Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - May 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-05-31 Naltrexone relief for Crohn's sufferers 0 None
2006-05-31 People with limited literacy skills have worse health outcomes 0 None
2006-05-31 Blood pressure drugs associated with reduced risk of cancers 0 None
2006-05-31 Clipping or coiling aneurysms - study 0 None
2006-05-31 Study reveals how production of interferon gamma is controlled in natural killer cells 0 5
2006-05-31 Sleeping less may affect metabolic rate 0 None
2006-05-31 Control your diabetes for life 0 None
2006-05-31 Trust in physicians and elements of the medical interaction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus 0 None
2006-05-31 Health disparities in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2006-05-31 How sexy we feel depends on our genes 0 None
2006-05-31 Bipolar disorder causes children to misinterpret facial expressions 0 None
2006-05-30 Exercise shown to have an anti-cancer effect 0 None
2006-05-30 Higher dose radiation for breast cancer safe and effective and halves the number of treatments 0 None
2006-05-30 Arsenic inhibits DNA repair 0 None
2006-05-29 COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes may be blocked by pain medications 0 None
2006-05-29 Spacers versus nebulisers for treatment of acute asthma 0 2.3
2006-05-29 Lowering blood pressure does not appear to prevent cognitive or dementia-related disorders 0 None
2006-05-29 On the diabetes front the news is not good 0 None
2006-05-29 Cognitive behavioral therapy effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome 0 None
2006-05-29 Music can help patients cope with chronic pain 0 1
2006-05-29 Link between autism and MMR vaccine again 0 3.3
2006-05-24 Common household cleaners and air fresheners may lead to health risks 1 None
2006-05-24 Video games help surgeons hone their skills 0 5
2006-05-24 Poor teens more likely to be overweight 0 None
2006-05-24 Heavy marijuana use not linked to lung cancer 0 4.9
2006-05-24 Diet mixed alcoholic drinks get you drunker and do it quicker 1 None
2006-05-24 New study shows how kids' media use helps parents cope 0 None
2006-05-24 Largest U.S. hepatitis C trial yields treatment insights 0 None
2006-05-23 Higher dose of flu vaccine improves immune response in the elderly 0 None
2006-05-23 MRI cost-effective for some women at high-risk of breast cancer 0 None
2006-05-23 Adolescents who live in poverty are more likely to be overweight 0 None
2006-05-23 Poor physical function associated with increased risk of dementia in older adults 0 None
2006-05-23 Study provides evidence supporting recommended 10 year interval for colonoscopies for most patients 0 None
2006-05-23 Benefits of screening colonoscopy in very elderly 0 None
2006-05-23 High-dose influenza vaccines boost immunity in elderly 0 None
2006-05-23 Study identified characteristics of caregivers that may increase symptoms in dementia patients 0 None
2006-05-23 People who worked with lead have significant loss of brain cells and damage to brain tissue 0 None
2006-05-23 Simple lifestyle changes may improve cognitive function and brain efficiency 0 4
2006-05-23 Trandolapril and verapamil reduce risk of developing diabetes in Hispanic patients 0 None
2006-05-23 Lower income, education lead to greater stress levels 0 None
2006-05-23 Pollution increases risks in people with diabetes, heart failure and other diseases 0 None
2006-05-23 Childhood verbal abuse triggers adult anxiety, depression 0 None
2006-05-23 Little evidence multivitamins prevent chronic diseases 0 None
2006-05-23 First signs of Alzheimer's and dementia may be physical ones 0 None
2006-05-23 Exposure to cats early in life may raise childs' risk of eczema 0 None
2006-05-23 Clinical trials funded by for-profit organizations more likely to report positive 0 None
2006-05-23 Unnecessary urinary catheters - study 0 None
2006-05-23 Nutritional supplement policosanol does not lower cholesterol levels 0 None
2006-05-23 Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease fare worse than men 0 None
