Success of anti-meth ads questioned by study
Washington, DC, December 11, 2008-- An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes. The review was published in the December issue of Preventi...
Beta Blocker Use Questioned in Non-Heart Surgery
Increased risk of stroke a major issue in analysis of 33 research projects
MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis of 33 studies on drugs known as beta blockers has concluded that they are not useful in any surgical procedure other than heart surgery. In fact, using beta blocke...
Accuracy, efficacy and ethics of abstinence-only programs questioned by public health experts
September 16, 2008 Studies published in a special issue of the online journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy by the University of California Press reveal that abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education programs fail to change sexual behavior in teenagers, provide inaccurate information a...
Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned
The dilemma, researchers say, is whether or not to treat at all
FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Certain drugs used to delay preterm labor can cause serious complications in women, a European study finds.
Doctors use tocolytic drugs to delay labor for up to 48 hours. In this way,...
Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned
Benefits are unclear, and resistance to drugs is a worry, study says,,
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of nursing home patients with advanced dementia are given antibiotics in the last two weeks of life, a new study found.
What's not clear is whether or not that ther...
Effectiveness of mouse breeds that mimic Alzheimer's disease symptoms questioned
BETHESDA, Md. Scientists have shown that recently developed mouse breeds that mimic the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may not be as effective as previously assumed. Sascha Weggen, Professor of Molecular Neuropathology at Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany; lead author Eva Czir...
More Indian Doctors Questioned in Australia as UK Terror Plot Inquiry Widens
Indian doctors continue to bear the brunt of police inquiries as focus shifted to Australia.
Investigators trying to unravel the hands behind the foiled terror attacks in UK raided two hospitals in Western Australia and also quizzed five doctors of foreign origin, four of them Indian.
Government Questioned On Providing Unhygienic Food In Train
Delhi High Court Thursday asked the government, the railway ministry and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) to reply to a petition accusing them of supplying unhygienic food to rail passengers.//
A division bench comprising judges M.K. Sharma and Reva Khetrapal issued notice ...
Ramdev’s Medicines Questioned By Indian Medical Associatio
Baba Ramdev, popular yoga guru has been questioned
by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) president-designate, who described his medicines as 'magic concoctions'. // He further demanded testing of the controversial medicinal preparations.
'Are his (Ramdev's) magic concoctions put on the three...
Move To Recruit Polish Dentists Questioned In Scotland
Dentists have come don heavily on the Polish recruitment scheme to beef up NHS and have termed it as a "short term fix." These comments were made even as ministers// welcomed the first 11 Polish dentists into the NHS, who will practice in Fife, Forth Valley and Argyll and Clyde.
The Scottish Execu...
questioned in Medical Technology
New Research Shows: Neurofeedback is an 'Evidence-Based' Treatment for ADHD
.... This technique has become more popular by
clinicians worldwide, and is currently provided for the treatment of several
disorders. Critics have often questioned
the efficacy of Neurofeedback and
whether it can be considered an Evidence Based treatment or not.
In collaboration with researchers from Tubin...
New Safety Regulations Drive Greater Need for Resources and Expertise at Every Stage of Clinical Development
...that explored global
trends in drug safety issues, and to evaluate the impact of recent safety
regulations on the industry. A total of 140 people were questioned
telephone interview, and included the heads of pharmacovigilance, safety and
clinical research functions among pharmaceutical and biotechnology ...
Recent siRNA Research Publications Support Silence Therapeutics Combined Development Approach
...siRNA/Liposome Complexes in Mice is Sequence-Independent: Lack of a Role
for Toll-like Receptor 3," Kim et. al. In these two publications,
current thinking on the mode of action of siRNA
therapeutics suggesting that they work by mechanisms other than via
specific gene silencing.
AGI Dermatics Clinical Data Indicate Bicyclic Monoterpene Diols Suppress MMP1 and Stimulate Collagen Through TNF-a Signaling
... BMTds, a class of compounds known to increase nitric oxide levels, were
recently reported to play a major role in collagen synthesis. AGI
whether the transmission of BMTd factors were
influenced by the role of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and TNF-A in regulating
collagen 1 and MMP-1 secretions.
Mayo Clinic Study Finds FDA Warning Against Anti-Nausea Drug Droperidol Unnecessary
...rformance of droperidol and alternatives.
Since the FDA warning about droperidol was issued in 2001, reports in
medical literature have questioned
its accuracy and usefulness. It has been
well established that all drugs used to prevent or control nausea prior to
anesthesia use in general surgery ...
King Pharmaceuticals and Palatin Technologies Delay Immediate Plans for Phase 3 Clinical Program With Bremelanotide for Erectile Dysfunction
...support the progression of the
proposed program into Phase 3 studies for ED. After reviewing the data generated in the Phase 1 and 2 studies, the
the overall efficacy results and the clinical benefit of
this product in both the general and diabetic ED populations, and cited
blood pressure increa...
Breaking Multi-Center Study: Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
Shown to Significantly Lower Instances of Severe Retinopathy of
Prematurity in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
...ing the monitoring of the neonates' arterial blood
oxygen saturation with Masimo SET pulse oximetry, could
dramatically reduce ROP. But some observers questioned
Masimo SET pulse oximetry was to the success of the protocol. This
multi-center study shows that the accuracy and reliability of
questioned in Biological News
Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure
... Ad5," says Betts. "This is probably the major factor that disproves the main hypothesis proposed to explain the STEP trial results."
The team next questioned
whether the Ad5-specific CD4 T-cells functioned any differently before or after administering the Ad5 vector. They found no significant difference in ...
Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics
...usive. Earlier measurements suggested that the active core must be an iron-sulfur cluster with three iron and four sulfur atoms. But other researchers questioned
the results, and for many years the crystal structure of the enzyme that would provide the proof could not be determined.
