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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...versity of California, San Diego, screened several nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at high concentrations. To their surprise, they found that while some NSAIDs, such as naproxen and aspirin, had no effect on AB42, others, such as ibuprofen and indomethacin, did. The possible significance of this fi...

Aging Gracefully, With a Chronic Disease

...lievers and anti-inflammatory medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, such as methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. Exercise, weight loss and diet changes also can be helpful, Fox says. RA is one of more than 100 varieties of...

Combining NSAIDs With Chemotherapy May Improve Cancer Therapy

Until recently, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ...rs, numerous studies have investigated the role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in cancer prevention. However, few studies have systematically evaluated the...

Anti-inflammatory Drugs Interact With Hormone Replacement Therapy

... of 0.78. However, in women who used traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, which variably inhibit both cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2, at the same time as hormone replacement therapy, the chance of heart attack among this group o f women, as compared to nonusers of thes...

Aspirin may Help to Prevent Colon Cancer in High-risk Individuals

...thesized mechanism by which the use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), also called COX-2 inhibitors, act to decrease the risk of developing colon cancer. Researchers found that two-thirds of colon cancers have high levels of expression of the COX-2 enzyme, which is blocked by aspirin...

Use Caution With All Pain Medications, Warns Experts

...n't work, the next step for most people would be a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Try naproxen (Aleve) first, then ibuprofen (Advil). Next is diclofenac, but more caution is needed with this drug (which is available only by prescription). Celebrex, the only drug in the class known as COX-2 inhibit...

Ibuprofen Risky for Heart Patients?

...lic health concern than Vioxx was." Rofecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, was marketed under the brand name Vioxx by Merck for treatment of osteoarthritis, and related acute pain conditions. Worldwide, over 80 million people were prescribed rofecoxib at some time. On September 30, 2004, Merck vo...

Combination Therapy More Effective Than Monotherapy for Treating Migraine

...of drugs known as triptans) and naproxen sodium (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; NSAID) compared with placebo and single therapy with either of the drugs. The research consisted of two identical, randomized, double-blind studies conducted among 1,461 (study 1) and 1,495 (study 2) patients at 118 U.S. clini...

Outpatient Treatment Kills Benign Bone Tumors Nonsurgically With Heat

...nd worse at night, but responds well to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications, however, can cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and intestinal bleeding. For patients who require intervention, surgery has been the historical treatment. Source-Nwswise SRM...

Long Term Opioid Drug Usage May Lead to Addiction

...k pain can be treated in other ways like exercise, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), tricyclic antidepressants, acupuncture and electrical stimulation. Martell advices patients with chronic back pain, 'Consider all your options carefully, weigh the risks vs. the benefits of those options, and b...

Study Explains How NSAIDs Halt Cancer Growth

...DA-7/IL-24 is the molecular mechanism that enables nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to halt the// growth of cancer cells, a finding that could eventually lead to the development of targeted cancer treatments.Led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with sci...

Painkillers—New and Old—Increase the Risk for Heart Attak

...COX-2s all belong to the class of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Most of them boost blood pressure and can counteract the effect of some blood-pressure drugs. They can also impair blood vessels' ability to relax and may stimulate the growth of smooth muscle cells inside arteries. ...

European Regulators Investigate Common Painkiller Drugs

...ake such drugs, technically known as non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and including ibuprofen, commonly marketed as Nurofen. A recent version of the drug, Vioxx, was taken off the market in 2004 after it was linked with hundreds of US heart attacks. New research suggests there could be a similar r...

Arthritis Pain Relief with Less Risk

...2 drug to other medications, including traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen. But although NSAIDs are effective at reducing pain and inflammation, they can cause serious gastrointestinal problems, including bleeding and ulcers. A new report from Harvard Medical ...

Migraine in women

...ed in the prevention of menstrual migraine include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ergots, alkaloids and triptans. Medications used in the prevention of other migraines also are effective in preventing menstrual migraine. In some patients, menstrual migraines also may be managed with hormonal manipulation u...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...uggested previously that aspirin and non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could reduce colon cancer risk. This study now demonstrates such an effect for a selective COX-2 inhibitor in a placebo-controlled randomized study. While previous randomized studies have shown that COX-2 inhibitors c...

Pest Control research Leads to Pain Control Discovery

...manufactured and marketed Vioxx, a Cox-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), voluntarily pulled the pain killer from the market in September 2004 due to safety concerns. A 12-month study, published in 2000, showed a four-fold increased risk of heart attacks. Merck hopes to replace it with anoth...

NOMID Symptoms Helped By Arthritis Drug

...ying antirheumatic drugs such as methotrexate, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen — the disease is progressive and often fatal. As many as 20 percent of children with NOMID don't survive to adulthood. 'This research shows the importance of studying rare but enormously instruc...

Long-term Ibuprofen Therapy After Brain Injury Deteriorate Cognitive Abilities

...ry (TBI) patients // who are often prescribed such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as ibuprofen for chronic pain. Because several studies in animals and humans have shown that long-term use of ibuprofen for inflammation improves outcome for Alzheimer's patients by reducing symptoms and delaying th...

Troubling Dry Eyes and Mouth links with Sj?gren’s Syndrom

...ssants to suppress the abnormal immune system, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain and swelling. Another strategy is to seal tear ducts that drain from the eyes with collagen or silicone plugs or with a laser procedure. Check with your care provider if you are troubled by dry eyes and dry m...

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