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New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

This technology essentially renders the body transparent and will allow physicians to determine whether gene therapies reach targeted cells and work as they should. .. .."The technology is expected to help patients with cancer and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The discovery is outlined in the August 2000, issue of the journal Nature Medicine. UCLA researchers plan to test the t...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

Nearly half of people with Parkinson's disease are using one or more type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as vitamins, message or acupuncture. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and 12 per cent use five or more different ones. There's no li...

Prolonged survival not assured by psychological therapies for cancer patients

"The lifespan of people with cancer cannot be prolonged by psychological interventions", says a recent study by researchers. ....Does mind play a role in cancer? Yes. People with cancer can benefit from counselling and therapy// at the time of diagnosis to help them cope with treatment and the illness itself. But whether psychological intervention actually improves the survival prospects of someo...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

The drug major Merck has launched the first two head-to-head clinical trials that compare the efficacy and tolerability of Fosamax (alendronate) once weekly 70mg and Actonel (risedronate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

More than 25 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches...According to studies, patients who wait to treat migraines and overuse medication may actually// worsen their conditions. ..Experts say more than 50 percent of patients who suffer from migraines are candidates for preventive treatmen...

Ayurvedic Therapies Cashing In On Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a growing business in Asia. Foreigners often come to this side of the content //to get therapies and treatment, which would be extremely expensive in their own countries. ..More and more Globetrotters are making a beeline for the state of Kerala in India during the monsoons. Why you may ask? Well it’s believed strongly that the best time to undergo natural Ayurveda healing ther...

UK Facing Shortage of Radiotherapists Delaying Cancer Treatment

A British Medical Journal report says that staff shortages in radiotherapy units across the country are delaying vital treatment to cancer patients// and thus reducing their chances of surviving the condition. .."Radiotherapy services in the UK are inferior to those in most developed countries and indeed many poorer countries," said David Dodwell, a clinical oncologist and author of the BMJ rep...

Immune-Boosting Therapies Of No Use In Preventing Miscarriage

A new review of recent studies has found that immune-boosting therapies do not reduce the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. //The cause for miscarriage is not yet clear, but reserachers believe it happens due to attack by foreign cells on the fetus. ..To prevent this from happening, doctors usually try to increase the immunity of pregnant women. T. Flint Porter, M.D., of the LDS Hospital in...

A urine test for ease in prescription of drugs and therapies

Keeping thee benefit of doctors, hospitals and patients in mind a team of scientists have devised a urine test that they say will help doctors to prescribe prescriptions// to patients, based on their reactions to different drugs. .... Now Jeremy Nicholson at Imperial College London led the study and made the discovery. .. ..Excreted metabolites - small molecules produced naturally by the body, i...

Non Hormonal Therapies for Menopause Not Proved to be Effective

Previously published studies which examined the use of nonhormonal therapies for the treatment of menopausal hot flashes, have been subjected to a meta analysis. // This has revealed the efficacy of a few therapies but not as effective as estrogen. In addition they might have possible adverse effects which could restrict their use. ..The results of the analysis have been published in the May 3 i...

Need for More Talking Therapies for Treating Depression

Mental health campaigners have claimed that there is a need for more talking therapies for people with depression//. ....The government has planned to announce the sites of two talking therapy pilot centers in Doncaster and Newham, aimed at cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in helping people return to work. If it succeeded other centers could also be opened around England. ....According to t...

Are Alternative Therapies A Reliable Alternative?

Director of public health for Sandwell Dr John Middleton has indicated that alternative or complimentary therapies need to be proved that they are as effective as they claim to be// , even though the NHS seems to second such treatment measures. Infact, he has said that all such therapies and medicines should be thoroughly tested for their benefits on patients and only then should they be prescrib...

Psychotherapies Benefit Sex Criminals

Researchers have said that while psychological treatments do not cure sex criminals, they may help reduce the number of times they re-offend //. ..While the types of psychological therapies vary according to the kind stipulated during sentencing, sex offenders who complete treatment programs tend to re-offend less often and less seriously. ..As Belinda Brooks-Gordon, a psychologist at the Unive...

Special Behavioral Therapies made Women more likely to Attempt Suicide

A recent study revealed that nearly half of the women, who received cognitive behavioral therapy for borderline personality disorder// attempted for suicide. ..Women given cognitive behavioral therapy were more likely to attempt suicide than women who were treated by expert therapists - said Marsha Linehan, lead author of the study. ..In addition, the women who received the treatment called di...

