Drugs

Conservative and natural treatments for pink eye are the most sensible approaches. Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is the inflammation of the eye’s transparent covering caused by viruses, bacteria, pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke and pollutants. Viruses and bacteria are the most frequent suspects in infective conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is more common than bacterial
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Natural remedies for sore throats include drinking hot beverages or using salt water, lemon juice, licorice root, marshmallow root, apple cider vinegar, or essential oils. Sore throats are an extremely common health ailment, particularly in the winter. A sore throat can be painful and affect daily life due to swelling and inflammation of cells in
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An established drug – aprotinin – may present a potential treatment for COVID-19. Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, medical researchers across the globe have raced to investigate potential treatments for the novel coronavirus. Treatment of the disease using existing drugs has improved in the last six months, reflected by a decrease in the
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Clinical trial reports six and a half month longer survival in patients who were treated with new treatment for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and loss of control. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s
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Study finds beetroot peptide may be useful in developing anti-inflammatory drugs. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Almost 50% of drugs have been developed from natural products. For example, aspirin is derived from willow bark, and the anti-cancer drugs vinblastine and vincristine were developed from the rosy-periwinkle flower. Other important life-saving drugs
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A recent research study states that large COVID-19 outbreaks in European nursing homes have skewed COVID-19 death data for older age groups. This renders cross-country comparisons of the pandemic’s scale inaccurate. Inconsistent data makes estimating the size and infection severity of the coronavirus pandemic a challenge. COVID-19 death rates are often used as an essential
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A recent worldwide study examined the relationship between personality factors and compliance with shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus. As countries around the world battle the second wave of the coronavirus, and self-isolation fatigue is becoming an increasingly alarming issue, understanding how compliance with social distancing can be influenced by different factors is as important as
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A recent study breaks down the ideal balance of activities for children’s bone health. Today, osteoporosis, a disease resulting in the loss of bone mass, is the leading cause of weakness and fractures in adults. Globally, 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis, 75 million of which are seen in Japan, Europe, and USA. Proper
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A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine provides insight into COVID-19 death rates over time.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of infected individuals has been growing followed by increases in mortality. Initially, New York was one of the hardest hit cities and medical personnel prepared for the continuation
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A recent research study examines the link between bariatric surgery and life expectancy.  Obesity is known to shorten life expectancy and can lead to diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain cancers. Not only can these conditions reduce the quality of life, but there is an increased risk of premature death. Bariatric surgery is
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Researchers investigated the use of hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir against SARS-CoV-2. There is an urgent need for drugs, therapies, and vaccines to protect the human population against COVID-19. One of the first approaches taken in the COVID-19 global pandemic was to consider repurposing licensed drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, for treating patients with COVID-19. Researchers are currently
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How does upadacitinib compare to abatacept for patients with unresponsive rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive and often debilitating condition affecting an estimated 19 million people worldwide. It is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, swelling and in many cases difficulty moving. In the last 10-15 years, improvements
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A recent study of the potential COVID-19 drug, Regeneron, reports promising results. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, attempts to create effective drugs have been complicated and ongoing. Previously created therapies have used monoclonal antibodies, unique virus-fighting white blood cells, against COVID-19. However, their development has been predominantly for prevention, and they have yet
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine identifies the trends in electronic cigarette use among adults. The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) was invented in 2003 and entered the U.S. market in 2007; today, e-cigarette use has skyrocketed worldwide. A new study from the American Cancer Society looked into the trend of electronic
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A large international research study highlights the chronic health conditions that put you at greater risk of death from COVID-19.  From the beginning of the pandemic, it became apparent that individuals with underlying health conditions may have a greater risk of death from COVID-19, and research related to the potential risk factors for COVID-19 mortality
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New study examines whether the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is spread in schools. The global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has drastically altered the way of life in most countries. With a vaccine still likely to be many months away from widespread availability, focus has shifted towards how we can live with the virus. One of the more challenging areas
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In laboratory experiments, Danish researchers investigated the effects of the multiple sclerosis drug dimethyl fumarate on coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, highlights the need to have a broad range of effective antiviral drugs. Viral infections can cause illness in humans both by directly damaging body cells and by provoking an inflammatory
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The injection of botulinum neurotoxin (such as Xeomin®, Dysport®, Botox®) is one of the most commonly used non-surgical cosmetic procedures. While regulations and approvals vary among countries and depending on the formulation (e.g. Xeomin, Dysport, or Botox), these injections have been used not only to treat aesthetic concerns, but also medical conditions that impact on
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Clinical review of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome describes the epidemiological and pathophysiological course of illness.  Cannabis, derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, is the most cultivated, trafficked, and used drug worldwide. Approximately 2.5% of the population consumes cannabis making it more rapidly abused than cocaine and opiates. Since the 1960s, its prevalence has surged exponentially in
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