Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - August 2007

Date Title Comments Rating
2007-08-30 Many city convenience stores lacking health foods 0 None
2007-08-30 Triage guidelines for emergency heart patients studied 0 None
2007-08-30 Start of Phase II trial of intravenous artesunate for children with severe malaria 0 None
2007-08-30 Effects of smoking in cars 0 5
2007-08-30 Pill box organizers increase HIV patients' adherence and improve viral suppression 0 None
2007-08-30 Norwegians want to make their own diagnoses on the internet 0 None
2007-08-30 New evidence links discontinuation of statin therapy to increased death rates in stroke survivors 0 None
2007-08-30 Impact of mild hearing loss on neurological processes 0 None
2007-08-30 Discovery of novel cause of iron overload in patients with thalassemia 0 None
2007-08-30 Inhaling nitric oxide helps transplant success 0 None
2007-08-30 Study finds households prefer to self-segregate on the basis of both race and education 0 None
2007-08-30 Resistance to some diseases may be genetic 0 None
2007-08-30 Children with autism don't adapt as readily to unfamiliar faces 0 None
2007-08-30 Black legislators more active than white counterparts 0 None
2007-08-30 Brain's impaired ability to sense glucose might play role in type 2 diabetes 0 None
2007-08-30 Surprise surprise! men don't do dishes 0 None
2007-08-30 Dermatologists more interested in Botox than suspect moles 0 None
2007-08-30 The geography of obesity 0 None
2007-08-30 Right-digit effect influences consumer perception of sale prices 0 5
2007-08-30 Ovary removal before menopause leads to memory and movement problems 0 1
2007-08-30 New study determines when infants can think of out-of-sight objects 0 None
2007-08-30 Many NYC youth use condoms, but other forms of birth control lag 0 None
2007-08-30 Ivermectin is causing genetic selection in river blindness parasite 0 None
2007-08-30 The abuse and child delinquency link 0 None
2007-08-30 Genetics of imatinib resistance in acute lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2007-08-30 Flaxseed for hot flashes 2 3.3
2007-08-30 Study explores attitudes and experiences among newly-licensed RNs 0 None
2007-08-30 New generation of implanted heart-assisting pumps help patients survive, regain function til transplant 0 None
2007-08-30 Damp, moldy homes lead to depression 0 None
2007-08-30 Biologic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of cancer 0 None
2007-08-30 Cramming doesn't work in the long term 0 3
2007-08-30 Study finds that ordinary people have surprisingly 'good taste' 0 None
2007-08-29 Why we remember bad events 0 None
2007-08-29 Fingolimod shows promise in 2 lethal leukemias 0 None
2007-08-29 Pycnogenol reduces perimenopausal symptoms 0 None
2007-08-29 More prostate cancer screening has little effect on detection of aggressive cancer 0 None
2007-08-29 'Mighty mice' made mightier 0 None
2007-08-29 Men more likely than women to choose relationship over career 0 None
2007-08-29 Hypnosis before breast cancer surgery shows benefits 0 None
2007-08-29 Gamma globulin effective treatment for pinkeye 0 None
2007-08-29 95 per cent of Australians don't meet national physical activity and nutrition guidelines 0 None
2007-08-29 St. Jude discovers factors that accelerate resistance to Gleevec targeted therapy in lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2007-08-29 Cocaine use linked to academic level achieved 0 None
2007-08-29 Split-bolus MDCT urography technique for evaluating the urinary tract system reduces radiation dose 0 None
2007-08-29 Circulating fats kill transplanted pancreas cells 0 None
2007-08-29 Antiperspirant-induced breast cancer 0 None
2007-08-29 Dapoxetine for the treatment of premature ejaculation. 2 None
2007-08-29 Do schools need emergency response equipment to deal with heart attacks? 0 None
2007-08-29 Stroke outcome improves when patients continue taking cholesterol-lowering drugs 0 None
2007-08-28 New form of estrogen shows potential as multiple sclerosis drug 0 None
2007-08-28 Early heart treatment can reverse damage 0 None
2007-08-28 Higher rates of new asthma among WTC workers 0 None
2007-08-28 Statin drugs should be continued after stroke 0 None
2007-08-28 Investigation of the cigarette smoking-head and neck cancer association by sex 0 None
2007-08-28 Self-collected specimens for testing human papillomavirus 0 None
2007-08-28 Nasal spray effective for most severe kind of headache 0 None
2007-08-28 Vioxx side-effects explained 0 None
2007-08-28 HSP 90 inhibitors may help ICU patients beat infections 0 None
2007-08-28 High stress and genetic risk factor lead to increased memory decline 0 None
