Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - November 2007

Date Title Comments Rating
2007-11-29 Women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men 0 None
2007-11-29 Transporters may help delay diabetes-related retinal damage 0 None
2007-11-29 How much and how often should you take your medicine? 0 None
2007-11-29 Study finds high cost of caring for aging parent 0 None
2007-11-29 Simple test improves accuracy of polygraph results 0 3
2007-11-29 America's mental health ranked 0 None
2007-11-29 Potential early warning system for lung cancer identified 0 None
2007-11-29 Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children 0 None
2007-11-29 Occupational therapy is effective in improving independence in stroke patients 0 None
2007-11-29 Novel imaging technique shows more gray matter in brains of autistic children 0 None
2007-11-29 Stereo mammography improves cancer detection 0 None
2007-11-29 Study to look at effect of exercise and nutrition on muscle in old age 0 None
2007-11-29 Monitoring of a common epilepsy drug during pregnancy reduces seizure risk 0 None
2007-11-29 New minimally invasive procedure to treat tendonitis in the shoulder 0 None
2007-11-29 Live kidney donors report high satisfaction rates and minimal health problems 0 None
2007-11-29 High-trauma fractures in older men and women linked to osteoporosis 0 None
2007-11-29 Hypertension may heighten effects of Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2007-11-29 Genetic differences point to ethnic and racial disparities in colorectal cancer risk 0 None
2007-11-29 Discovery of link between moderate exercise and decreased inflammation of damaged skin tissue 0 None
2007-11-29 Drug monitoring reduces seizures in pregnant women with epilepsy 0 None
2007-11-29 New drug, eltrombopag boosts platelets in hepatitis C patients 0 5
2007-11-29 Defensive medicine leads to overuse of CT scans 0 None
2007-11-29 Study finds no real increase in obesity among adults; but levels still high 0 None
2007-11-29 Tobacco-free states spend less on Medicaid 0 None
2007-11-29 Violence in the media a serious threat to public health 0 None
2007-11-27 Effect of periodontal diseases on medical and dental costs 0 None
2007-11-27 Depressed, older adults with diabetes live longer when they are treated for depression 0 None
2007-11-27 Uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children in the 1998-2002 United States birth cohorts 0 None
2007-11-27 Physical barriers may be more effective than drugs to prevent pandemics 0 None
2007-11-27 Positron emission tomography may improve lung cancer diagnosis 0 None
2007-11-27 Childhood obesity and the increasing burden of diabetes among young adults 0 None
2007-11-27 MIT radar technology fights breast cancer 0 None
2007-11-27 Clinical trials and medical care: Defining the therapeutic misconception 0 None
2007-11-27 Insulin regulates the secretion of the antiaging hormome Klotho 0 None
2007-11-27 High-trauma fractures in older adults linked to osteoporosis, increased risk of another fracture 0 None
2007-11-27 Cryoablation for bone cancer tumors reduces pain, study shows 0 None
2007-11-27 Fear is stronger motivator to get fit than hope for those worrying about their bodies, says study 0 None
2007-11-27 Study looks at progesterone for Alzheimer's 0 None
2007-11-27 Cholinesterase inhibitors do not seem to delay Alzheimer disease 0 None
2007-11-27 Alcohol and tobacco use doesn't boost HPV-related cancer risk 0 None
2007-11-27 Certain infusion therapy after heart attack does not appear to be beneficial, may cause harm 0 None
2007-11-27 Atrial fibrillation screening can identify irregular heartbeat that leads to stroke 0 None
2007-11-27 Alcohol may promote scarring and airway injury after transplantation 0 None
2007-11-27 Recovering alcoholics who abstain from drinking are least likely to relapse 0 None
2007-11-27 Two phase II clinical trials commence for NeuroDiscovery 0 None
2007-11-27 Special scans reveal the deadly effects of second hand smoke 0 None
