Tag: Medicine

Bacteria Can Alter Their Behavior To Navigate Microscopic 'Obstacle Course'

Researchers discovered that E.coli does not slow down when presented with obstacles. In an experiment, instead of swimming and tumbling, the bacteria changes its behavior to get to its target rapidly.

May 22, 2019

Experts Say Doctors Are Overtreating Thyroid Diseases

Patients with hypothyroidism might not see benefits from taking daily pills to replace their missing hormones, new research revealed. Researchers found that hormone therapy does not ease symptoms like weight gain and low mood.

Public Health May 16, 2019

Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Be An Early Pancreatic Cancer Indicator: Study

A new study indicates that the onset of Type 2 diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer. That's the deadliest form of cancer with just an 8 percent overall five-year survival rate.

Medicine June 18, 2018

Study Finds That 1 In 3 Adults Are On Prescription Drugs With Depression As A Side Effect

A new study revealed that one-third of adults in the United States might be taking prescription medicine that is linked to depression. The researchers found that most people may not be aware of this.

Medicine June 13, 2018

Researchers Test Common Cold Cure To Be Taken 1 Hour Before Or 1 Hour After The Infection

Researchers say that they developed a new drug that treats the common cold by attacking the human host instead of the virus. It can be taken one hour before or one hour after the infection.

Medicine May 14, 2018

May Is National High Blood Pressure Education Month: Understanding Blood Pressure

It is important to get accurate blood pressure readings in order to receive proper health care. What are some errors that can alter blood pressure readings?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2018

Man's Hand Lump Found After Dental Procedure Turns Out To Be Sign Of Serious Heart Infection

A Vancouver man went into the emergency department with a strange hand lump and a recent history of flu-like symptoms. Could his condition be related to his recent dental procedure?

Medicine March 23, 2018

Woman Dies After 'Bee Acupuncture' Treatment: How To Minimize Risks Of Alternative Therapies

Almost half of Americans have tried at least one complementary or alternative therapy. A woman's death from her apitherapy reminds people to be careful when trying unconventional health care approaches.

Medicine March 23, 2018

New Drug Capsule For HIV Treatment Could Someday Allow For Weekly Medication, Not Daily

A new drug capsule could one day allow once-a-week antiretroviral therapy for HIV rather than daily. The slow-release capsule could revolutionize HIV treatment delivery, combating one of the most prominent problems: adherence to treatment.

Medicine January 10, 2018

Researchers Say It’s OK Not To Finish Antibiotics But Doctors Disagree

Researchers recently claimed that patients do not need to finish out their antibiotics. Doctors are now firing back over the irresponsible and potentially harmful advice.

Public Health July 28, 2017

Medication May Slash Risk Of Car Crashes Among Drivers With ADHD

Car accidents occurred at drastically lower rates among drivers with ADHD taking their prescribed medications than those who aren't, a new study has found. Learn more about this potential benefit of taking ADHD medications religiously, especially for safe driving.

Medicine May 11, 2017

Children Age 5 And Below Get Exposed To Opioids: How To Keep Kids Away From Prescription Drugs

Sixty percent of young people exposed to opioids are children 5 years old and below. What can parents do to protect their children from the dangers of prescription drugs?

Medicine March 21, 2017

Neanderthal Tooth Plaque Hints Prehistoric Humans Used Medicinal Plants To Treat Ailments

DNA from dental plaque suggests the Neanderthals may have had knowledge about medicines. The prehistoric humans may have self-medicated using medicinal plants that produce painkiller and antibiotic substances.

Medicine March 9, 2017

BEWARE: Pet Medicines Pose Serious Harm To Children

Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Nanoparticles For Medicine: Breakthrough Screening Method Makes Selection Viable And Easy

The challenges involved in selecting the right and biocompatible nanoparticles for medicinal use have been solved by a team of researchers from the universities of Geneva and Fribourg. They devised a new screening method offering safety, cost efficiency, and speed.

Biotech February 4, 2017

Scripps Researchers Create First Stable Semisynthetic Organism In The Lab

By aligning both natural and man-made bases in the genetic code of single-celled bacteria, biologists at the Scripps Research Institute led by Floyd Romesberg developed the first ever stable semi-synthetic organism.

Biotech January 26, 2017

EpiPen Alternative Auvi-Q Can Be Obtained For 'Free' When It Returns Feb. 14

Kaléo has announced Auvi-Q, a cheaper alternative to Mylan’s EpiPen, will be available throughout the country beginning Feb. 14. With the company's AffordAbility commitment program, patients in the United States will have a chance to get their own epinephrine injections for free.

Medicine January 23, 2017

What's In Store For The World Of Science In 2017?

The scientific community made amazing discoveries and innovations in 2016. What will keep scientists and innovators busy in 2017?

December 31, 2016

Solar-Powered Artificial Leaf Can Produce Drugs For Sick Astronauts In Mars

Access to life-saving drugs is crucial for astronauts who will be sent for manned mission to Mars. An artificial leaf powered by sunlight may serve as a mini-factory of medicines on the red planet.

Space December 22, 2016

Artificial Leaf Can Act As Mini-Factory Of Drugs Anywhere There Is Sunlight

An artificial leaf powered by sunlight copies nature's ability to produce food through photosynthesis. The device can be used to produce drug compounds in remote places such as planet Mars.

Energy December 21, 2016

Dosing Errors With Kids' Liquid Medicine Common Among Parents

Most parents in the United States unknowingly give too much or too little liquid medicine to their kids, a new study suggests. Such errors in dosing can have negative consequences, researcher said.

Medicine September 13, 2016

Analog DNA Circuit Performs Math Calculations In A Test Tube

Researchers have developed an analog DNA circuit that can add, subtract and multiply. It is slower compared with silicon-based circuits but may have potential uses in the field of medicine.

