Tag: Medications

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Elevated Risk Of Bleeding In The Skull

Aspirin can do more harm than good in patients who do not have a history of heart disease. New research has found that this common medication could actually lead to bleeding in the skull.

Medicine May 14, 2019

Diabetic Prisoner Annabella Landsberg Dies After Being Left On Floor Without Food And Medicine For Nearly A Day

A 45-year-old diabetic inmate in the UK died in prison after being restrained and left on the floor by officers for 21 hours. She was later found unresponsive and taken to the hospital, where she died soon after.

March 25, 2019

Utah Boy’s Life-Saving Medication Stolen From Family Home’s Porch

A week before Christmas, someone stole a Utah boy's 3-month supply of life-saving medication from his family home porch. Fortunately, the boy's father managed to replace it in time for his son.

Medicine December 23, 2017

‘Night Owl’ Gene Detected By Scientists: Here’s Why Your Circadian Rhythm Matters

The circadian rhythm dictates your sleep cycle and regulates hormone activity responsible for most physiological processes. Studies have shown the circadian clock, which can be altered by the ‘night owl’ gene, also influences how the body responds to medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

Scientists Design 3D-Printed Pills For Personalized Medicine: How It Works

A breakthrough fabrication method developed by scientists in Singapore can be adjusted to suit every patient's personalized medication. This invention is in the form of 3D-printed pills.

Medicine May 30, 2016

Pill Designed For Long-Term Drug Release Developed

Proper dosage is necessary for effective treatment, but many patients have trouble sticking to their dosing schedules. A new pill design aims to address this by facilitating long-term drug release.

Life April 9, 2016

Deaths From Anxiety Drug Overdoses Rose Fourfold In The Last Two Decades: Study

The number of deaths from anxiety drug overdoses has increased fourfold in the last 20 years, a new study revealed. Researchers say overdosing on anxiety drugs is a major public health issue.

Life February 19, 2016

Physician Group Urges Doctors To Prescribe Generic Medicines

The American College of Physicians urged doctors to prescribe more generic drugs which are cheaper than brand name drugs. This will contribute in reducing the prescription drug costs and help patients adhere to their medications.

Life November 24, 2015

Use Of OxyContin For Children 11 And Up Approved By The FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of OxyContin for pain management of kids aged 11 years old and up. According to the agency, the manufacturing pharmaceutical brand of the drug was able to show valuable data that proved the medicine's safety in pediatric patients if appropriately administered.

Life August 14, 2015

Text Messaging Helps People Take Medications: Study

Regular text message can help people on long-term prescriptions for chronic illness in remembering to take their medicines, study finds. Patients receiving the texts called them very beneficial.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2014

ADHD could be diagnosed in just one look

Attention deficit hyperactive disorder could be diagnosed by just looking into a patient’s eye. Researchers found that eye movement caused by visual stimuli is the telltale sign of the behavioral disorder.

Internet Culture August 16, 2014

Taking probiotics regularly might help those with high blood pressure

Taking probiotics regularly for two months might moderately lower blood pressure. Further studies must be done to figure out which probiotic products are best suited for this purpose.

Life July 21, 2014

Antipsychotics reduce brain volume at faster rate than normal aging atrophy

Patients with schizophrenia that take antipsychotic drugs experience a faster rate of brain volume loss than healthy individuals. Study shows after 9 years, no long-term effects.

Life July 21, 2014

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