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2009-07-28 16:40:00

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday it had halted a trial of the drug sildenafil for patients with sickle cell disease, saying the drug caused serious medical problems.The trial was testing the safety and effectiveness of sildenafil, sold by Pfizer as Viagra and Revatio, as a treatment for pulmonary hypertension in patients with sickle cell disease, said the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).Patients without sickle cell disease taking the sildenafil --...

2009-07-28 15:05:30

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial testing a drug treatment for pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease nearly one year early due to safety concerns. In an interim review of safety data from 33 participants who completed 16 weeks of treatment, researchers found that, compared to participants on placebo (dummy pill), participants taking sildenafil (Revatio) were significantly more likely to...

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2009-07-17 09:00:19

Findings may point to new avenues for treatment, prevention A team led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health today reported the discovery of five genetic variants related to blood pressure in African-Americans, findings that may provide new clues to treating and preventing hypertension. The effort marks the first time that a relatively new research approach, called a genome-wide association study, has focused on blood pressure and hypertension in an African-American...

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2009-06-16 15:12:27

Members of six of the world's largest health agencies have agreed to work together to combat mankind's deadliest diseases. Agencies announced the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease on Tuesday. The initial agencies involved represent 80 percent of all public health funding. The initial lineup of agencies include the Australia National Health and Medical Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the UK Medical Research Council, the...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Six prestigious members of the National Institutes of Health have joined Bio Career Center (www.BioCareerCenter.com), the nation's leading online jobs board and careers site for life science professionals. The NIH has the highest number of post-doctoral professionals at any scientific institute in the country. The six NIH organizations that have joined include the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of...

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2009-06-10 15:36:48

Government investigators are again turning to heart attack survivors, enrolling them in a controversial new study of an alternative treatment of high dose vitamin supplements and chelation, a lead poisoning treatment that has not been proven safe or effective for heart disease. The $30 million experiment is one of the largest alternative medicine studies ever conducted, with 1,500 participants enrolled to date. But enrollment was suspended last August, when the federal Office of Human...

2009-05-19 10:13:43

Individuals with heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from depression as the general population, an association the medical community has largely been unable to explain. Now, a new study by researchers at The Miriam Hospital, in conjunction with The Montr©al Heart Institute, University of Montr©al and McGill University, reveals there may be genetic variations that contribute to depression in heart disease patients. According to the study, published in the April issue of the...

2009-05-14 09:53:15

HOUSTON "“"“ New research supports the findings of a landmark drug comparison study published in 2002 in which a diuretic drug or "water pill" outperformed other medications for high blood pressure. A scientific team including investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reports the findings in the May 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. About one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, which, according to the...

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2009-05-11 07:10:49

An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggesting potential avenues of investigation for the prevention or treatment of hypertension. The research was funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health and by several other NIH institutes and centers. The analysis of over...

2009-04-23 08:04:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington, D.C. office of Porter Novelli has been selected by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health, to expand and enhance its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) awareness campaign. "In 1972, the NHLBI was our first client - a relationship that lasted for more than 20 years as we taught Americans about the dangers of high blood pressure, then encouraged them to 'know your number' when it...


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