Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - February 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-02-28 Protein protects lung cancer cells from efforts to fix or kill them 0 None
2008-02-28 Glioblastoma multiforme responds to new treatment 2 5
2008-02-28 Hydroxyurea for sickle cell patients 0 None
2008-02-28 India caught in the midst of catastrophic smoking epidemic 0 None
2008-02-28 Potential novel class of drugs for treating heart attacks and stroke 0 None
2008-02-28 Music may help ease symptoms of depression 0 5
2008-02-28 Low-intensity exercise reduces fatigue symptoms by 65 percent 0 None
2008-02-28 HRT appears to have no effect on risk and severity of rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2008-02-28 Effect of tumor necrosis factor a inhibitors on heart failure risk in rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2008-02-28 Treatment of children and adolescents with schizophrenia 0 1
2008-02-28 Cancer-related protein Akt may play key role in Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2008-02-28 Thalidomide shows promise for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer 0 None
2008-02-28 Stress and fear affects cancer's recurrence 0 None
2008-02-28 Restricting insulin doses increases mortality risk in women with type 1 diabetes 0 None
2008-02-28 New drug trial to target hereditary cancers 0 None
2008-02-28 New drug trial to target hereditary cancers 0 None
2008-02-28 New blood biomarker accurately predicts spread of prostate cancer to regional lymph nodes 0 None
2008-02-28 Capsule endoscopy detects intestinal damage caused by celiac disease 0 None
2008-02-28 Inverted DNA turns quiet developmental gene into a potent driver of t-cell lymphoma 0 None
2008-02-28 Exercise and caloric restriction may be treatment method for metabolic syndrome 0 None
2008-02-28 Ginkgo biloba and dementia 0 None
2008-02-28 Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients 1 None
2008-02-28 Are cataract rates on the decline? 0 None
2008-02-27 Antidepressants only benefit some 0 None
2008-02-27 Depressed teens respond well to combination therapy 0 None
2008-02-27 Study looks at breast-cancer drug called Abraxane for bladder cancer 0 None
2008-02-27 Risks of CVD for COX-2 inhibitors lower than previously reported 0 None
2008-02-27 New radiation therapy standards needed 0 None
2008-02-27 Minimally invasive fibroid treatment fares well in multicenter trial 0 None
2008-02-27 IRIS International completes study of 85 post-prostatectomy patients using investigational NADiA PSA assay 0 None
2008-02-27 Faster chemo technique increases survival in children with neuroblastoma 0 None
2008-02-27 Facial asymmetry persists despite surgery to correct congenital deformity 0 None
2008-02-27 Drug for anemic cancer patients raises risk of death 0 None
2008-02-27 Brain stress system shows promise as a new therapeutic target for alcoholism 0 None
2008-02-27 Anemia drug linked to blood clots, death in cancer patients 0 None
2008-02-27 Adult-onset obesity seen in mice when gene ubiquitin disrupted 0 None
2008-02-27 Adult stem cells may be beneficial for certain cardiovascular disorders and autoimmune diseases 0 None
2008-02-27 Adding therapy helps adolescents with depression not responding to SSRIs 0 None
2008-02-27 Tenofovir gel safe for daily use over an extended period 0 None
2008-02-27 Cognitive impairment among older Americans is declining 0 None
2008-02-27 Step-parents influence teenage smoking behaviour 0 None
2008-02-27 Links between obesity, carbs and esophageal cancer 0 None
2008-02-27 18-24 year olds have highest approval rating for cosmetic surgery 0 None
2008-02-26 Number of Americans living with heart failure has increased 0 None
2008-02-26 Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition 0 None
2008-02-26 Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin 0 None
2008-02-26 High calcium intake may not prevent osteoporosis and related bone fractures 0 4
2008-02-26 Early and intensive lowering of high blood pressure improves stroke outcomes 0 None
2008-02-26 Acne sufferers less likely to participate in sport or exercise 0 None
2008-02-26 Heart failure declining among the very elderly 0 None
