Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Drug Trial News Stories - March 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-03-31 New genetic clues to diabetes 0 None
2008-03-31 Largest ever analysis of DES data demonstrates safety, efficacy in on-and-off-label use 0 None
2008-03-31 Study gives nod to drug-eluting stents in heart attack 0 None
2008-03-31 Gene mutations tied to immune comeback during therapy for HIV-1 0 None
2008-03-31 Early family choices may be a productive option for many young adults 0 None
2008-03-31 Cooperative classrooms lead to better friendships, higher achievement in young adolescents 0 None
2008-03-31 Comparison of anticoagulants for angioplasty show similar outcomes 0 None
2008-03-31 Communication key to a healthy heart 0 None
2008-03-31 Being born bottom first is inherited 0 None
2008-03-31 Discrimination against overweight people is as prevalent as racial discrimination 15 5
2008-03-31 Repeated episodes of stent thrombosis common 0 None
2008-03-31 Relaxation response training may improve control of hard-to-treat systolic hypertension 0 5
2008-03-31 Post-traumatic stress disorder associated with more, longer hospitalizations 0 None
2008-03-31 Hairdressers at an increased risk for cancers 0 None
2008-03-31 Middle-age spread a potent predictor of dementia 0 None
2008-03-28 Umbilical cord blood cell therapy may reduce signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease 1 None
2008-03-28 Groundbreaking study validates Pittsburgh Compound-B in identifying Alzheimer's disease brain toxins 0 None
2008-03-28 The upside of anger 0 None
2008-03-28 Study shows lifetime effects of pediatric liver transplants 0 None
2008-03-28 PET confirmed as valuable cancer diagnostic and disease-staging tool 0 None
2008-03-28 Partners can help or hinder attempts at changing diet 0 None
2008-03-28 New insights into anti-cancer effects of NSAIDs 0 None
2008-03-28 Long-term use of mechanical ventilation contributes to the deterioration of human diaphragm muscle 0 None
2008-03-28 Potential new genetic markers for Crohn's disease 0 None
2008-03-28 Study shows that a larger abdomen in midlife increases risk of dementia 0 None
2008-03-28 Dental chair a possible source of neurotoxic mercury waste 0 None
2008-03-28 Calcium deposits in coronary arteries provide a strong predictor for possible future heart problems 2 5
2008-03-28 Gambling addicts don't learn from their mistakes 0 None
2008-03-27 Study shows use of asthma medication contradicts guidelines 0 None
2008-03-26 Youth's social problems contribute to anxiety and depression 0 1
2008-03-26 Uneven use of less-invasive breast cancer staging test reported 0 None
2008-03-26 When your antidepressants don't work 0 None
2008-03-26 Study links chronic illness to coal-mining pollution 0 None
2008-03-26 Discovery of important links between heart failure and complications during non-cardiac surgery 0 None
2008-03-26 Study examines association between type of genetic characteristics and cancer 0 None
2008-03-26 Several methods for enhancing the functioning of defibrillators in cases of heart attack 0 None
2008-03-26 Review of group-based cancer trials reveals flaws in studies' design and analysis 0 None
2008-03-26 Radiologists use special MRI to identify brain cancer early 0 None
2008-03-26 Preterm birth associated with diminished long-term survival, reproduction 0 None
2008-03-26 Partners can help or hinder attempts at changing diet 0 None
2008-03-26 Hospitality industry worst for alcohol-related problems 0 None
2008-03-26 Beta-blockers heal the heart via the brain when administered during heart failure 0 None
2008-03-26 Coagulation in patients with anxiety disorders 0 None
2008-03-26 Exposure to radon gas greatly reduces risk of developing lung cancer 0 None
2008-03-26 New insight into how epilepsy may develop 0 None
2008-03-26 Antidepressant use linked to type 2 diabetes 0 None
2008-03-25 Excessive texting a sign of mental illness 0 3.2
2008-03-25 Report says anger endemic in British society 0 None
2008-03-25 Study shows how ignorance can be influential 0 None
2008-03-25 Height of pitcher's mound affects throwing motion, injury risk in baseball 0 None
2008-03-25 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease related to cardiovascular fitness 0 None
2008-03-25 Strengthening the tumor-fighting ability of T cells 0 None
2008-03-25 GPS enabled cell phones to track risky behaviour in teens 0 None
2008-03-25 Experimental drug SGX393 offers new approach to help control drug resistance in leukemia 0 None
2008-03-25 Researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes 0 None
2008-03-25 Dieting and medication may reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension 0 None
