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Smokers Encouraged To Give Up The Habit

...e counseling free of charge. The program will also evaluate as to which quitting method is more effective, according to Center for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Dr. Peter Selby. This will also contribute towards refining the method of treatment. The study is jointly being conducted by the Ontario’s ...

FDA approves Phase 0 trial which tests experimental drugs on humans

...feel that this phase 0 trial will help to actually evaluate the efficacy of the drug as most of the drugs which was found to be effective in experimental animals were ultimately found to have no therapeutic effect in humans during a clinical trial but this phase 0 trial would help in understanding more effect...

DMAA to Develop Disease Management Standards by December

... of a programme that aims to uniformly measure and evaluate "outcomes in disease and care management programs." "This certainly stands among // the disease management community's most significant research efforts to date,” Don Fetterolf, MD, chair of the DMAA Quality and Research Committee said. "Reaching ...

Statin drugs for arthritis and cardioprotection

...h Heart Foundation the researchers are planning to evaluate the cardio protective effect of statin drugs on 3,500 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as studies have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular complications....

Avastin under trial to test efficacy for pancreatic tumours!

...ich will be conducted over two years, will help us evaluate whether adding Avastin may also provide an effective combination to reduce the tumour and increase survival rates. Avastin is designed to inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a protein that plays an important role in tumour angiogenesis...

'Inflatable-pants' heart failure therapy suffers due to lack of evidence.

...which analyzes clinical and scientific evidence to evaluate whether a technology improves health outcomes conducted this systematic review. This is the first time TEC evaluated the device as therapy for heart failure, and ECP did not measure up. "We are not sure where the Blue Cross and Blue Shield technol...

Amifostine Renders Cancer More Susceptible To Radiation

...o check out data from already published studies to evaluate if adding amifostine to radiation therapy decreased the occurrence of side effects like difficulty in swallowing, dry mouth, lung inflammation, bladder inflammation, problems with the esophagus and inflammation of the mucous membranes. Sometimes thes...

Distinct Brain Sections Are Activated While Making Risky Decisions

...nd how the brain works when people make decisions, evaluate risk, and receive rewards. Jill Stowe, Ph.D., a... that the results help in understanding how people evaluate risky and ambiguous options in different ways. ...

Sleep Science awakens from deep slumber!

...lab for 1-2 nights and have your sleep measured to evaluate your sleep. These tests are costly and since monitoring sleep cannot be done in your home environment they are not as reliable.” The sensors will be integrated into a wide range of materials such as bed and pillow textiles, wrist straps, seat linings...

'Fight the Flab' Competition Yields Great Results

...of the competition were able to chart, measure and evaluate their respective goals against each other daily online. A message board provided for the competition was a medium of encouragement, motivation and the occasional taunt. Fight the Flab was a great success with over a 93% participation rate. Many par...

Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Could Improve Quality Of Life After Radiatio

...disease. “Additional research is needed to further evaluate donepezil and other AChE inhibitors in this population.” Rapp said. The drug increases the acetylcholine level in the brain, thus compensating for the loss of this chemical after radiation. Other authors include Robin Rosdhal, R.N., O.C.N., and Mike ...

Older Women Who Are Avid Watchers of the Tube Have Cognitive Difficulties

...ks the doctors to take them into account when they evaluate patients....

ResQ-Valve With CPR In Cardiac Arrest Patients To Be Assessed By National Study

...ion has planed to implement a large-scale trial to evaluate the survival and neurological outcome, in addition to the hospital discharge factor. Dr. Tom P. Aufderheide, professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been elected to be the principal investigator for the study. A sum ...

Weight Training Improves Quality Of Life In Breast Cancer Patients

...of Minnesota and colleagues conducted the study to evaluate the efficacy of exercise in recently treated breast cancer patients. Eighty-six women within 36 months of treatment were randomly assigned to either a weight-training program or no exercise program. It was found that weight training improved the qual...

Men And Women Read Different News To Manage Anger

...a computer screen and given an impossible task: to evaluate photos of people with neutral expressions on their...ng this the students were given the opportunity to evaluate the supervisor, as promised earlier. It was found that men were likely to read negative news while w...

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center To Study Ways To Prevent 'Chemo Brain'

...f researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram as they seek to evaluate the benefits of exercise if any on "chemo brain" or chemo fog. "A substantial number of cancer survivors who receive chemotherapy report mild to moderate cognitive impairment that persists following treatment. These impairments have been reported acr...

Easy Access To Healthcare Services Essential For Better Survival Rates

...a Progress Review Group, the nation's experts will evaluate all available data, determine the severity and potential solutions, and provide an official report of recommendations," he said. --Eurekalert...

ROZEREM? Can Be A Better Option For Insomnia Patients

...o nights following the study (nights 36 and 37) to evaluate rebound insomnia and withdrawal effects. The primary endpoint was the percentage of patients who achieved at least 50 percent improvement in the time it took to fall asleep (latency to persistent sleep, or LPS). Results showed that a statistica...

New Test Developed to Identify LQTS syndrome

... These results could help physicians to recognize, evaluate and diagnose LQTS. Although the treatment for LQTS patients can vary the options include medication or the implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator. ...

There is light at the end of the blind tunnel: prosthetic retinal cells offer hope!

... state. Therefore, further studies are required to evaluate what types of retinal degenerative diseases and/or what disease stages are suitable for this potential treatment strategy. An important advantage of the strategy sought in this study is that it does not involve the introduction of tissues or devices ...

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