2007-08-28 Methampehtamine use and risk of HIV in men 0 5
2007-08-28 Trends in head and neck cancer incidence in relation to smoking 0 None
2007-08-28 Human testes may act as mutation multipliers 0 None
2007-08-28 Geron demonstrates hESC-derived cardiomyocytes improve heart function after myocardial infarction 0 None
2007-08-28 New understanding of what makes a major global bacterial infection deadly 0 None
2007-08-28 Alcoholism has a negative effect on where someone lives 0 None
2007-08-28 Brain function is even more impaired in cirrhotic than non-cirrhotic alcoholics 0 None
2007-08-28 Alcoholics tend to be deficient in both cognitive and emotional processes 0 None
2007-08-28 Alcoholics carry untold liability for brain damage 0 None
2007-08-28 Cholesterol-lowering statins may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's 0 None
2007-08-28 Womens' head and neck cancer risk up 75 percent when they smoke 0 None
2007-08-28 Moderate drinkers less likely to get kidney cancer 0 None
2007-08-28 MRI helps find new abnormality related to disease progression and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis 0 None
2007-08-28 Higher maternal sugar levels increases risk of childhood obesity 0 None
2007-08-27 Brits drinking themselves to obesity 0 None
2007-08-26 Oglufanide disodium in new hepatitis C trial 0 None
2007-08-24 Study looks at salsalate for type 2 diabetes 0 None
2007-08-24 Bariatric surgery for severe obesity saves lives 0 None
2007-08-24 New findings on vocal cord dysfunction 0 None
2007-08-24 Non-stick cookware linked to lower birth weight 0 None
2007-08-24 Sildenafil increases release of key reproductive hormone oxytocin 0 None
2007-08-24 Night shift work and cancer - no link found 0 None
2007-08-24 Boys who struggle respond better to female teachers 0 None
2007-08-24 Link between diabetes and high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks 0 None
2007-08-24 Potential new leukemia drug 0 None
2007-08-24 Inhaling nitric oxide helps heal liver transplant recipients 0 None
2007-08-24 Tympanic membrane perforation may indicate brain injury 0 None
2007-08-24 Reported failure of vitamin E to prevent heart attacks may be due to underdosing 0 None
2007-08-24 Sex among seniors 0 None
2007-08-24 Study looks at large burns 0 None
2007-08-24 GI concept tested in children 0 None
2007-08-24 Potential new strategies for treating obsessive compulsive disorder 0 None
2007-08-24 First large-scale study of proteins inside human cells called Jurkat T cells 0 None
2007-08-24 People ages 57 to 85 think of sexuality as an important part of life 0 None
2007-08-24 New ways to control fever-induced seizures 0 None
2007-08-23 Rapamycin study is first stage in development of new treatment 0 5
2007-08-23 Study helps predict anesthesia-linked risks for children with chest tumors 0 None
2007-08-22 Slap and tickle in the sixties, seventies and eighties - those oldies are still at it! 0 None
2007-08-22 Geographical variation in the prevalence of problematic substance use in Canada 0 None
2007-08-22 Vaccine suppresses aggregates of tau protein - implications for Alzheimer's 0 None
2007-08-22 Insulin pens may offer diabetics substantial savings 0 None
2007-08-22 Pomegranate juice does not impair clearance of oral or intravenous Midazolam 0 None
2007-08-22 Study looks at in-hospital weight loss of newborns 0 None
2007-08-22 Genetics determine optimal drug dose of warfarin 0 None
2007-08-22 Mercury and formaldehyde found in Houston air 0 None
2007-08-22 Cranberries, chemo and ovarian cancer 0 None
2007-08-22 Gastric banding clinical trial for adolescents 0 None
2007-08-22 Acrylamide not linked to breast cancer in US women 0 None
2007-08-21 Genetic testing can be used to help personalize the therapeutic dosage of warfarin 0 None
2007-08-20 Red and blue fruits and veggies the best for fighting cancer 0 4
2007-08-20 Doubt raised again over value of antioxidant supplements 0 None
2007-08-20 Granny was right - nothing is better than good old fashioned soap and water! 0 None
2007-08-20 Depression over-diagnosed and many people just blue 0 None
2007-08-17 Hypertension in African Americans - forthcoming study will look at how genes can contribute to hypertension 0 None
2007-08-17 We need to treat cancer like an infectious disease 0 None
2007-08-17 Drug topotecan shows promise against Wilms tumor 0 None
2007-08-17 Painful memories toughest to leave behind 0 5
2007-08-17 Relapse from antidepressant medication may be lack of response to medication in the first place 0 None
2007-08-17 Reactivating a critical gene lost in kidney cancer reduces tumor growth 0 None
