Tag: "medications" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...ychotic effects. Research into designing THC-based medications
has boomed in the last few years, due to the many therapeutic effects of THC. These drugs could be used to alleviate muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients, restore appetite in AIDS patients and alleviate pain and nausea in cancer patients ...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...patch therapy provides similar pain relief as oral medications
for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. The exploratory study involved a head to head comparison of applying the lidocaine patch 5% (Lidoderm) or taking celecoxib (Celebrex) 200 mg per day. In this study, results showed that at six weeks 54...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...is specific cell receptor is blocked by delivering medications
directly to the brain, the effects of cachexia are...those suffering from cachexia receive related oral medications
to determine the drug's safety and effectiveness. "We believe the results obtained in this coll...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
... referred to his or her doctor. There are no medications
or packaged foods in the eating program, only natural foods purchased in supermarkets and health food stores. More than 250,000 people have achieved weight-loss and health benefits at 120 SureSlim clinics in Canada, Australia, Europe and Afri...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
... Dr. Kapuku. That may mean taking antihypertensive medications
at these early signs of trouble. Measures such as weight loss and exercise also may help stop the cascade that ultimately leads to a failing heart. He's focusing his studies on adolescents because of mounting evidence, from centers such as the Georgi...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...es, most family physicians are likely to prescribe medications
or suggest that their patients use over-the-counte...ve allergies," she said. "They're often prescribed medications
such as antihistamines that don't help the problem, so it's important that they be correctly diagnos...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
... to abstain from using drugs, including alcohol or medications
that may be available to them through their jobs. It does mean that these special concerns need to be addressed for treatment to be effective." Domino added that some health care workers may have to change specialties, thereby removing themselves fro...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
.... 2. The addition of stents and newer adjunctive medications
has improved PCI outcome. The decision to recommend PCI or CABG surgery will be guided by technical improvements in cardiology or surgery, local expertise and patients' preference. 3. Until proven otherwise, PCI should be used only with reservation ...
New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects
...ly the only way at present to collect data on what medications
women are taking and what effects they may be having on their babies." Women can sign up for the Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry, which is based at Massachusetts General Hospital, by calling toll-free (888) 233-2334. Women can talk to their doc...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...ith anti-cholesterol medication. Anti-cholesterol medications
and diets as well as risk factors such as smoking .... "The result of lowering cholesterol with current medications
may be very different from naturally low cholesterol," said Merrill Elias. "We certainly need to ev...
Specialist care gives better rate of survival
...es for deterioration in status to be detected, for medications
to be altered, and for therapies to be reinforced. Congestive heart failure is suffered by up to two per cent of North American adults, and despite advances in treatment and therapy, still holds a poor prognosis; 30 to 50 per cent die within a year....
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
...rspersed with stable periods. They were not taking medications
for MS. The mean age of participants with MS was 29 years; the healthy participants had a mean age of 28. "In this preliminary investigation, we found a distinct pattern in the MS group that revealed the existence of three markers for the disease," ...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...n. Use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering medications
increased in both groups, but more so in the community program. "The community health worker was absolutely key in helping patients navigate systems to use their pharmacy card, go to the YMCA and understand their medications," Becker said. "My next ...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
... countries in the potentially inappropriate use of medications
among elderly home care patients, according to a s...16 issue of JAMA. Use of potentially inappropriate medications
in elderly patients is a major health care concern, according to background information in the artic...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...t a neighborhood clinic, and free charge cards for medications
are almost nine times more likely to benefit black...ular visits, changes in lifestyle routines, use of medications
and health outcomes in more than 350 black American adults between the ages of 30 and 59. Study par...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
...mage," said Greenberg. "That's how many anti-tumor medications
such as mitomycin c -- work: They kill off tumors by linking up with the cancer cells' DNA and stick...
Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
...cal to independent living such as keeping track of medications
or managing money. Prior clinical trials of successful treatment of depression in this age group reported improvement in emotional functioning, but had not demonstrated that improved emotional health also translated into improved physical health. Old...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...ting gait outcomes. Rat study may aid in testing medications
and other treatments for urinary incontinence, pg ...mal model may be useful for preclinical testing of medications
and other protocols aimed at rehabilitation or prevention of stress urinary incontinence. Educatio...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...riptions for all four classes of recommended heart medications
than were women. The quality effort significantly improved the use of only two of the drugs beta blockers and aspirin -- in women. Jani is a former ACC intern and research assistant with the GAP project at U-M, and is now studying at the Wayne State...
End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
...and housing assistance to access to antiretroviral medications
through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. "However...s is completely unacceptable. Patients need those medications
to live. The federal government should guarantee access to these essential medicines for low-income...
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