2007-11-27 Experimental gene therapy trial for arthritis allowed to resume 0 None
2007-11-27 Wildfires and PTSD-related psychological distress 0 None
2007-11-27 Transcranial magnetic stimulation effective in treating major depression 0 None
2007-11-27 Being overweight bad for bone health 0 None
2007-11-27 Sex roles 0 None
2007-11-27 Secondhand smoke does damage lungs 0 None
2007-11-27 Patient knowledge of heart risk profile may help improve cholesterol management 0 None
2007-11-27 Ozone response greater with increasing BMI 0 None
2007-11-27 Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain against Parkinson's disease 0 None
2007-11-27 Low levels of "good" cholesterol make it difficult to recover from stroke 0 None
2007-11-27 Nicotine patches can enhance cognitive function among newly recovering alcoholics with a history of smoking 0 None
2007-11-27 Study of Mexican Americans shows that polymorphisms of the CYP2E1 gene enhance susceptibility to alcoholism 0 None
2007-11-27 Living donors may be best source of insulin-producing islets for diabetes treatment 0 None
2007-11-27 Communication key to tackling cardiovascular disease 0 None
2007-11-27 More evidence that biological factors play a significant role in the development of sexual orientation 0 None
2007-11-27 Computed tomography angiography accurate in detecting coronary artery disease 0 4
2007-11-27 Brain pattern associated with genetic risk of obsessive compulsive disorder 0 None
2007-11-27 Gender and friendship influences adolescent alcohol use 0 3
2007-11-27 Problematic drinking and alcohol dependence linked to high number of sex partners 0 None
2007-11-26 Acute renal failure after non-cardiac operations 0 None
2007-11-26 Non-Caucasians at higher risk for severe metastatic breast cancer pain 0 None
2007-11-26 Major clinical trial of osteoporosis screening begins 0 None
2007-11-26 Pain relief from cannabis depends on how much you smoke 0 None
2007-11-26 Alcohol and second-hand smoke a deadly combo 0 None
2007-11-22 People with rare type of memory loss still sensitive to others, study shows 0 None
2007-11-22 Higher ozone levels linked to greater heart risk associated with high temperatures 0 None
2007-11-22 Hundreds of strokes avoidable, says study 0 None
2007-11-22 Non-smokers the big winners when it comes to smoking bans 0 None
2007-11-22 Lung transplants for cystic fibrosis may not be such a good option 0 None
2007-11-22 Colour blindness in cricket can be managed, study shows 0 None
2007-11-21 Transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression 0 None
2007-11-21 Potential link between congenital heart anomaly and migraines 0 None
2007-11-21 Scientists identify key nerve navigation pathway 0 None
2007-11-21 Pediatric pediatric pulmonary expert comments on study of lung transplants for cystic fibrosis 0 None
2007-11-21 Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer 0 None
2007-11-21 Naturally occurring brain chemical acetylcholine enhances visual processing 0 4
2007-11-21 New study finds blood-spinal cord barrier compromised in mice with ALS 0 None
2007-11-21 Moderate, long-term pain medication use does not impair a person's ability to drive safely 0 None
2007-11-21 Lenalidomide - dexamethasone combination effective against multiple myeloma 0 None
2007-11-21 Indomethacin a common drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies 0 None
2007-11-21 Study looks at effects of smoking and breathing second-hand smoke along with drinking 0 None
2007-11-21 Carbon monoxide counteracts one side-effect of an anti-cancer drug 0 None
2007-11-21 There is a new twist on the question of how biological clocks work 0 None
2007-11-21 Pregabalin decreases pain, speeds movement in knee replacement patients 0 None
2007-11-21 Skin injuries to patients can be avoided when radiation dose is monitored 0 None
2007-11-21 Study looks at rural and urban cancer patients in terms of late-stage presentation 0 None
2007-11-21 Sports reduces risk of blood clots 0 None
2007-11-21 Whole-body positron emission tomography can reassure cervical cancer patients 0 None