2007-08-17 Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival 0 None
2007-08-17 Pronouns light up brain! 0 None
2007-08-17 Organ-transplant drug may help fight lupus 0 None
2007-08-17 PET MPI provides a more accurate "picture" of coronary obstruction 0 None
2007-08-17 Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps 0 None
2007-08-17 Breakthrough pain medication 0 None
2007-08-17 Sirtuin protein instrumental in fat production and metabolism 0 None
2007-08-17 Most flu shot plans do not address how to vaccinate hard-to-reach populations 0 None
2007-08-17 Humans mispredict their emotions after decision making 0 None
2007-08-17 HIV protein both causes brain injury and prevents its repair 0 None
2007-08-17 Study highlights the importance of patient-pharmacist communication 0 5
2007-08-17 Sex differences in response to vasoactive substances in early uncontrolled diabetes 0 None
2007-08-17 Combination of drugs might decrease the chance of chronic myeloid leukemia returning 0 None
2007-08-17 Age-related macular degeneration patient receives investigational eye drops 0 None
2007-08-16 Yawning a form of communication? 0 3
2007-08-16 Why we are unable to distinguish faces of other races (and sometimes our own) 0 None
2007-08-16 Red meat and colon cancer recurrence 0 None
2007-08-16 Vision restoration therapy shown to help brain injured patients recover lost vision 0 None
2007-08-16 Cytokines shown to be a cause of type 2 diabetes 0 1
2007-08-16 Testosterone patch for women 0 None
2007-08-16 Lower-limb injuries common place in U.S. soldiers in Iraq 0 None
2007-08-16 Caution urged on use of drugs to raise "good" cholesterol 0 None
2007-08-16 Methamphetamine use has long-term behavioral consequences 0 None
2007-08-16 Immune deficiency linked to squamous cell eye cancer 0 None
2007-08-16 HPV vaccine not effective for treating pre-existing HPV infection 0 None
2007-08-16 Walk even a little to lower blood pressure! 0 None
2007-08-16 Diabetes increases risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes 0 None
2007-08-16 Emotional brain circuits and depression 0 None
2007-08-16 Study looks at father's role in a household with a depressed mother 0 None
2007-08-15 Organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight 0 None
2007-08-15 Killer T cell treatment shows promise against cancers in transplant patients 0 None
2007-08-15 Living in America - you don't live quite as long! 0 None
2007-08-15 Seniors think twice before climbing Everest! 0 None
2007-08-15 Experts say any exercise is better than none 0 None
2007-08-14 Another reason to quit - smoking increases the risk blindness in seniors 0 None
2007-08-14 That pot belly puts you at risk of heart disease 0 None
2007-08-14 Colon cancer survivors should stick to a 'prudent' diet 0 None
2007-08-13 Warfarin more effective than aspirin in prevention of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation 0 None
2007-08-13 Old drug may help reduce sebum production in acne sufferers 0 None
2007-08-13 Warfarin versus aspirin for stroke prevention 0 None
2007-08-13 Genomic factors may play a role in alcohol and tobacco use 0 4
2007-08-13 Economic impact of regulating the use of Amalgam restorations 0 None
2007-08-13 Adverse housing conditions are associated with the risk of developing diabetes 0 None
2007-08-13 New study looks at over-the-counter (OTC) anti-aging products 0 None
2007-08-13 Cashew nut allergy more severe in children than peanut allergy 0 4.7
2007-08-12 Alarm over death in clinical trial for arthritis therapy 0 4
2007-08-12 Fat people are attracted to other fat people 1 None
2007-08-12 New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter 0 None
2007-08-12 Neuregulin 1 gene linked to schizophrenia 0 None
2007-08-12 Staggering costs of end-stage renal disease in U.S. 0 None
2007-08-12 Writing off Avandia may be premature 0 None
2007-08-12 Antioxidant overload 0 None
2007-08-12 High-tech diagnosis pinpoints causes of behavioral and psychiatric problems in patients 0 None
2007-08-12 Impaired energy production in heart muscle may underlie heart failure in some hypertensive patients 0 None
2007-08-12 The role of estrogens and polyphenols in hypertension and diabetes 0 None
2007-08-11 Sex steroids, platelet aggregation and inflammation 0 None
2007-08-11 Statins do not protect against prostate cancer 0 None
2007-08-11 Not all probiotics can treat diarrhea 0 None
2007-08-09 Protein-rich foods slow the deterioration of elderly people's muscles 0 None
2007-08-09 Milk is the ideal post-workout drink for recreational exercisers and athletes 0 None
2007-08-09 Gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure 0 None