2008-02-26 Effects of Kava on the liver 0 None
2008-02-26 Bullying prevention program reduced bullying by 20 percent 0 None
2008-02-26 Patients who prefer to be highly involved don't always see better health outcomes 0 None
2008-02-26 Surgery for spinal stenosis yields greater benefits over nonsurgical treatments 0 None
2008-02-26 Stroke risk factors may signal faster cognitive decline in elderly 0 None
2008-02-26 Higher prevalence of stroke in the United States compared to Europe 0 None
2008-02-26 Small protein discovered that specifically recognizes tumors responding to chemotherapy 0 None
2008-02-26 Strong link between physical abuse during pregnancy and premature births 0 None
2008-02-26 ImClone Systems enrols first patient in clinical trial of IMC-1121B to treat liver cancer 0 None
2008-02-26 Quality of care for inflammatory bowel disease patients can be improved 0 None
2008-02-26 Cytori Therapeutics receives positive news on breast reconstruction study 0 None
2008-02-26 Are tumors causing stricture of bile duct always malignant? 0 None
2008-02-25 Unusual case of upper obstructive syndrome 0 None
2008-02-25 A rare diagnosis in the operation room: Kidney atrophy due to duplicated colon in an adult 0 None
2008-02-25 Be healthy, wealthy and wise to avoid dementia 0 None
2008-02-22 New devices less effective in thwarting brain aneurysm recurrence 0 None
2008-02-22 Alternative treatment method offers effective way to treat Crohn's disease 0 None
2008-02-22 Psoriasis lesions loaded with newly discovered immune cell 0 None
2008-02-22 Patients' relatives are ignored by the health system and suffer emotional stress 0 None
2008-02-22 Moderate level of aerobic fitness may lower stroke risk 0 None
2008-02-22 Involved patients not always the healthiest 0 None
2008-02-22 Insulin administered intranasally may lower food intake in men, improve memory in women 0 None
2008-02-22 Curcumin reduces heart enlargement and may prevent heart failure 0 5
2008-02-21 Genetic defect causes immune deficiency and balance disorder 0 None
2008-02-21 Female-to-male transsexuals have higher androgen levels, not polycystic ovary syndrome 0 None
2008-02-21 Daytime dozing linked to increased stroke risk in elderly 0 None
2008-02-21 Comparison of venlafaxine and SSRIs in the treatment of depression 0 None
2008-02-21 Antioxidants shown not to help children with Down's syndrome develop 0 None
2008-02-21 Aquatic exercise shows benefit for fibromyalgia sufferers 0 None
2008-02-21 Largest and most detailed worldwide study of human genetic variation 0 None
2008-02-21 U.S. cancer deaths down but far too few Americans screened for colon cancer 0 None
2008-02-21 Does one's sex influence his or her ability to remember everyday events? 0 None
2008-02-21 Test for blood sugar not accurate in diabetic dialysis patients 0 None
2008-02-21 Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin's physiology 0 None
2008-02-21 Study confirms aprotinin drug increases cardiac surgery death rate 0 None
2008-02-21 Standard test for blood sugar control not accurate in diabetic dialysis patients 0 None
2008-02-21 Smoking's effects on genes may play a role in lung cancer development and survival 0 None
2008-02-21 Brain's serotonin system differs between men and women 0 None
2008-02-21 Multiple approaches to type 1 diabetes 0 None
2008-02-21 Annual cancer statistics show substantial declines in mortality rates 0 None
2008-02-21 Vitamin D isn't just for bones anymore 0 None
2008-02-21 Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans 0 None
2008-02-21 Endoscopic ultrasound-guided therapy safe for severe gastrointestinal bleeding patients 0 None
2008-02-21 Major study links insurance status to advanced stage in multiple cancers 0 None
2008-02-21 Pets also suffer from obesity 0 None
2008-02-21 Hormone refractory prostate cancers more likely to spread to other organs 0 None
2008-02-21 Depression in arthritis patients 0 None
2008-02-21 Calls to doctor's office may delay stroke treatment 0 None
2008-02-21 Does being overweight or obese hinder the opportunity of getting a job? 0 5
2008-02-20 Tumor-killing virus selectively targets diseased brain cells 0 None
