Tag: "effects" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...ted that lubiprostone produced rapid and sustained effects
in treating the symptoms of constipation, performi... function. Other contributing factors include side effects
from medication, particularly pain medications, antidepressants, antacids, antispasmodics and blood ...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...ge of Georgia researchers set out to determine the effects
of simvastatin on endothelial cell dysfunction, an early pivotal event in atherogenesis and a major cause of the microvascular complications in diabetics. The researchers found that in addition to lowering cholesterol levels, simvastatin also appeare...
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...the authors, in order to protect children form the effects
of secondhand smoke....
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
... this study reveals clinically significant adverse effects
of TNF-alpha blocking therapy....
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...merican Journal of Psychiatry, also finds that the effects
of light therapy, also known as phototherapy, are ...s demonstrated statistically significant treatment effects
for SAD, dawn simulation for SAD and bright light treatment of non-seasonal depression, the report s...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...y meeting, is the first of its kind to examine the effects
of obesity on the immune response to infection with influenza. Nutrition doctoral student Alexia Smith and Dr. Melinda A. Beck, associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, led the research and reported the findings. "Numerous mar...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...eve that cognitive therapy might have more lasting effects
because it equips patients with the tools they nee... treatment, but drugs have drawbacks, such as side effects
or a diminished efficacy over time," DeRubeis said. "Patients with depression are often overwhelmed...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...eople's health", conclude the authors. The harmful effects
of cigarette smoking have been well researched and documented. Different tobacco products are associated with different levels of health risks, and smokeless tobacco (the most popular form of which in Europe and North America is moist snuff, held be...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...lateral ventricular volume indicate that treatment effects
on brain volume and the behavioral pathology of the illness may be associated," the authors write. "Although these results must be confirmed, they suggest that a significant difference exists between a typical antipsychotic (haloperidol) and an atypi...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
... recommends frank discussions about potential side effects
and lack of long-term efficacy and safety data. (Most weight-loss drugs have no studies beyond one year.) Further, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate, ACP says, and there are no data on whether weight loss is maintained after dr...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
... loss, but says that the drugs have potential side effects
and do not have long-term studies of effectiveness and safety. Moreover, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate. ACP discusses several types of obesity (bariatric) surgical procedures and cautions that none have randomized, control...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...ng to a survey said they considered metabolic side effects
serious or very serious, say researchers from the ...de effects," Dr. Buckley says. "Some of those side effects
fit unfortunately well with what's happening in the world and America with rampant problems with obe...
Physicians, researchers to talk about new treatments for oral, head and neck cancers
... this disease as "the cruelest cancer" because its effects
are sometimes disfiguring and cannot be hidden. Ma...at is often the price of survival. The devastating effects
of the disease are one reason that these cancers, and their survivors, have been much less visible t...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...g naltrexone was generally well tolerated and side effects
were predominantly mild and decreased over time. (The three most common side effects
reported were nausea, headache and fatigue.) The study was one of the largest trials of a medication...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...at a non-pharmaceutical approach can have positive effects
on such physiological determinants of cardiovascul...re cardiac events or dying, few have looked at the effects
of modifying psychosocial factors," said Duke medical psychologist James Blumenthal, Ph.D., lead aut...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...n, have received increased attention. However, the effects
of behavioral interventions to reduce adverse card...se changes is uncertain. Ultimately, the long-term effects
of exercise training or stress management will need to be evaluated prospectively in a larger sample...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...pherol supplementation may have unexpected adverse effects
on the occurrence of second primary cancers and on... but trials that have tested the cancer-preventive effects
of antioxidant supplementation have had mixed results. Two of the most studied vitamins have been al...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
...king and memory. Our new results suggest that the effects
of mild iron deficiency -- which are easily correc...s." The study, which is the first to focus on the effects
of maternal iron deficiency on mother/child interactions, will be detailed April 5 at the Experiment...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...d the Stockholm trial, began in Sweden to test the effects
of menopausal hormone therapy in women after they ..., they write, "the lack of direct evidence for the effects
of estrogen alone from these two trials, especially in the context of divergent data on the effects
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...earch about sleep, few studies have focused on the effects
of music in improving sleep quality, particularly in older adults....
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