Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - January 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-01-31 Vaginal probiotic product reduce recurrence rate of bacterial vaginosis 2 None
2008-01-31 Why is scratching so nice? 0 None
2008-01-31 Why your fertility cells must have 'radio silence' 0 None
2008-01-31 Stem cell therapy studies for stroke, cerebral palsy prepare for clinical trials 0 None
2008-01-31 Severe asthma may be a different form of the disease 0 None
2008-01-31 Exposure to secondhand smoke linked to worsening of lung function in cystic fibrosis sufferers 0 None
2008-01-31 Physician characteristics are associated with quality of cancer care 0 None
2008-01-30 New therapy for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective 0 3.7
2008-01-30 Study confirms safety of BrachySil for treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer 0 None
2008-01-30 Well-funded tobacco control programs reduce number of smokers by millions 0 None
2008-01-30 Lungs' mast cells could provide new treatment target for asthma, other respiratory disease 0 None
2008-01-30 Leukemia relapse stems from DNA repair function loss 0 None
2008-01-30 Kidney cancer drug attacks a major type of acute myeloid leukemia 0 None
2008-01-30 Common drug-releasing coronary stents appear to have similar clinical outcomes 0 None
2008-01-30 Carbon monoxide causes direct damage to the heart muscle 0 None
2008-01-30 Rear seat safety belts reduce death risk by almost a half 0 None
2008-01-30 Antidepressants might be worthless for treating low back pain 0 None
2008-01-29 New target found for asthma 0 None
2008-01-29 Dairy-free diets may put boys with autism at risk for thin bones 0 None
2008-01-28 Smaller pancreatic tumors greatly increase survival odds 0 None
2008-01-28 Evidence strongly supports diuretics as initial metabolic syndrome therapy, especially in black patients 0 None
2008-01-25 Unexpected protein-protein interaction suggests new ALS drug target 0 None
2008-01-25 Telepathic genes recognize similarities in each other 0 None
2008-01-25 Celebrex may disrupt heart rhythm 0 None
2008-01-25 Quitting marijuana as hard as quitting cigarettes 0 None
2008-01-25 Deficient regulators in the immune system responsible for type 1 diabetes 0 None
2008-01-25 Adult stem cell application effective in treatment of peripheric vascular disease 0 None
2008-01-24 Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs 0 2
2008-01-24 Stanford study finds transplant patient thrives 2 years after stopping immunosuppressive drugs 0 None
2008-01-24 Seasonal weight changes linked to metabolic syndrome 0 None
2008-01-24 Genetic roots of obesity 0 None
2008-01-24 Quality control mechanism tags defective sperm cells inside the body 0 None
2008-01-24 OTC cough medicine: Not worthwhile for children or adults? 0 None
2008-01-24 One third of stunting and a quarter of deaths among under 3s in poor countries could be prevented 0 None
2008-01-24 NSAIDs are effective for short-term relief of low-back pain 0 None
2008-01-24 Northwestern Memorial trial may wean kidney transplant patients off antirejection drugs 0 None
2008-01-24 No high quality studies on reducing MRSA infection in nursing homes for elderly people 0 None
2008-01-24 Music therapy may offer hope for people with depression 0 None
2008-01-24 Low-income US children less likely to have access to qualified teachers 0 None
2008-01-24 Less education may lead to delayed awareness of Alzheimer's onset 0 None
2008-01-24 Intensive education can help patients with acute low-back pain 0 None
2008-01-24 Experimental procedure induces tolerance to mismatched kidney transplants 0 None
2008-01-24 Candidate malaria vaccine shows promise 0 None
2008-01-24 Driving proves potentially hazardous for people with early Alzheimer's 0 None
2008-01-24 Does mood matter? 0 None
2008-01-24 Computer-based tool aids research, helps thwart questionable publication practices 0 None
2008-01-24 Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E don't prevent pre-eclampsia 1 None
2008-01-24 Adaptive functional evolution of leptin in cold-adaptive pika family 0 None
2008-01-24 Abstinence-plus programs for HIV prevention can reduce risk behavior 0 None
