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Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...tinal function. Other contributing factors include side
effects from medication, particularly pain medicat...re medications. Other contributing factors include side
effects from medication, particularly narcotic analgesics, antidepressants, anticholinergics, antisp...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...reports contain controlled, or comparison, data on side
effects or toxicity, the authors reported. In addition, they added, the responses of children, adolescents and the elderly to light therapy may differ, compared to non-geriatric adults. For example, at each end of the age spectrum, the requirements f...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...ly discriminating between two faces when presented side
by side. The researchers also have discovered through functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans that, contrary to their expectations, the regions of the brain that are activated when normal individuals perceive and recognize faces also are a...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...riate treatment, but drugs have drawbacks, such as side
effects or a diminished efficacy over time," DeRubeis said. "Patients with depression are often overwhelmed by other factors in their life that pills simply cannot solve. In many cases, cognitive therapy succeeds because it teaches the skills that ...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
..., ACP recommends frank discussions about potential side
effects and lack of long-term efficacy and safety ...cal control groups. Furthermore, all have possible side
effects, ranging from surgical complications to gall bladder disease and digestion difficulties. The...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...eight loss, but says that the drugs have potential side
effects and do not have long-term studies of effec...cal control groups. Furthermore, all have possible side
effects, ranging from surgical complications to gall bladder disease and digestive difficulties. The...
A probe, not an echo
... transmitter and the receiver are both on the same side
of the sample. However, only a tiny fraction of t...human hearing) and picks up the pulse on the other side
after it has traveled through the imaged object. The transmitted pulses come from an array of very ...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...ponding to a survey said they considered metabolic side
effects serious or very serious, say researchers f...ore effective, they are just not without their own side
effects," Dr. Buckley says. "Some of those side
effects fit unfortunately well with what's happening...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...acting 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 me...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
..." Good said. "It is easy to use and does not cause side
effects." Sleep disorders can result in tiredness, fatigue, depression, greater anxiety, irritability, pain sensitivity, muscle tremors and lack of daytime alertness. Lai and Good explain that although there is much research about sleep, few studies ...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...ticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side
effects. "Our study proves that an oral supplement...e fiber and antioxidants is safer and causes fewer side
effects than many of the medications currently available to treat ulcerative colitis," said Douglas ...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...r lasting and commonly advertised drugs with fewer side
effects. The study included more than 34,000 Michigan nursing home residents over age 65. Data were collected over six months as part of ongoing mandatory assessments by nursing home staff. Individuals who had untreated insomnia at the start of the ...
PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum
...ndergone unnecessary treatments, with debilitating side
effects such as infertility, incontinence and impotence. For others, a normal PSA has also be misleading. In these cases, undetected prostate cancer has grown and spread to other parts of the body, sometimes resulting in death. Nevertheless, if caug...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...tudy participants experienced significant negative side
effects, but 41% of participants in the fish oil group reported belching, compared to 16% in the soy oil group. "Studies like this demonstrate that there are additional approaches we can take to protect ourselves from heart attacks," said Paul A. Kva...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
... the recent controversy and confusion over serious side
effects from pain medications, a new UCLA and Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System study demonstrates that for arthritis sufferers at high risk for gastrointestinal problems who traditionally may have used a drug like Vioxx, the mos...
Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors
... brain tumors did not occur more frequently on the side
of the head where the phone was typically used. The study was supported by the European Commission Fifth Framework Program, International Union Against Cancer, International Epidemiology Institute, and Danish Cancer Society....
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...However, the medication is not without significant side
effects, including increased risk of endometrial cancer, pulmonary embolism, painful sexual intercourse, stroke, and cataracts. These risks fuel public debate about the drug's use in preventing breast cancer, even among high-risk women. Understandin...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...ptomatic migraine treatment. The two most common side
effects reported by Lyrica-treated patients were m... Few patients discontinued the trial due to these side
effects. About 80 percent of patients from all treatment groups entered the open-label extension. ...
Late-breaking science presented at 57th AAN Annual Meeting
...zures. Sleepiness and vomiting were important drug side
effects. This study provides support for use of the drug in LGS patients whose symptoms are not well controlled by other medications. New Gene for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Involved in Cell Transport Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), which affec...
Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients
...cer. Breast enlargement and breast pain are common side
effects of bicalutamide therapy, and can cause some patients to withdraw from treatment. Because early withdrawal from treatment may compromise outcome, effective management strategies for breast enlargement and breast pain are needed. Currently, the...
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