2007-11-21 Study finds most people dissatisfied with their bodies 0 None
2007-11-21 Bortezomib pushes cancer cells into overdrive, so that they self-destruct 0 None
2007-11-21 Binge drinking by adolescents increases long-term risk for heart disease 0 None
2007-11-20 Migraine sufferers found to have brain differences 0 None
2007-11-20 Use of intraoperative MRI adds time but care-changing information to neurosurgery, study shows 0 None
2007-11-20 Lack of health insurance may stop some diabetics from seeking critical treatment 0 None
2007-11-20 Post hurricane skin disorders in clean up workers 0 None
2007-11-20 Saline irrigation versus saline spray for relief of chronic nasal symptoms 0 None
2007-11-20 PET scans show gene therapy normalizes brain function in Parkinson's patients 0 None
2007-11-20 Study shows how men and women differ in their neural responses to psychological stress 0 None
2007-11-20 Pedometers motivate diabetics to walk more 0 None
2007-11-20 Older workers generally report low levels of work-related stress 0 None
2007-11-19 Physical therapy in intensive care reduce hospital stays 0 4
2007-11-19 New organ allocation criteria associated with decreased deaths on liver transplant waiting list 0 None
2007-11-19 New HPV vaccine 'nine-valent' under study 0 2.5
2007-11-19 Narrow band imaging colonoscopy identifies flat dysplastic lesions in ulcerative colitis patients 0 None
2007-11-19 Managing the chronic care of patients is not being captured in today's reimbursement system 0 None
2007-11-19 People with no risk factors for heart disease can still experience heart attacks 0 None
2007-11-19 Gene-transfer technique trial for childhood blindness under way 0 2
2007-11-19 Increase in eating disorder symptoms among ethnic groups 0 None
2007-11-19 Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents 0 None
2007-11-19 Combining medications often best strategy to battle rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2007-11-19 Gene chips provide new technique to evaluate organ rejection in kidney transplants 0 None
2007-11-19 Better detection accounts for increase in cases of thyroid cancer 0 None
2007-11-19 Subcutaneous administration of an antiemetic for treating vomiting caused by chemotherapy 0 None
2007-11-19 Some drug studies more likely to have favorable conclusions 0 None
2007-11-19 Patients taking anti-obesity drugs will only see "modest" weight loss 0 None
2007-11-19 High cost of pain in Australia 0 None
2007-11-19 HIV-1 vaccines may not be as reliable against superinfection as once thought 0 None
2007-11-19 Buffalo State College receives $3 million grant to study drinking and driving behavior 0 None
2007-11-19 Avastin (bevacizumab) shows promise in phase II study of glioblastoma multiforme 0 None
2007-11-19 Healthy food out-of-reach for many Australian families 0 None
2007-11-19 Block buster cancer drug Avastin gives hope to brain tumor victims 0 None
2007-11-19 Weight-loss drug doubles the risk of depression and anxiety 0 None
2007-11-16 Some viral-vector vaccines may cause more harm than good 0 None
2007-11-16 A comprehensive survey on the health of college students 0 None
2007-11-16 Survey shows perceptions of stress among pathology residents 0 None
2007-11-16 Suppressing herpes virus may reduce infectiousness of HIV 0 None
2007-11-16 Study links asthma with post-traumatic stress disorder 0 None
2007-11-16 People with schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from ruptured appendix 0 None
2007-11-16 Three quarters of U.S. physicians and nurses recommend dietary supplements to their patients 0 None
2007-11-16 Prescription medication dosages often incorrect for obese patients 0 None
2007-11-16 CT colonography used in elderly patients detects a high number of abnormalities outside the colon 0 None
2007-11-16 Cethromycin achieves all endpoints in second pivotal Phase III Trial for treatment for pneumonia 0 None
2007-11-16 CD200 stifles anti-tumor immunity 0 None
2007-11-16 Asthma education brochures aimed at minorities miss the mark in Wisconsin 0 None
