News tagged with placebo pill
A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer's disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 11, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded approval of a Bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestinal tract that do not respond to other treatments.
Medications Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill. The federal lawsuit, filed in California, argues that patients who took it should be reimbursed ...
Medications Jan 31, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Half of the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect, according to a major new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Medications Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A medication typically prescribed to control high blood pressure that's commonly referred to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism, researchers say.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by UW–Madison neuroscientists.
Neuroscience Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—With the perspective of a scientist trained in acupuncture, Alison Adams is well positioned to explain why placebos may be misunderstood—and why they should be understood in the first ...
Medications Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hypnosis can help cut hot flashes by as much as 74%, shows a study supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is the first controlled, randomized study of the technique to manage hot ...
Cancer Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cannabis seems to ease the painful muscle stiffness typical of multiple sclerosis, indicate phase III trial results, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Neuroscience Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that a daily oral dose of one or two antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection can prevent infection in an approach known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The level ...
HIV & AIDS Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
While drinking caffeine each day does not appear to help improve sleepiness among people with Parkinson's disease, it may have a benefit in controlling movement, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has approved a request by Proteus Digital Health to allow for the inclusion of tiny digestible microchips into medicines to assist ...
Medications Aug 01, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Research carried out at the University of Southampton has concluded that participants in drug trials should be better informed about the potential significant benefits and possible side-effects of placebos.
Medications Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) often undergo multiple courses of antidepressant treatment during their lives. This is because the disorder can recur despite treatment and because finding the right medication ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cold and flu symptoms have a significant impact on our economy.
Health Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0