2008-02-20 Study identifies patterns of brain activation linked to the formation of long-term memories 0 None
2008-02-20 Siblings of schizophrenia patients display subtle shape abnormalities in brain 0 None
2008-02-20 Tumor blood vessels can develop from precancerous stem cells 0 None
2008-02-20 Study finds increase in thyroid diseases risk from radiation exposure at Chernobyl 0 None
2008-02-20 In-hospital heart attacks during the night or weekends may lower survival rate 0 None
2008-02-20 Human stem cells aid stroke recovery in rats 0 None
2008-02-20 Hormone refractory prostate cancers more likely to spread to other organs 0 None
2008-02-20 Gene therapy - immune system discovery may lead to effective treatment for glioblastoma multiforme 0 5
2008-02-20 Families need help coping with mild cognitive impairment 0 None
2008-02-20 L-acetyl carnitine effective ADHD treatment for children with fragile X syndrome 0 2
2008-02-20 Chronic exposure to beta-blockers attenuates inflammation and mucin content in asthma model 0 None
2008-02-20 Different treatments for acute kidney failure often have similar outcomes 0 None
2008-02-20 US military should ensure careful screening prior to prescribing anti-malarial drug, mefloquine 0 None
2008-02-20 Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) versus placebo for obsessive compulsive disorder 0 None
2008-02-20 Music speeds up stroke recovery 0 2
2008-02-20 New key finding in neurodevelopment 0 None
2008-02-20 Victims less likely to survive a heart attack in hospital on the weekend 0 None
2008-02-18 Study offers insight into possible cause of lymphoma 0 None
2008-02-18 Tumor-targeting viral therapy slows neuroblastoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors 0 None
2008-02-18 Fast food and no exercise damages the liver 0 None
2008-02-18 New blood test six times more effective for tuberculosis control 0 None
2008-02-18 Stress hormone impacts memory, learning in diabetic rodents 0 None
2008-02-18 Marijuana causes emotional and memory problems in multiple sclerosis patients 0 None
2008-02-18 Is your job making you sick? 0 None
2008-02-17 Protein found in the saliva of deer ticks prevents the HIV-1 virus from attaching to the surface of T cells 0 None
2008-02-17 Nabilone marijuana-based drug reduces fibromyalgia pain 0 4.5
2008-02-17 Insurance status linked to advanced stage in multiple cancers 0 None
2008-02-17 Two-way cell talk provides clues about neuromuscular disease 0 None
2008-02-14 Exercise may reduce gallstones 0 None
2008-02-14 One size does not fit all when it comes to physical activity 0 None
2008-02-14 Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 40 0 None
2008-02-14 Routine screenings uncover hidden carbon monoxide poisoning 0 None
2008-02-14 Giving birth to a boy can lead to higher levels of severe post-natal depression 0 None
2008-02-14 Post-traumatic stress disorder leads to long-term health problems 0 5
2008-02-13 Probiotics help keep elite athletes fit and well 0 None
2008-02-13 Living under a flight path can raise your blood pressure 0 5
2008-02-13 Australian stem cell fracture treatment shows great results 1 5
2008-02-13 Avastin cancer drug does well in breast cancer study 0 None
2008-02-13 Throwing money at back pain treatments does not guarantee relief 0 5
2008-02-13 Get fit because it's never too late! 0 None
2008-02-13 Patients with large support network of family and friends fare better after an operation 0 None
2008-02-13 One red wine good, two bad!, says study 1 5
2008-02-13 New Jefferson trial to test radiation-emitting beads against advanced liver cancer 0 None
2008-02-13 New findings show additional similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction 0 None
2008-02-13 Does psychotherapy help older people with depression? 0 None
2008-02-13 HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients fare better than HPV-negative patients 0 None
2008-02-13 Expenditures rising for back and neck problems, but health outcomes do not appear to be improving 0 None
2008-02-13 Pharmaceutical policies: effects of cap and co-payment on rational drug use 0 None
2008-02-13 Ductal carcinoma in situ patients overestimate breast cancer risks 0 3