2007-11-15 Diet rich in omega-3 oils, fruit, veggies and fish protects against dementia 0 1
2007-11-15 Cultural habits influence oral cancers 0 None
2007-11-15 New anemia measure predicts risk of death in dialysis patients 0 None
2007-11-15 Bars and nightclubs, but not liquor stores, are linked with excessive alcohol consumption 0 None
2007-11-15 Latinos and African Americans with Alzheimer's live longer than white people with the disease 0 None
2007-11-15 Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families 0 None
2007-11-15 Histochemistry is the golden standard in the diagnosis of carcinosarcomas 0 None
2007-11-15 Clear link between lack of sunlight and endometrial cancer 0 None
2007-11-15 Head-to-head comparison of Forteo and Fosamax 0 4
2007-11-15 Lonesome people may have lower levels of specific brain hormone 0 None
2007-11-15 Low doses of arsenic disrupt activity of development hormone 0 None
2007-11-15 Captopril may limit radiation kidney damage in bone marrow transplant patients 0 None
2007-11-14 Bolivian Amazon study finds using insect repellent between dusk and bedtime makes insecticide-treated bednets more effective 0 None
2007-11-14 Ultrasound may better classify ovarian tumors 0 None
2007-11-14 Tumour cells could be used to develop personalised light-activated cancer vaccines 0 None
2007-11-14 STEP study of Merck's HIV vaccine to be unblinded 0 None
2007-11-14 GPRC5A gene found to be a tumor-suppressor for lung cancer 0 None
2007-11-14 PET scans useful for some cancer treatment, but how do patients fare? 0 None
2007-11-14 La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology to perform study on allergy molecular causes 0 None
2007-11-14 New drug may restore memory with Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2007-11-14 Mental health needs of Iraq veterans increase with time 0 None
2007-11-14 HIV drug resistance risk in mothers reduced by tenofovir/emtricitabine with nevirapine during labor 0 None
2007-11-14 Most seniors with diabetes have at least one other major chronic medical condition 0 None
2007-11-14 To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice 0 None
2007-11-14 Implanting myoblasts may improve severe urinary incontinence 0 None
2007-11-14 Diet low in carbohydrates may stunt prostate tumor growth 0 None
2007-11-14 More than six out of ten people with diabetes are walking around in the wrong-sized shoes 0 None
2007-11-14 Volunteers in AIDS vaccine trial may be at greater risk of infection 0 None
2007-11-13 High energy drinks may be dangerous for some 0 None
2007-11-13 What happens when alcohol-dependent subjects view alcohol associated pictures? 0 None
2007-11-13 Synthetic compound promotes death of lung-cancer cells, tumors 0 None
2007-11-13 Nitrite/nitrate-rich foods may help in heart attack survival 0 None
2007-11-13 Study reveals differences in cancer stage presentation between rural and urban patients 0 None
2007-11-13 Study quantifies cost-benefit of hospital-based program to keep youth out of prison 0 None
2007-11-13 Smoking cessation during pregnancy is focus of study 0 None
2007-11-13 Risk of disability rises in states with income inequality 0 None
2007-11-13 Spinal cord reconstruction following injury 0 None
2007-11-13 Acne drug Roaccutane may disrupt serotonin production 0 3
2007-11-13 Telemedicine may play in the diagnosis of eye diseases 0 None
2007-11-13 Psychosomatic symptoms may improve with a short term course of psychotherapy in the general hospital 0 None
2007-11-13 Zen meditation by psychotherapists matters 0 None
2007-11-13 Back pain often over-treated 0 None
2007-11-13 Nausea during chemo may be worse with psychological problems 0 None
2007-11-13 Trial looks at ability of insulin to limit heart-tissue damage during a heart attack 0 None
2007-11-13 Is the inability to express emotions hereditary? 0 None
2007-11-13 How frequent are psychosomatic symptoms in the general population? 0 None
2007-11-13 Human Genome Sciences announces positive phase 2 LymphoStat-B results 0 None
2007-11-13 Omega-3 rich oils lower risk of memory problems, omega-6 rich oils may increase risk 0 None
