Tag: "vitamin" at medical news

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...cal development of ALIMTA began collecting patient vitamin deficiency markers and using operations research methods to identify severe toxicities, allowing researchers to quantify the relative risks. As a result, the safety of ALIMTA was profoundly improved. In 2004, ALIMTA was approved both in the U.S. and...

Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients

...erol (vitamin E) and beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. To determine whether antioxidant supplementation could reduce the risk of second primary cancers in head and neck cancer patients, Isabelle Bairati, M.D., Ph.D., of the Universit Laval in Qubec City, Qubec, and colleagues conducted a multicenter, ...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

...ots and stroke," Granger said. "Another example is vitamin E. At first, earlier studies appeared to show that vitamin E was associated with better outcomes, but when the proper studies were conducted, it turned out not...

Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial

...e researchers examined the effect of donepezil and vitamin E on delaying diagnosis of AD among a subset of pe...idly. In this trial, donepezil and the antioxidant vitamin E were each compared to placebo to learn whether either treatment might delay or prevent progression...

Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time

...nd, placebo-controlled, multicenter study compared vitamin E; donepezil, an Alzheimer's treatment drug; and p...isease at a slower rate than patients treated with vitamin E or placebo, the risk of progression to Alzheimer's disease was the same among all three treatment ...

NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens

... on topics such as diabetes, AIDS, RNAi machinery, vitamin E and health, and other cutting-edge issues. Sponsored by the Academy, one of the oldest and most respected scientific institutions in the United States, eBriefings offer a compendium of what today's researchers worldwide are most concerned about....

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...Alzheimer's, the APOE-4 allele. In the same study, vitamin E was not found to slow cognitive decline. [plenary session] A potentially important experimental therapy for Alzheimer's disease is the use of antibodies against the beta-amyloid, a protein that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's patients and i...

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission

...he ZVITAMBO project, which examined the effects of vitamin A supplementation in Zimbabwe. From this group, the researchers followed 2,060 infants from birth to age 2 who were born to HIV-positive mothers. Information about infant feeding was collected at ages 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. All infants were ...

Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD

...ndoscope. "The camera is about the size of a large vitamin pill, and is a non-invasive diagnostic alternative to traditional endoscopy, the most common procedure used to examine the esophagus, " says gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Brown of Rush University Medical Center, the first center in Chicago to offer ...

No evidence that calcium and vitamin D prevent fractures

...this week's BMJ finds no evidence that calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of fractures in olde...ce the risk of fracture and were given calcium and vitamin D tablets to take daily. The control group received only a leaflet on diet and prevention of falls. ...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

...ver, supplementation of the mothers with 250 mg of vitamin C per day during pregnancy prevented the effects o...cotine-treated group, and seven to a nicotine plus vitamin C group. The 14 pregnant rhesus monkeys were treated with a pump delivering nicotine bitartrate fro...

Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI

...g to a new study. Several nutrients, including vitamin B6, play important roles in biochemical pathways r...l School in Boston, and colleagues studied whether vitamin B6 measured as dietary intake and as the main active circulating form, known as pyridoxal 5'-phospha...

Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children

...tients -- many of them children -- to benefit from vitamin B6, and have used the finding to develop a genetic...scovering the link between a specific mutation and vitamin B6 responsiveness, the Mayo Clinic researchers can now use a genetic test for guiding treatment to m...

Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer

...urring hormone and the biologically active form of vitamin D. "The data strongly suggest that DN-101, giv...hile we've known about the anti-tumor potential of vitamin D, toxicity has been a significant issue to be overcome in making it a successful part of prostate c...

Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents

...background information in the article. A synthetic vitamin A, isotretinoin, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1982, is the most effective therapy for acne that is unresponsive to other treatment. However, an increasing number of cases of suicide and depression in patients using isotre...

Dietary vitamin E may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

Diets rich in vitamin E could protect against the development of Parkins...exposures. Some studies suggest that diets rich in vitamin E are protective against PD; other studies show no such benefit. Mayhar Etminan (Royal Victoria Hos...

Increased Vitamin B consumption reduces women's risk of colorectal cancer

...roenterology , women with a high dietary intake of vitamin B6 over several years have a decreased risk of col...oderate to large amounts of alcohol in addition to vitamin B6 have more than a 70 percent reduced risk of developing CRC. "Consuming a diet high in vitamin B6 ...

Vitamin B12 deficiency as heart risk

...ular events. The authors measured levels of serum vitamin B12, homocysteine and carotid plaque in 421 patien...vascular disease prevention clinics and found that vitamin B12 deficiency was surprisingly common. They found that, in a subset of 224 patients whose creatinin...

Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D may decrease risk of PMS

CHICAGO A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual sy...tudies have suggested that calcium supplements and vitamin D, a hormone that regulates the absorption of calcium, may reduce premenstrual occurrence and severi...

Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells

...cent imaging agents and their secret ingredient a vitamin called folic acid. Folic acid, or folate, is an important vitamin required for the healthy functioning of all cells. But cancer cells, in particular, seem to need mor...

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