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2011-10-24 09:10:05

NIH stops one treatment arm of trial; Other two treatments to continue The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had...

2011-08-25 11:21:01

NIH —funded study finds azithromycin lowers frequency and severity of flare-ups Adding a common antibiotic to the usual daily treatment regimen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce the occurrence of acute exacerbations and improve quality of life, reports new results from a clinical trial funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study will appear in the Aug. 25 issue of the New England...

2011-08-04 13:01:13

A comparison clinical study of two aplastic anemia treatments found that ATGAM, currently the only licensed aplastic anemia drug in the United States, improved blood cell counts and survival significantly more than did Thymoglobulin, a similar but reportedly more potent treatment. The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health; the study participants were treated and then followed at the NIH Clinical Center in...

2011-08-03 09:22:00

Ogilvy Washington Wins Fourth Successive Contract as Agency Approaches 10th Year Supporting Women's Heart Health Campaign and its Red Dress Brand WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington, D.C., office of Ogilvy & Mather (Ogilvy Washington), an integrated global communications firm, announced today that it has been awarded a five year, multi-million dollar contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for The Heart...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center announced it has received an $84 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the comparative effectiveness of two initial management strategies for patients with coronary artery disease. The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) is a randomized controlled trial that will study...

2011-07-25 07:50:00

Eighty-four percent of parents say they don't know about opportunities for their children to participate in medical research; only 5 percent of children have participated in medical research across the United States ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in nine adults have participated in medical research. In contrast, only one in 20 children have done so. Those are the findings of a poll earlier this year by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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