Tag: "side" at medical news
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
... "But anything that can have an effect, can have a side
effect. Parents need to treat CAM products and therapies with appropriate caution." It is especially important, Dr. Vohra said, that physicians ask parents about concerns they may have with vaccinations for children, in order to deal with misconcepti...
M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
...upuncture to treat common cancer treatment-related side
effects. Research that Cohen published last year in the journal Cancer found that cancer patients participating in a Tibetan yoga program had lower levels of sleep disturbances than did the patients in the control group. Improving sleep quality in a ...
VELCADE for injection receives EU marketing authorisation for second-line use in multiple myeloma
... favourable risk-to-benefit ratio. The most common side
effects reported with VELCADE include reversible new or worsening neuropathy; orthostatic hypotension an abnormal decrease in blood pressure upon standing; congestive heart failure; and gastrointestinal adverse events. VELCADE is currently available...
New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines
...indow into how to study HIV vaccines from the host side
of the problem," he said. Collaborators on the study include Judith Fleming, William St. Clair, Richard Scearce, Kelly Plonk, Herman Staats, Thomas Ortel, Hua-Xin Liao and Munir Alam of Duke; Herman Katinger, Gabriela Stiegler and Renate Kunert of th...
Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics
...nternational. "This approach is virtually free of side
effects. It opens up an alternative treatment option." The study is one of the first to examine the effect of fiber in cardiovascular risk reduction for people with type 2 diabetes, Verdegem said. The 78 participants in the open label trial had ty...
Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?
...lood cells to tether to and become engulfed in the side
of the blood vessel wall," Loucks said. "This allows lipids to be deposited in the blood vessel wall more easily, causing atherosclerosis." Researchers say IL-6 -- and by extension, inflammation -- may be elevated for two reasons in men who are soci...
Milk thistle does not reduce deaths from liver diseases, best studies find
... milk thistle was found safe to us with no serious side
effects and with participants perceiving improveme...jections of interferon and ribavirin, has serious side
effects and is hard for patients to tolerate. With lack of effective treatment for liver disease, re...
Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice
...lung tissue damage. They overcame this deleterious side
effect, however, by adding an inhaled anti-inflammatory drug to the oxygen therapy. "This research illustrates, in an animal model, a delicate balance between supplemental oxygen therapy and an innate tissue-preserving process that appears to operat...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
... elevated levels. Most of the children experienced side
effects from the treatment ranging from mild flu-l... developed diabetes mellitus, a rare but permanent side
effect associated with interferon. She continued treatment and achieved sustained viral response. Al...
Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds
...effective in all doses tested, with few reports of side
effects and good wear characteristics. Combined tr...es of medication lowers the risk of long-term drug side
effects, which studies have shown to include loss of appetite and stunting of growth, Pelham points ...
Drug safety in the doctor's office: Nearly half of patients have lapses in monitoring
...d the recommended laboratory tests to monitor drug side
effects. Annual or more frequent lab testing is re...mmended laboratory tests to monitor potential drug side
effects. Nearly half of these patients (44-47% per year) did not receive one or more recommended tes...
Morphine for chest pain increases death risk
...orphine has the well-known and potentially harmful side
effects of depressing respiration, reducing blood ...sure and slowing heart rate," he continued. "These side
effects could explain the worse outcomes in patients whose heart function has already been compromis...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
...ce has shown the drug causes less gastrointestinal side
effects than two antibiotics used routinely in the United States. Its efficacy rate may be equivalent or better than the existing drugs, clindamycin phosphate and metronidazole, Dr. Ferris says. We have had the same two antibiotics for a long time so...
Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on
...fect in either group. None of the doses caused any side
effects. "Recent studies have demonstrated that SB-277011-A is a highly selective D3-blocker and also reduces cocaine-seeking behavior, as well as behavior involving other drugs of abuse, such as nicotine and heroin," Thanos said. While it is well kn...
Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds
...volved removal of skin and fat skin from the inner side
of the upper arm. The patients' arm lift outcomes were studied an average of 50 months following surgery. These findings will be presented in an abstract at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency at Gai...
Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern
...neralized neural stimulation can cause significant side
effects, such as cognitive or memory loss." Not so...as magnetic resonance imaging and has little to no side
effects. "With magnetic stimulation, we can provide neural stimulation in a very specific, localized...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
...and do well, they are expensive and they come with side
effects. So far, scientists have not found any adverse effects of tocotrienols, says Minhajuddin, a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics. Minhajuddin, who is from India, also has preliminary, unpublished data from a study he condu...
Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments
... unpleasant short-term side-effects, any long-term side
effects are much smaller than the long-term survival benefits. The analysis is restricted to trials that began by 1995, so none of the available studies involved taxanes, trastuzumab, or modern aromatase inhibitors. Professor Sarah Darby (Clinical Tr...
Study shows doctors and patients think differently about clinical trials
...ows that doctors don't recognize the importance of side
effects as a barrier for their patients in decidin...ay underestimate the impact of patient fears about side
effects on clinical trial participation." The survey was distributed to all 478 medical oncologists...
New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment
...ated, with patients experiencing mild- to-moderate side
effects that include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, an... response rate of 15 percent and cause significant side
effects for virtually all treated patients. The orally administered agent SU11248 is a multi target...
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