Tag: "pill" at medical news
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
...tudy adds more evidence that splitting a high-dose pill
and swallowing half of it, rather than taking a whole low-dose pill
each time, doesnt change those medicines impact on cholesterol levels. It is also the first prospect...
Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
A drug described by some people as a genius pill
for enhancing cognitive function provided relief to a small group of Rochester breast cancer survivors who were coping with a side effect known as chemo-brain, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Sixty-eight women, who had ...
Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
...rkers administered the generic drugs, in liquid or pill
form, twice daily. The results: The number of immunity-boosting T helper cells in the blood of children more than tripled. Children gained significant amounts of weight. Drug toxicities were uncommon and easily managed. And the price was right: Sta...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
... treatment at the correct hour When I had only one pill
left I had the courage to go out and seek some more treatment. I went to see nurse who informed me that she would be able to distribute antiretrovirals; with that I had a months worth of treatment. If we have to give up this treatment we will return ...
Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease
...ce inhaler use to once a day or switch to a daily pill
according to new research conducted at Wake Fores... is required once a day or that involves taking a pill
rather than using an inhaler. In addition, while the risks of low-dose steroids are low, some patien...
Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic
...ler amounts of the active ingredient as opposed to pill
forms, this device has great potential for improving the therapeutic utility of THC," said study co-author Neal L. Benowitz, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, psychiatry and biopharmaceutical sciences. He added that pills tend to provide patients wit...
Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure
...be given after radiation exposure, administered in pill
form, and synthesized and stored in large quantities - all properties that would be desirable for treating large groups of individuals exposed to high levels of radiation, Hotchkiss said. The researchers contend that developing such a drug would be...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
...veloping a peptide-based drug that can be given in pill
form to lower high blood pressure, and that is bas... and to formulate it so it can be taken orally, in pill
form. BNPs therapeutic properties include its ability to dilate blood vessels, promote salt discharg...
Cancer-fighting foods, supplements explored in day-long symposium, March 25
... potent antioxidant that could be developed into a pill
with the potential for fewer side effects than some commercial drugs that are currently used to prevent the disease, according to study leader Bandaru Reddy, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemical Biology at the university. (AGFD 009, Sund...
Blueberries contain chemical that may help prevent colon cancer
... potent antioxidant that could be developed into a pill
with the potential for fewer side effects than some commercial drugs that are currently used to prevent the disease. Colon cancer is considered the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, the researchers say. While recent studie...
Depression increases health risks in heart failure patients
...toms of depression receive 16 weeks of exercise or pill
therapy. The researchers believe that the results of their current analysis, as well as their ongoing trial, will provide guidance for physicians in treating patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease who are also exhibiting signs of d...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
....) Hormone therapy may be safer with patch than pill
Transdermal estrogen, delivered by a patch or gel, is not associated with an increased risk of blood clots in veins, according to French researchers. The blood clots, called venous thromboembolism (VTE), are only a risk when taking estrogen by mou...
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
...ey are not affected by our diet and by every other pill
we take," he says. Previous work with dabigatran indicates it could fit the bill. It works early in the clotting process, inhibiting thrombin, one of the main clotting factors. "When you cut yourself, platelets start sticking, thrombin comes in and...
Rapid flu tests may reduce threat of antibiotic resistance
...st want to feel better, and they assume there is a pill
that will make them better quickly," said Falsey. "Unfortunately, that's not the case for many respiratory illnesses that are caused by viruses. Instead they should rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take over-the-counter medications to help ease thei...
Antibiotic ear drops favored over popular oral antibiotics for ear infections
...antibiotic ear drops over antibiotics swallowed in pill
or liquid form in such cases, a UT Southwestern Me...erely taking oral antibiotics such as swallowing a pill
or liquid. The findings are available online in the journal Pediatrics . "With the use of ear dro...
Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find
...s to develop an oral agent. BBIC could be given by pill
daily. Over 400,000 Americans acknowledge having MS, though nearly one million Americans may be living with the disease. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of coordination, muscle weakness, numbness, inability to walk or use hands and arms, pain,...
Rochester study rolls out RU-486 to treat uterine fibroids
...and 20 women received an identical looking placebo pill
daily, for six months. Doctors sought to evaluate physical changes as well as quality of life improvements. To assess the latter, they used a survey with a 100-point scale that asked questions such as: During the past month, how distressed were you b...
Common PTSD drug is no more effective than placebo
...cts of guanfacine and an identical looking placebo pill
on 63 male and female veterans at four VA medical centers in California and Hawaii. Twenty-nine participants were randomly assigned to take weekly doses of the drug, and 34 were assigned the placebo, for eight weeks. At the end of the study, the ef...
Drug labels are prescriptions for mistakes
... take the medicine. For example, saying take one pill
at 8:00 a.m. and one pill
at 8:00 p.m. is better than saying take one pill
every 12 hours, which is confusing to a lot of pati...
Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients
...osphorus levels, but also reduces phosphate binder pill
burden." The majority of participants who reached the K/DOQI target required approximately 3 grams (g) of FOSRENOL daily, demonstrating that most patients can be controlled with a single 1 g tablet per meal. (Dosing based on three meals per day. ...
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