Anti-Retroviral Therapies Associated with Reduced Infections in HIV-Infected Children

Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapies, there has been a substantial reduction of opportunistic infections and other infections in HIV-infected children,// such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, according to a study. ....The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has spurred the development of new antiretroviral, immune, and vaccine-based therapies geared to block tran...

Alternative Therapies May Not Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new review of 70 studies shows that alternative and complementary therapies may have little or no effect in easing symptoms associated with menopause.// The review article is published in the July 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ....Twenty-five million women will go through menopause in the next decade, and many of them will experience hot flashes,...

NICE supports application of advanced biological therapies as treatment option for acute psoriasis

The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has brought out guidance to effectively use biological therapies, Enbrel?// (etanercept) and Raptiva? (efalizumab), to help adult patients suffering acute plaque psoriasis. Despite this move, renowned specialists are still skeptical about its benefits for many patients in Europe due to the financial issues surrounding it. Yet, th...

Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment

This year, more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Fortunately, if detected early, this potentially deadly //condition is extremely treatable, averaging a cure rate of 95 percent. While current treatments for skin cancer involve treating or removing both cancerous and healthy skin, advanced research is producing new therapies which treat only the can...

Study Compares First-Line Drug Therapies For Treating HIV

In the first head-to-head comparison between two commonly used HIV treatments, researchers found one triple-drug therapy was significantly more effective at reducing HIV// viral load in the blood when used as a first-line treatment. Results of the clinical trial, which sought to determine from among three different therapies the optimal approach for patients beginning HIV treatment for the first...

Alternative therapies for ADHD

Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) cannot sit calmly at one place, pipe down or follow instructions.// Though mental health professionals and parents are familiar with the symptoms, the treatment of this disorder is still a controversial topic. ..The FDA has given instructions that ADHD medication such as Ritalin, Dexedrine and Adderall XR should put up warni...

Hearing May be affected by Certain Hormone Replacement Therapies

..Recent research has revealed that when the hormone progestin is taken as a part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) following menopause//, deficits in hearing sensitivity and auditory speech processing, appeared to be exacerbated according to a research team at the Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. ....The researchers found problems in the inner ear and in certain brain f...

About 5 Percent of Adults with Insomnia Use Alternative Therapies

CHICAGO - More than 1.6 million U.S. adults are estimated to use complementary and alternative therapies to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping, according to the results of a// national survey published in the September 18 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a theme issue on sleep. ....Approximately 10 to 34 percent of Americans regularly experience difficulty sleeping, also known as insomnia...

Behavioral Therapies Beneficial to Help Children Sleep

Recent review of data has revealed that behavioral therapies can benefit children who have problems falling asleep or continuously wake up during the night.// ....The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) appointed a team which reviewed 52 studies with a total of 2,500 babies and toddlers. ....According to study author Jodi A. Mindell of St. Joseph's University of Philadelphia previous stud...

Anti Atherosclerosis Therapies Linked to Leukemia

Scientists studying inflammation and atherosclerosis have recently seen a convergence of their respective fields. Another recent discovery made during the study// of anti atherosclerosis therapies was a tendancy towards development of a dangerous blood cancer known as hronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML. ....Inflammation is an aspect of the immune response to injury and disease; atherosclerosis,...

Molecular ‘Marker’ on Stem Cells Aids Research, Perhaps Therapis

A sugar molecule present on embryonic stem cells also has been found on the surface of a type of adult stem cell, a discovery that may help researchers isolate and purify// adult stem cells for use in therapies aimed at bone healing, tendon repair and cartilage regeneration, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. ....The molecule, called SSEA-4, was found on the surface of certain...

Couple Therapists Plays Vital Role in Keeping Couples Bond Intact

Marriage and family difficulties account for about half of all visits to psychotherapists, and most therapists who specialize in family therapy work chiefly with couples.// The therapist helps the couple work on eliminating mutual misunderstandings, unreasonable expectations, and unstated assumptions that perpetuate conflict, explains the March 2007 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. .....

Scientists Enlist Worms to Discover New Therapies for Huntington’s Diseas

Scientists from UAH are working with the U.S army to find clues that may help to build therapies for// Huntington’s disease. ..Lead researcher Dr. Lynn Boyd, an associate professor of biology at UAH has enlisted the help of an army of worms to find out what effect certain enzymes will have, on the clusters of amino acids associated with Huntington’s disease. .. While it is not known if these...

