Tag: "out" at medical news
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
... about unregulated reproductive technology getting out
of control." A majority of surveyed Americans "wants and expects oversight to ensure safety, accuracy and quality of reproductive genetic testing." For example, 61 percent of respondents agreed that the safety and quality of PGD should be regulated. ...
Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
...gs she says, is that if future studies can figure out
that women too, like mice, are protected in primary exposure by estradiol, contraceptive creams could be formulated that would prevent herpes virus infection before they could start. Additionally she says, if they were designing a vaccine trial again...
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
...in a loop just a few centimeters long that carries out
the process in a fraction of the time." In the d...uld insert the swab into a small device to squeeze out
the contents of the sponge. The liquid could then be analyzed through a series of reactions that co...
Violence in the media can lead to aggressive behaviour in young children
...tion studies with large samples are needed to find out
whether violence in the media leads to violent criminal behaviour. Currently, there is only weak evidence linking media violence directly to crime. Professor Browne concludes: "Parents and caregivers might be recommended to exercise the same care wi...
Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'
...wn as tricyclic antidepressants. The authors point out
that, while the absolute risk of suicide is low, the widespread use of SSRIs makes this a population health concern. They also warn that major limitations in the published trials may have led to underestimates of the risk of suicide attempts. The sec...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
...and colleagues say more research is needed to find out
whether weight loss drugs work better when combined with diet and exercise changes. "In general populations, drugs have been combined with various lifestyle interventions, but most [drug] trials include relatively weak lifestyle programs, perhaps in ...
New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome
...r caffeinated drinks. Staff and patients will find out
who received the amitriptyline when the study is finished. Medications and tests are free to participants. Although amitriptyline is primarily used for depression, the way it works makes it useful for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, multiple scler...
Young blood revives aging muscles, Stanford researchers find
...g muscles don't heal like young ones. But it turns out
that's not the muscle's fault. A study in the Feb. 17 issue of Nature shows that it's old blood that keeps the muscles down. The study, led by Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences at the Stanford Universit...
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
...orta the body's largest artery that carries blood out
of the heart and into the organs of the body weakens and bulges outward like a balloon in the section of the artery that runs down the chest. Each year, more than 20,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with TAA. Aortic aneurysms includ...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
...by blocking nitric oxide. "What surprised the heck out
of me was after we blocked nitric oxide production...e different drugs to mimic aging, drugs that knock out
L-arginine and tetrahydrobiopterin, to try to create an aged artery and restudy estrogen's impact. "...
Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior
...ique little known outside academic circles. Turns out
the game works -- keeping the students from violent behavior long into adolescence. For more than a decade, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health have tested this program's effectiveness in discouraging disruptive be...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...and means that higher quality scans can be carried out
at a much faster speed than ever before. The scann...The scanner will also benefit researchers carrying out
work into mental illness and will play a major role in the University's research into schizophrenia....
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)
...om intermittent symptoms. The researchers pointed out
that montelukast significantly reduced by almost 32 percent the rate of exacerbations over 12 months, as compared with results from patients on placebo. The average rate of exacerbation episodes was 1.60 episodes per patient per year, compared with ...
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
... assay was positive in 55 percent of the cases (44 out
of 79 cases) while the conventional cytology test detected about 16 percent of malignancies (12 out
of 76 cases). This demonstrated that the NMP22 test was significantly more sensitive than cytology, ...
Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study
...atients who took the placebo, according to a study out
Feb. 15 on-line in The New England Journal of Medi...is from this one trial or from the trials that are out
there at the moment. That's going to be the real question." The investigators examined the use of ca...
NIAID seeks applicants to lead clinical trials units for revamped HIV/AIDS networks
...ls Units funded in response to this RFA will carry out
the research agendas of those networks in one or m...inical Trials Units will help coordinate and carry out
the next generation of AIDS research in the United States and globally," says NIAID Director Anthony...
No increase in sexual risk taking among gay men in HIV-study
...t HIV did not appear to become more risky sexually out
of false hope that the vaccine being tested would protect them from infection. The study, authored by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver and co-investigators in Toronto and Montreal , found that 21% of participants engaged in th...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...low-motivation drinkers (those less likely to seek out
services through other means). "MSB [showed] significant results for three important subgroups: females, persistent heavy drinkers, and low-motivation drinkers," said Emil Chiauzzi, vice president of product development at Inflexxion, Inc. "Females ...
Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
...uggest that CDI could be used to establish or rule out
the diagnosis of CJD with greater accuracy than IHC, particularly when a small number of samples are available. Prusiner and colleagues are exploring the possibility of using CDI in living tissue, like blood or muscle, to detect and diagnose prion di...
Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer risk
...a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer, out
online Feb. 14. In a retrospective case-control st...of a planned M. D. Anderson prospective study bear out
this conclusion, then it may be possible to design a treatment that specifically and narrowly target...
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