Heart(y) news: clinical trial updates, Oct 29



No firm conclusions about HDL cholesterol can be drawn from JUPITER sub-analysis The JUPITER trial (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating … [Read more...]


Do commercial weight loss programs work? This one does.



When it comes to branded weight loss plans, the name Jenny Craig is quite well-known. But do these programs work? Now, health experts are generally skeptical of any commercially promoted weight … [Read more...]


Interview with an Alzheimer’s expert, Part I: How far are we from a treatment?



5.3 million Americans have AD and 1 person every 70 seconds is diagnosed with the disease. There are many questions that need to be addressed regarding this disease. We are pleased here at Battling … [Read more...]


It’s not all bad news for rosiglitazone



Remember the controversy about the diabetic drug rosiglitazone (market name Avandia)? Remember the issues surrounding the APPROACH Trial - Assessment on the Prevention of Progression by Rosiglitazone … [Read more...]


Breast cancer vaccine in the making



Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In the US alone, it is estimated that 40,000 women will die from deadly disease this year. Mayo Clinic diagnoses and treats approximately 1,300 new … [Read more...]


Cardiovascular studies are on the decline



In the arena of drug development, cardiovascular medicine is no longer the favorite therapeutic area. This is according to a study published in the August issue of Nature, which analyzed the number of … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trial Update



Before we review what's going on in diabetes clinical trials let's review the basics of clinical trials for our new readers. What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is scientific research … [Read more...]


In the making: a vaccine against hypertension



You've heard of vaccines against polio, measles, small pox. What about a vaccine against hypertension? Last year, a paper presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions reported about … [Read more...]


Qnexa



Qnexa is a new drug targeted at diabetes from VIVUS, currently undergoing clinical trials. Basically Qnexa is combination of phentermine and an epilepsy drug Topamax (also used for migraines) … [Read more...]


The Resveratrol Link



Considering a wine to compliment tonight's meal? Think red. Think resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound that is found naturally in wines, blueberries and peanuts. The largest amount can be found … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trial Update



Time for an update on what's new in the area of diabetic clinical trials. A clinical trial is scientific research involving people that studies the effects of a new medication, therapy or device to … [Read more...]


Turmeric for Diabetes



Familiar with turmeric? Turmeric is a spice in the ginger family. Spelled t-u-r-m-e-r-i-c, it is pronounced tumeric. Turmeric is the primary ingredient in curry powder and also gives mustard its … [Read more...]


Cancer Immunity?



The FDA has given approval for a clinical trial that is all about cancer immunity. Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the site of this amazing cancer … [Read more...]


Chocolate For Cancer?



That's right. Chocolate for cancer. This story certainly perked up my ears. A recent study from Georgetown University has shown that the same cocoa beans used to make chocolate have a chemical which … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trials



What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is scientific research involving people that studies the effects of a new medication, therapy or device to determine if it is safe and effective. In the … [Read more...]


Clinical Trial Update



Now that you understand clinical trials, let's see what new cancer initiatives are in progress right now. Clinical Study Results.org is an excellent site for finding out what is going on with drug … [Read more...]


What’s an Antioxidant?



What exactly is an antioxidant and what does it have to do with cancer? Per the American Dietetic Association: "Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as beta carotene, … [Read more...]


A Clinical Trials Primer



Basically a clinical trial is a scientific research involving people, that studies the effects of a new medication, therapy or device to determine if it is safe and effective. In the United States, … [Read more...]


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