2006-05-23 Lung cancer death rates in lifelong non-smokers 0 None
2006-05-23 Adult survivors of childhood cancer and unemployment 0 None
2006-05-23 Adult weight gain and histopathologic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal women 0 None
2006-05-23 New study may advance treatments to prevent type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome 0 None
2006-05-23 Patients more satisfied if they have more contact with pharmacist 0 None
2006-05-23 Tension headache may actually be temporomandibular muscle and joint disorder 0 None
2006-05-23 Hepatitis B virus prevalent among Asians in NY 0 5
2006-05-22 Role of partial nephrectomy in the treatment of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma 0 None
2006-05-22 Friendship enriched by bad gossip about others 0 1
2006-05-22 Botox eases lines and depression 0 None
2006-05-21 New rheumatoid arthritis drugs may put patients at risk of infections and cancer 0 None
2006-05-18 Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use on the incidence of erectile dysfunction 0 None
2006-05-18 Comparative study of ileocecal vs. ileal neobladders in radical cystectomy patients 0 None
2006-05-17 MRI provides an early alert for polycystic kidney disease 1 None
2006-05-17 Closure of holes in heart important treatment for young stroke patients 0 None
2006-05-17 Environmental tobacco smoke drastically increases an infant's risk for developing allergic rhinitis 0 None
2006-05-17 Depression in multiple sclerosis patients clue to better treatment 0 None
2006-05-17 Study shows strong association between treatment with TNF-blocking antibodies and development of serious infections 0 None
2006-05-17 Sulforaphane shown to inhibit the occurrence of hereditary colon cancer 0 None
2006-05-17 Study shows many people willing to make major sacrifices to avoid being obese 0 None
2006-05-17 Culture plays a significant role in how women perceive obesity 0 None
2006-05-17 Association between Pak1 expression and subcellular localization and tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients 0 None
2006-05-17 Effectiveness of radiation therapy for older women with early breast cancer 0 None
2006-05-17 Study calls for more consistent use of anti-clotting medications in women 0 None
2006-05-17 No link between low air-pressure on long-haul flights and DVT 0 None
2006-05-17 Well-functioning lungs reduce risk of dementia 0 None
2006-05-17 Parents in favor of research on children 0 None
2006-05-17 Telomere erosion may lead to shorter life expectancy in men 0 None
2006-05-17 Malaria study goes to the desert 0 None
2006-05-17 Study gives new insight into the stages of recovery of hand muscle control after a stroke 0 None
2006-05-17 Genetic cause of hearing loss in aging 0 None
2006-05-17 Using probiotics is a safe and effective way to prevent asthma in children 0 None
2006-05-17 Exercise shown to protect against skin and bowel cancer 0 None
2006-05-17 Investigations in the field of personality 0 None
2006-05-17 Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy in relation to child development 0 None
2006-05-17 Cannabis effective at relieving pain after major surgery 1 5
2006-05-17 No link found between statins and breast cancer 0 None
2006-05-17 Female non-smokers no more at risk of lung cancer than males 0 None
2006-05-16 Women may lack lung cancer signs 0 None
2006-05-16 Exercise a possible factor in protection against skin and bowel cancer 0 None
2006-05-16 Exercise protects against skin cancer 0 None
2006-05-16 Steroid and xenobiotic receptor and vitamin D receptor crosstalk mediates CYP24 expression and drug-induced osteomalacia 0 None
2006-05-16 Signaling pathways in immune cells may lead to novel HIV treatment 0 None
2006-05-16 A dual PI3 kinase/mTOR inhibitor reveals emergent efficacy in glioma 0 None
2006-05-16 Diabetes troubles Australia 0 None
2006-05-16 Low affinity analogs of thyrotropin-releasing hormone are super-agonists 0 None
2006-05-16 BMI standards for younger adults may not be appropriate for people in their 80s and 90s 0 None