2007-11-13 Early teen sex may play role in helping some develop better social relationships in early adulthood 0 None
2007-11-13 Do life events trigger mental disorders? 0 None
2007-11-13 Correcting poor vision in nursing home residents may decrease symptoms of depression 0 None
2007-11-13 Caregivers benefit from cancer support programs 0 None
2007-11-13 Cortex maturation in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 0 None
2007-11-13 Are there rearrangement hot spots in the human genome? 0 None
2007-11-13 Could a new vaccine be the key to stopping Alzheimer's disease? 0 None
2007-11-07 Gyms do little in the battle against obesity 0 None
2007-11-06 Study looks at cardiac resynchronization therapy 0 None
2007-11-06 Study looks at link between weight and causes of death 0 None
2007-11-06 Risk of disability increasing in older obese population in the U.S. 0 None
2007-11-06 Link between asthma and depressive disorders found 0 None
2007-11-06 New study looks at effects of obesity on disability over time 0 None
2007-11-06 Tezosentan does not appear to improve symptoms for patients with acute heart failure 0 None
2007-11-06 Lungs' pressure needn't threaten heart transplant survival 0 None
2007-11-06 Hepatitis C treatment reduces the virus but serious liver problems may progress 0 None
2007-11-06 Synthetic version of chlorotoxin shows promise in treatment of brain tumors 0 5
2007-11-06 Fenofibrate intervention and event lowering in diabetes 0 None
2007-11-06 Fat cells release a protein that aids insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells 0 None
2007-11-06 Energy drinks raise blood pressure 2 2.5
2007-11-06 Diesel exhaust fumes increase clot formation and blood platelet activity 0 5
2007-11-06 D-cycloserine could help treat drug addiction 0 None
2007-11-06 Prazosin curbs brain damage from post-traumatic stress disorder 0 5
2007-11-06 Maternal link to Alzheimer's disease found 0 None
2007-11-06 Antibiotic that appears to control phobias may also be useful in treating addiction 0 None
2007-11-06 Chronic kidney disease common in U.S. - obesity, diabetes, hypertension and aging population contribute to increase 0 None
2007-11-06 Teens who use only cannabis appear to function better than those who also use tobacco 0 None
2007-11-06 Getting to hospital quickly once heart attack symptoms appear provides best chance of receiving right treatment 0 None
2007-11-06 NSAIDs may lower risk of Parkinson's disease 0 None
2007-11-06 Effects of weight gain and subsequent weight loss on endothelial function 0 None
2007-11-06 Bupropion plus counseling appears to help adolescents quit cigarette smoking in the short term 0 None
2007-11-06 New risk factor for heart attack patients identified 0 None
2007-11-06 Seasonal differences in blood pressure 0 None
2007-11-06 64-slice CT scans a good test for clogged arteries 0 None
2007-11-06 Hypertension or atrial fibrillation linked to Alzheimer's disease progression 0 None
2007-11-06 Heart failure patients benefit from nurse-led intervention 0 None
2007-11-06 Genes play important role in risk for dependence on illicit and licit drugs 0 None
2007-11-06 New review of catheterization after heart attack 0 None
2007-11-06 Impact of various diabetes treatments on patients' health after heart attack. 0 None
2007-11-06 More effective method of treating high blood pressure 0 None
2007-11-06 CAD plus MDCT helps find solid lung nodules early 0 None
2007-11-06 Don't slack off on exercise if you want to avoid packing on the pounds as you age 0 None
2007-11-06 Trial of the antidepressant fluoxetine for teens with depression and substance use disorders 0 None
2007-11-06 Half of heart attack patients stop taking lifesaving medications within three years 0 None
2007-11-06 Blood pressure more of a problem in winter 0 None
2007-11-06 Cocktails of alcohol and energy drinks a dangerous combo 0 None
2007-11-05 New strategy for translational research creates new arrangements for clinical trials 0 None
