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Drug Found Ineffective Against Lung Disease

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis gain no survival benefit, research finds,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with interferon gamma-1b (Ifn-g1b) does not improve survival in people with a fatal lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to a stud...

New England Journal of Medicine Opinion Column Suggests Ineffective Shortcuts to Solve Obesity Challenge

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an opinion column published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Susan Neely, president and CEO for the American Beverage Association ( ABA ), issued the following statement: "We agree that obesity is a serious and com...

Steroids ineffective in young children with wheeze

New research involving medical experts at The University of Nottingham has found that steroid tablets do not reduce the symptoms of virus-induced wheezing in pre-school children. Researchers from the universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Bart's in London have been at the centre of a leading...

Scientists and Investigators Cite Need for Radon Regulation to Prevent Lung Cancer- Call Current EPA Efforts Ineffective

A growing chorus of experts, including scientists testifying before the President's Cancer Panel, investigators at the U.S. EPA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and leading health organizations are urging the EPA Administrator to use regulatory authorities authorized by Congress to protec...

Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment

Oral cannabis may even cause increased sensitivity in certain conditions, researchers report MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Oral cannabis (a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in treating certain types of acute pain and actually increased sensitivity to some other kinds of...

Will This President Never Learn? Another Budget -- Another Increase to Ineffective Abstinence-Only Programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Bush submitted his FY 2009 budget which includes $204 million in funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, including a massive $27.7 million increase to Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE). The budget also includ...

New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds,,,,,, SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical procedure called ventricular reconstruction that doctors hoped would improve symptoms in people with heart failure does not seem to work, a new study has ...

Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective

Studies find corticosteroids, insulin don't combat mortality WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies on the treatment of septic shock question the conventional wisdom of treating with corticosteroids, intensive insulin therapy or with the synthetic fluid replacement subst...

Sinusitis Treatments Found Ineffective

British study reports antibiotics and nasal steroids don't lessen symptoms TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics and nasal steroids work no better than a placebo in combating sinus infections, a new British study shows. "Antibiotics are probably not as effective as have be...

Testosterone Cream Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivors

The much talked about testosterone cream for enhancing sexual desire in female cancer survivors did not prove very effective, a new study conducted by Mayo clinic has shown. A low sex drive is common in women cancer survivors. As an extension to a previous study which pointed a link betwe...

Testosterone Cream – Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivor

The much talked about testosterone cream for enhancing sexual desire in female cancer survivors did not prove very effective, a new study// conducted by Mayo clinic has shown. A low sex drive is common in women cancer survivors. As an extension to a previous study which pointed a link betwee...

Long-Term Narcotics Use for Back Pain May Be Ineffective and Lead to Abuse

Narcotic drugs (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short-term relief of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long-term has been questioned //in a review article by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, who also found that behaviors consistent with opioid abuse was reported in 24 percent o...

Natural Remedies Ineffective to Ease Menopausal Symptoms:study

For most women, menopause passes by uneventfully .But for about 10% to 20 % of women menopausal period can be quite appalling.They suffer symptoms such as night sweats, hot// flashes (sensation of heat which comes on all of a sudden), and many more. Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the co...

Steroids Ineffective In Tennis Elbow

Steroid injections are apparently of no use in tennis elbow and a wait and watch approach may be the best, a new study in the BMJ says. // Australian researchers tested this approach in one group of volunteers, who were assured that their problem would be sorted out. A second group were give...

Drugs ineffective in treating depression in teens

Of late the link between teenage suicide and the antidepressant drug usage has been debatable. The drugs were found to be ineffective in curing depression in kids and teens in most of the clinical trials studied at an FDA meeting analyzing this topic. // In a recent study published in the Septe...

Current Cooling Devices Ineffective in Preventing Brain Injury

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found the current cooling devices are ineffective in preventing brain injury// as they do not penetrate deep into the brain. Cold slows down the rate of chemical reactions, potentially slowing the reactions that cause perman...

Antihistamine Proved Ineffective in Making Kids to Sleep

Antihistamines used to put young children sleep was found ineffective – researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center reports//. Study suggested that children (under age 2) who received diphenhydramine drug showed no benefits from its effectiveness. In fact, the national study, co...

Preventive Measures Proved Ineffective in Allergic Children

According to a new research, avoiding house dust mite allergens from the time of birth was not prevented the onset of asthma//, eczema or atopy in high-risk children. Furthermore, dietary concerns like increasing the consumption of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids was also found to be ineffectiv...

Tamoxifen Ineffective In Presence Of Genetic Variation in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Mayo Clinic say that the flagship breast cancer drug, tamoxifen might not be very effective in women who inherit a common genetic variation. // This particular variant gene has the ability to influence the levels of a crucial enzyme that is vital...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

The most commonly prescribed pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) drugs are ineffective, research suggests. The majority of the 1.5 million women who suffer from PMS in the UK are prescribed progesterone or its synthetic equivalent, progestogens. But a team of researchers from the University of Keele...

Sex Education In Schools Ineffective

Safe sex messages are no effective in encouraging students to adopt safe sex practices and prevent unwanted pregnancies//, a new study has found. The study, conducted by Mexican researchers has highlighted the need for more effective strategies to prevent the transmission of AIDS/HIV and other sexu...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

Experts say that much of the money spent on buying over-the-counter cough medicines is a waste adding that the active ingredients present in the so-called cough remedies may be ineffective. // It is stated that in US alone people spend around $3.5 billion a year to these nonprescription cough medic...