2008-02-13 Desire to weigh less is stronger predictor of health than obesity 0 None
2008-02-13 Appropriate timing in the use of breast shields in children can further reduce MDCT radiation dose 0 5
2008-02-12 Complex fibroadenomas patients can avoid surgery 0 None
2008-02-12 Factors associated with exceptionally long life 0 3.5
2008-02-12 What do marathoners and heart failure patients have in common? 0 None
2008-02-12 Disability does not necessarily follow disease in living to old age 0 None
2008-02-12 Health care providers play key role in likelihood their patients are screened for colorectal cancer 0 None
2008-02-12 Prion infection of neurons increases the free cholesterol content in cell membranes 0 None
2008-02-12 Prenatal exposure to maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring 0 None
2008-02-12 Coronary disease may be on the rise 0 None
2008-02-12 White seniors more likely to have signs of future eye disease than black seniors 0 None
2008-02-12 Most hypertension patients ignore recommended diet 0 None
2008-02-12 Learning disabilities associated with language problems later in life 0 None
2008-02-12 Gene therapy protocol at UCSD activates immune system in patients with leukemia 0 None
2008-02-12 Oxcarbazepine doesn't prevent migraine 0 None
2008-02-12 Donors' health associated with risk of infection among recipients of corneal transplants 0 None
2008-02-12 Doctors uncertain about approaches to care for heart failure patients 0 None
2008-02-12 Are patients making clinical decisions? 0 None
2008-02-12 Avastin (bevacizumab) damages brain vessels 0 None
2008-02-12 Public smoking ban decreases acute coronary events in Italy 0 None
2008-02-12 1-year results of bronchial thermoplasty in refractory asthma 0 None
2008-02-11 Staging mock cardiac and respiratory arrests expose weaknesses in hospital emergency response for children 0 None
2008-02-11 Mild Alzheimer's sufferers show rapid decline in financial skills over one year 0 None
2008-02-11 Allergic-like reactions occur in premedicated patients 0 None
2008-02-11 Feeling sad? stay away from the shopping mall! 0 None
2008-02-11 Artificial sweeteners may make you fatter? 0 None
2008-02-11 Acupuncture improves the success rate of IVF treatment 0 None
2008-02-08 The key to survival and virulence for a fungal pathogen is autophagy 0 None
2008-02-08 Team approach to treating depression cuts medical costs 0 None
2008-02-08 Potential new therapy for lung disease patients 0 None
2008-02-08 Quality schooling has little impact on teenage sexual activity 0 None
2008-02-08 Amantadine and rimantadine for influenza A in children and the elderly 0 None
2008-02-08 Natural secretion marks difference between mole and melanoma 0 None
2008-02-08 Lower-income neighborhoods associated with higher obesity rates 0 None
2008-02-08 HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine increase the risk of heart attack 0 None
2008-02-08 Girls catch up with boys in high school maths - study looks at why 0 None
2008-02-08 Seniors more likely to deny smoking when asked 0 None
2008-02-08 Genotyping and the treatment of alcohol dependence 0 None
2008-02-08 Bone problems and cystic fibrosis 0 None
2008-02-07 Whole grain diets lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease 0 None
2008-02-07 Regular use of marijuana increases risk for gum disease 0 None
2008-02-07 Poor recognition of 'self' found in high functioning people with autism 0 None
2008-02-07 PET outperforms CT in characterization of lung nodules 0 None
2008-02-07 Patients at risk of adverse events within 3 months after stopping certain ACS therapy 0 None
2008-02-07 Novel small molecule therapy shows benefit for anemic patients via hydration of red blood cells 0 None
2008-02-07 Study shows inadequate diagnostic criteria for eating disorders 0 None
2008-02-07 Mayo Clinic Proceedings contributors discuss impact of donor organ allocation system 0 None
2008-02-07 Impact of electronic personal health record on hypertension under study 0 None
2008-02-07 Cellcept immunosuppressant further linked to birth defects 0 None
2008-02-07 Microscopic imaging technique reveals rapid formation of Alzheimer's-associated plaques 0 None