2006-05-16 Access to emergency hormonal contraception from community pharmacists and family planning clinics 0 None
2006-05-16 Exercise, diet may protect against colorectal cancer 0 None
2006-05-16 Full year of treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine helps infants and children with toxoplasmosis 0 None
2006-05-16 Review identifies factors that influence patient treatment choice for localized prostate cancer 0 None
2006-05-16 A therapeutic method for failed bladder augmentation in children 0 None
2006-05-16 Role of acetaminophen in acute myocardial infarction 0 None
2006-05-14 Experts say Vioxx poses risks long after patients stop taking it 0 None
2006-05-12 Improving care for Alzheimer disease sufferers 0 None
2006-05-12 14 million Americans are visually impaired 1 None
2006-05-12 Cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke found in the urine of nearly half the babies of smoking parents 0 None
2006-05-12 Study sheds light on cancer susceptibility and disease involving bone-marrow failure 0 None
2006-05-12 15% of Asians living in New York City are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus 0 None
2006-05-11 Transitions to injecting drug use among noninjecting heroin users 0 None
2006-05-11 c-myc gene found to play role in immune system 0 None
2006-05-11 The ratio of phosphatidylcholine to phosphatidylethanolamine influences membrane integrity and steatohepatitis 0 None
2006-05-11 Majority of sexual assaults drug facilitated 0 None
2006-05-11 Students feel safer in ethnically diverse classrooms and schools 0 None
2006-05-11 Cancer treatment interferes with bone development 0 None
2006-05-11 Europe-wide study into the role of genetics and the environment in the development asthma 0 None
2006-05-11 Usual practices in surgical site preparation do not reduce infections 0 None
2006-05-11 Intrauterine device as satisfactory as surgery for treating heavy menstrual bleeding 0 None
2006-05-11 Apartment dwellers face higher injury risk 0 None
2006-05-11 Gene amplification could guide treatment for high-risk breast cancer 0 None
2006-05-10 For women a man's face says it all 0 None
2006-05-10 Levofloxacin-based triple therapy against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful 0 None
2006-05-10 Long term oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk 0 5
2006-05-10 The management of renal cell carcinoma in the elderly 0 None
2006-05-10 What is the best laparoscopic approach for laparoscopic radical nephrectomy? 0 None
2006-05-10 Dietary folate intake may decrease risk of bladder cancer 0 None
2006-05-10 Stem cell 'fusion' occurs in tumors 0 None
2006-05-10 Impact of optional regulations on heart attack treatment 0 None
2006-05-10 Generosity of health insurance plans varies widely by state 0 None
2006-05-10 Genetic analysis of opioid-induced hyperalgesia 0 None
2006-05-10 St. Jude step towards cure for retinoblastoma 0 None
2006-05-09 Study reveals structure of E. coli multidrug transporter protein 0 None
2006-05-09 Liposuction patients would have the procedure again 0 None
2006-05-09 Women with lung cancer have better lung function than men 0 None
2006-05-09 Movies inaccurately represent comas 0 None
2006-05-09 Statins may improve circulation in the eye 0 None
2006-05-09 That dreadful feeling - most choose more pain sooner rather than less later 0 None
2006-05-09 Effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents 0 None
2006-05-09 New insight into the way an embryonic retina cell develops 0 None
2006-05-09 Doctors widely prescribe drugs without adequate scrutiny 0 None
2006-05-09 Off-label prescribing common, often not backed by data 0 None
2006-05-09 Corticosteroids may be linked to an increased risk for atrial fibrillation 0 None
2006-05-09 Treatment with intravenous and oral antiviral medications may help relieve nerve pain related to shingles 0 None
2006-05-09 Social stress prompts hamsters to overeat 0 None
2006-05-09 Autopsy study of mild cognitive impairment 0 None
2006-05-09 Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma 0 None