2007-08-09 Link between stress and periodontal diseases 0 None
2007-08-09 New approach to assessing clot risk in menopausal women 0 None
2007-08-09 Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly 0 None
2007-08-09 Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease 0 None
2007-08-09 Disparities in figures for drug-related deaths 0 None
2007-08-09 Prophylaxis effective at preventing joint bleeds and preserving joint function and structure in young boys with hemophilia A 0 None
2007-08-09 Inflammation from bacterial infections linked to preterm births and deaths 0 None
2007-08-09 Sex and gender in cardiovascular-renal physiology and pathophysiology 0 None
2007-08-09 Voluntary exercise induces sex-specific physiological cardiac remodeling 0 None
2007-08-09 Cerebral blood flow provides clues to treating depression 0 None
2007-08-09 Almac Diagnostics announces major study analysing ductal carcinoma in situ tissue samples 0 None
2007-08-09 Lack of sleep leads to increased urinary output and more salt in urine 2 None
2007-08-08 Beer the favourite tipple of binge drinkers 0 None
2007-08-08 World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase 0 None
2007-08-08 Wireless capsule endoscopy is useful and safe in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease 0 None
2007-08-08 New study looks at indulgent consumption 0 None
2007-08-08 Analysis of long-term wealth trends among U.S. households 0 None
2007-08-08 Eyes are a reflection of consumer goals 0 None
2007-08-08 Benchmarks to measure clinical engineering activities 0 None
2007-08-08 Simulated relationships offer insight into real ones 0 None
2007-08-08 Independent brain networks control human walking 0 None
2007-08-08 Study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics 0 None
2007-08-08 Increased cure of breast cancer with extra boost irradiation after surgery 0 None
2007-08-08 High-intensity focused ultrasound may alerts the immune system to cancer 0 None
2007-08-08 Geriatric conditions and disability 0 None
2007-08-08 Diets high in the nutrient choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps 0 None
2007-08-08 Convenience' foods save little time for working families at dinner 0 None
2007-08-08 Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries 0 None
2007-08-07 Hypertension in the very elderly trial stopped 0 None
2007-08-07 Study looks at wealth of future retirees 0 None
2007-08-07 Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children 0 None
2007-08-07 Study links changes in brain function directly to the recovery of athletes from sports concussion 0 None
2007-08-07 Maternal obesity and birth defects 0 None
2007-08-07 Misconceptions about high blood pressure impede treatment 0 None
2007-08-07 Variant of the dopamine receptor gene may be associated with ADHD 0 None
2007-08-07 Brain areas that control attention thinnest in children with ADHD 0 None
2007-08-07 Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements 0 None
2007-08-06 Turning back the clock on facial aging 0 None
2007-08-06 Glycine prevents arthrosis and osteoporosis 0 None
2007-08-06 Suntanorexics know they are damaging their health 0 None
2007-08-06 How the brain produces fever responses during infections 0 4.5
2007-08-06 Short heart health programs improve life expectancy and reduce hospitalizations 0 None
2007-08-06 Life around newborn discharge 0 None
2007-08-06 Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency reperfusion 0 None
2007-08-06 Physical exercise is known to be good for the aging brain, but what about mental stimulation? 0 None
2007-08-06 Tailor-made antidepressants 0 None
2007-08-03 Zinc lozenges are not effective in treating colds 0 None
2007-08-03 Study cautions against use of coronary CT angiography in children 0 None
2007-08-03 Screening improves detection of atrial fibrillation 0 None
2007-08-03 Predicting outcomes before and after liver transplants 0 None
2007-08-03 Prolonged periods of deployment among armed forces leading to mental health problems 0 None
2007-08-03 Headaches of computerized medicine 0 None
2007-08-03 Neck muscles could play a crucial role in controlling blood pressure, heart rate and breathing 0 None
2007-08-03 Gene fusion subtypes in prostate carcinoma have clinical implications 0 None
2007-08-03 Gastroenterologist-directed sedation safe and effective for endoscopic procedures 0 None
2007-08-03 Efalizumab effective in treatment of heavy psoriasis 0 None
2007-08-03 Diabetic ethnic minorities lose out in Britain 0 None
2007-08-03 Daily stress exacerbates the symptoms lupus 0 None
2007-08-03 Cognitive impairment link found in popular acid blockers 0 None
