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One In Four Elderly Cancer Patients Receives No Pain Medication
Research to be published in the June 17 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association indicates that daily pain is prevalent among nursing home residents with cancer and is often untreated, particularly among older and minority patients. Increasingly, nursing homes are the site of death for such frail and older individuals. (1998-06-17)

Taking meds after heart procedures may boost trouble-free survival rate
Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. Heart bypass patients appeared to be more resistant than PCI patients to the negative effects of not taking prescribed medication. Not taking prescribed medications is common among patients who had either bypass surgery or PCI. (2016-10-24)

Quality improvement project boosts hospital care for older heart patients
Hospitals can significantly improve the care of people 65 years old and older who are admitted for acute heart attack by adopting specific treatment guidelines shown by research to be highly effective. (2001-04-26)

Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus
People with the most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition that can lead to esophageal cancer, may benefit the most from preventive therapy with aspirin and other NSAIDs. (2007-02-26)

How humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones
A bowl of salad contains more than vitamins and minerals. Plant matter also includes remnants of the hormones plants produce to control how they grow, age, and manage water intake. Recently, scientists have reported that our gut microbes and cells may respond to these hormones and even produce similar molecules of their own. In an opinion article published in Trends in Plant Science, researchers in France explore how plant hormones may influence human health. (2017-08-22)

Cardiac study evaluates prevalence of unrecognized heart attacks among older adults
Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging among older adults in Iceland, researchers estimated the prevalence of unrecognized heart attacks, which was associated with an increased risk of death (2012-09-04)

Combination of aspirin and an anti-clotting drug reduces risk of dialysis access failure
For the first time, a combination of aspirin and the anti-platelet drug dipyridamole has been shown to significantly reduce blockages and extend the useful life of new artery-vein access grafts used for hemodialysis, according to a study by the Dialysis Access Consortium. (2009-05-20)

Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism
Obesity could enhance cancer development while aspirin might prevent it -- a new insight into potential targets for cancer prevention. (2018-04-26)

Major grant advances UW's clinical and translational research enterprise
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison's new Institute for Clinical and Translational Research one of the largest grants in the history of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, making UW-Madison a key player in an ambitious NIH plan to transform the country's clinical and translational research enterprise. (2007-09-18)

Research from Everest: Can leucine help burn fat and spare muscle tissue during exercise?
Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine -- found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products -- may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, such as climbing at high altitude, while keeping their muscle tissue. It was one of two studies reported here today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). (2011-08-28)

Study of atomic movement may influence design of pharmaceuticals
Chemists at the University of Liverpool have designed a unique structure to capture the movement of atoms which may impact on future designs of pharmaceuticals. (2007-02-26)

Dietary Determinants Of Iron Stores In A Free-Living Elderly Population: The Framingham Heart Study
Body iron stores in relation to diet were measured by the serum ferritin method in over 600 healthy elderly, aged 67-93 years. Iron stores are sustained in the aging population by dietary meat, ascorbic acid, and moderate alcohol intake, whereas coffee drinking has a negative effect. (1998-04-01)

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
Blacks who suffer the most common type of cardiac ischemia -- non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome -- are less likely than whites to receive expensive or newer evidence-based treatments. (2005-03-15)

National registry report shows increase in radial stenting, other CV trends
Cardiologists are increasingly accessing coronary arteries by way of the wrist rather than the groin to insert life-saving stents into patients with blocked arteries, according to the first broad report of the American College of Cardiology's clinical data registries published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2013-09-18)

Dying of cold
Lower outdoor temperatures are linked to an increase in the risk of heart attacks, according to a new study by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (2010-08-11)

Celebrex under study for lung cancer prevention
UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center is seeking volunteers for two new research studies to determine if Celebrex, a common anti-inflammatory drug, can help prevent lung cancer. For the first time, the studies will investigate whether the drug can prevent lung cancer in people at high risk of developing the disease. (2001-08-02)

Best use of drug-eluting stents
Compared with bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents substantially reduce the risk of angiographic and clinical recurrence but do not affect mortality or the short term or long term risk of myocardial infarction. The use of drug-eluting stents necessitates extended treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus thienopyridine) which may cause bleeding complications and interferes with or even precludes surgery in case this is needed. (2008-08-31)

Aspirin might prevent development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as aspirin might be effective in preventing the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett's oesophagus, according to US researchers reporting online in The Lancet Oncology. (2005-11-07)

Studies explore lifestyle choices and heart risks
Genetics and family history play a large role in a person's risk for heart disease, but factors in diet, lifestyle and the environment are also thought to influence susceptibility to the disease. A number of studies presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 56th Annual Scientific Session look at how health-related behaviors can influence a person's risk for cardiovascular disease. (2007-03-24)

Painkillers relieve zebrafish larvae discomfort
Uncomfortable with the increasing use of adult fish in pain research, Dr. Lynne Sneddon and Dr. Javier Lopez-Luna from the University of Liverpool decided to test whether tiny zebrafish larvae feel pain and can benefit from pain relief in the form of aspirin, morphine and lidocaine. (2017-04-19)

Medication reduces risk of adverse events for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI
Patients with acute coronary syndromes who were pre-treated with the anti-platelet agent clopidogrel before undergoing a procedure such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement had a reduced risk of adverse events if they received the anti-clotting drug abciximab, according to a study that will appear in the April 5 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Cardiology annual conference. (2006-03-13)