2008-02-07 Calcium channel blockers cut risk of Parkinson's disease 0 None
2008-02-07 Half of patients undergoing cerebrovascular stent placement do not respond well to clopidogrel 0 None
2008-02-07 Brain disturbances in chronic pain 0 None
2008-02-07 Brain study suggests way to measure, treat autism 0 None
2008-02-06 For safety, NHLBI changes intensive blood sugar treatment strategy in trial of diabetes and cardiovascular disease 0 None
2008-02-06 Both Alpha-Hydroxy and Beta-Hydroxy acid peels promise relief for acne sufferers 1 4.7
2008-02-06 Australian gene test opens door to personalised care 0 None
2008-02-05 People with manic depression have a distinct chemical signature in their brains 0 None
2008-02-05 PDAs push older adults into increasing their physical activity levels 0 None
2008-02-05 Study shows that a key protein appears to enable spread of melanoma to the small intestine 0 None
2008-02-05 Experimental drug shows promise for cystic fibrosis 0 None
2008-02-05 Taking more than one NSAID may lead to complications 0 None
2008-02-05 Study finds widespread vitamin and mineral use among cancer survivors, although benefits of such use remain unclear 0 None
2008-02-05 Parental drinking and parenting practices influence adolescent drinking 0 None
2008-02-05 Two new studies examine non-invasive ways to determine liver fibrosis and cirrhosis 0 None
2008-02-05 Experimental biomarker test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer 0 None
2008-02-05 Enbrel shown to significantly reduced levels of C-reactive protein 0 None
2008-02-05 New vaccine for malaria under trial 0 None
2008-02-05 Chemists track how amantadine drug changes, blocks flu virus 0 None
2008-02-05 Gene ENPP1 is linked to preterm birth and low birth weight among Hispanic women 0 None
2008-02-05 Novel drug romiplostim significantly improves treatment of dangerous blood disorder 0 None
2008-02-05 Changes in narcoleptics' skin, core body temperatures affect their vigilance and sleepiness 0 None
2008-02-05 Black people die more frequently of severe sepsis that either whites or Hispanics 0 None
2008-02-05 Balloon catheter-based sinus surgery radiation exposure very low, safe 0 None
2008-02-05 Ascal (calcium carbasalate) not safer than aspirin 0 4.7
2008-02-04 Insomnia patients often denied sleep treatment when they have mental health problems 0 None
2008-02-04 Study suggests Risperidone long-acting injection combined with standard treatment helped delay time to relapse in patients with bipolar disorder 0 None
2008-02-04 Lithium slows ALS progression 2 5
2008-02-04 Participants recruited for VCU study on premenstrual dysphoric disorder 0 None
2008-02-04 Resisting lung cancer recurrence - Vaccine booster gives persistent immune response 0 None
2008-02-04 Targeting astrocytes slows progression of Lou Gehrig's disease 0 None
2008-02-04 Zinc supplementation helps diarrhea symptoms 0 None
2008-02-04 Certain genetic variations protect against depression triggered by childhood stress 0 None
2008-02-04 Researchers examine effect of male circumcision on female partners 0 5
2008-02-04 Scientists identify protein's crucial role in resistance to breast cancer treatment 0 None
2008-02-04 Anemia treatment may be a double-edged sword 0 None
2008-02-04 Novel treatment for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective 0 None
2008-02-04 Fruit for Alzheimer's 0 None
2008-02-04 Deep brain stimulation may improve memory 0 None
2008-02-04 Nausea from chemotherapy explained 0 None
2008-02-04 Variation in the BCL11A gene linked to moderated symptoms of beta-thalassemia 0 None
2008-02-04 Intensive insulin therapy reduces the risk of death in critically ill patients 0 None
2008-02-04 microRNAs may help predict survival in liver cancer 0 None
2008-02-04 A loss in DNS repair function causes acute myeloid leukemia relapse 0 None
2008-02-04 Subconscious signals can trigger drug craving 0 None
2008-02-04 Researchers seek trial participants for experimental HIV vaccine called PENNVAX-B 0 5
2008-02-04 Best way to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms 0 None
2008-02-04 Study looks at safe dosages of the isotope astatine-211 for brain tumors 0 None


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