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What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

..., and asthma. 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 b...

Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

...rted binge eating and used to take less than their prescribed dose of insulin in order to lose weight. Under dosing of insulin lead to early onset of diabetes related complications and are associated with increased risk of permanent eyesight damage. Intensive treatment to diabetes could be the risk factor for d...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...underlying disease itself for which penicillin was prescribed or could be because of an unrelated coincidental cause. So the next time someone says they have penicillin allergy, make sure to do a simple skin test because jumping to conclusions!!...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

... To test the efficacy of the drug, the oncologists prescribed the new drug to a group of patients with cancer. All of the 120 patients given IMC-C225 were diagnosed with cancer that was progressing. When given the drug 22.5 percent of the patients achieved a partial response to therapy -- that is, their tumors ...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...ncy to 3 - 6 times during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. However, these women are not more at risk than women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or have anemia during pregnancy, or spend longer in the hospital than women who had more pr...

Vedic vibration technology- the new cure for arthritis

... Usually non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed by doctors to fight arthritis. But the treatment is usually protracted and has many side effects like irritation of gastro-intestinal tract. The Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico has now claimed that this new technique is ...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...cular has been linked to birth defects, so must be prescribed with caution in women of childbearing age. Commonly used antibiotics like erythromycin and tetracycline are now becoming increasingly powerless against acne causing skin bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes. Researchers led by Dr. Carl Erik Nord of t...

'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

... - but many more are expected to join it. All were prescribed Paxil/Seroxat for mild depression or anxiety and none was told they might become hooked. When they tried to stop taking it, they suffered violent and disturbing symptoms, including jolting pains in the head, vertigo, loss of coordination, abdominal d...

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

...ent Therapy (HRT) and bisphosphonates are the most prescribed drugs. Calcium, vitamins and alfacalcidol preparations are also prescribed for prevention. The anti-osteoporosis market includes multinationals like Glaxo-Smithkline, Novartis...

Wonder drug - could end in disaster

...history of mental illness feel suicidal. Prozac is prescribed to more than 38 million people world-wide, and has...cts. There has long been concerns that the drug is prescribed to patients who suffer only mild symptoms of depression, and who are not clinically ill. The researc...

Is Obesity a risk factor?

...ay not be necessary - they certainly should not be prescribed weight loss drugs, which can worsen the condition. But it's different for coronary heart disease - here, overweight is still a risk factor that needs addressing....

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...ost 314,000 patients aged 65 and over who had been prescribed antidepressants between 1992 and 1998 were monitored to see if they'd been admitted to hospital with bleeding from the stomach or any other part of the gastrointestinal system.There were 974 bleeds in the study and they were more common with SSRI's t...

No allergy at all !

... pharmacy at Ohio State University. "They're often prescribed antihistamines that don't help the problem." A recent study of 246 patients showed researchers that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not allergic. Sixty-five percent of the patients tested negative for allergies; the blood...

Aspirin reduces deaths

... between 1990 and 1998. Of these, 37 per cent were prescribed aspirin. Over the following years, taking aspirin reduced the risk of death from all causes by at least 30 per cent. The greatest risk reduction was seen in older people, those who had a reduced capacity for exercise, and those with a history of coro...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...ment might have an adverse effect or interact with prescribed therapies. It's something patients should reveal to the doctor, and something doctors should ask about. There's also a need for more research into the effectiveness of CAM. For instance, vitamin E is the most popular vitamin with Parkinson's patients...

The new born nightmare

...intestinal disorder if they are given the commonly prescribed antibiotic erythromycin, say US scientists. A research team from Lousiana University has linked use of this drug to pyloric stenosis, a condition that affects about 1 in 400 newborns and it is the most common cause of abdominal surgery in infants. ...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

The most commonly prescribed pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) drugs are ineffective....5 million women who suffer from PMS in the UK are prescribed progesterone or its synthetic equivalent, progestogens. But a team of researchers from the Univers...

Physicians Consider Self-Prescribing Ethical

.... // According to the survey, the most commonly prescribed drugs were antibiotics, followed by antidepressants and cardiovascular disease medications. About 75% of the urban physicians considered self-prescription ethical compared with only 58% of rural physicians. About half of all physicians considered sel...

Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth

...ed doctors that doxycycline -- an antibiotic being prescribed to people who may have been exposed to anthrax -- can stunt fetal growth when taken by pregnant women. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged doctors to prescribe Cipro to pregnant women. The recommendation comes as health offi...

Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

...choose between them. This means that either can be prescribed to patients at risk of stroke....

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