Drugs

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Gastroprotectant drugs treat and prevent peptic ulcer disease and its associated complications. A recent study from the UK provides insight into the effects of different gastroprotectant drugs in various clinical situations. Peptic ulcer disease includes ulcers of the stomach and of the upper intestine. Ulcers of the stomach
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Researchers in the US recently investigated the relationship between advertising campaigns and tobacco use among teenagers. The tobacco industry has been under close observation for many years now. Tobacco products are not only addictive but are also hazardous for our health. We have learned that teenagers are particularly responsive to cigarette marketing campaigns, which increases
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Researchers determine whether certain foods may be linked to an increased likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, rheumatoid arthritis is a disease wherein the body’s immune system attacks the joints, creating inflammation within them. This inflammation can damage cartilage, leading to loose, unstable, and painful joints. Inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis
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A recent study investigated whether Parkinson’s disease affects intimacy and relationship satisfaction when the caregiver is a female spouse. Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment is a long-term neuro-degenerative disorder that mainly impacts the individual’s motor functions. Early symptoms include difficulty walking, shaking, rigidity, and slow movement. Between 20% and 50% of those with Parkinson’s
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A recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine compared the effectiveness of aerobic exercise versus tai chi for fibromyalgia treatment. Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic condition in which a person experiences a range of physical and mental symptoms including widespread muscle and joint pains, fatigue, an inability to concentrate, depression and anxiety. The
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Patient perceptions of different generic products may influence the rates of switchbacks to branded drugs. A recent study published in the BMJ analyzed which type of generic drugs demonstrated higher switchback rates. Generic drugs contain the same active ingredients as their branded counterparts but may have a different appearance. Authorized generic drugs have identical appearances
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Chemists continue to work on the exciting new antibiotic, Teixobactin, to determine if they can simplify its synthesis while preserving its activity. Antimicrobial resistance is a major problem faced by researchers, medical professionals, and society as a whole. Since the inception of antibiotics, which are small molecule drugs which disrupt essential processes in bacteria, viruses
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A recent study investigates the degrees of sensory impairment in hearing and its association with injuries from accidents in the US. Traffic accidents and road safety are paramount concerns. Accidental injuries are a leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States. Accidents and injuries occurring from accidents have resulted in treatment costs and
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A new innovation in brain scanner technology promises high-resolution neuroimaging in subjects without restricting their head and body movements. Neurons are specialized cells that are designed to generate electrochemical signals. These signals are the currency used to transmit information across the body. Neurons connect the brain, spinal cord, and each nook and cranny of our
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A recent study in BMC Psychiatry examines the impact of yoga for PTSD as a complementary treatment to psychotherapeutic intervention. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a public health problem that has a worldwide prevalence of 6.1%. Substantial traumatic experiences result in PTSD and it commonly occurs among victims of violence, survivors of wars or natural disasters, veterans,
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Young children with ADHD respond differently to specific treatment methods. A recent study examined a new type of intervention, called serious games, to determine which subtypes of children with ADHD are more likely to benefit. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in children. The primary symptoms of the disorder
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For some time, scientists have believed that the hippocampus continually produces new nerve cells. A new study evaluating the dentate gyrate region of the hippocampus investigates neuronal development throughout a lifespan.   Neurons are cells that carry electrical impulses. In some mammals, new neurons are created throughout adulthood within a seahorse-shaped structure in the brain
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A new study investigated the effects of drinking on treatment for depressive symptoms, as assessed by psychological functioning, stress, and sleep. Alcohol consumption can be a risky activity in patients with mental illness. Many clinicians believe that consuming alcohol could exacerbate the patient’s condition. Antidepressants, for example, are often incompatible with alcohol and the combination
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A recent news article published in the British Medical Journal describes new research comparing the safety of balanced crystalloids to saline. Many patients admitted to the hospital are routinely administered saline as a standard intravenous fluid. Two studies were performed in a hospital setting, comparing the outcomes of critical and non-critical patients, given either saline
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