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Increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroids at the onset of an acute asthma aggravation may not cut down the need for rescue oral corticosteroids. Doubling the dose may provide fake reassurance.
The rate of first time psychiatric contact before and after first trimester induced abortion is almost the same.
A recent large study among women who drank alcohol has shown that alcohol intake reduces the risk of kidney or renal cell cancer.
Blood pressure-reducing medication olmesartan may help protect the kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes, suggests study.
British scientists claim to have developed a drug with the potential to ‘vaccinate’ those with a family history of breast cancer.
Long term calcium and vitamin D supplementation could increase the risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart attack.
Saliva represents a potential alternative to blood for the assessment of anti-malarial antibody levels.
An ongoing study evaluates the effectiveness of a newly developed, trauma focused, secondary preventive intervention program to help the children exposed to interparental violence.
Circumcision to prevent HIV has been given far more credence than it deserves. Like HIV, in the past circumcision was also advocated for preventing Tuberculosis and cancer.
Transplantation of dopaminergic neurons by stem cells can produce relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Do the recent controversies associated with clinical trials imply that we are being regarded as Guinea pigs by the West?
Rapid treatment with tranexamic acid can save patients with severe bleeding whether from accidents or violence.
A new drug VX-770 has been synthesized to treat cystic fibrosis patients. Going by reports, it is working wonders!
Vismodegib (GDC-0449) a hedgehog pathway inhibitor evoked a 30-43% response rate, over an average of 7.6 months, in basal-cell carcinoma patients - the most common type of non-melanoma cancer.
A recent study suggests that the risk of esophageal squamous cell cancer is reduced by the intake of nutrients in plant-based food.
Everolimus in combination with exemestane has been found to be effective in patients with hormone-responsive advanced breast cancer not responding to regular hormonal treatments.
In a recent study UCLA scientists claim that a fatty diet can speed up the onset of pancreatic cancer.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the leading causes of abnormal heart rhythm and an old drug calked Flecainide is safe to treat this condition.
Use of fluoxetine is a promising drug for treatment in patients suffering with ischemic stroke and moderate to severe motor deficit.
Trametinib, a MEK inhibitor, promotes survival in advanced melanoma patients with mutations in serine–threonine protein kinase B-RAF (BRAF).
India's Biocon Ltd says it has received encouraging results from the clinical trials on its oral insulin product, IN-105.
Report on Inhaled Insulin that is to be soon marketed by Pfizer in the name of Exubera
Recent studies suggest that injecting young blood in elderly individuals may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions.
Reduced probability of development of resistant parasites, decreased duration of therapy, high efficiency and safety are advantages offered by combination regimens.
Leukotriene antagonists (LTRA),are easy to use and can help patients control their asthma effectively and improve their quality of life.
Media reports on health hazards may trigger the symptoms even in the absence of the source, finds a recent study.
Scientists investigated if low serum amylase was associated with the impaired insulin action leading to metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Recent studies suggest that metformin has potential to become the latest cancer therapeutic.
Recent study shows that moderate drinking may actually help women athletes perform better on the field than men who didn’t drink.
A new experimental anti-clotting drug called Apixaban has been found to be efficient in reducing the risk of stroke in patients.
A new drug, Sofosbuvir, has been found very efficient in treating different types of chronic Hepatitis C Virus infection; it is in the third phase of clinical trials.
Exenatide reduces blood glucose and weight when used along with other drugs in type 2 diabetics. However, it causes nausea and increases heart rate.
To alleviate pain, especially headaches, scientists are relying more on combined analgesics rather than sticking to mono therapy.
Paleolithic diet is now among the most followed diet trends in the world of nutrition and health. Find out more about the diet inspired by our ancestors.
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is found to be increased among older people even without any known gastrointestinal disease or diabetes mellitus.
Use of paracetamol during pregnancy is suspected to be linked with an increased risk for childhood asthma, according to recent research in Newzeland.
Placebo is an inert medication given more to please than benefit a patient who believes in its power to cure.
Probiotics can safely be used in critically ill patients. They decrease the duration of ICU stay and also reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of sickle cell disease. A study carried out to evaluate the prevalence of PH in patients with sickle cell disease.
In radiosurgery - “gamma knife” is used to deliver an intense beam of radiation to anterior cingulate cortex – an area of brain that causes OCD symptoms.
UK scientists have discovered a treatment for blindness in mice by employing stem cell transplants
A path breaking revolutionary ionic solar toothbrush is making waves as it heralds the end of bacteria from the mouth, dental plaque, gingivitis and toothpaste!
Scientists wanted to study the efficacy of inactivated cell culture vaccine against yellow fever.
The FDA has listed out 13 drugs that could cause serious side effects and is monitoring them carefully.
Cisplatin plus gemcitabine is an effective treatment option for locally advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer.
Study on Asians found that individuals with normal weight were far less likely to die from cancer, heart disease or other causes than those with very high or low BMI.
Intrauterine growth restriction may increase risk for symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young children.
A new study has found no evidence that taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy helps reduce the risk of depression in the post-natal period.
Recently researchers assessed survival as a function of HbA1c in people with Type 2 diabetes.
A recent study ends the debate over efficacy of antibiotics in treating acute otitis media among young children, although they experience more side effects.
Stem cell therapy, a leading topic of interest among the budding scientists. These cells play a role in the development of personalized medicines for millions of cancer and heart patients.
The findings of a recent animal study have revealed that synthetic vitamin D is effective in preventing the progress of liver fibrosis.
If approved, the combination of phentermine and topiramate may emerge as an effective treatment for obesity.
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