Articles tagged with: Clinical Trials

A High Salt Diet in Childhood Linked to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

A High Salt Diet in Childhood Linked to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

Does too much salt in the diet cause high blood pressure? That question goes in and out of favor (yea or nay) among the medical community. It used to be standard wisdom that too much salt was bad for the vascular system (blood vessels) and specifically it caused higher blood pressure. Studies that are more recent have called this into question by opening the door on a genetic factor in the reaction to salt.

Clinical trials are studies being conducted to test whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective.

Clinical trials are studies being conducted to test whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective.

Clinical trials are studies being conducted to test whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. The tests fall into preclinical are conducted in animals and clinical studies in humans are. These studies must be reviewed and approved by a committee of experts to be able to perform. There are certain tests that cannot be performed on people to perform them as animals previously suspected that there may be significant damage to your life short and long term.

Avastin: Extending the Life for Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients

Avastin: Extending the Life for Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients

Most forms of cancer that reach an advanced stage – with or without spreading (metastasis) – are killers. Cervical cancer is no exception. Whereas the survival rate for women diagnosed with stage 1 cervical cancer is 80-90%, with stage IV the survival rate is less than 15%. In fact, currently, most women diagnosed with stage IV or recurring cervical cancer live less than 12 months...

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