2008-03-25 Cancer treatments in phase 3 trials successful up to half of the time 0 None
2008-03-25 BARACLUDE data show low resistance over 5 years in nucleoside-naive hepatitis B patients 0 None
2008-03-24 Happy marriages better for blood pressure 0 None
2008-03-24 Review of supplement use among US cancer patients 0 1
2008-03-24 Study looks at continuous deep sedation for patients nearing death 0 None
2008-03-24 Some moms quit cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol during pregnancy, but dads don't 0 None
2008-03-24 Cigarette smokers treated for brain aneurysm with coil embolization at higher risk of recurrence 1 None
2008-03-24 Allergies dramatically impact sufferers' moods and how they feel about themselves 0 None
2008-03-24 NanoBio completes interim analysis of phase 2 clinical trial in onychomycosis 0 None
2008-03-24 Infection with a mutated HIV strain results in better survival 0 None
2008-03-24 Happily married adults have lower blood pressure than singles 0 None
2008-03-24 Organ sales and moral travails - Iran's system of compensated organ donation 0 5
2008-03-24 A national Clostridium difficile prevalence study 0 None
2008-03-24 Chronic insomnia and its negative consequences for adolescents 0 None
2008-03-24 A polyphenols-rich diet keeps the heart younger 0 None
2008-03-21 Shorter radiotherapy courses for breast cancer just as safe and effective 0 None
2008-03-20 Review of supplement use among US cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-20 Cholesterol-associated gene variants can predict cardiovascular events 0 None
2008-03-20 Shorter radiotherapy courses can benefit breast cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-20 Winners don't punish 0 None
2008-03-20 Price of medicine may affect its efficacy 0 None
2008-03-20 New study confirms that PROGENSA PCA3 can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis 0 None
2008-03-20 Hispanics with clogged arteries at greatest risk of stroke, heart attack 0 None
2008-03-20 Caregivers with depressive symptoms not warm to children 0 None
2008-03-20 Cortisol provide relief for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia sufferers 0 None
2008-03-20 Battle against obesity could be tackled one community at a time 0 None
2008-03-19 Vegan diet for rheumatoid arthritis patients protects from heart attacks and strokes 0 None
2008-03-19 The effect of melatonin on colitis 0 None
2008-03-19 What change does prokineticin 2/Bv8 have in human hepatocellular carcinoma? 0 None
2008-03-19 Uric acid in the blood may be an early sign of diabetic kidney disease 0 5
2008-03-19 Past child abuse plus variations in gene result in potent PTSD risk for adults 0 None
2008-03-19 New interventional radiology treatment shows promise for complications from bone marrow, stem cell tranplants 0 None
2008-03-19 New choices bring wider range of women to family planning 0 None
2008-03-19 MedImmune advances clinical development of antibody targeting interleukin-9 in patients with asthma 0 None
2008-03-19 Lithium chloride slows development of inclusion body myositis 0 3.5
2008-03-19 Only two per cent of 700 paediatric drug trials included independent safety checks 0 None
2008-03-19 Increased hepcidin expression: A novel oncogenic signalling mechanism 0 None
2008-03-19 How is H pylori adhesion to gastric cells associated with MUC1 mucin VNTR size? 0 None
2008-03-19 HDL-associated protein gene linked to heart disease risk 0 None
2008-03-19 Variants of the gene LRP5 associated with increased risk of bone fractures, low bone mineral density 0 None
2008-03-19 Psychological stress resulting from the traumatic stress may damage this brain 0 None
2008-03-19 Do bacterial combinations result in enhanced cytokine production? No! 0 None
2008-03-19 Treating chronic post-traumatic stress disorder with psychotherapy 0 None
2008-03-18 Sex, age, burn site associated with abnormal scarring after burn injury 0 None
2008-03-18 Uric acid may provide early clues to diabetic kidney disease 0 None
2008-03-18 Long-term follow-up after percutaneous pulmonary radiofrequency ablation 0 None
2008-03-18 Trauma patients likely to experience moderately severe pain 1 year after injuries 0 None
2008-03-18 Study outlines risk of treatment-resistant infection following facelift surgery 0 None
2008-03-18 Study examines changes in quality of life after head and neck cancer treatment 0 None
2008-03-18 White matter and balance in old age 0 None
2008-03-18 Obese ICU patients have lower mortality but longer ICU stays 0 None
2008-03-18 Pycnogenol improves memory of senior citizens 0 None
2008-03-18 Neighborhoods play role in how much people exercise 0 None
2008-03-18 NanoBio successfully completes phase 2b study in Herpes labialis 0 None
