Clinical trials are needed to help us improve how we fight diseases

Here you can learn about clinical trials and what new hope is on the horizon. Check out the articles below and find clinical trials you may be able to take part in.

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Exercise and Asthma

Do you wheeze during a workout? Do you cough after a morning jog? If so, don't despair. You could be Olympic material.

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Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests.

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Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?

You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why.

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If you have heart disease, you may qualify for a research study.

Heart disease studies recruiting. No cost for study-related care.

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Preventing Heart Disease: Watch Your Cholesterol

When too much cholesterol accumulates in the bloodstream, it can build up in the coronary arteries and block the flow of blood to the heart. But cholesterol doesn't have to be a threat.

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AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death.

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Follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates on clinical research

Stay up to date with clinical research by following our Twitter account @IQVIA_Research

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AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows.

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Obesity and Heart Disease

Want to know your vulnerability to heart disease? Like it or not, one of the best ways to know is to get on the scale. Even a few extra pounds can be hard on your heart.

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Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report

Almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, a new report shows.

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AHA: 7 Things That Can Affect the Heart -- And What to Do About Them

Genetics can play a role in cardiovascular health, but so can lifestyle changes. Here are seven factors than can affect the heart and what to do about them.

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Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men earlier in life than for women.

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Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Even better news -- some foods can bring down your cholesterol level.

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Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor

After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough -- but why?

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Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

Research consistently tells you just how important exercise is for health. It can help head off heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many types of cancer, including breast and colon cancers.

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Poop Transplants May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Research suggests that fecal transplants may be effective treatment for ulcerative colitis.

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Results of ClinicalResearch.com community survey for 2018

We surveyed our users at the end of 2018 and here is what we learned!

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Follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates on clinical research

Stay up to date with clinical research by following our Facebook page @IQVIAClinicalResearch

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How much do you know about Alzheimer's dementia?

Discover some common early symptoms and signs of Alzheimer's dementia

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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

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Could a vaccine be used to help prevent type 1 diabetes?

Finnish clinical trials to study enterovirus vaccine, to see if it may help prevent type 1 diabetes

Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's

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Could a lack of sleep be linked to Alzheimer's disease?

Clinical trials find possible link between sleep disorders and dementia

Can we get ahead of Alzheimer's disease

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Can we get ahead of Alzheimer's disease?

Potential blood test may help doctors detect Alzheimer’s disease before the damage is done

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Could multiple sclerosis be on the rise?

Researchers need to learn more about the number of people with multiple sclerosis

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Diet and exercise – the cornerstone of NASH disease management

Losing excess weight together with an active lifestyle remains the best way to help NASH patients

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Drug treatment for NASH may soon become a reality

Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to fill the NASH treatment gap

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Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?

Green tea is a popular health trend, with many pe...

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Your Job and Your Stroke Risk

People who work long hours for at least 10 years suffer more strokes.

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Vitamin D and Heart Risk

Taking Vitamin D supplements may not help lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

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Sexting and Teen Sexual Behavior

Adolescents and teens who sext more likely to engage in sexual behavior.

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Colon Cancer Detection

Colon cancer can spread to other parts of the body before the primary tumor is detectable.

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Common Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

Treatment with blood pressure medication can impr...

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Measles and Summer Vacation

Why it's important to take extra precautions before traveling to Europe.

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Nature May Be One of the Best Prescriptions for Happiness

But how much time do you need to spend with nature to feel better?

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Epilepsy Drugs and Birth Defect Risk

Two drugs prescribed to prevent seizures and treat migraine may increase the risk of birth defects if taken early in pregnancy.

About clinical trials

Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. Clinical research is how we develop new treatments and gather knowledge for better health and medical care. A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants.

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How can I get involved in clinical trials?

Search this site for IQVIA-managed clinical trials. Also, download questions to ask when you first contact a trial doctor to inquire about a clinical trial.

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