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Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...en overwhelmed by other factors in their life that pills
simply cannot solve. In many cases, cognitive therapy succeeds because it teaches the skills that help people cope." The researchers also noted slight differences in the response to treatment between the two testing locations, with cognitive thera...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
... type of contraceptive (such as oral birth control pills
versus injectable Depo-Provera) affects shedding frequency. The novel finding that some vaginal bacterial infections are also linked to a higher frequency of HSV-2 shedding could be important in controlling the spread of HSV-2. "BV is an infection th...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...untreated, because of the perception that sleeping pills
increase the risk of falls and injuries that are a bane of old age. But a large new University of Michigan Health System study suggests that the real culprit may be the underlying insomnia, rather than the medications used to treat it. Residents wit...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...vided into two groups. One group took black cohosh pills
for one four-week period and then a placebo for one four-week period. The other group took a placebo during the first four weeks, followed by the black cohosh. Participants in the study kept a daily hot flash diary during a baseline week and during t...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...tic box with individual compartments that can hold pills
to be taken each day of the week these blister pa...en. Blister packages are cards in which individual pills
are put in small plastic bubbles, and then backed with foil. A person pushes on the bubble, forcing ...
Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy
...at 40 clinical centers who were still taking study pills
(conjugated equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone [CEE + MPA] or placebo) when the estrogen plus progestin intervention (part of the WHI study) was stopped. Surveys were mailed 8 to 12 months after the stop date. The average age of the respondent...
Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections
...erapy, 32 used cranberry juice, two used cranberry pills
or capsules and two used dried cranberries. None reported that they gave cranberry because they were concerned about side effects or traditional therapy or because they ran out of antibiotics. Only 12 parents had been advised by a health professional...
HIV therapy success rates similar in developing and developed world, study shows
...s that require patients to take a minimum of three pills
a day for the rest of their lives," said Dr. Karen Doucette, a professor in the U of A Division of Infectious Diseases. "It's often difficult for people in North America to maintain the regimens, so some critics believe these programs can't work in r...
A friendly reminder for HIV patients
...ed, treatment-nave patients today take roughly two pills
once a day, a significant decrease from a few years ago, when patients had to juggle dozens of medications per week," says Andrade. "But with all the regimens, patients must adhere to their medication faithfully because the virus easily develops a r...
Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns
... researchers. Various forms of HGH -- ranging from pills
to sprays to injectables -- are sold to consumers ...o have generated more than $70 million in sales of pills
and sprays purported to contain HGH or to stimulate its production. "Millions of dollars in profits ...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer
...y, subjects were taking as many as several hundred pills
within a few hours to achieve the right concentration of calcitriol. Beer and former OHSU faculty member W. David Henner, M.D., invented a technology to develop a highly concentrated form of the vitamin. OHSU licensed this technology to Novacea In...
Studies find no evidence that estrogens in soy increase uterine cancer risk
...rine tissue, and block the effects of the estrogen pills
or estrogen made by the body. Evidence about the s...r. The study involved 375 women half took the soy pills
and half took an inactive placebo tablet. "This observation from this study and its interpretation ...
Risks of taking sedatives for insomnia in older people may be greater than the benefits
...the risks outweigh the benefits of taking sleeping pills
and other sedatives, say researchers in this week'... of older people in the UK are prescribed sleeping pills
such as benzodiazepine. But in an analysis of 24 studies carried out between 1966 and 2003, research...
Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients
...This formulation will help to reduce the number of pills
end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients must take to achieve target phosphorus levels, thereby helping to simplify the treatment of hyperphosphatemia. FOSRENOL(R) is marketed by Shire Pharmaceuticals. Even with a low phosphorus diet, 60 percent ...
Neuroscientist takes issue with antidepressants for children
...e (Prozac), are safe and more effective than dummy pills
for treating child and adolescent depression (CAD) remains highly contentious, says Dr Amir Raz, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and Research Scientist at the New ...
Oral contraceptive pill may prevent more than pregnancy
...lems. Now there are data that oral contraceptive pills
may have lasting adverse effects on the hormone te...cle. SHBG binds the testosterone, therefore, these pills
decrease a woman's male hormone availability by two separate mechanisms. No wonder so many women hav...
Risks of sulfonylurea drugs in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
...his careful study, some 5800 patients treated with pills
for their diabetes were monitored for an average of about 5 years. Patients who were prescribed a sulfonylurea drug (chlorpropamide, tolbutamide or glyburide) experienced higher mortality rates than those who received metformin. Mortality from all ca...
Study sets new gold standard for initial antiretroviral treatment of HIV infection
...called stavudine (d4T, Zerit). Adherence to taking pills
as prescribed in Study 934 was also better in the ...ients to have been taking combinations of up to 24 pills
per day, in as many as five daily doses, and often with complicated food restrictions. However, the...
All placebos not created alike
... and symptom severity than those receiving placebo pills
for the duration of the trials. The results of this study show that the placebo effect varies by type of placebo used. "These findings suggest that the medical ritual of a device can deliver an enhanced placebo effect beyond that of a placebo pill. T...
Stanford researcher says new data confirms they help women avoid hip fractures
...t women assigned to take the calcium and Vitamin D pills
experienced a 12 percent reduction in hip fractures, a difference that was not statistically significant (14 fractures per 10,000 women on the supplements compared with 16 per 10,000 in the placebo group) over the course of the seven-year study. But ...
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