2008-03-18 Trial of injectable microfoam for varicose veins 0 None
2008-03-18 Keeping middle schoolers from alcohol is a tougher task in the inner city than in rural areas 0 None
2008-03-18 Body mass index higher among bariatric surgery patients with 2 genetic variations 0 None
2008-03-18 An anti-inflammatory response to the vegan diet 0 None
2008-03-17 Advair reduces asthma-related hospitalization and emergency department visits 0 None
2008-03-17 Minority, low-income diabetics least likely to monitor their blood glucose 0 None
2008-03-17 Transcendental meditation controls high blood pressure 0 None
2008-03-17 deCODE obesity study sheds light on how genetic factors contribute to major public health problems 0 None
2008-03-17 BMI may serve as prognostic tool for advanced, aggressive breast cancers 0 None
2008-03-17 Blood vessel protein reverses macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy in mice 0 None
2008-03-17 Australian men care about their health 0 None
2008-03-14 Treatment for substance abuse vital to reduce prison recidivism rate 0 4
2008-03-14 First clinical trial data of a fully bioabsorbable drug-eluting stent 0 None
2008-03-14 How diabetes drives atherosclerosis 0 None
2008-03-14 Study explains fundamental process of tumor growth 0 None
2008-03-14 Routinely used diagnostic approaches: only limited diagnostic sensitivity for bile duct cancer? 0 None
2008-03-14 Artificial butter chemical acetyl harmful to lungs 0 None
2008-03-14 Study confirms link between colds and ear infections 0 None
2008-03-14 Giving up smoking during pregnancy boosts chances of easygoing child 0 None
2008-03-14 Psychological intervention reduces postembolization pain 0 None
2008-03-14 Prescribing costs increase dramatically when people reach 65 0 None
2008-03-14 Colorectal cancer screening increasing among U.S. adults 0 None
2008-03-14 Simple laboratory test predicts risk of kidney injury after surgery 0 None
2008-03-14 New drug protects nerve cells from damage in mice 0 None
2008-03-14 MGH initiates trial to reverse type 1 diabetes 0 None
2008-03-14 Study shows Parkinson's disease drug dopamine might work in cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-14 Low cost tactics improve medication use after heart attack 0 None
2008-03-14 Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice 0 None
2008-03-14 Lilly and Transition Therapeutics announce licensing and collaboration agreement 0 None
2008-03-14 Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds 0 None
2008-03-14 Heavier alcohol consumption increases the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 0 None
2008-03-14 A tumor of the pancreas mimicked by colonic duplication 0 None
2008-03-14 A new finding in liver transplantation and antifibrinolytics? 0 None
2008-03-14 A long-term survival offered by resection of solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas? 0 None
2008-03-13 Vitamin D supplements in early childhood reduces the adult diabetes risk 0 None
2008-03-13 Short blokes are the jealous ones 0 None
2008-03-13 Researchers find benefit for lymphoma patients in combined PET-CT scanning 0 None
2008-03-13 TRPV1 receptor blockers may interfere with brain functions 0 None
2008-03-13 Study helps explain how tumor cells rapidly grow and proliferate 0 None
2008-03-13 Protein deficiency leads to faster fat burning in mice, study shows 0 None
2008-03-13 Watch your teeth if drinking energy drinks 0 None
2008-03-13 Simple laboratory test predicts risk of kidney injury after surgery 0 None
2008-03-13 Some teenagers spending 30 hours a week in front of television and computer screens 0 None
2008-03-13 Humble cup of tea inhibits anthrax 0 None
2008-03-13 Aspirin/NSAID interaction in treatment for second stroke 0 None
2008-03-13 Trial of new procedure that may help emphysema suffers 0 None
2008-03-13 Grant expands UB/NYU study of nurses' work decisions 0 None
2008-03-13 Study shows how nerve cells in visual cortex adapt to changing images 0 None
2008-03-13 AstraZeneca completes enrollment in phase III studies of cancer drug vandetanib 0 None
2008-03-12 Personal counseling beats web-based information for weight loss 0 None
2008-03-12 Maintaining weight loss long term is possible with group sessions 0 None
2008-03-12 Specialized hospital care associated with better survival in Dutch ovarian cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-12 New behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers 0 None
2008-03-12 Postoperative chemotherapy does not improve survival in gastric cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-12 New imaging technique provides better view of Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2008-03-12 New resuscitation approach for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest associated with increased survival 0 None