The main problem was the ...
Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children
...en followed up 10 weeks later.
"With the exception of the first case, the information about camphor exposure became apparent only after we directly questioned
the parents," said study leader Hnin Khine, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics at both Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore, T...
New drug shows promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer
...l, the drugs that originally suppressed the cancer actually begin to stimulate cancer growth.
Because of this backlash effect, many scientists have questioned
whether blocking the androgen receptor is a wise course of action. Sawyers and his colleagues, however, believe that blocking the receptor is critical...
New medications show promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer
...el, the drugs that originally suppressed the cancer actually begin to stimulate cancer growth.
Because of this backlash effect, many scientists have questioned
whether blocking the androgen receptor is a wise course of action. But Sawyers and his colleagues believe that blocking the receptor is critical to su...
Carbon accounting from atmospheric measurements -- the aircraft perspective
...in the atmosphere and determine the source of the increase.
Until the late 1950s when high precision measurements began at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, many questioned
whether the industrial revolution and the associated increase in fossil fuel burning affected the atmosphere. The Mauna Loa time series of CO2 measure...
Queen's chemist sheds light on health benefits of garlic
... Pratt, who led the study. "If allicin was indeed responsible for this activity in garlic, we wanted to find out how it worked."
The research team questioned
the ability of allicin to trap damaging radicals so effectively, and considered the possibility that a decomposition product of allicin may instead be...
New satellite data reveal impact of Olympic pollution controls
...resented the results on behalf of the team on Dec. 16 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
Some scientists have questioned
whether Beijing's highly publicized air quality restrictions actually had an impact. This new data shows clearly that they did. "After the authorities...
Fear of hypoglycemia a barrier to exercise for type 1 diabetics
... fear was hypoglycaemia and other barriers included interference with work schedule, loss of control over diabetes and low levels of fitness.
further, only 52 of the participants demonstrated appropriate knowledge of how insulin is metabolized and processed. Those individuals who best unders...
June GEOSPHERE media highlights
...altic lava is to attribute their origin to the rapid melting of large plumes derived from the Earth's deep mantle. The efficacy of this model has been questioned
recently by nonplume advocates, many of whom prefer to attach the origin of these provinces to a model of delamination of the Earth's lithospheric man...
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American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals
...hat while most U.S. moms (75 percent) know of the skin prick/scratch test, only a half or a third of mothers are familiar with the other options. When questioned
about the factors most important to them when testing their own children for allergies, 93 percent of the surveyed mothers cited accuracy as their top...
The Concerned Shareholders of Biovail Say Biovail Has Misled Shareholders
...hout Mr. Melnyk's influence. Both nominees have records consisting of significant accomplishments and whose "business experience and ethics" cannot be questioned
as noted by Biovail.
It should be evident to shareholders that, as opposed to Biovail's surprisingly combative approach to the requisition, the requ...
Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting
...ticals Limited (ASX: PGL) responded to the requisitioning of a general meeting by Cytopia Limited (ASX: CYT) and 14 other Progen shareholders and have questioned
the validity of the requisition. The proposed resolutions for that meeting ("choice resolutions") seek to achieve two outcomes:
Pioneering Cancer Center Introduces Advanced Varian RapidArc(TM) Treatments for Cancer Patients in Central Germany
...department. "The three patients are excited to be the first in
Germany to receive such treatments although the treatment was so quick that
one patient questioned
whether he had received the full dose. We assured him
that he certainly had and he was pleased to only have to lie on the treatment
table for a short ...
Off-Label Stent Use: How Important Are FDA Approvals to Physicians?
... Millennium Research Group's survey gauged the importance of FDA
pre-market approval in physician decisions to use a particular stent brand,
and also questioned
physicians on whether or not they would be willing to
pay a premium for a stent with artery-specific approval.
"The ability of a manufacturer to mar...
IT Does Matter!
... The controversial May edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), containing an article written by Nicholas Carr entitled IT Doesn't Matter , questioned
the impact of IT investments. This has created a stir in the business and technology communities. One of the dissenters of Carrs article is PRISM Mark...
UW-Madisons IT Metamorphosis
...as mounted a hostile takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. Oracle maintains that if successful, it will support PeopleSoft products, but PeopleSoft has publicly questioned
While Scott had no comment about the potential Oracle takeover of PeopleSoft and its affect on the university, the PeopleSoft Higher Educat...
Onfolio unlocks web research
... published electronically as an MHTML document. Effectively, Publisher is the term paper creation tool.
As a recent convert to Microsoft OneNote, I questioned
the need for another program, no matter how well integrated or elegantly designed, to organize the tidbits of information that flow through a typical ...
Social networks and my big a-ha
...l networks, services such as LinkedIn, Spoke, and Google's Orkut. These columns have run under titles such as "I'm LinkedIn - Now What," and they have questioned
the value of these networks to both user and investor. I wasn't being critical, really; I just didn't see a clear and viable business model for these ...
...nderstanding. People will always try to make sense of what youre saying, but acronyms can lead to some interesting results. I once heard an IT manager questioned
for wanting to buy sand. He was actually looking for funding for a storage area network, or SAN.
In the last year, Ive tried to eliminate acronyms ...
questioned in Biological Definition
...ve led to an increased invocation of the history of eugenics in the discourse of bioethics , usually as a cautionary tale, though some ethicists have questioned
whether non-coercive eugenics programs would be inherently unethical.
1 Galton's theory
...orldwide, e.g., cord blood banks . Because other countries have moved forward with their embryonic stem cell research programs, some in the US have questioned
the funding restriction.
In April 2004 , 206 members of Congress, including many moderate Republicans and some other prominent public figures, si...