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Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

... pain signals in the body. It targets a particular subgroup known as N-type calcium channels , which play a role in some kinds of pain. Prialt is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but, unlike that drug, is not addictive. The treatment based on synthetic venom will not be administered orally, but direc...

Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

... new trials should avoid making the same errors in subgroup analyses or we risk repeating the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal steroid trials....

Evidence Underlying Repeated Courses of Steroids for Preterm Birth may Be Unsound

... new trials should avoid making the same errors in subgroup analyses "or we risk repeating the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal steroid trials."...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...r studies, Ketasyn was particularly effective in a subgroup lacking the APOE4 genotype, which represents half of the Alzheimer's population. APOE4 is a known major risk factor for late onset AD, which is the most common form of the disease. Interestingly, other treatments aimed at tackling the "type 3 diabe...

Aspirin can Prevent Bowel Cancer, Says UK Study

... research, said: "What we are saying is that for a subgroup of people at high risk of bowel cancer, they probably aren't going to be dramatically harmed by taking aspirin. "They may have some risk of bleeding in the stomach, but they will see potentially significant benefits in the reduction of their colon...

Genetic Testing Helping Cancer Survivors Fight For Their Loved Ones

... genetic testing, we are able to identify a unique subgroup of patients whose medical management will likely change due to a higher risk of developing cancer because of an inherited mutated gene. With a combination of increased surveillance and preventative strategies, we are able to decrease the risk of dyin...

Researchers Have Identified Subgroup Sensitive to the Drug Cisplatin

Researchers have identified a subgroup of hard-to-treat breast cancers that may be sensitive to the drug cisplatin, rarely used in the treatment of breast tumors. They also have discovered// the molecular basis of this sensitivity, which may help identify patients most likely to benefit f...

Insomnia-related Symptoms High Among ‘Night Owls

...ticularly important to consider when treating this subgroup of insomniacs.” Insomnia, a classification of sleep disorders defined by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking up too early, or poor quality sleep, is the most common sleep complaint at any age. About 30 percent of adults have symptom...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

...ation with standard MRI scans, to evaluate a small subgroup of patients who have clinical and imaging features consistent with what is called partially recanalized chronic dural sinus thrombosis. This is a condition in the membrane surrounding the brain where blood flow has been partially reestablished in a p...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

...ation with standard MRI scans, to evaluate a small subgroup of patients who have clinical and imaging features consistent with what is called partially recanalized chronic dural sinus thrombosis. This is a condition in the membrane surrounding the brain where blood flow has been partially reestablished in a p...

Not Parkinson’s Disease Alon

...hol-preferring and non-preferring rats. It is this subgroup of alcoholics who have cravings that seem to be influenced by variation in the SNCA gene." Foroud said that this study supports the emerging belief in the alcohol-research field that there are "subtypes" of alcoholics, in this case, a subset of ind...

Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

... “Our long-term goal is to be able to identify a subgroup of individuals with a certain genetic profile that has an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in a stressful environment,” says Dr. Zhu, who recently received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. ...

Higher Level of Certain Fatty Acid Associated with Lower Dementia Risk

... and were followed for an average of nine years. A subgroup of 488 also filled out a questionnaire assessing their diet, including information about fish consumption. None of the participants had dementia at the beginning of the study; and they were given a mental examination every two years to screen for its...

Flu vaccine for pregnant women

...cacy and safety of flu vaccine was determined by a subgroup of JCVI earlier this year. They pointed out the risk of side effects, however, in the U.S. pregnant women are given flu jabs and studies there have proved the risk to be very less. In the U.K., flu afflicts nearly 10-15% of the population and claim...

Omega-3 May Slow Cognitive Decline in Some with Very Mild Alzheimer’

...e decline between the two groups. However, among a subgroup of 32 patients with very mild cognitive impairment at the beginning of the study, those who took the fatty acids experienced less decline in six months compared with those who took placebo. Among those who took placebo during the first six months, de...

Salmeterol - to be used in combination & only when required

...'t actually need it, and there is at least a small subgroup of patients for whom previous research showed the salmeterol-steroid combination has a very negative, rather than beneficial, effect," said Weinberger, who also directs the UI Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Diseases. Advair, made by Gl...

Four-Drug AIDS Treatment Regimen Deemed Of No Use

...fferent between the two study treatment groups. In subgroup analyses, increased risk for virologic failure was seen in non-Hispanic black patients. At 3 years, the HIV-1 RNA level was less than 200 copies/mL in 90 percent of 169 and 92 percent of 156 patients receiving the 3-drug and 4-drug regimens, respecti...

Analysis Shows Lamictal As An Effective Additional Therapy For Treatment of Grand Mal Seizures

... weeks) and a Maintenance phase (12 weeks). In a subgroup analysis of 45 patients 2-20 years of age, the median percent decrease from Baseline in PGTC seizures during the entire treatment period was 77 percent among patients receiving LAMICTAL and 40 percent in the placebo group (p=0.044). The median PGTC s...

Experts Advice That Pregnant Women Should Receive Flu Vaccination

...in protecting women and their unborn children. The subgroup have further explained that mothers-to-be should i...es at Imperial College, London, who also leads the subgroup said, “The majority of published work showed that pregnant women are at higher risk of mortality and...

Intermittent Treatment Found Effective In Malaria

...the WHO vaccination programme was tested in a in a subgroup of 600 children included in the study. In this trial, promoted by Fundación BBVA and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, children did not suffer from a potentially severe disease. Needless to say, the participation in this study did not prevent them from...

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