2008-03-12 Myostatin shows promise for muscular dystrophy 0 3
2008-03-12 New cancer research model bridges health disparity gap 0 None
2008-03-12 New findings do not support recommendation for universal screening on hospital admission for MRSA 0 None
2008-03-12 Monthly contact with counselor provides some benefit for maintaining weight loss 0 None
2008-03-12 Study finds equal care in hospitals 0 None
2008-03-12 Less education may mean shorter life 0 None
2008-03-12 Cervarix shows long-term protection from cervical cancer 0 None
2008-03-12 Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients 0 None
2008-03-12 Combined therapeutic approach of stenting and photodynamic therapy improves survival in late stage liver cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-11 Life gets longer but only for the educated 0 None
2008-03-11 Personal counseling and web-based strategies show modest success for sustaining weight loss 0 None
2008-03-11 New study proves Neoteric's BloodTrack increases hospital efficiency 0 None
2008-03-11 Low dose inhaled corticosteroids improve lung function in mild asthma patients 0 None
2008-03-11 Recurrent low-grade carcinoma of the ovary less responsive to chemo than more common ovarian cancers 0 None
2008-03-11 Novel brain cancer drug HhAntag for children may damage bones 0 None
2008-03-11 Post-stroke clot-busting therapy beneficial for patients on aspirin 0 None
2008-03-11 Survival rates for patients for with non-Hodgkin lymphoma improved over past decade 0 None
2008-03-11 Long-term effects of synthetic progestins cause for concern 0 4
2008-03-11 Offspring of parents who both have Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to develop the illness 0 None
2008-03-11 Nasal polyps from analgesics 0 None
2008-03-11 Observational study of severe osteoporosis 0 3
2008-03-11 Study aims to improve treatment for children born with heart defects 0 None
2008-03-11 Low levels of PYY hormone indicate higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity 0 None
2008-03-11 Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice 0 None
2008-03-11 Late treatment with letrozole (Femara) can reduce breast cancer recurrence risk 0 None
2008-03-11 Kidney cancer surgery often determined by surgeons' practice style, not medical factors 0 None
2008-03-11 Investigator attendance at review board reviews: hindrance or help? 0 None
2008-03-11 Pesticides and nerve agents explain health problems in Persian Gulf war veterans 0 None
2008-03-11 Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients 0 None
2008-03-11 Gender bias may affect care of people with osteoarthritis 0 None
2008-03-11 Femara helps protect against return of breast cancer after completing Tamoxifen therapy 0 None
2008-03-11 Just one hour of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes induces a stress response in brain 0 3
2008-03-11 Cardiac effects associated with breast cancer treatment appear lower with dose-dense chemotherapy 0 None
2008-03-11 Biopsy techniques have made PSA test less predictive 0 None
2008-03-11 Nanoparticulate matter from exhaust fumes alter the way the brain functions 0 None
2008-03-10 Older adults also using the tanning salon 0 None
2008-03-10 Fugitive cancer cells can be blocked by stopping blood cells that aid them 0 None
2008-03-10 Emergency on-field treatment for neck injuries in young sports athletes no different than adults 0 None
2008-03-10 Cardiac effects associated with breast cancer treatment appear lower 0 None
2008-03-10 Workplace aggression more harmful than sexual harassment 0 None
2008-03-10 Moderate alcohol consumption in middle-age lowers cardiovascular risk 0 None
2008-03-10 Once-a-week arthritis pill significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks 0 5
2008-03-10 Aspirin reduces the risk of breast cancer 0 None
2008-03-10 A glass of wine a day protects middle-aged teetotallers from heart disease 0 None
2008-03-09 Refined carb diet increases risk of common diseases 0 None
2008-03-09 Colorectal cancer not always easy to detect by colonoscopy 1 None
2008-03-06 Worried about your cholesterol? 0 None
2008-03-06 Smoking marijuana (cannabis) does not increase risk of head, neck cancer 0 None
2008-03-06 Risk of surgery for lung cancer lower at teaching hospitals 0 None
2008-03-06 How much and how often people drink influences mortality risk 0 None
2008-03-06 PET/CT planning beneficial for head and neck cancer patients 0 None
2008-03-06 Alcohol may increase blood pressure to a much greater extent than previously thought 0 None
2008-03-06 Flat, non-polypoid colorectal neoplasms linked to colorectal cancer 0 None
