Placebo

Endo: Liraglutide May Benefit Adolescents With Obesity

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- Liraglutide plus lifestyle therapy results in a significantly greater reduction in body mass index (BMI) standard-deviation score than placebo among adolescents with obesity, according to a study published online March...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Alirocumab Effective In Homozygous Fh

PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab lowered LDL cholesterol by 35% over placebo in ODYSSEY HoFH, the largest ever randomized lipid-lowering trial in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cholesterol

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The Placebo Effect And Psychedelic Drugs: Tripping On Nothing?

A new study suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects on consciousness in the literature relating to psychedelic...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Justcbd Is Giving You 25% Off Cbd Gummies So You Can Finally Get Some Rest [exclusive]

There’s a lot of discourse surrounding the benefits of CBD and whether the Cannabid sativa extract is actually beneficial to those experiencing chronic pain and anxiety or if it’s a placebo cleverly marketed as a cure-all antidote. Whatever you...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Antidote

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Reduction Noted In Transfusion Burden With Luspatercept

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- For patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia, significantly more have a reduction in transfusion burden with receipt of luspatercept versus placebo, according to a study published in the March 26 issue of the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fostemsavir Active In Multidrug-resistant Hiv-1 Infection

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- Amongpatients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection who have limited therapy options, reductions in HIV-1 RNA level were significantly greater in those who received fostemsavir compared with placebo during the first...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Genetics

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Daily Low-dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Dementia Risk In Seniors

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 -- For relatively healthy older individuals, low-dose aspirin compared with placebo did not reduce the risk for dementia, probable Alzheimer disease, or mild cognitive impairment during a median follow-up of 4.7 years,...
Related topics: Aspirin, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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Adding Pembrolizumab May Up Response In Triple-negative Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- For patients with untreated stage II or III triple-negative breast cancer, pembrolizumab plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy, compared with placebo plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy, is associated with a significantly higher rate...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Industry-funded Study Of The Week: Collagen Supplements

The study: A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study.  Nutrients 2019, 11(10), 2494. Purpose: “The purpose of this randomized,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Does The Public Think Of Cbd As A Placebo Substance?

In 1960, a deceitful medical doctor, known publicly as “Dr. Feelgood,” thought it would be a good idea to dish out B12 to his patients as if it was candy on Halloween. At the time, very little scientific study had been conducted on the effects...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Gi Events Predominant With Colchicine Tx

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The most common adverse events (AEs) associated with colchicine treatment were diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems, with more severe toxicities not being observed at greater rates than with placebo, a meta-analysis...
Related topics: Diarrhea

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Biocharger’s Claims Are Too Silly To Take Seriously

The BioCharger is a subtle energy device based on fantasy, not science. At $15,000, pretty expensive for a placebo.

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Binaural Beats Synchronize Brain Activity, Don’t Affect Mood

An auditory illusion thought to synchronize brain waves and alter mood is no more effective than other sounds, according to research in adults recently published in eNeuro. The effect reported in other studies might be a placebo but could still...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cocoa Could Bring Sweet Relief To Walking Pain For People With Peripheral Artery Disease

Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who consumed a flavanol-rich cocoa beverage three times daily for six months saw significant improvements in their 6-minute walking distance compared to a placebo, in a small, phase II randomized study....
Related topics: Medical Research

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Jak1 Inhibitor Promising For Refractory Crohn's

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The JAK-1 inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq) was superior to placebo in inducing endoscopic remission in refractory Crohn's disease (CD) patients, the phase II randomized CELEST trial showed. Julián Panés, MD, PhD, of...
Related topics: Crohn's Disease

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Those Under The Influence Of Marijuana Suffer From Memory Loss, False Scenarios, Study Shows

To study how smoking marijuana can affect testimonies in crime investigations, scientists gave cannabis and a placebo to two groups of adults and provided them with VR-headsets to watch how they commit or witness a crime.
Related topics: Memory Loss, Medical Research, Smoking

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Hyperimmune Globulin For Congenital Cmv: A Signal Of Harm

]]>(MedPage Today) -- GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Women with cytomegalovirus (CMV) randomized to receive hyperimmune globulin during pregnancy were more likely to develop placental syndrome than those assigned to placebo, a researcher here found. A...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Antiseptic Cloths No Help Cutting Ssi Rates After C-section

]]>(MedPage Today) -- GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Asking patients to clean themselves with chlorhexidine cloths prior to scheduled cesarean delivery did not significantly lower the rate of surgical site infections versus cleaning with placebo cloths in...

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China Begins Testing An Antiviral Drug In Coronavirus Patients

Patients in a clinical trial will receive a placebo or remdesivir, which has shown promise in laboratory studies.
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Trial Of Promising Hiv Vaccine Fails In South Africa

The combination of two drugs performed no better than placebo in preventing infection.
Related topics: HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Vaccines, South Africa

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