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Immunosupressants for Eczema

...corticosteroids for skin disease. Yet, the host of drugs that have come out in the recent years which are dermatocentric are astounding and here is another. Using Tacrolimus, the agent which was devised for liver transplantation, there has been found to vast symptomatic relief of patients. Eczema is a deva...

Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers

...lions of people all over the world. Anti-arthritic drugs can cause side effects and surgery can be expensive, however there is hope from a natural product liquid glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates. Some excellent results with an approach based on a combination of the two supplements have been reported by...

Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

...the practice of medicine by paving the way for new drugs and medical therapies.Specific sequences of DNA characters form the genes and this makes us what we are and determines our susceptibility to illnesses like cancer or diabetes. Mapping involves three separate steps: sequencing, assembling and annotat...

One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

... receive lifesaving therapies such as clot-busting drugs or the artery-clearing treatment angioplasty. And they were more likely to die -- approximately one in four patients without chest pains died during their heart attacks, compared to one in 10 patients with chest pains....

Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

...old that after researchers began testing the first drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of people taking the drugs were dying of causes unrelated to cardiovascular system. Another researcher added that, "A lot of t...

Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

...igh less could prove the magic ingredient for diet drugs of the future.British scientists from drug giant SmithKline Beecham and the University of Cambridge have created mice with a human protein known as Uncoupling Protein 3 (UCP3) that increases their metabolism.In what is every dieter's dream, the mice ...

Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

...in London claim patients receiving higher doses of drugs such as morphine live just as long as those who do not. In research published in The Lancet medical journal, they compared the doses of painkillers given to 238 dying patients to determine the impact on their survival."There is no connection betwee...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...d the disease is becoming resistant to many of the drugs used to treat it. This important finding provides ...rmation, researchers may be better able to develop drugs to cut off the parasite's nutrient supply. In addition, any new protein that the parasite adds to th...

Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists

... brain and have resulted in the development of new drugs and anti-depressants like Prozac. The studies have also helped in better understanding of Parkinsons disease....

Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says 'Dolly’ Creatos

...nuclear transfer technology to harvest life saving drugs to treat many serious diseases including cancer. ...ic proteins in chicken eggs – which can be used as drugs to treat serious diseases. Professor Grahame Bulfield, Director of Roslin Institute at Edinburgh, s...

What happens when Medications go wrong?

Have you ever wondered how the dosages of drugs are determined? How drugs are being tested? On whom are these tested and who tests them? What happens if the dosages are unwit...

What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

...a. But apart from being one of the most prescribed drugs in the world, aspirin is also extensively used in the prophylaxis of ischemic heart diseases and strokes. When a situation arises that an asthmatic is in dire need of being administered aspirin, the researchers say aspirin desensitization can be trie...

New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

...emia / Reperfusion leads to the development of new drugs to save the damaged tissue and treat heart attack. During Ischemia / Reperfusion, Early growth response gene (Egr –1) level increases and acts like a common link between the pathways lead to tissue injury, such as the stimulation of chemokines, adhes...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

Delivering drugs via nasal spray might overcome a major obstacle to treating brain ailments such as strokes according to researchers. Based on early studies in rats, researchers from the Stroke Lab and Alzheimer's Research Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, reported tha...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

...back to his circulation. Also the infant was given drugs to stimulate the production of red blood cells. Recycling ones own blood is permissible amongst the Witnesses. The surgery is the first of its kind in an infant but with the successful result obtained many more similar procedures will follow suit./p...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...ced plans of its own production of anti retroviral drugs for AIDS treatment. This development brings to a head a series of developments in a year that has seen people all over the world ganging up against rising prices of essential life saving medicines. However critics say even now many in the poorer cou...

Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

... testing when sometimes very toxic new anti cancer drugs are tested on unsuspecting victims in the name of ...eing studied. Placebos are never used in trials on drugs that may be used to treat cancer.While a few drug trials are very successful, a few of them are very...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

The number of drugs being developed for the treatment of cancer has ne...f variouscancers, up from 215 in 1995. Many of the drugs are alternatives to standardradiation and chemotherapy. For lung cancer, the leading cause ofcancer-...

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

...ent. With the costs of the few available anti-AIDS drugs still very much beyond the affordability of the victims, a vaccine is being perceived as a welcome development. DBT and the Union Ministry of Health have already started a vaccine development project under the Indo-US initiative on HIV/AIDS....

TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

... and the major stumbling block is the high cost of drugs used to treat tuberculosis. The classical symptoms are gradual loss of weight, evening rise of body temperature, and moderate to severe cough. The disease spreads through air as droplets when a person coughs or sneezes and the sputum carries the bact...

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