2008-01-23 UCLA study questions diagnosis, medical treatment of ADHD 0 None
2008-01-23 Researchers propose consumers buy yearly 'drug licenses' as new way to pay for prescriptions 0 None
2008-01-23 Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce risk of colorectal cancer 0 None
2008-01-23 Obese patients with diabetes appear more likely to achieve remission with gastric banding 0 None
2008-01-23 Low vitamin E levels associated with physical decline in elderly 0 None
2008-01-23 Heart and stroke death rates steadily decline; risks still too high 0 None
2008-01-23 Gene variations associated with effectiveness of blood pressure medications 0 None
2008-01-23 Connection between vitamin E and subsequent decline in physical function for older adults 0 None
2008-01-23 Same-sex couples just as committed in relationships as heterosexual couples 0 None
2008-01-23 Myostatin inhibitors may make injuries more likely 4 4.2
2008-01-23 Racial and ethnic differences among patients with extremity soft-tissue sarcomas 0 None
2008-01-23 Debate over safety of gene therapy trials focuses on issue of informed consent 0 None
2008-01-23 Cell division studies hint at future cancer therapy 0 None
2008-01-23 Fast-food consumption increases metabolic syndrome risk 0 None
2008-01-23 Who said work was a killer? 0 None
2008-01-23 Simplified scoring system may predict overall CVD risk 0 None
2008-01-23 $2.4 million NIH grant to study TV ads and smoking behaviors 0 None
2008-01-22 Global aging will peak during the decade 2020 to 2030 and then decelerate 0 None
2008-01-22 Study looks at off-label use of biliary stents 0 None
2008-01-22 Broccoli adds to its credentials 0 None
2008-01-22 Radiotherapy as effective as surgery in bladder cancer treatment 0 None
2008-01-22 Genetics behind the disease systemic lupus erythematosus almost completed 0 None
2008-01-22 Women's skulls are thicker than men's, but they both shrink slowly after we reach adulthood 0 None
2008-01-22 Duloxetine does not relieve painful physical symptoms in depression 0 None
2008-01-22 Change in trauma level designation associated with improved patient survival 0 None
2008-01-21 International team pinpoints the genes for lupus 0 None
2008-01-21 Value of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated 0 None
2008-01-21 Discovery of multiple genes linked to systemic lupus erythematosus 0 None
2008-01-21 Risk of falling is overlooked as the major cause of fractures in the elderly 0 None
2008-01-21 Labels shown to help consumers make healthy choices 0 None
2008-01-21 Immune modulation therapy can help heal patients with heart failure 0 None
2008-01-21 Researchers find neurological basis of depression following sports concussion 0 None
2008-01-21 Aspirin resistance and heart attack - stroke risk 0 None
2008-01-21 Genetic diversity of European Americans and disease gene mapping 0 None
2008-01-21 Disability living allowance falls short for ethnic minorities 0 None
2008-01-21 Matters of the mind can affect matters of the heart 0 None
2008-01-20 Culprit cell for childhood leukaemia discovered 0 None
2008-01-20 Arthritis drug Etanercept clears up symptoms of psoriasis 0 None
2008-01-18 Previously unknown chromosomal abnormalities play substantial role in autism 0 None
2008-01-18 Annual bone fracture rate almost 4 percent and double previous estimates 0 None
2008-01-18 Altering brain's lipid metabolism reduces Alzheimer's plaques in mice 0 None
2008-01-17 Sense of personal control influences Latinas' decisions about sexual debut 0 None
2008-01-17 Selective reporting of antidepressant trials exaggerates drug effectiveness 0 None
2008-01-17 Psychological interventions are efective in mood swings 0 None
2008-01-17 PTSD trebles among troops 0 None
2008-01-17 How does insulin influence resistin? 0 None
2008-01-17 Extended work hours should factor into return to job after injury 0 None
2008-01-17 Does it help to continue antidepressant drug treatment for preventing recurrence in depression? 0 None
2008-01-17 Statins may not prevent Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2008-01-17 A new significance of LVD and angiogenic MVD is identified in human primary SCRC 0 None
