Category Archives: Drugs

How a potential new arthritis treatment could prevent cartilage breakdown – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study by researchers in the United States has found a potential new arthritis treatment which prevents cartilage breakdown. Affecting over 30 million people in the United States, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a long-term chronic disease characterised by the deterioration of cartilage in joints typically associated with aging…

Can depression lead to abnormal heartbeat? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation. Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world. The symptoms of depression can be severe, causing debilitating suffering in patients. However, in addition to these symptoms, depression is associated with higher risks of physical illness. One…

Are these tropical fruits the key to managing fibromyalgia symptoms? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A research group in Spain gathered decades of data from past studies to better understand the benefits of a family of tropical fruits that have long been used in traditional medicine. Tropical fruits such as soursop and custard apple have been used in traditional medicines in the tropical…

Antioxidants may alleviate diabetic brain fog, study finds – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study presented at the Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers from Glasgow, Scotland used a mouse model to investigate whether antioxidants can mitigate brain fog associated with diabetes. Blood sugar levels rise normally rise after eating. In response, the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin into…

Is oral apixaban an effective blood clot treatment for cancer patients? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers at the Mayo Clinic compared the efficacy and safety of oral apixaban with heparin for blood clot treatment in cancer patients. One out of five patients with cancer is at the risk of developing a clot in their veins. These clots are dangerous and are the second…

Social networking in teenagers related to substance use – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the association between social networking patterns and substance use in young adolescents. One of the most disconcerting topics in mental health is the problem of addiction in children and young adults. Substance use disorders, including the use of drugs and alcohol, are an especially…

Is a high-dose iron regimen safe during kidney dialysis? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A high-dose iron regimen in patients receiving dialysis is a common practice, but limited evidence supports its safety. A recent study evaluated the safety and efficacy of this practice. Patients undergoing kidney dialysis usually have low iron levels. Up to three grams of iron may be lost in…

Can we program a patient’s own cells to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in North Carolina, USA tested a treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma that programs patients’ white blood cells to target cancer cells. Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also called Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of cancer originating from lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is…

Can gene editing treat Joubert syndrome? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Joubert syndrome is commonly caused by a genetic mutation that leads to chronic kidney failure with no known cures. Researchers are investigating if Joubert syndrome can be treated using gene editing technologies. Joubert syndrome is a degenerative disease that leads to chronic kidney disease and eventual failure. It…

Is off-label prescribing of a prescription drug clinically effective? – Medical News Bulletin

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Concerns are being raised about the clinical efficacy of off-label prescribing. McGill University researchers investigated whether off-label prescribing of a prescription drug is supported by rigorous research. Pharmaceutical companies developing a new prescription drug are motivated to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin…