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Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Controlling ticks and fleas is drudgery for countless pet owners. Now, researchers report they're closer to developing a monthly pill that would conve...

New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- The new anti-clotting pill rivaroxaban (Xarelto) lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in patients who have had a heart attack or suffer from unstable angina, a new trial sho...

The Pill Kills Women: Largest Protest Against Birth Control Pill

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by the American Life League: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) WHAT: American Life League's "The Pill Kills Women" WHEN : Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m. WH...

New Study Shows Women Experience Significantly Less Unscheduled Bleeding With the ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO Birth Control Pill Versus Another Pill

CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The birth control pill ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is associated with fewer mean days of unscheduled bleeding than another popular birth control pill, YAZ (R) (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol), in healthy, sexually active wome...

New pill to treat MS

A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London. The results of a major trial presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurolog...

FDA Approves 'Plan B' Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Decision is latest involving controversial birth-control drug WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a federal judge's directive, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will now allow 17-year-olds to get the controversial "morning-after" birth contr...

The Pill May Limit Muscle Gains in Women

But experts say results from the small study are no reason to stop birth control FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Lower hormone levels in women who exercise regularly and take birth-control pills may result in less muscle mass increases, a new study suggests. But the muscle-mass...

One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Create a single pill that contains a statin, three blood pressure drugs and aspirin, and you have an inexpensive medication that can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and oth...

A Pill to Prevent Hearing Loss?

Early research in animals suggests it might be possible THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin supplements appear to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in lab animals, a new study shows. According to researchers, the finding suggests that it may be possible to create a pill t...

Fungal pill could provide asthma relief for 150,000 UK sufferers

Up to 150,000 people suffering from severe asthma in the UK could benefit from taking antifungal medication already available from pharmacists, new research has found. University of Manchester scientists found that pills used to treat everyday fungal infections greatly improved symptoms of asth...

Experimental Weight-Loss Pill Passes Early Test

People lost significant weight; no side effects on heart seen, study says FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are hoping that an experimental new weight-loss drug will prove to be a valuable new weapon in the crusade against obesity. In recently released phase 2 trials, ...

NEW Line of Pushbutton Pill Cases Launched by Variant Products

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Variant Products, Ltd. is launching its latest new pill case designs to retailers across America and Canada. An innovative pushbutton technology was invented in-house to address ease-of-use concerns. The new look is decidedly upscale and has already been rec...

Blood Pressure Pill Combo More Effective Than Diuretics

Study suggests need to change therapeutic guidelines,,,, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that contains two blood pressure drugs was more effective than a diuretic-based strategy in reducing the risk of serious cardiovascular problems and death in people with high blood pre...

An anti-frailty pill for seniors?

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System report that a daily single oral dose of an investigational drug, MK-677, increased muscle mass in the arms and legs of healthy older adults without serious side effects, suggesting that it may prove safe and effective in reducing age-related ...

HIV prevention researchers to compare common ARV as a pill and vaginal gel in unique study

PITTSBURGH, July 9 , 2008 In battle with an epidemic that has outpaced nearly all efforts to contain it, researchers are turning to strategies centered on the same antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that have been used successfully to treat HIV in hopes they will be as effective a stronghold for prevent...

ALL vs. NOW: Pill Protest Heating Up

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As pro-lifers across the nation prepare to protest the birth control pill this Saturday, June 7, the National Organization for Women (NOW) seeks supporters for counter-protests. "The pill can kill preborn babies, which is why American Life League...

Patch Form of HRT Poses Less Clotting Risks Than Pill Does

Analysis finds pill more than doubles risk while patch only increases it slightly THURSDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take hormone replacement therapy via skin patches may face a lower risk of blood clots than women who take the therapy orally. The new finding could chan...

New Psoriasis Pill Appears Effective

Whether the drug is safe for long-term use hasn't been proved, one expert says FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis appears to be safe and effective, a Canadian trial shows. The results indicate higher doses of ISA247, which ...

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Get Medication Information and Dosing Reminders with the Pill Phone Application on Their Phones

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and VOCEL, publisher of premium branded mobile phone applications, today announced the availability of The Pill Phone, a new Get It Now(R) application that p...

Tired Mother Invents Pill to Wake You Up On Time

'May be the greatest advance in waking up since coffee' SPARTA, N.J., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- If you struggle to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to go, you're not alone. Morning grogginess affects everything from work and school performance to spousal relations...

Camera in a pill offers cheaper, easier window on your insides

What if swallowing a pill with a camera could detect the earliest signs of cancer? The tiny camera is designed to take high-quality, color pictures in confined spaces. Such a device could find warning signs of esophageal cancer, the fastest growing cancer in the United States. A fundamentally n...

InfoGroup Founder and Board Member Criticizes Adoption of Poison Pill

Board Should Pursue Strategic Alternatives Rather than Seek to Entrench Itself OMAHA, Neb., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vinod Gupta, the founder, member of the board of directors and holder of approximately 39% of the outstanding stock of InfoGroup (Nasdaq: IUSA ) announced today that he strongl...

Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill

- Exforge HCT combines a proven calcium channel blocker, angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic (amlodipine, valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide) in one pill - In a clinical trial, Exforge HCT demonstrated significantly greater reductions in systolic and diastolic BP, compared to all dual comb...

The Red Wine Pill

TORONTO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was written by W. Gifford-Jones M.D., a medical journalist. How do the French differ from North Americans? They eat fat-rich, calorie-packed baked goodies which are not heart healthy. Yet they're less likely to die from cardiovascular disease ...

Xmark Sends Letters to Icagen's Board of Directors: Questions Company's Leadership as Well as Motives Behind Adoption of Poison Pill

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 1, 2008, Xmark Opportunity Partners, LLC, the sole member of the investment manager of Xmark Opportunity Fund, L.P. and Xmark Opportunity Fund, Ltd., sent the first letter below, dated November 29, 2008, to the Board of Directors of Icagen, In...

LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill

CINCINNATI, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Joffe, Craig Joffe, and Alan Buckey today filed an amendment to their Schedule 13D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The group previously filed a 13D disclosing ownership of 11.4% of LCA-Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), which operates ...

11.4% Shareholders & Former Executive Management of LCA-Vision Express Shock and Disbelief at Recent Adoption of Poison Pill

CINCINNATI, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Joffe, Craig Joffe, and Alan Buckey today filed an amendment to their Schedule 13D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The group previously filed a 13D disclosing ownership of 11.4% of LCA-Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), which operates...

FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill

Agency is updating Ortho Evra's labeling to reflect results of new study FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A birth control skin patch used by many American women carries a risk of serious blood clots that is higher than the risk already recognized for the birth control pill, the U.S...

THE MODERN GIRL'S GUIDE TO THE PILL

LOCATION: http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrthoWomensHealthAndUrology RARITAN, NJ, December 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Buckingham and Dr. Valerie Schulz discuss the top five myths about the Pill as part of The Modern Girl's Guide to the Pill. What: Audio Podcast: The Modern Girl's Guide to the ...

Video: What 'Modern Girls' Should Know About the Pill

Modern Girl Author Jane Buckingham Pens New Guide on http://www.thepill.com RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be universally known as "the Pill," but how much do Modern Girls really know about this birth control choice? To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www...

International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill

A landmark study by University of Western Sydney researchers has found people over 50 who take calcium supplements suffer fewer fractures and enjoy a better quality of life. The meta-analysis of over 63,000 people taking calcium or calcium and vitamin D supplements, conducted by the UWS Centre ...

Now, a Diet Pill That's as Filling as a Plate of Spaghetti!

Scientists have developed a pill that engorges in the stomach making the person feel like they have eaten a good meal. The pill made from cellulose has a highly absorbent powder that expands 1000 times when taken with water. "The sensation is like eating a nice plate of spaghetti,...

One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure

Adults with high blood pressure and additional risk factors for heart disease may benefit more from taking one tablet rather than two , if their current treatment combines the lipid-lowering medication atorvastatin with the blood pressure-lowering medication amlodipine, researchers reported at the ...

New Pill to Suppress Menstrual Bleeding Indefinitely

The liberated woman is certainly looking for ways and means of limiting or even stopping altogether monthly bleeding. Only the regimen available is a bit complicated . Offering a way out Wyeth, US drug manufacturers, have come out with Lybrel and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expec...

FDA Approves Birth Control Pill for Continuous Use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first birth control pill for continuous use that can stop indefinitely a woman's monthly preparation of pregnancy. Lybrel, produced by Wyeth, comes in a 28-day pill pack with a low dosage of hormones ethinyl estradiol and levonorge...

Smart Pill for Non-invasive Diagnoses of Stomach Problems

Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital are conducting the initial clinical trials of a new Smart Pill, about the size of a multivitamin, to diagnose their patients stomach problems without subjecting them to invasive and time-consuming procedures. Often diagnosis of chronic stomach c...

Obesity Pill Zimulti Increases Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Boffins conducting clinical trials of obesity pill Zimulti found that it increases suicidal thoughts in patients. Reviewers for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that though the 20-milligram dose of the drug, led to significant weight loss over one year when taken with a low-calorie d...

A New Pill to Burn Away Unwanted Fat

US scientists claim to have devised a drug that can switch on a gene to burn body fat, offering hope of an exercise pill. // And now pop a pill and burn away all the unwanted fat. The latest achievement of the scientists at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California in the US point...

Hormone-based Heart Pill to Control High Blood Pressure

Researchers design Hormone-based Heart pill to control high blood pressure and new drugs that target heart and kidney. // Mayo Clinic researchers have designed two promising new cardiovascular treatment approaches, a peptide-based drug that can be given in pill form to lower high blood pressure...

Powerful Anti-breast-cancer Pill on the Anvil

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval to pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline for its breast cancer// pill Tykerb. It has been claimed that Tykerb is far more potent in combating advanced stages of breast cancer than the drugs currently available for the pur...
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