2008-01-16 Smoking belies milder disease but worse prognosis for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients 0 None
2008-01-16 Proteomic profiling shown more accurate than traditional biomarkers in identifying liver cancer 0 None
2008-01-16 How probiotics work in gut 0 3.2
2008-01-16 Bisphosphonates - osteoporosis drugs triple risk of bone necrosis 0 None
2008-01-16 Pedometer-based walking programs help with weight loss 0 None
2008-01-16 Study supports role of a dopamine related gene in the onset of depression 0 None
2008-01-16 Study looks at effects of moral conviction on voting or intentions 0 None
2008-01-16 Cancer study finds adolescents don't get same access to latest treatments as younger patients 0 None
2008-01-16 Undernourished stroke patients may have more complications, worse outcomes 0 None
2008-01-16 Trust between doctors and patients is culprit in efforts to cross racial divide in medical research 0 None
2008-01-16 Kiss but don't shake hands to stay healthy! 0 None
2008-01-15 Nanobac announces Baylor initial results for nanoparticle and gall stone formation study 0 None
2008-01-15 New phase of additional funds to support clinical trials methods in UK 0 None
2008-01-15 How asthma and allergy symptoms are triggered 0 None
2008-01-15 Smoking speeds progression of age-related macular degeneration 0 None
2008-01-15 Sickle cell disease pain study 0 None
2008-01-15 Selective restraints and reduced medication could reduce nursing home falls 0 None
2008-01-15 Psychotherapies are under-regulated in the UK, experts say 0 None
2008-01-15 Supplements of lipoic acid could reduce atherosclerosis, weight gain 0 None
2008-01-15 Fish oil supplements may help some cardiac patients while harming others 0 None
2008-01-15 Improving informed consent 0 None
2008-01-15 Discovery of seven new genes that influence blood cholesterol levels 0 None
2008-01-15 Study finds most psychiatric patients have more than one diagnosis 0 None
2008-01-15 People with dementia survive on average four and a half years after diagnosis 0 None
2008-01-15 Expensive wine tastes better....doesn't it? 0 None
2008-01-14 New genetic variations associated with lipid levels, risk for coronary artery disease 0 None
2008-01-14 Study suggests link between genetic basis of height and arthritis 0 None
2008-01-14 A good night's sleep could improve long-term memory 0 None
2008-01-14 Most people with diabetes would benefit from statins 0 None
2008-01-14 Chewing too much gum linked to excessive weight loss 0 None
2008-01-14 Best weight loss diet 0 None
2008-01-14 MIT brain imaging study looks at cultural influences 0 None
2008-01-14 Memantine and Alzheimer's 0 None
2008-01-11 Ringing in the ears 0 3
2008-01-11 Review of Memantine for Alzheimer's 0 None
2008-01-11 Genetic evolution of tumours according to their growth dynamics. 0 None
2008-01-11 Chemical first found on Easter Island could treat tuberous sclerosis 0 None
2008-01-11 Severe and morbid obesity affects chances of kidney transplantation 0 None
2008-01-11 Comprehensive assessment of long-term effects of reducing intake of energy 0 None
2008-01-10 Chemicals in red wine grapes may prevent tooth decay 0 None
2008-01-10 Uses of medications in psychoanalysis 0 None
2008-01-10 Investigational treatment for advanced melanoma to be studied 0 None
2008-01-10 Treating venous leg ulcers with honey dressings unlikely to help healing 0 1
2008-01-10 The drug sirolimus shrinks tumors, improves lung function 0 None
2008-01-10 Does cholesterol have any benefits? 0 None
2008-01-10 Potential new treatments for Huntington's disease 0 None
2008-01-10 Trichloroethylene exposure linked to Parkinsonism 0 None
2008-01-10 New study highlights importance soluble proteins, called cytokines, in Alzheimer's 0 None
2008-01-10 Overweight people may not know when they've had enough 0 None
2008-01-10 Drug deferoxamine boosts bone healing and re-growth 0 None
2008-01-10 Methadone and rare ventricular arrhythmia link 0 None
2008-01-10 Living with nut allergies 0 None
2008-01-10 New insight into the mechanisms underlying amnesia 0 None
2008-01-10 Eating out can have both positive and negative impact on obesity 0 None
