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Popular asthma drug inadequate when used alone, new study shows

..., he said, "In the near future we likely will have medicines that allow us to stop the allergic inflammatory cascade before it starts." A monoclonal antibody directed against another antibody, IgE,-- a kind of anti-missile missile -- is currently undergoing clinical trials, Lazarus said....

NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma

...ptoms more than five times a month and/or requires medicines to reduce symptoms every day....

Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling

... services over time, more likely to take the right medicines the right way and better able to engage in work and play," the report concludes. "Systematically increasing counseling about prevention, adherence and illness management as part of routine medical care has significant potential to improve the health ...

Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies

...ts of the first placebo-controlled trial comparing medicines alone vs. medicine plus stress management appear in the May 2, 2001, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.(1) Tension-type headaches affect some 2-3 percent of the nations population on a chronic basis, with twice as many women af...

Japanese chemist wins U.S. award for molecular discoveries

...rate the formation of flavors such as citronellol, medicines such as prostaglandins, and a variety of other compounds. Noyori, whose father was research director at a Japanese industrial company, was born in the early years of World War II. As the country tried to rebuild after the war, he grew up hoping "to c...

Cincinnati chemist wins national award for medical contributions

...s to image tumors and heart-attack damage, topical medicines to speed healing of burns and other advances. His liquid-ventilation techniques can help premature infants breathe until their lung tissue develops properly. Clark said he has liked chemistry ever since grade school. "Everything about chemistry s...

New procedure makes kidney transplant an option for thousands on waiting list

...oved. The risk of rejection is also reduced by new medicines that specifically target cells that make the antibodies and removing the patients spleen which is responsible for antibody production. The positive crossmatch process is similar to the process used for ABO-incompatible living-donor kidney transplant...

New data demonstrate once daily Videx EC (didanosine) is as effective as alternative multi-dosed HIV therapies

...e VIDEX EC arm. We are very happy that more HIV medicines are becoming easier and more convenient for patients, said patient advocate L. Joel Martinez, The Center for AIDS: Hope and Remembrance, Houston, Texas. We expect that the new one capsule once-a-day formulation of VIDEX EC will make taking VIDEX muc...

Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis

... good news because we urgently need new and better medicines to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis," she added. "The parasites that cause malaria are resistant to many of the available drugs, and there is no medication that affects the latent life-cycle stages of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis." "This fi...

VA trial to weigh aspirin against other anti-clotting drugs in heart disease patients

...id, doctors will be able to choose among the three medicines based on three important factors: efficacy, safety and cost. One of the most interesting and important questions the trial will address is whether aspirin interferes with a standard group of heart failure drugs known as ACE inhibitors, as some earli...

GPs prescribe significant numbers of "off label" drugs to children

...cent of the drugs had been prescribed for licensed medicines within the terms of the product licence. Less than...dy licensed, and funding for research into the way medicines are used in children is not considered a high priority. But they say, "it is essential that the regu...

Fine-tuning naltrexone treatment for alcoholics

...e that alcohol addiction is a medical disease, and medicines like naltrexone can be helpful in helping people recover."...

Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug

...g the cancer-preventive properties of teas, herbal medicines and vitamin supplements, including vitamins A, C and E. Many of these claims are untested or poorly tested, while the compounds themselves are generally not regulated. As a result, consumers who use these products are subjecting themselves to potenti...

Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking

...ents tell their healthcare professionals about all medicines they are taking V prescription or over-the-counter. Zyban is the first nicotine-free prescription medicine available as an aid to quitting smoking and was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this use in May 1997. Zyban and the Z...

New study shows prescribing of newer antipsychotic medication risperdal may save millions in schizophrenia care

...ceutica explained, "We already know that the newer medicines for schizophrenia are both more cost-effective and have fewer side effects than older medicines, this can in turn encourage patients to stay on therapy long-term. However, this new study adds further knowledge to our understanding about the cost-effe...

Dr. Paul Janssen honoured for over 40 years pioneering new therapies for severe mental illnesses

...owered the global medical community with effective medicines that have changed lives for the better around the globe" continued Professor Beckmann. Dr Paul Janssen said "This is a great honour and I am proud to accept this award. It is particularly special to be recognised in my own country in the presence of...

Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase

...e significantly more likely to have stopped taking medicines across the 11 therapy categories most utilized by seniors. These categories were predominantly represented by therapies used to treat chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism. The risk of discontinuation was...

Establishing "stroke centers" in hospitals would reduce deaths and disabilities, say stroke experts

... University Medical Center. There are clot-busting medicines and other treatments to help reverse the symptoms of stroke. Yet, many hospitals still lack the necessary staff and equipment to triage and treat stroke patients in the rapid, efficient manner required. Certain clot-busting therapies must be admini...

Patients with social phobia benefit from long-term treatment with sertraline HCl

...monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicine. MAOI medicines are used to treat depression and other conditions. A patient should never take sertraline at the same time as a MAOI. A patient must wait at least two weeks before switching from sertraline to a MAOI or from a MAOI to sertraline. Some people taki...

Wake Forest study shows women suffer from 'gender gap' in treatment of severe psoriasis

...hat doctors have not prescribed the most effective medicines for treating severe psoriasis for women under 50. "We believe this reflects the fact that some of the oral medications used for treating severe psoriasis pose risks to pregnant women," said Fleischer, associate professor of dermatology. "The...

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