Stem Cell Therapy For Heart Attack Found To Be Ineffective

A recent study has now established that stem cell therapy for heart attack may not be as effective as it is claimed to be, when tested under rigorous conditions//. German researchers have stated that bone marrow transplantation may not improve cardiac function following heart attack. Over the...

Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective

Two herbal remedies, kava used to relieve anxiety symptoms, and valerian used for insomnia,// may not be anymore effective than placebo. This was reported in the first research study to be monitored over the Internet and published in the latest issue of the journal Medicine. The researchers Dr...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

... an adjunct in the sealing of abdominal parenchymal tissues (liver and spleen) when cessation of bleeding by ligature or other conventional methods is ineffective or impractical. BioFoam is the second product from the Company's protein hydrogel technology platform to receive a CE mark. CryoLife plans a...

Five Questions About Eczema

...n which play a significant role in regulating some of the body's immune responses. (19) Generally, physicians use TCIs if a topical corticosteroid is ineffective in controlling the disorder or when those treatments are not advisable. (20) While topical corticosteroids are used first in the treatment of e...

AARP Responds to Health Reform Scare Tactics

... "The main opponents of this research are those groups with a vested interest in a health care system that wastes billions of dollars each year on ineffective or unnecessary drugs, treatments or tests. Given Ms. McCaughey's position as a Director of a medical device producer, I would hope that any potential...

Molecule plays early role in nonsmoking lung cancer

...gene called EGFR, a common feature of lung cancer in never-smokers. "Several important lung cancer drugs target EGFR mutations, but these agents are ineffective in about 30 percent of cases in which the mutation is present," says co-principal investigator Dr. Carlo M. Croce, professor of molecular virology, im...

NBTY Reports Third Quarter Results

...d improved supply chain management. Included in expenses for the quarter were the following: $10 million for terminated IT projects determined to be ineffective and uneconomical, $4 million in legal expenses associated with Julian Graves Competition Commission issues in the UK, and a $3 million impairment char...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

...l diagnostic methods can take 48 hours or longer forcing physicians to treat patients empirically with broad-spectrum antibiotics that may prove to be ineffective or unnecessary and can lead to long-term resistance and mortality. AdvanDx's PNA FISH tests employ unique technology that detects bacteria's...

New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care

...authors say that in order to enhance quality of care, the AMFm should adopt policies to exclusively fund fixed dose combinations, withhold support for ineffective combinations, and support wider adoption of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). The authors demonstrate how generic competition has reduced the price of an...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

...afficking and other drug-related offences should be abolished as it is both ineffective as a policy measure and a violation of human rights. So write a group of...ith one voice that the death penalty for drug-related offences is a totally ineffective response to a complex problem. Science advises that the penalty should be a...

News from Cancer

..., American Cancer Society, david.sampson@cancer.org HEAVY, DAILY DRINKING INCREASES RISK OF HIGH-GRADE PROSTATE CANCER; MAKES PREVENTIVE DRUG ineffective Current research is inconclusive regarding the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer risk. Researchers led by Zhihong Gong ...

Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes

...ng the number of cigarettes they are smoking, we may be able to find a different treatment that will work for them rather than letting them stay on an ineffective treatment and fail. " ...

Celebrity Permanent Makeup Artist Slams Claim "Michael Jackson Didn't Want to be Black"

... like Michael's." There are three common types of treatment for vitiligo: 1. Repigmentation as in the case of PUVA and UV lights (Typically ineffective on widespread cases) 2. Micropigmentation (i.e. cosmetic tattooing - recommended on small areas that accept cosmetic pigment) 3. Depigmentation, as in...

Americans' Right to Access Natural Health Alternatives in Peril, Says Natural Health Freedom Movement

...by using science- and fact-based health care alternatives which will lower costs, improve health and reduce the influence of symptom-oriented, largely ineffective high-cost pharmaceutical drugs on national health care." The Natural Health Freedom Movement campaign is asking the United States Congress, b...

Health care outcome boost needs better studies

... implemented. Without a formal assessment of intervention implementation, it is unclear whether an intervention failed to yield results because it was ineffective or just because it was poorly carried out. Cost benefit analysis was also lacking. "The impact of QI changes may be overstated," says Alexander. "...

Study supports validity of test that indicates widespread unconscious bias

...sociation Test's value in research to understand the roots of race and other discrimination," said Greenwald. "What was especially surprising was how ineffective standard self-report measurers were in the areas in which the test measures have been of greatest interest predicting interracial behavior." Greenw...

Reduce Relapse Thru Effective Drug Rehabilitation and Save Society Tens of Thousands of Dollars per Addict, Says Narconon

... addicts treated in L.A. emergency rooms stated that they had had between 1 and 6 earlier failures to rehabilitate from drugs. The revolving door of ineffective drug rehabilitation is a cost that we should and that Narconon is doing something about." More information: www.narconon.org . This r...

HCPro Selects Vivisimo Velocity to Launch MedicareFind.com

...ion about Medicare reimbursements and guidelines rapidly," said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO of Vivisimo. "With Velocity, MedicareFind.com ends the cycle of ineffective search within Medicare and increases overall awareness on regulations and reimbursement policies that were previously difficult to access and find. HC...
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