2008-01-10 Divorce may hinder father-child closeness 0 None
2008-01-10 Sixty percent of psychotherapy clients felt therapy didn't end on time 0 None
2008-01-10 Acrylamide is carcinogenic and may increase the risk of breast cancer 0 None
2008-01-09 Heartening news for tipplers - moderate drinking plus exercise the key to a long life! 0 None
2008-01-09 Four golden rules can give you 14 extra years of life 0 None
2008-01-09 Maintaining a strict diet - study looks at boredom 0 None
2008-01-09 Trius Therapeutics starts U.S. phase I trial for Oxazolidinone antibacterial drug 0 None
2008-01-09 Teens find the benefits of sexual abstinence decline with age 0 None
2008-01-09 Study proves the co-pay connection in chronic disease 0 None
2008-01-09 Stimulating the appetite can lead to unrelated impulse purchases 0 None
2008-01-09 Moderate drinking and exercise key to a longer life 0 None
2008-01-09 Oatmeal and cholesterol reduction 0 5
2008-01-09 Newer meningitis vaccine MenACWY appears safe and effective for infants 0 None
2008-01-09 New method for presenting clinical trial survival data 0 None
2008-01-09 Multiple behavioral risks for skin cancer among U.S. adults 0 None
2008-01-09 Higher Medicare spending yields mixed bag for patients 0 None
2008-01-09 Heavy smokers most likely to turn to treatment 0 None
2008-01-09 Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity 0 None
2008-01-09 Freeze-dried tendon grafts loaded with gene therapy may provide repair injured tendons 0 None
2008-01-09 Taranabant shows promise for weight loss in obese people 0 None
2008-01-09 Docetaxel given after doxorubicin reduces recurrence 0 None
2008-01-09 Drug metformin and lifestyle changes can help treat weight gain induced by antipsychotic drugs 0 None
2008-01-09 Carrot cake study on sugar in type 2 diabetes 0 None
2008-01-09 Americans pay the most for prescription drugs and still don't take them 0 None
2008-01-08 Scientists can predict psychotic illness in up to 80 percent of high-risk youth 0 None
2008-01-08 Rockefeller University funds clinical, translational pilot studies 0 None
2008-01-08 Physical education and active play help teens maintain normal weight as adults 0 None
2008-01-08 Increased exposure to sunlight may be good for some people 0 None
2008-01-08 Short periods of stress help condition heart to survive major attack 0 None
2008-01-08 Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease 0 None
2008-01-08 Lack of imagination in older adults linked to declining memory 0 None
2008-01-08 Girls who eat with their families at mealtimes avoid eating disorders 0 None
2008-01-08 Racial disparities in cancer therapy still widespread 0 None
2008-01-08 Daytime 'Nanna naps' improve memory 0 None
2008-01-08 Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability, nursing home admissions 0 None
2008-01-07 Genital mycoplasmas are a frequent cause of congenital fetal infection 0 None
2008-01-07 Controversy over autism and childhood vaccines settled once and for all 0 5
2008-01-07 Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability among older adults 0 None
2008-01-07 Generation Y complacent about risk of melanoma 0 None
2008-01-07 New biomarker for predicting liver cancer spread and survival discovered 0 None
2008-01-07 Racial disparities persist in cancer care 0 None
2008-01-07 Pollution from heavy traffic affects the size of an unborn baby 0 None
2008-01-07 Chances of surviving a heart attack better in an airport or casino than in a U.S. hospital 0 None
2008-01-07 Study looks at newly homeless youth and sexual behaviors 0 None
2008-01-07 Strength training of neck muscles relieves chronic pain 0 None
2008-01-07 Rib-X Pharmaceuticals initiates two separate Phase II clinical trials for antibiotic compound 0 None
2008-01-07 People whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are at higher risk of osteoarthritis 0 None
2008-01-07 Minorities less likely to receive pain-relieving opioid drugs in ER 0 None
2008-01-07 Treating children with severe pneumonia at home is just as effective as treating them in hospitals 0 None
2008-01-07 Older women heart patients benefit from educational programs - lead to better health 0 None
2008-01-07 Genmab announces HuMax-CD32b pre-clinical program 0 None
