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Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that vertebroplasty, a widely used surgery to help heal compression fractures, is no better than "sham" surgery when it comes to relieving pain and im...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

NEW YORK (July 27, 2009) -- For the 29,000 patients in the United States with metastatic colorectal cancer, chemotherapy with irinotecan is a standard treatment that has been shown to improve survival. But for more than one in 10 of these patients, a variation in their DNA means that this treatmen...

Lumenis' UltraPulse TotalFX Treatment Featured on ABCNews 20/20 as a Secret Weapon for Treating for Burn Scars

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that their UltraPulse TotalFX treatment was featured on 20/20 on Friday, July 17(th) 2009, as a "secret weapon" to improve the texture, flexibility and appearance of seve...

'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Addresses Options for Treating Prostate Cancer

Dr. Randolph Says Bioidentical Testosterone Can Promote Prostate Health Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- On June 30th, the Institute of Medicine released a list of 100 priorities it recommends for "comparative effectiveness" research. Among the 10...

Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues...

Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

A newly discovered mechanism controls whether muscle cells in blood vessels hasten the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, according to an article published online today in the journal Nature . The study was led by the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GIC...

Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists at Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) have made a novel discovery about how the gene, "Fas-apoptosis inhibitory molecule" (FAIM), protects both immune and liver cells from apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Their research is published in the current journal Cell...

Promise for Treating Low Back Pain - Radiofrequency a Trusted Technique With a New Application

WILMINGTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who suffers from low back pain; my brother, my boss's brother, my neighbor, a friend on the golf course and recently the media reports Regis Philbin and Jeff Gordon suffer from low back pain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NE7...

Studies Highlight A Revolutionary New Method of Treating Post-Operative Bruising

- Candela's Vbeam Laser Gives Millions of Post-Surgical Patients a New Sense of Freedom - WAYLAND, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Candela Corporation (Nasdaq: CLZR ) announced today that two studies have reported superior results on patients who benefited from the Candela Vbeam(...

St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer

A radically different approach to choosing the best treatment options for early breast cancer has been proposed by an international panel of experts in a report from the 11th St Gallen conference. The report is published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1] today (Thursday 18 ...

New approach for treating recurrent prostate cancer on the horizon

TORONTOA new study shows that an alpha-particle emitting radiopeptideradioactive material bound to a synthetic peptide, a component of proteinis effective for treating prostate cancer in mice, according to researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting in Toronto. The results could eventually result in ...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

Time between onset and symptoms could be targeted for therapy, study suggests,, MONDAY, JUNE 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers now believe that ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, starts well before its debilitating symptoms appear, a finding that they say could eventually lead t...

3 studies confirm the value of etanercept therapy in treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Three new studies have individually shown the anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) therapy etanercept to be effective, with a good safety profile, in children under four years of age with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and associated with improved Healt...

Animal model for schizophrenia identifies a novel approach for treating cognitive impairments

Philadelphia, PA, 9 June 2009 - Researchers have been seeking a safe and effective way to treat cognitive impairments associated with schizophrenia by enhancing N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors. Functional deficits in NMDA receptors may contribute to the underlying neurobiology of ...

Cardiatis Multilayer Aneurysm Repair System, MARS, Receives CE Mark Approval for Treating Peripheral Aneurysms

Cardiatis SA, today announced that its Multilayer Aneurysm Repair System (MARS) has received CE Mark approval for treating patients with peripheral aneurysms. Product rollout is underway. Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Cardiatis, SA announced today that it ha...

Studies Highlight a Revolutionary New Method of Treating Post-Operative Bruising

Candela's Vbeam Laser Gives Millions of Post-Surgical Patients a New Sense of Freedom Wayland, MA (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Candela Corporation (NASDAQ: CLZR) announced today that two studies have reported superior results on patients who benefited from the Candela Vbeam&...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . The study eval...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

CLEVELAND Here's one more reason to keep your teeth healthy. People, who suffer from gum disease and also have a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis, reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers f...

Cottonseed-based drug shows promise in treating severe brain cancer

BIRMNGHAM, Ala. An experimental drug derived from cottonseed shows promise in treating the recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme, widely considered the most lethal brain cancer, said researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The new results are from a Phase II clinical tria...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Online health publisher, Healthcommunities.com, Inc., announces recent additions to urologychannel.com, its urologic health community. The physician-developed new resources, which are in the extensive STD information section, will help people with STDs work with their doctors to develop treatme...

Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Treating an irregular heartbeat by searing faulty heart tissue may be more effective than treating with medication, a new study shows. Nearly two-thirds of study parti...

New Clinical Recommendations for Treating America's Largest Healthcare Epidemic

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes experts today issued new recommendations for the treatment of prediabetes, a condition affecting 57 million Americans, at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. These clinica...

Study reports success in treating a rare retinal disorder

Ann Arbor, MI--Patients with a rare, blinding eye disease saw their vision improve after treatment with drugs to suppress their immune systems, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Because autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is difficult to diagnose, the biggest cha...

Cellular target may prove useful in treating deadly brain tumors

DURHAM, N.C. Duke University researchers have identified a receptor on the surface of cells that may give them another avenue of attack against glioblastoma, the most common and most deadly type of brain cancer. The neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), which may be expressed in all human glioblastom...

New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks,, THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines for treatment of heart failure are being issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, with a strong e...

Focus on treating malnutrition in cancer patients, researchers say

Cancer patients who are malnourished experience significantly greater levels of psychological distress than those who are more adequately nourished, according to new results reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology's Symposium on Cancer and Nutrition (Zurich, 20-21 March 2009). Ma...

'Less is more' when it comes to treating high blood pressure

A newly published study found patients actually have more control of their high blood pressure (hypertension) when treated with less medication. The study led by Dr. Ross D. Feldman, a clinical scientist with the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario recommends a simplif...

New Mexico Doctors Now Treating Brain and Prostate Cancer With RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gary Troutman, a 51-year old man with a tumor in his brain, was the first New Mexico resident to receive a RapidArc(TM) stereotactic radiotherapy treatment earlier this month at the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque. The stereotactic radi...

Is telmisartan effective in treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are well-recognized causes of progressive liver disease leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. To date, no therapy provided evidence of significant efficacy in these conditions and no approved therapeuti...

Vitamin A signals offer clues to treating autoimmunity

Distributed around the body, dendritic cells act as the security alarms of the immune system. After sensing the presence of intruders, dendritic cells can transmit the alarm to white blood cells or tell them to relax, depending on the signals they send out. Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Cen...

Drug combinations key in treating neurodegenerative diseases

AUGUSTA, Ga. Combining the benefits of multiple drugs in a single pill may hold the key to treating neurodegenerative diseases, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Drugs that protect neurons, for example, can be used with those targeting memory to make real progress in treating disease...

Novartis Oncology Launches GIST Alliance™ for Healthcare Professionals Treating Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Novartis Oncology is introducing GIST Alliance™, a unique support program with the goal to help healthcare professionals optimize outcomes in KIT-positive GIST patients. East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 -- Though rare, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIS...

Photos: Apple's iPhone Finds New Use in Treating Stuttering at Hollins Communications Research Institute

Roll-out Scheduled for Week of January 26, 2009 ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org ), a leading center for stuttering research and treatment innovation, have just completed successful trials using Apple's...

Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An anti-cancer drug shelved because it was thought to be too toxic may be effective in small doses against a devastating pediatric cancer, a new study found. In tests on an...

ALS TDI and Asklepios to Develop New Therapeutic Delivery Options for Treating Lou Gehrig's Disease

Collaboration to evaluate gene delivery vectors for ALS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) and Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. announced today their collaboration aimed at developing a panel of viral vectors...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

First and only approved peginterferon in combination with ribavirin for previously untreated children with chronic hepatitis C addresses unmet medical need KENILWORTH, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the U.S. Food and...

Hope for treating relapse to methamphetamine abuse

UPTON, NY A new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory suggests that vigabatrin (a.k.a. gamma vinyl-GABA, or GVG) blocks drug-seeking behavior in animals previously trained to associate methamphetamine with a particular environment. Specifically, animals pre...

Cost of treating colorectal cancer can vary by thousands per patient

DURHAM, N.C. -- The cost of treating colorectal cancer varies widely, with newer, life-extending therapies sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars more than older agents, according to a study led by a team of researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. "The total cost of chemoth...

K-State Veterinarian Discusses Treating Dogs With Cushing's Disease

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new medication is available to treat dogs with Cushing's disease, but pet owners should be prepared for the cost of managing the disease, according to a veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kenneth ...

Integrative Medicine Pioneer To Host Free Groundbreaking Web Series on a Natural Approach for Treating Depression

James S. Gordon, M.D. Will Teach an Innovative Educational Event on the Web.... Four part web-based seminar to premiere on Tuesday, November 18th at 8:30 PM EST; then will be available on every major social networking site afterwards Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30,...
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