Tag: "benefits" at medical news
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...elieve symptoms of depression, provides only minor benefits
in patients with the most acute depression and perhaps no benefit for those with chronic depression. The updated review of 37 trials, involving 4,925 patients, reaffirms earlier findings that St. John's Wort: Reduces symptoms of mild-to-moderate dep...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
...esearch, which buttresses beliefs about the health benefits
of green tea with solid scientific evidence, has b... longer have to chew on willow bark to receive the benefits
of the substance salicin they simply take an aspirin the current research opens the door to extendi...
Chemo-radiation therapy treatment gives head-and-neck cancer a 1-2 punch
...a and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The benefits
seen in patients with advanced, inoperable disease were comparable to benefits
seen with the same therapy in patients with earlier-stage disease. "Based on these favorable results...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer
...e standard of care for AIPC last year. Survival benefits
of the drug combination were confirmed by a prospectively planned multivariate analysis. The analysis showed ASCENT's survival data to be statistically significant (p=0.035) with a hazard ratio of 0.67. This means that subjects receiving DN-101 in co...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
...n human and animal models. However, the potential benefits
of statin use in protection against cancer have no...oday suggests that these compounds may have health benefits
that extend well beyond the heart and may affect the entire body." Statins Reduce the Risk of Pancr...
The link between physical activity and ovarian cancer
While the benefits
of physical activity in reducing colon and breast cancer are well established, results of studies on exercise and ovarian cancer have been inconclusive. Because ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis, it is even more important to identify modifiabl...
Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death
...ts' use of acetaminophen to determine whether the benefits
attributed to regular aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors had a non-specific analgesic effect and found no recurrence or survival benefit. Fuchs, who is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says the next step is to conduct mor...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...k 2005 (DDW) evaluates the accuracy rates and cost benefits
of various screening procedures. DDW is the large...developed a model to evaluate the costs and health benefits
for investigation of the colon. Patients were initially examined with one of three tests: colonosco...
Trumpeting vaccination may only entrench opposition
Extolling the safety and benefits
of childhood vaccinations may only serve to streng...ts have strongly held beliefs about the safety and benefits
of vaccines and any attempts to try to change their minds may only strengthen their anti-vaccine sen...
'Sister Mary' the robo-doc to start making ward rounds at St Mary's Hospital
...cal Specialist Registrar and Research Fellow, said benefits
include allowing patients direct access to experts worldwide and to the doctor who performed their surgery, even if they cannot be physically at the patient's bedside. "If a specialist is at a conference in California but their medical opinion is nee...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...btain if available at all, said Kurtzberg. Similar benefits
of cord blood were seen in an earlier Duke study of children with Hurler Syndrome, results of which were published in the May 6, 2004, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In that study, Kurtzberg's team demonstrated that 85 percent of child...
Go to the tape: Video replay improves radiology residents' performance
...MD, lead researcher of the study. There are other benefits
to videotaped feedback, as well, say the researchers. "It helps radiology residents develop awareness of their strengths and fosters growth in their verbal and nonverbal skills. It can also reduce the anxiety they will experience when they take their...
Dietary vitamin E may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...pment of PD. No definite conclusions regarding the benefits
of supplemental vitamin E can be made. Neither vitamin C nor b carotene seems to have a neuroprotective effect. Given that these data are observational, confirmation from well-designed randomised controlled trials is necessary before suggesting chang...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
.... "A logical explanation would be for even greater benefits
favoring fluticasone to be seen when given at equal daily dose to beclomethasone or budesonide," Adams says. He suggests the "apparent paradox" may be a result of fewer studies and less data comparing equal doses. Compared to patients receiving the ...
Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research
...ations with a clear understanding of the risks and benefits
of their decision....
New study questions benefits of aspirin for the over 70s
of giving low dose aspirin to healthy people from ...ardiovascular disease. The model suggests that any benefits
gained from the use of low dose aspirin (prevention of heart attacks) may be offset by increased cas...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
...us (TAC or Prograf) had significant anti-rejection benefits
for heart transplant patients over other combinati...ant Program. "We now have results that demonstrate benefits
in treating non-cellular and humoral rejection and this is significant step forward for heart transp...
Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia
... modal dose of 5.2 mg/day), analyzed the cognitive benefits
of both medications. Cognitive assessments including memory, verbal fluency and executive function, as well as a social skills performance-based measure, were conducted at baseline and at endpoints. Data showed that both SEROQUEL and risperidone wer...
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
... at this year's APA meeting compared the cognitive benefits
of SEROQUEL and risperidone in patients with schiz...omizing 673 patients with schizophrenia, cognitive benefits
of SEROQUEL (mean modal dose of 530 mg/day) and risperidone were compared. Both medications were as...
Study finds drug works against scleroderma lung disease
...and nothing else has proven effective. We feel the benefits
outweigh the risks." Next, Dr. Tashkin and his co-investigators hope to study a combination of cyclophosphamide and another drug that will fight the effects of scleroderma's lung scarring. "We found favorable effects with cyclophosphamide, but we wan...
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