0 None
2006-04-06 Carbon monoxide inhibitor controls traumatic bleeding 0 None
2006-04-06 More than a billion may suffer from vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2006-04-06 Scientists gauge pain in premature babies 0 None
2006-04-06 Mankind benefits from eating less meat 0 None
2006-04-06 Peptide for myocardial infarction proves to be safe 0 None
2006-04-06 Doctors must listen when patients talk of a failing memory 0 None
2006-04-06 Drug trial disaster will discourage future volunteers 0 None
2006-04-06 Long-term clinical follow up of children with primary vesicoureteric reflux 0 None
2006-04-06 Inflammation cuts both ways 0 None
2006-04-06 Thermal injury induced insulin resistance is associated with the renin-angiotensin system 0 None
2006-04-06 Link between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic fluid of a woman in preterm labor 0 None
2006-04-06 Trends over a decade of pediatric liver transplantation in the U.S. 0 None
2006-04-06 Healthy lifestyle changes reduce high blood pressure 0 None
2006-04-06 Largest study of nurses and midwives ever attempted in the world 0 None
2006-04-06 Vegetables slow growth of prostate cancer in mice 0 None
2006-04-05 Quinolone use has surpased Sulfa antibiotics for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women 0 None
2006-04-05 Ingredient in red peppers inhibits prostate cancer in laboratory studies 0 None
2006-04-05 Sticking to lifestyle changes will reduce high blood pressure risk 0 None
2006-04-04 Study questions health benefits of moderate drinking 0 None
2006-04-04 Celebrex appears to prevent colon cancer 0 None
2006-04-04 Sex in the media aimed at teens encourages promiscuity 2 4.6
2006-04-04 Vegetarian diets most effective for weight loss 0 None
2006-04-04 Higher self awareness of memory difficulties may be associated with brain function decline over time 0 None
2006-04-04 Prostate drug doxazosin blocks receptor in heart muscle, increasing risk of heart failure 0 5
2006-04-04 ICG value accurately predicts outcomes in adult living-donor liver transplantation 0 None
2006-04-04 Study provides important insights into how different modes of training reduce muscle injury 0 None
2006-04-04 Regular consumption of either black or green tea may reduce risk of Alzheimer's 0 None
2006-04-04 Fish oil significantly reduces production of various prostaglandins that accentuate inflammation and thrombosis 0 None
2006-04-04 Study examines behavioral changes that occur after a person heavily drinks as an adolescent 0 4
2006-04-04 Prenatal vitamins are important for the health and well-being of both mother and child 0 None
2006-04-04 Genetic clues to longevity 0 None
2006-04-04 High levels of HDL cholesterol more important than low levels of LDL in protecting against heart attack 0 None
2006-04-04 First study of uterine fibroid embolization to treat post-menopausal women 0 None
2006-04-04 Nrf2 gene findings may offer therapeutic potential for sepsis treatment 0 None
2006-04-04 Cancer virus protein p13 needed for successful infection and reproduction 0 None
2006-04-04 If you're middle age and sleep five or less hours a night, you may be increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure 0 None
2006-04-04 Johns Hopkins scientists identify genes in fruitflies that may shed light on human cancer spread 0 None
2006-04-04 Hormone brain natriuretic peptide can predict pulmonary hypertension 0 None
2006-04-04 Body weight alone is not a sufficient indicator of higher risk of mortality in men 0 None
2006-04-04 Protein in urine may point to more sensitive screening tests for women with ovarian cancer 0 None
2006-04-04 Combination of salmeterol and fluticasone propionate cuts inflammatory cells in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 3
2006-04-04 Study demonstrates decreased neural specialization in the ventral visual cortex in older adults 0 None
2006-04-04 Regular use of COX-2 inhibitors may reduce the risk of breast cancer 0 None
2006-04-04 Radiofrequency ablation is as effective as surgery for small liver tumors 0 None
2006-04-04 Panitumumab shows promise for patients with colorectal cancer 0 None
2006-04-04 Functional magnetic resonance imaging can predict effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for treating depression 0 None
2006-04-04 Sociocultural factors that affect pregnancy outcomes in two dissimilar immigrant groups in the United States 0 None
2006-04-04 Quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients needs improvement 0 None
2006-04-04 Caudal raphe or the hypoglossal nucleus or both together play roles in sleep apnea 0 None
2006-04-04 Novel approach to creating a vaccine to treat melanoma 0 None
2006-04-04 Offline persistence of memory-related cerebral activity during active wakefulnes 0 None
2006-04-04 Moderate alcohol intake stimulates tumor angiogenesis and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in a mouse model 0 None
2006-04-04 Delaying urgery decreases survival for bladder cancer patients 0 None
2006-04-04 Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model 0 None
2006-04-04 Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors 0 None
2006-04-04 Researchers narrow search for effective prostate cancer biomarkers 0 None
2006-04-04 College girls practice unhealthy behaviours, such as smoking or skipping breakfast, to lose weight 0 None
2006-04-04 Robotic device appears to be more precise than conventional catheter ablation devices for atrial fibrillation 0 None
2006-04-04 Shape and function of the heart improves with apnea treatment 0 None
2006-04-04 Majority of young people with ADHD use their medications appropriately 0 None
2006-04-04 Pigs help study of links between polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes 0 None
2006-04-04 HOXB13 and IL17BR genes predict outcome for breast cancer patients 0 None
2006-04-04 Antioxidant therapy will be useful for women with pre-eclampsia 0 None
2006-04-04 Link between lead and osteoporosis strengthens 0 None
2006-04-04 Effects of weight training on quality of life in recent breast cancer survivors 0 None
2006-04-04 Why do men choose one prostate cancer treatment over another? 0 None
2006-04-04 Targeting the inflamed synovium: The quest for specificity 0 None
2006-04-04 Mesenchymal multipotency of adult human periosteal cells demonstrated by single-cell lineage analysis 0 None
2006-04-04 Targeting of angiogenic endothelial cells at sites of inflammation by Dexamethasone Phosphate-containing RGD peptide liposomes inhibits experimental arthritis 0 None
2006-04-04 New clinical trial to test different strengths of a vaccine designed to fight avian influenza 0 None
2006-04-04 Natural killer cells and antibody-based immune function 0 None
2006-04-04 Immune response protects against brain tumor development 0 None
2006-04-04 New biomarkers could help detect ovarian cancer much earlier 0 None
2006-04-04 Study demonstrates the importance of familial factors in the general development of cancer 0 None
2006-04-03 Study on the rise of Autism creates debate 0 None
2006-04-03 Using a mobile phone for long periods may raise risk of brain tumours 0 None
2006-04-03 Randomized trial shows patient-delivered partner treatment superior to partner referral in male urethritis 0 None
2006-04-03 Studies show HPV testing is more sensitive than current screening methods 0 None
2006-04-03 Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells 0 None
2006-04-03 Black and Hispanic parents of children with special heath care needs dissatisfied with health care for special needs children 0 None
2006-04-03 Laughter is the best medicine 0 None
2006-04-03 UV light has "feel-good" effects that may be similar to those of some addictive drugs 0 None
2006-04-03 St. Jude develop relatively simple and inexpensive test for acute lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2006-04-03 Doctors able to predict recurrence of high-risk breast cancers 0 None


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