2007-08-03 Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declines 0 None
2007-08-03 Worldwide distribution of cervical cancer virus is consistent with vaccine targets 0 None
2007-08-03 Modafinil under study for bipolar disorder 1 None
2007-08-03 Violence associated with disorders of arousal 0 None
2007-08-03 Gene variation makes people with depression more likely to respond to the medication citalopram 0 None
2007-08-03 Study compares specialty orthopedic and general hospitals 0 None
2007-08-03 Stem cell therapy rescues motor neurons in ALS model 0 None
2007-08-03 Sex and gender differences in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 None
2007-08-03 Rotating shift workers have lower levels of serotonin 0 None
2007-08-03 Obesity linked to average body weight of the population at large 0 None
2007-08-03 CT-guided radiofrequency ablation effective in eradicating small malignant kidney tumors 0 None
2007-08-03 Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies 0 None
2007-08-02 Persons with narcolepsy with cataplexy have low levels of protein thought to help regulate sleep 0 None
2007-08-02 Phase II study of TroVax vaccine in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer 2 None
2007-08-02 Clear link between newspaper coverage and declines in youth smoking rates 0 None
2007-08-02 New oral acne medications work best 3 None
2007-08-02 Music moves brain to pay attention 0 None
2007-08-02 Methylphenidate improves vigilance performance of ADHD children with poor sleep 0 None
2007-08-02 Incidence of melanoma has steadily increased in the United States 0 None
2007-08-02 Ibuprofen improves cognitive function in rats induced with chronic liver failure 0 None
2007-08-02 How language relates to use of mental health services for California Latinos 0 None
2007-08-02 Nimesulide delays pancreatic cancer precursors in mice 0 None
2007-08-02 Coffee and liver cancer 0 5
2007-08-02 Statins don't offset healthy choices 0 None
2007-08-02 Magnetic resonance CAD is useful in diagnosing fibrosis of the liver 0 None
2007-08-02 Fear protein found 0 5
2007-08-02 Aggressive therapy best for certain acute myeloid leukemia patients 0 None
2007-08-02 Decline in adult smokers in Washington State 0 None
2007-08-02 Biological markers of narcolepsy 0 None
2007-08-01 Intensity modulated radiation therapy reduces breast cancer treatment side effects 0 None
2007-08-01 COX-2 inhibitors delay pancreatic cancer precursors in mice 0 None
2007-08-01 Study of therapeutic vaccine shows promise for metastatic colorectal cancer 0 None
2007-08-01 Sex for spite, revenge, power and love - and everything else in-between! 0 None
2007-08-01 Suicides go up as the temperature rises 0 None
2007-08-01 Screening MRI allows detection of more breast cancers in high-risk women 0 None
2007-08-01 Understanding how humor comprehension functions in older adults 0 4
2007-08-01 Laser printers might pose health concern 0 None
2007-08-01 Novavax begins human clinical testing of novel pandemic flu vaccine 0 None
2007-08-01 U.S. blood donor pool smaller than previously thought 0 None
2007-08-01 Focused ultrasound treatment of uterine fibroids offers long term symptom relief 0 None
2007-08-01 Imaging technique accurate in aneurysm detection and therapy planning 0 None
2007-08-01 High rates of posttraumatic stress disorder after war in Uganda 0 None
2007-08-01 Hallucinations in schizophrenia linked to brain area that regulates emotion and processes human voices 0 None
2007-08-01 Magnetic resonance CAD is useful in diagnosing fibrosis of the liver 0 None
2007-08-01 Link between increased white matter and poor motor skills in children with autism 0 None
2007-08-01 New risk genes for multiple sclerosis 0 None
2007-08-01 Reading ability protects brain from lead exposure 0 None
2007-08-01 Babies born to mothers who smoked have higher systolic blood pressures 0 None
2007-08-01 Interferon-alpha levels may predict who might be at risk to develop lupus 0 None
2007-08-01 Insulin produced in genetically modified lettuce relieves diabetes in mice 0 4.5
2007-08-01 Shutting off a critical cancer gene causes cancers in mice to self-destruct 0 None
2007-08-01 Farmers score badly on all measures of health and quality of life 0 None
2007-08-01 donepezil improves symptoms of severe Alzheimer's 0 None
2007-08-01 Disparities in infant mortality more to do with racism than with race 0 None
2007-08-01 Moderate amounts of caffeine along with exercise can be good for your health 0 None
2007-08-01 Interferon alpha and sorafenib combined work better than either alone against kidney cancer 0 None


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