Biocon Unveils Renal Therapies for Kidney Disorders

India's premier biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd Thursday announced the launch of renal therapy products for treating kidney disorders and reducing// the risk of such disease. ....As the leading producer of immuno-suppressants in the subcontinent, the company has set up a nephrology division to market the new products -- Renodapt (Mycophenolate Mofeti), Tacrograf (Tacrolimus), Cyclophil Me (Cyclosp...

New Non-toxic Therapies for Breast, Ovarian Cancers

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered new non-toxic and targeted therapies for metastatic breast and ovarian cancer. // ..The research conducted by UBC stem cell and cancer scientists found that a protein called podocalyxin – which the researchers had previously shown to be a predictor of metastatic breast cancer – changes the shape and adhesive quality of tumour cells...

Gene Discovery Lays Groundwork for Targeted Therapies for Endometrial Cancer

Discovery of alterations in a gene called FGFR2 could accelerate the development of new treatments for endometrial cancer, a type of uterine cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which is part of Cambridge University; and New York University School of Medicine report...

New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies

The ribosome is the protein-producing nanomachine in cells that keeps the human body cranking along. A discovery by University of Maryland researchers// has provided a clue that could lead to programming the ribosome to fight viruses like HIV AIDS and SARS. ....In the March 23 issue of the journal Molecular Cell, University of Maryland biology professor Jonathan Dinman and research assistant pro...

A Sweet Step Toward New Cancer Therapies

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—By recognizing sugars, a technique developed by University of Michigan analytical chemist Kristina Hakansson sets the stage// for new cancer diagnosis and treatment options. ....A growing body of evidence points to assemblies of sugars called glycans attached to proteins on cancer cell surfaces as accomplices in the growth and spread of tumors. Researchers have been keen to char...

Combining Therapies can Improve Survival for Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients

Patients with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with both chemotherapy and tamoxifen have a higher survival rate than patients who receive only tamoxifen//. But a combination of tamoxifen and ovarian suppression—treatment to stop the ovaries from functioning—did not show any additional benefits, according to two randomized clinical trials. ....Survival rates improve for patients with e...

Therapist Arrested For Breaking Lives

A child molester, represented in public by a charming, hardworking personality, has been charged to almost 46 years in prison. Aged 55, Wayne Albert Bleyle might be well spending the rest of his life behind bars. ...... The former respiratory therapist, who worked at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, pleaded guilty to molesting young, brain-damaged patients at this hospital where he work...

Astrazeneca's Investigational Cancer Therapies Revealed at ASCO

CHICAGO, AstraZeneca today announced details of two new investigational cancer therapies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting. AZD2281 (KU-0059436) is a small molecule inhibitor of Poly-ADP Ribose Polymerase (PARP). ......PARP is an enzyme involved in Base Excision Repair which is a key pathway in the repair of DNA single-stranded breaks. Inhibiting this DNA repair mechan...

Combination Therapies Continue to Thrive Among Pharma Brands

A new study shows that combination therapies - combining two or more medications into one formulation - continue to be viable, affordable options for pharmaceutical brand teams to pursue and grow product franchise value. ......Cutting Edge Information's report "Pharmaceutical Product Relaunch: Preserving Market Share through Line Extension and New Market Entry Strategies" reveals that 58% of com...

Antibody-based Therapies Effective at Controlling Malaria

Passive immunization through the development of fully human antibodies specific to Plasmodium falciparum may be effective at controlling the disease , according to a report. The researchers developed these novel reagents by antibody repertoire cloning generated from immune Gambian adults. ......While it remains unclear if in vitro assays are predictive of functional immunity in humans, due to th...

Combined Molecular-targeted and Hormonal Therapies Offer Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer

A combination of molecular-targeted therapy and hormonal therapy may be the most promising area of research for those seeking an effective treatment for ovarian cancer, according to a new review in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. ......Several clinical trials have confirmed the role of hormone therapy in recurrent ovarian cancer treatment, especially in patients with low-grad...

New Therapies may Help to Avoid Transplant in Some Heart Failure Patients

Implanted pumps improve heart function for some end-stage heart patients thereby allowing them to forgo heart transplantation, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. ......The heart-assist devices also significantly improved the cardiac function in many other heart failure patients. ......"This suggests that, while the devices alone may not be sufficient to al...

'Missing Link' Stem Cells may Shorten Path to Therapies

The discovery of a mouse embryonic stem cell startlingly similar to its human counterpart will likely speed progress toward the regeneration of healthy cells and organ tissue in people, two studies reported Wednesday. ......The newly-found "epiblast" stem cells, taken from the inner-most layer of week-old rodent embryos, will provide a better model in testing potential therapies for human disea...
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