2008-01-07 Exercise improves symptoms of arthritis 0 None
2008-01-07 Everyone carries at least 1 type of pesticide 0 None
2008-01-06 Placebo better than antipsychotic drugs for treating aggression in the intellectually disabled 0 None
2008-01-06 Surprising number of doctors prescribe placebos 0 None
2008-01-04 Treatment with N-acetylcysteine is associated with better outcomes for children with liver failure 0 None
2008-01-04 The dopamine transporter gene influences alcohol withdrawal seizures 0 None
2008-01-04 Upper airway surgery should not be first line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults 0 None
2008-01-04 Pregnant women who are overweight/obese set the stage for offspring's obesity risk 0 None
2008-01-04 Magnetic therapy shown to significantly reduce swelling after tissue trauma 0 None
2008-01-04 Need for greater recognition of the use of placebos 0 None
2008-01-04 Drinking games and themed parties associated with higher levels of drinking at college 0 None
2008-01-04 Peptide hormone found in the body prevents obesity and diabetes 0 None
2008-01-04 Study shows how climate change will increase human mortality 0 None
2008-01-04 $11.3 million autism study launched 0 None
2008-01-04 Daily alcohol use causes changes in sexual behavior 0 None
2008-01-04 Carnegie Mellon study identifies where thoughts of familiar objects occur inside the human brain 0 None
2008-01-04 Bright light therapy helps some with bipolar depression 0 None
2008-01-04 Treating depression may help alcoholics recover 0 None
2008-01-03 Elective surgery puts seniors at risk for long-term cognitive problems 0 4
2008-01-03 Healthy food good for health but hard on the purse 0 5
2008-01-03 A tipple or two a day a good thing for the over-65s 0 None
2008-01-03 Polyphenols in wine may help prevent cavities 0 5
2008-01-03 Vitamin D2 is as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D 0 None
2008-01-03 Smoking among New York City teens on the decline 0 None
2008-01-03 Shorter HCV treatment shows notable success 0 None
2008-01-03 Bisphosphonates appear to reduce the risk of jaw degradation 0 None
2008-01-03 Elderly patients at greater risk for developing cognitive problems after surgery 0 3
2008-01-03 Obese people less likely to use seatbelts 0 None
2008-01-03 Live operators crucial factor for public health department disease-reporting hotlines 0 None
2008-01-03 Study to look at effect of high dose vitamin C on non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients 0 None
2008-01-03 For hospital patients, defibrillation delays mean lower survival 0 None
2008-01-02 Use of opioid medications for pain in ERs on the rise, but racial differences in use still exist 0 None
2008-01-02 Undiagnosed OSA patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery 0 None
2008-01-02 Study examines genetic defects linked to body abnormalities in patients with childhood cancer 0 None
2008-01-02 Some antipsychotic drugs may be missing their mark 0 None
2008-01-02 Three-drug cocktail improves outcomes in glioblastoma multiforme 0 None
2008-01-02 New therapy reduces mortality in patients with severe COPD 0 None
2008-01-02 Catathrenia, or sleep related groaning can be successfully treated with CPAP 0 5
2008-01-02 Cosmecueticals improve skin 0 None
2008-01-02 Marital status doesn't affect lung cancer survival 0 None
2008-01-02 Study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery 0 None
2008-01-02 Deep sleep maintains normal glucose control 0 None
2008-01-02 Contact with commonly used pesticides associated with greater asthma risk in farm women 0 None
2008-01-02 Drug effective for hepatitis C patients with low platelets 0 None
2008-01-02 Drivers on cell phones congest traffic 0 None
2008-01-02 Blacks, Hispanics less likely to get strong pain drugs in emergency rooms 0 None
2008-01-02 Ashkenazi ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations live longer than those with normal gene 0 None
2008-01-02 Allergic reactions to gadolinium-containing contrast injections - study 1 None
2008-01-02 Cocaine vaccine to cure addiction undergoes clinical trials 3 4.7


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