News tagged with trials

A call to arms in cancer research

Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and they suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cancers of the cervix, stomach and liver.

May 19, 2014
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PARADIGM-HF trial stopped early for benefit

The latest update on the trial, describing the design and baseline characteristics of patients, was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014 by Professor Milton Packer, co-principal investigator. The Congress is ...

May 18, 2014
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Tailored intervention does not up CRC screening rates

(HealthDay)—An interactive multimedia computer program (IMCP) tailored to expanded health belief model sociopsychological factors is no more effective for encouraging colorectal cancer screening than a ...

May 16, 2014
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Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors

(Medical Xpress)—Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The ...

May 16, 2014
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The art of enrolling preterm babies in clinical trials

Around the world more and more babies are born preterm, according to a WHO report from 2012. Despite medical advances, very small preterm infants may suffer from various complications and diseases, or ...

May 15, 2014
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Treating lung disease in infants

Steroids used to treat the lungs of preterm infants have come under scrutiny. Now a large clinical trial assesses whether inhaling steroids is safe and useful.

May 15, 2014
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Intensive insulin provides survival

Long-term follow-up of the DIGAMI 1 trial – a landmark study of type 2 diabetes in Sweden – shows that intensive insulin treatment prolonged life by more than 2 years in patients with diabetes after a heart attack, compared ...

May 13, 2014
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