Tea complements drugs in fight against colon cancer
A new study has found that consumption of moderate amounts of green or white tea might provide a protection against colon tumors about as well as a prescription drug, sulindac, that has been shown to be effective for that purpose. (2003-03-06)

Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds
Moderate to severe cases of the nighttime breathing problem known as obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23 in San Diego. (2005-05-23)

Research gets to heart of advertising gender bias
Gender bias in pharmaceutical advertisements for cardiovascular disease may affect treatment, says a new University of Toronto study. (2004-12-08)

New drug doesn't improve disability among stroke patients
A new drug that showed promise in animal studies and an early clinical trial didn't improve disability among stroke patients, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. (2012-02-03)

Bloom preservation
If you want your cut gerberas to last longer in the vase, you could try a flower food made from acids and urea. That's the conclusion of research published in the International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation. (2015-05-19)

Over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and their effect on lab test results
The study reports on the results of a survey of patients in 18 European countries which shows that those taking OTC products and dietary supplements are not aware of the potential effects on laboratory test results they may have. In addition, patients do not believe that they need to disclose this use to medical and/or laboratory staff. (2018-08-10)

NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by inducing death of intestinal stem cells that have mutation
Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the development of colorectal cancer by inducing cell suicide pathways in intestinal stem cells that carry a certain mutated and dysfunctional gene, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine. The findings were published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2014-11-03)

The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist review examines strategies to prevent stillbirth
A review in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist finds that reducing the risk of stillbirth calls for better monitoring of women during their pregnancy to help find those whose babies' lives could be saved by early delivery. (2015-07-08)

Personalized antiplatelet treatment improves outcome after PCI
Personalized antiplatelet treatment leads to better outcomes than standard antiplatelet treatment in patients undergoing coronary stent implantation, according to results from the MADONNA study presented at ESC Congress 2012. (2012-08-28)

Study links acetaminophen to lower prostate cancer risk
A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds use of 30 tablets a month or more of acetaminophen for five or more years was associated with an estimated 38 percent lower risk of prostate cancer. (2011-05-23)

High impact clinical trials yield results that could lead to improved kidney care
The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014, Nov. 11-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (2014-11-15)

To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says
Could the same actions that help prevent a heart attack or stroke also prevent or slow the memory loss, confusion and thinking problems of dementia? A new study suggests that for many people, the answer could be yes. And for some, the impact of steps like controlling blood pressure and cholesterol might be greater than the effect of high-priced memory-preserving drugs. (2004-12-14)

Study examines platelet function testing for guiding antithrombotic treatment before PCI procedures
Among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing a procedure such as angioplasty, those who received platelet function tests before receiving antithrombotic therapy to determine appropriate clopidogrel dosing and who had high residual platelet reactivity (platelets resistant to antithrombotic therapy) were at an increased risk of an ischemic event at short- and long-term follow-up of up to two years, according to a study in the Sept. 21 issue of JAMA. (2011-09-20)

Pain relief can now be based on solid evidence
A Cochrane Review of data relating to about 45,000 patients involved in approximately 350 individual studies has provided an evaluation of the effect you can expect to get if you take commonly used painkillers at specific doses. The review also identifies pain killers for which there is only poor or no reliable evidence. This review will help doctors and patients to make evidence informed decisions of which pain killers to use, and is published in the latest edition of the Cochrane Library. (2011-09-06)

Recipient's immune system governs stem cell regeneration
A new University of Southern California-led study, published in Nature Medicine, describes how different types of immune system T-cells alternately discourage and encourage stem cells to regrow bone and tissue, bringing into sharp focus the importance of the transplant recipient's immune system in stem cell regeneration. (2011-11-20)

Studies confirm celecoxib may help prevent colorectal cancer in high risk patients
During the past year, the study of the potential use of COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) inhibitors to prevent colorectal and breast cancer has come under intense scrutiny. Recent research questioned the safety of these medicines as pain relievers, which was the initial indication, as well as for chemoprevention of cancer. Now, the latest data show that COX-2 inhibitors are highly effective in preventing pre-malignant tumors of the colon, and therefore may be useful in preventing colorectal cancer among high-risk patients. (2006-04-03)

St. Jude finds 'dancing' hair cells are key to humans' acute hearing
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have found that an electrically powered amplification mechanism in the cochlea of the ear is critical to the acute hearing of humans and other mammals. The findings will enable better understanding of how hearing loss can result from malfunction of this amplification machinery due to genetic mutation or overdose of drugs such as aspirin. (2008-05-07)

Dose of transplanted blood-forming stem cells affects their behavior
Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn't come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study published in Cell Reports provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect patients undergoing this risky procedure, frequently used to treat cancer and blood diseases. (2016-05-25)

Nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord sense pain caused by physical insult
Researchers have shown that the protein COX2 in mouse nerve cells in the central nervous system (CNS) is crucial for hypersensitivity to pain caused by the physical insult associated with inflammation, but not pain caused by the heat associated with inflammation. As pain caused by physical insult is a major symptom of postoperative and arthritic inflammation, it seems that COX2 in nerve cells in the CNS is central to the pain that accompanies these conditions. (2009-01-05)

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