2006-05-09 Ethnic differences in risks of adverse reactions to drugs used in cardiovascular medicine 0 None
2006-05-09 Cardiovascular disease impact varies according to age, gender, other factors 0 None
2006-05-08 Circulating tumor cells in the bone marrow of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma may be prognostic of outcome 0 None
2006-05-08 Childhood arthritis increases the risk of fractures 0 None
2006-05-08 NYU pediatric neurosurgeon reports on 25 children with tuberous sclerosis 0 None
2006-05-08 Study highlights increased passive smoking risk at home 0 None
2006-05-08 Diffusion tensor imaging provides clearer picture of cannabis effect on brain 0 None
2006-05-08 Smokers more likely to receive jolt from defibrillators 0 None
2006-05-08 Urgent effort underway to learn how diabetes increases heart disease risk 0 None
2006-05-08 Does age matter in selection of treatment for men with early-stage prostate cancer? 0 None
2006-05-08 Selecting patients for breast conserving therapy: The importance of lobular histology 0 None
2006-05-08 Trial of hepatitis C vaccine underway 0 None
2006-05-08 fMRI used to show dread responses in brain 0 None
2006-05-04 Significant changes in tumor growth can be detected through short interval follow-up 0 None
2006-05-04 Patients have high expectations about breast cancer screening mammography 0 None
2006-05-03 Cancer cure worth $50 trillion 0 None
2006-05-03 The efficacy and safety of Rituximab in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2006-05-03 MRI clues identify stroke victims at risk of skull hemorrhaging 0 None
2006-05-03 Image-guided kidney biopsy can diagnose benign kidney tumors and has a low rate of complications 0 None
2006-05-03 Reward-motivated learning: mesolimbic activation precedes memory formation 0 None
2006-05-03 Gay men who are HIV-positive rarely regret revealing their health status to others 0 None
2006-05-03 Cancer survivors in Norway have normal living conditions 0 None
2006-05-03 A new fast-melting oral formulation of desmopressin 0 None
2006-05-03 Hormone therapy still the most effective for menopause symptoms 0 None
2006-05-03 Underage and abusive drinkers very profitable for the alcohol industry 0 None
2006-05-03 Antidepressant suicide risk up five times for seniors 0 None
2006-05-03 Bronchial thermoplasty offers significant improvement for asthmatics 0 None
2006-05-03 Verbal medical order errors reduced to zero 0 None
2006-05-03 SLU Liver Center to study effectiveness of tenofovir in treating hepatitis B 0 None
2006-05-03 Saint Louis University hunt for a Hepatitis C vaccine 0 None
2006-05-03 Percutaneous cryoablation is a safe method for treating kidney tumors 0 None
2006-05-03 Therapeutic gene suspected to cause cancer 0 None
2006-05-03 Different methods of cooking vegetables could vary their effects on dental erosion 0 4
2006-05-03 MR cystography accurate and safe for vesicoureteral reflux screening 0 None
2006-05-03 Passive smoking associated with behavior problems in children and pre-teens 0 None
2006-05-03 More effective influenza vaccine 0 None
2006-05-03 MDCT urography shows potential for detecting bladder cancer without surgery 0 None
2006-05-03 Study helps explain why aerobic training helps heart failure patients 0 None
2006-05-03 Low radiation dose still means successful interventional procedures 0 None
2006-05-03 African American men have fewer, less severe coronary obstructions than white males 0 None
2006-05-03 Importance of relative measures in policy on health inequalities 0 None
2006-05-03 Varenicline could increase number who quit smoking 0 None
2006-05-03 Virtual reality simulation technology improves carotid angiography skills 0 None
2006-05-03 Olanzapine appears to lower or delay full-blown psychosis 0 None
2006-05-03 Inflammation markers identify fatigue in breast cancer survivors 0 None
2006-05-03 New technique reduces radiation exposure by 60 percent in abdominal CT of children 0 None
2006-05-03 CT colonography even safer than previously thought 0 None
2006-05-03 Compensation by tumor suppressor genes during retinal development in mice and humans 0 5