2008-03-06 Drug use trends affect risk of marijuana in deviance prone boys, but not girls 0 None
2008-03-06 Drinking at university residence increases the likelihood of aggression 0 None
2008-03-06 Costly placebo works better than cheap one 0 None
2008-03-06 Cochlear implants improve quality of life 0 None
2008-03-06 Chemotherapy with chemoradiation for pancreatic cancer has small survival benefit 0 None
2008-03-06 Rimonabant weight-loss drug might fight alcoholic fatty liver 0 None
2008-03-06 Dietary supplement called NutraStem protects against stroke damage 0 None
2008-03-06 Arsenic aids tumor imaging when joined to cancer-homing drug 0 None
2008-03-06 Alcohol and blood pressure 0 None
2008-03-06 Adolescents at risk of developing a substance-use disorder have deficits in frontal brain activation 0 None
2008-03-06 Achievement gaps within racial groups identified for first time 0 None
2008-03-06 Combination therapy of Prostacyclin, Sildenafil and Bosentan may treat portopulmonary hypertension 0 None
2008-03-05 Marijuana replaces banned alcohol in remote aboriginal communities 0 None
2008-03-05 Happiness is in the genes 0 None
2008-03-05 Working at a nuclear site may be bad for the heart 0 None
2008-03-05 Eating breakfast helps teenagers to stay slim 0 None
2008-03-05 Doubts cast over aromatherapy in new study 0 2
2008-03-04 Watery pools in bone marrow key to psoriatic arthritic damage 0 None
2008-03-04 Experimental cancer drug MI-219 promising in preclinical studies 0 None
2008-03-04 Adolescents need to start the day off 'right' by eating breakfast 0 4
2008-03-04 Tamoxifen may help treat mania in patients with bipolar disorder 0 None
2008-03-04 Cause of depression and anxiety unknown not chemical 0 None
2008-03-04 Serum fibrosis markers correlate with liver fibrosis stage in patients with advanced chronic hep C 0 None
2008-03-04 How variants of a specific gene, CAPON or NOS1AP, can disrupt normal heart rhythm 0 None
2008-03-04 Does depression lead to stroke? 0 5
2008-03-04 Abuse of prescription medications linked to drug abuse among college students 0 None
2008-03-04 Testosterone appears to protect people against eating disorders 0 None
2008-03-04 Isotretinoin and acne 0 None
2008-03-04 Large-scale study of traumatic brain injury 0 None
2008-03-04 Estradiol hormone protects against hearing loss 0 None
2008-03-04 Elevated liver enzymes associated with higher future mortality 0 2
2008-03-04 Dementia diagnosis brings relief, not depression 0 None
2008-03-04 Clinical depression raises risk of death for heart attack patients years after attack 0 None
2008-03-04 Men have a harder time forgiving than women do 0 None
2008-03-04 Aromatherapy and pain relief? 0 None
2008-03-04 Hypertension linked to heavy drinking 0 None
2008-03-04 Ten years down the line a pill to cure obesity 0 None
2008-03-04 Tossing and turning at night...well so are over 50 million Americans 1 5
2008-03-04 Utopia gets it right when it comes to indigenous health 0 None
2008-03-03 Stimulant treatment for ADHD has no effect on risk of future substance abuse 0 None
2008-03-03 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) releases appraisal consultation document on treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults 0 None
2008-03-03 Mouse model tightly matches pediatric tumor syndrome, will speed drug hunt 0 None
2008-03-03 Snoring linked to cardiovascular disease, increased health-care utilization 0 None
2008-03-03 Treatment with methylphenidate helps adults with ADHD sleep 1 5
2008-03-03 Indoor allergen exposure a great importance in relation to asthma 0 None
2008-03-03 Clinical trial shows reduction in mortality for children with severe Langerhans cell histiocytosis 0 None
2008-03-03 A similarity in the meaning of sleep quality between insomniacs, normal sleepers 0 None
2008-03-01 Study identifies reasons patients referred late to nephrologists 0 None
2008-03-01 Simple screening questionnaire for kidney disease outperforms current clinical practice guidelines 0 1
2008-03-01 Turmeric for psoriasis performs no better than placebo 0 5
2008-03-01 New global study of targeted therapies for breast cancer 0 None
2008-03-01 Low-fat better than low-carb diets for heart health 0 None
2008-03-01 Intensive insulin therapy may be harmful to the critically ill 0 None
2008-03-01 Statistical modeling improves quality of laboratory data 0 None
2008-03-01 Profound financial life changes plague families of children with autism 0 None
2008-03-01 Customized treatments for sepsis lower treatment time and reduce length of ICU stays 0 None
2008-03-01 Congestion charge has increased life expectancy of Londoners 0 None
2008-03-01 Vitamin supplements for lung cancer 0 None


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