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Complications In Kidney Failure Patients Linked To Heparin

...ysis. At this time, there are no other widely used alternatives to heparin. The results of this analysis, if confirmed by others, might stimulate the search for better anticoagulants that can be used in hemodialysis. The study found that the presence of heparin antibodies in hemodialysis patients was associated ...

In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over

...to stop using the pain relievers abruptly. However alternatives can be taken wherever possible (Low back pain) to reduce the associated risk. ...

Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Children's Coughs

...s drug was widely abandoned in the U.S. when safer alternatives became available for the immediate relief of wheezing," says Richard L. Gorman, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. "The Cochrane Review states there is no data to support the use of Methylxanthines. I would strong...

Justifying the use of letrozole for inducing ovulation

...ludes saying that homeopathic medicines are better alternatives for inducing ovulation as they do not have any side effect....

Continuation Of Medication After Heart Surgery Very Important

...atory drugs and potassium also appeared to be safe alternatives during the recovery period. Thus researchers say ,the discontinuation of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors would be unwise and their use appears to be protective....

The 'forgotten epidemic' killing millions

...tive anti-malarial since the 1950s. The number of alternatives are limited. The WHO supports use of multi-drug combinations based on artemisinin, until recently an extract from the "sweet wormwood" plant used in China for centuries but little known in the West. Some governments and Western donors have been hesi...

Girls Hit Tanning Booths More Than Boys

...ce-related problems of UV overexposure and present alternatives to tanning using UV rays to enhance appearance," Demko says....

Scientists push to lower hidden sodium in food

...rts your heart, brain and kidneys. Reduced-sodium alternatives are rare in grocery aisles. Manufacturers argue it's hard to change the recipe but keep the taste. On one thing do food makers and health critics agree: Making our food supply less salty will require consumer demand, and so far that has focused most...

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

...d, but if adults can introduce children to healthy alternatives to junk food, "then they'd be more accepting of them, and more likely to eat them in the future....

FDA issues warning for Droperidol

...idol can be dangerous, and thus doctors should try alternatives before using it. So the FDA issued warning and ordered manufacturer Akorn Pharmaceuticals to write thousands of doctors alerting them to the problem. Apparently the drug can delay recharging of the heart between beats within minutes after a dose is...

Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax

...ous generation's wonder drug: penicillin. Although alternatives exist, Cipro is the latest and greatest, so it tends to get attention. // It helped that Cipro was the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat inhaled anthrax. But Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson today en...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

... severity of disease and use of CAM, so turning to alternatives is not a last resort.// The use of CAM was most widespread among higher income, younger and better-educated patients. What's of concern is that only half of those using CAM told their doctors about it - even though some remedies and forms of treatm...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...ancers, up from 215 in 1995. Many of the drugs are alternatives to standardradiation and chemotherapy. For lung cancer, the leading cause ofcancer-related death in the United States, there are 68 drugs in the pipelinesof various companies.Experimental drugs for the treatment of breast cancer total 59, while there...

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