2006-05-03 Heart risks from Vioxx happen much earlier than believed 0 None
2006-05-03 Link between perceived neighborhood safety and BMI 0 None
2006-05-03 Parents rarely use baby gates 0 None
2006-05-03 Percutaneous image-guided biopsy of renal masses is safe and accurate 0 None
2006-05-03 Progressive histological damage in liver allografts following pediatric liver transplantation 0 None
2006-05-03 Elevated serum alanine aminotransferase activity and calculated risk of coronary heart disease in the U.S. 0 None
2006-05-03 New study describes molecular basis of NeuroAIDS 0 None
2006-05-03 Outcome of patients with hepatitis B and HIV infections referred for liver transplantation 0 None
2006-05-03 Periodontitis and plasma C-reactive protein during pregnancy 0 None
2006-05-03 New drug lixivaptan reduces excess fluid build-up in patients with congestive heart failure 0 5
2006-05-03 Surgeons exhibit the lowest level of teamwork and nurses the highest in the operating room 0 None
2006-05-03 Identification of CPT1c gene that the brain needs to manage body weight 0 None
2006-05-03 Obesity in the U.S. greatly underestimated 0 None
2006-05-03 Researchers recommend national uniform newborn screening tests 0 None
2006-05-03 Etanercept and chemo might reduce fatigue in cancer patients 0 None
2006-05-03 Study looks at the cellular basis for immune activation in fatigued breast cancer survivors 0 None
2006-05-03 Accuracy of PET-CT for detecting recurrent ovarian cancer is high 0 None
2006-05-03 Coronal reformatted images speed radiologist's body CT readings 0 None
2006-05-03 Completion of therapy by Medicare patients with stage III colon cance 0 None
2006-05-03 Evidence-based treatments for alcohol dependence 0 None
2006-05-03 Study highlights the benefits of a clinic that specializes in the needs of obese patients with metabolic syndrome 0 None
2006-05-03 Chemotherapy regimen predicts steatohepatitis and an increase in 90-day mortality after surgery for hepatic colorectal metastases 0 None
2006-05-03 Lung function decline and outcomes in an adult population 0 None
2006-05-03 New vaccine against lethal avian influenza virus shows promise 0 None
2006-05-03 Combined pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions for alcohol dependence 0 None
2006-05-03 Lipoxin A4 regulates bronchial epithelial cell responses to acid injury 0 None
2006-05-03 The association of physicians' religious characteristics with their attitudes and self-reported behaviors regarding religion in the clinical encounter 0 None
2006-05-03 Drug combo significantly more effective in reducing dyspepsia in arthritis patients 0 None
2006-05-03 Link between colicky babies and postpartum depression 0 None
2006-05-03 CT angiography is highly accurate in detecting high-grade artery stenosis 0 None
2006-05-03 Dimensional analysis of the concept of obesity 0 None
2006-05-03 Short-course postexposure antibiotic prophylaxis combined with vaccination protects against experimental inhalational anthrax 0 None
2006-05-03 The 30-year natural history of type 1 diabetes complications 0 None
2006-05-03 Initial experience of FDG-PET/CT guided IMRT of head and neck carcinoma 0 None
2006-05-03 Early myocardial enhancement defects (dark spots) on multidetector CT are valuable predictors of myocardial viability 0 None
2006-05-02 Risk of secondary malignancies in testicular cancer 0 None
2006-05-02 Do symptoms correlate with cystoscopic findings in newly diagnosed PBS/IC? 0 None
2006-05-02 Does an association between prostate cancer and military service in Vietnam exist? 0 None
2006-05-02 British healthier than Americans in middle-age 0 None
2006-05-02 Significant number of women believe their children are normal weight when they are actually overweight 0 None
2006-05-02 Ability to complete quarter-mile walk a powerful predictor of health outcomes in elderly 0 None
2006-05-02 Study investigates early biology of HIV infection 0 None
2006-05-01 Peplin announces positive results of skin cancer trial 0 None


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