Material Science August 23, 2016

MIT Scientists Develop Portable Device To Manufacture Biopharmaceuticals On Demand

MIT scientists developed a compact device that can produce a single dose of biopharmaceutical treatment on demand. The system is based on a strain of yeast called Pichia pastoris.

Medicine August 2, 2016

How Safe Are Herbal Supplements? Reports Found 15 Dangerous Ingredients That Could Make You Sick

Are herbal and natural supplements really safe? Consumer Reports just published 15 dangerous ingredients found in these supplements that could actually make you sick and even lead to death.

Medicine July 28, 2016

Brexit Leads To Drug Price Surge, Denies Patients NHS Life-Saving Drugs

Thousands of UK patients could suffer delays in the purchase of medicine and services that could save their lives due to the post-Brexit drug price surge. This raised concerns that the NHS might not be able to buy some medicines.

Medicine July 4, 2016

Flirtey Drone Delivers Drugs From Ship To Shore

Medical supplies and samples were carried to and from a ship for the first time, as that vessel was docked off the New Jersey shore. What makes this flight so important?

Robotics June 24, 2016

Amgen Researchers Find Gene That May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

DeCODE genetics, an Amgen-owned company, claimed it has identified a new genetic variant involving the ASGR1 gene, a finding that can reduce heart disease risk by 35 percent.

Medicine May 19, 2016

Orally Administered Cancer Drugs See Spike In Cost

Oral cancer drugs have become significantly more expensive compared with those from 15 years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into rising drug prices in the U.S., particularly among specialty medications.

Medicine April 29, 2016

AstraZeneca To Partner With Gene Pioneer Venter To Incorporate Genomics In Drug Research And Development

AstraZeneca will work with biotechnologist Craig Venter and other companies to incorporate genomics in drug research and development. The bold move is aimed at searching for new medicines that uses the advanced technology of genome sequencing.

Medicine April 22, 2016

PillDrill Scanning System Could Track Prescriptions And Remind You To Take Your Meds

The PillDrill is a smart scanning system that tracks prescriptions and reminds users about medication schedules. This also allows caregivers to stay connected and check whether the patient has already taken their medicine.

FUTURE TECH April 21, 2016

Hospital Software May Not Flag Unsafe Drug Prescriptions

A report suggested that hospital software may not be able to flag down unsafe drug prescriptions. Despite having the systems installed in hospital computers, the results are still pretty much the same.

Life April 9, 2016

Drug Companies Increase Prices Of Popular Medications: Report

A report has found that drug companies have increased the price of popular medications over the last five years. The increases were said to be 100 percent or more than 50 percent than the previous prices.

Life April 4, 2016

Fungi In Space Station May Pave Way For New Medicines, Cheaper Drugs

NASA and USC will send four strains of Aspergillus nidulans fungus to the ISS. The fungi experiment could pave way for new medicines that can treat cancer, Alzheimer's and osteoporosis.

Space March 30, 2016

BioMarin Drug Fails To Show Benefit In Inattention, Mood Complications Among Patients With PAH Deficiency

A new drug developed by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals showed promise in lowering phenylalanine in the blood of patients with phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency. However, it failed to show benefit in mood complications and inattention.

Life March 24, 2016

Accidental Medicine Overdoses Send More Than 150 Kids In ER Daily

More than 150 kids go to the emergency room daily due to accidental medicine overdose. Advocates urge parents and carers to stay alert all the time.

Life March 19, 2016

US Spending On Prescription Drug Rose To $457 Billion

U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose to $457 billion in 2015. A government agency projects that this trend will continue to increase in the coming years.

Life March 9, 2016

Homeopathy Effective In 0 Of 68 Illnesses: Study

A renowned Australian scientist dubs homeopathy as a "therapeutic dead-end." Leading an Australian scientific panel's report March last year on the effectiveness of homeopathy, he reminded about the dangers of seeking remedies with "no clear signal of effectiveness."

Life February 22, 2016

Florida Teen Pretends To Be Licensed Doctor, Performs Exams In Own Medical Office

An 18-year-old from Florida was arrested and booked for practicing medicine without a license. His scheme involved an actual clinic website and a fake medical clinic, according to authorities.

Life February 17, 2016

Johns Hopkins Will Conduct The First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

A team of scientists and surgeons has just gotten the go-ahead for a groundbreaking procedure: an organ transplant between an HIV-positive patient and an HIV-positive donor.

February 10, 2016

Will Robots In Healthcare Make Doctors Obsolete?

Artificial intelligence and robots for healthcare use may sound threatening to those in the medical profession, but it is not all that bad. The human touch is still irreplaceable but there's nothing wrong with welcoming robots in the hospital.

FUTURE TECH February 9, 2016

'Three-Parent Babies' May Be Possible With Mitochondrial DNA Replacement

A U.S. government-sponsored agency says the process can be carried out safely and ethically, as long as the parents want boys.

Life February 4, 2016

Why Does Lead Poisoning Hurt Kids Most?

Flint, Michigan, has a lead poisoning problem. But why are the kids so much sicker than the adults?

Life February 4, 2016

UK Authorities Approve Gene-Edited Human Embryos For Research; Critics Reply

The decision is the first of its kind in any nation.

Life February 1, 2016

What Is Zika And What Can Be Done About It?

The virus has infected millions of people in the Americas, but its effects are still unclear, and a cure is not yet on the horizon.

Life January 29, 2016

CVS Agrees To Pay $450,000 Consumer Protection Settlement Over Expired Products

CVS Pharmacy is facing penalty over expired products it sold in Pennsylvania. This comes after an investigation by the Attorney General's Office in six stores.

Life January 23, 2016

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