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First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans

...d in August, and, pending local approvals, another trial is expected to follow in Nairobi three to six months later. McMichael, one of the world's leading researchers in cellular immunity, said: "We are excited to begin trials for this approach. Our research indicates that this vaccine has a very good ch...

Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

... congenital heart defects, according to a clinical trial published in The Lancet. The effects were greate...ted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 40 children, ages 2 days to 10.4 years, who were scheduled for surgery to repair congenital heart...

Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

...hen the researchers combined the results from this trial with those of three previous trials (n = 253), there was a mean symptom reduction on visual analogue scores of 28% (10.9 mm) for homoeopathy compared with 3% (1.1 mm) for placebo....

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...isting coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers ...orted by results from the HERS study, a randomized trial carried out in the US that included 3000 women, and was designed to assess the cardioprotective effe...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...isting coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers ...orted by results from the HERS study, a randomized trial carried out in the US that included 3000 women, and was designed to assess the cardioprotective effe...

Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

...d about the possibility of enrolling in a clinical trial for cancer treatment. Among the 16% who knew about...icipate, 30% believed that the therapy used in the trial would be less effective than "the standard treatment" and 31% feared that they might receive an inac...

Vedic vibration technology- the new cure for arthritis

...tudy, titled 'A double-blind randomised controlled trial of Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology in subjects with arthritis,' revealed that scientists succeeded in achieving 100 per cent relief from painful arthritis in 36 per cent of the patients treated and at least 60 per cent relief from pain in 70 per...

Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes

...ing to data from the nation's first major clinical trial to compare the preventive effects of diet and exercise versus medication.// Study participants who used metformin without diet and exercise also reduced their risk, by 31%. Professor of medicine at Harvard University and president of The Endocrine S...

Eye Saver

...rative ocular Melanoma Study(COMS), a multi-centre trial released by the Archives of Opthalmology, found that survival rates were the same regardless of whether the eye was removed or the patient had instead undergone radiation therapy.// Davidorf, Professor of Opthalmology and investigator of COMS, ...

Alzheimer cure

...lnerable cells reversed the damage. A gene therapy trial in humans, where NGF is being delivered to the bas...e mice results are anything to go by, the clinical trial could be a winner - and thus a cure for Alzheimer's disease....

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...niversity School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, in his trial which included 19 subjects who had developed persistent dry cough while receiving ACE inhibitors for various heart conditions, found that the cough severity decreased following the supplementation with iron. The subjects scored their symptoms on the...

Digital mammography proves effective

A new trial will compare digital mammography with the standard...itching women to the digital method, a large scale trial comparing the two methods is essential. Fifty thousand women will receive both a digital and a stand...

Acupuncture provides relief

... acupuncture was a good choice of control when the trial was designed because the patient undergoing treatment still thinks of themselves as receiving a valid form of acupuncture treatment. But the small difference between the acupuncture group and the control group suggests the laser substitute might sti...

Vitamin B for Hepatitis

...ection of the liver.// Investigators conducted a trial in this patient and two others with HBV infection to investigate the relationship. All had either failed treatment with interferon or could not tolerate the drug. While patients were on thiamine treatment, their aminotransferase levels fell from abno...

FDA's control is inherently weak

...vestigation into irregularities in a Nigerian drug trial sponsored by Pfizer Inc., and the families of 30 c...izer in New York. The FDA is unable to ensure that trial participants in those countries receive the same level of protection as those in the United States. ...

Emphysema surgery - unbeneficial

...ement for their condition. The first report of the trial now urges caution over surgery. The sickest patients - those with the worst lung function- have a higher risk of death within 30 days of the operation compared to those who don't have surgery. Whether those who survive surgery will do better than tho...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

...ysis or transplantation by two years. The second trial involved researchers in Chicago who found that the progression of kidney disease or death was reduced by around 20 per cent in patients on irbesartan. Even those with advanced disease could benefit, although the treatment is best started early on. A ...

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

...d as a treatment in Parkinson's disease, but a new trial suggests that levodopa is also helpful in alleviat...ill better in the levodopa group. Another recent trial has suggested that amphetamines, which boost levels of another neurotransmitter - noradrenaline (nor...

Detection of Cancer

...test, the 'C-Test' will be evaluated in a clinical trial in Edinburgh over the next 10 months. It is based on scientific work by the John Baskin's School of Medical Research at the Engalnd National University. Professor Rodrigues Pat, leader of the research team, said the blood test is based on a specific...

Genetics helps in attacking cancer

According to a new study, a trial of a new anti-cancer drug interacts with specific genes, which may help refine future treatments. Ceflatonin, a natural product, is being tested as an anti-cancer treatment. Meanwhile, the US company ChemGenex is looking at the effect of the drug on...

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