2007-11-05 What's in a name? Labels like 'normal' and 'abnormal' on test results can affect patients' medical decisions 0 None
2007-11-05 New study demonstrates that mindfulness techniques promote health for diabetes patients 0 None
2007-11-05 Teamwork increases student learning and career success 0 None
2007-11-05 Screening overweight and obese adults for pre-diabetes is cost-effective 0 None
2007-11-05 Older adults no more distractible than younger adults 0 None
2007-11-05 Living kidney donors show no increase in their risk of heart attacks 0 None
2007-11-05 New investigational combination pill improves multiple cholesterol disorders 0 None
2007-11-05 Large dose dexamethasone plays important roles in severe acute pancreatitis 0 None
2007-11-05 Students who consume alcohol mixed with energy drinks twice as likely to be hurt or injured 0 None
2007-11-05 Relation exists between emotional intelligence and the use of tobacco and/or cannabis 0 1
2007-11-05 Elderly with hypertension less likely to get lifestyle modification advice from doctors 0 None
2007-11-05 Common blood pressure medications ACEIs and ARBs provide equal control 0 None
2007-11-05 Social and interpersonal skills of autistic adolescents can be improved 0 None
2007-11-04 MRIs reveal 13% of healthy adults have a brain abnormality 0 None
2007-11-04 The slimmer the better when it comes to avoiding cancer 0 None
2007-11-02 Weight loss - some people just lsoe more! 0 None
2007-11-02 US adults most likely to report medical errors and skip needed care due to costs 0 None
2007-11-02 Studies attribute recent increase in multiple myeloma survival to novel therapies 0 1.8
2007-11-02 Anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone increases patient fatigue 0 None
2007-11-02 PET scan distinguishes Alzheimer's from other dementia 0 None
2007-11-02 Patients denied admission to intensive care because of doctors' pessimism 0 None
2007-11-02 Overweight mothers run greater risk of having hyperactive children 0 None
2007-11-02 Minority patients do not necessarily have worse outcomes after liver transplantation 0 None
2007-11-02 New studies add weight to link between pre-eclampsia and heart disease 0 None
2007-11-02 Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening 0 None
2007-11-02 Mice predict the effectiveness of orally taken drugs 0 None
2007-11-02 Link between sleep apnea and increased heart rate variability 0 None
2007-11-02 New evidence that psychological factors play a role in disease progression 0 None
2007-11-02 Increased glucose level is a strong risk factor for colorectal cancer 0 None
2007-11-02 High-fat diet makes mice susceptible to liver injury 0 None
2007-11-02 Study looks at heart attack and acute angina patients in China 0 None
2007-11-02 Panzem (2-methoxyestradiol ) drug a possible candidate for breast cancer treatment 0 None
2007-11-02 Type 2 diabetes increasing throughout U.S.-Mexico border area 0 None
2007-11-02 Indomethacin drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies 0 None
2007-11-02 Children with Asperger syndrome have a high prevalence of some sleep disorders 0 None
2007-11-02 Anxiety and sleep problems 0 None
2007-11-02 Review of aspirin therapy 0 None
2007-11-01 Blood gene expression signatures predict exposure levels 0 None
2007-11-01 Study may aid pancreatic cancer patients' response to chemo drugs 0 None
2007-11-01 Bevacizumab improves ovarian cancer treatment 0 None
2007-11-01 New genetic variant associated with prostate cancer in African-Americans 0 None
2007-11-01 Massage therapy helps patients recover after heart surgery 0 None
2007-11-01 Older people's experiences of city living revealed in new study 0 None
2007-11-01 Heart attacks/pneumonia falls short of national goals 0 None
2007-11-01 Gene, stem cell therapy only needs to be 50 percent effective to create a healthy heart 0 None
2007-11-01 For hypertension patients, preventing or reducing enlarged heart may decrease risk for diabetes 0 None
2007-11-01 Exclusion of common bile duct stones prior to gallstone operations 0 None


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