Tag: "medication" at medical news
Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
...ation. Robbins is also evaluating a blood pressure medication
and a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease as potential treatments for patients undergoing radiation. He has worked for more than 20 years on the effects of radiation in normal tissue. Robbins' project is part of $4.5 million in research grants rec...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...accine-preventable hepatitis can be prevented with medication
or vaccination," said Dr. Karl Neumann, travel hea...anil HCl), manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is one medication
that can be taken to prevent malaria. Unlike older antimalarials, which need to be taken beginning ...
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
...bia. However, a shortage of workers to administer medication
and provide essential support could ultimately thwart PEPFAR's efforts. Preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in these developing nations will require unprecedented health systems and human resource initiatives. GHS should be based in the federal gover...
More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer
...uction to prostate cancer stage while tracking the medication
use before study participants got cancer. Still, the researchers caution that data are not conclusive enough to warrant prescribing the drug to reduce cancer risk alone because many questions still linger, such as how they might contribute to delayin...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...h antipsychotics alone results strongly favor the medication
group," reviewers found. They also found "very limited data" suggesting that people treated with ECT are less likely to relapse. Further, one trial indicated that the combination of ECT and antipsychotics offered significant advantages that were mai...
Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children
...ts responded to methotrexate, so this would be the medication
to try first in children, but leflunomide is a goo...s beyond NSAIDs. The only way to properly assess a medication
for children is through a randomized, controlled trial. The 'Pediatric Rule', enacted by the U.S. Co...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...for some patients, valproate is the most effective medication
for controlling the seizures, which must be balanced against the risk. An additional concern could be possible postnatal effects of anti-epileptic drugs to the child which do not become apparent until school age. The Commission on Genetics, Pregnancy...
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
...visible signal that allows you to measure how much medication
got to the tumor," Lanza says. "You would know the same day you treated the patient and if the drug was at a therapeutic level." Using nanoparticles, drug doses could be much smaller than doses typically used in chemotherapy, making the procedure pot...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...pants for a nationwide study of an investigational medication
for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a type of ... study. Qualified participants will receive study medication
and related medical care at no cost. For more information, call 214-648-5249....
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...d," say the authors, "that in almost all cases the medication
was for one of the possible alterations related to the metabolic syndrome (i.e. anti-hypertensive, lipids lowering, antidiabetic)." Cittanova is involved in the epidemic of obesity, with nearly 17 percent of the population having a BMI above 30, howe...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
..., and lifestyle advice. Switching of antipsychotic medication
to one with less-tendency for weight gain and the use of specific anti-obesity drugs could also help combat obesity in patients. However, in Glasgow much work is already underway to tackle poor physical health amongst people with schizophrenia. The i...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...diagnosis, if the actor-patient made a request for medication
compared with no request. Although other studies have examined the effects of DTC advertising on consumer and clinician behavior, this was the first to examine the tendency to over-prescribe or under-prescribe a medication. The National Institute of ...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...on TV about depression and asking the physician if medication
might help them. The researchers chose Paxil, a ...ch standardized patients made general requests for medication
(76 percent), lowest for visits in which standardized patients made no requests for medication
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...ers of mercury or greater, taking antihypertensive medication
or being told at least twice by a physician or other health professional that they have high blood pressure). Patients who develop hypertrophy have two to three times the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease, including heart failure and sudden c...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...ts were randomly assigned a disorder and a type of medication
request based on the assumption that the direct-ma...ests for Paxil®, saying they learned about the medication
from a commercial; or general requests for medication, not a specific brand, saying they viewed a te...
UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness
...rticular attention paid to retinal changes because medication
widely used for rheumatoid arthritis can create visual problems." It is already accepted that NSAIDS reduce the incidence of bowel cancer. Fifteen years ago, McGeer and Sibley found the first of a growing body of evidence that NSAIDS may also help re...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
... to fill prescriptions One-fifth stopped taking a medication
sooner than prescribed The World Health Organizat...and lost productivity. Dr. Robin's study compares medication
refill rates for two groups of glaucoma patients. The first group takes a single medication
for one ...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
...tal resources to a particular, expensive course of medication
to whether to give a patient the truth about a dire diagnosis. "This model allows and encourages ethical responsibility across the whole organization," says MacRae. "Without local buy-in, the clinical ethicist can be seen as the ethics police, rathe...
Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not
CHICAGO Switching from an antidepressant medication
to psychotherapy or vice versa may improve symptom...d to the initial trial of either an antidepressant medication
or depression-targeted psychotherapy," according to background information in the article. For those...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
A type of coronary artery stent that releases a medication
appears to result in better outcomes than traditional stents for heart attack patients, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. Sirolimus, a substance that is thought to help prevent reclosure of coronary arteries, can be released from certa...
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