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Scientists find a new treatment to slow down Alzheimer's Disease

A team of German, Swedish and Italian researchers from Örebro University found a new strategy to slow down Alzheimer's Disease (AD) progression. They tried an old drug (clopidogrel) to test out a new therapeutic strategy.

Bayer announces new Xarelto safety studies in diabetic patients

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG announced 13 data presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The studies will include real-world data about Xarelto safety in patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

The FDA questions Xarelto safety due to defective device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating on the reliability of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial that led to the approval of Xarelto. Despite the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirming its validity, a defective device may have compromised it.

Leading brand of contraceptives recalled from stores

The Actavis brand of contraceptives has been recalled due to a problem with the product information supplied with the pills. Half a million boxes are being withdrawn from the U.S.

Can existing medications treat Ebola?

Can currently available drugs be used to help treat Ebola? This is an area which has attracted considerable research interest. Finding the right drug is certainly cheaper than inventing alternatives.

FDA approves new Ebola drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission for an experimental short interfering RNA treatment against Ebola to be used in field.

One in five seniors take medications that work against each other

Over 75 percent of older Americans have multiple health problems, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with medications that actually work against each other. This therapeutic competition is putting many seniors at risk.

Grapefruit can interfere with some medications

A science study suggests that grapefruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver.

Rohto eye drops recalled

The Mentholatum Company announced a recall of the following over-the-counter pharmacy products in the U.S.: Rohto Arctic, Rohto Ice, Rohto Hydra, Rohto Relief and Rohto Cool eye drops.

Money for pharmacy contamination victims

The NECC compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

ADHD drugs linked to suicides, psychotic episodes in children

The medication prescribed to children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is supposed to help the child, but a new study shows that it may actually be killing children instead.

Too many drugs linked to erectile dysfunction

The more medications a man takes, the more likely he is to experience erectile dysfunction (ED). Drugs that are prescribed for common health problems can even lead to severe difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection.

Income matters when it comes to surgery with kids who have IBD

Ontario children who have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and live in low-income homes are more likely to require surgery.

Parents and over-the-counter meds a risk to children

Parents are risking their children globally when it comes to over-the-counter medication, according to a new study presented this week in Lisbon by Dr. Rebekah Moles from the University of Sydney.

Report shows Canadian doctors over-prescribing

In Decisions, Decisions: Family Doctors as Gatekeepers to Prescription Drugs and Diagnostic Imaging in Canada, a report released by Health Council of Canada today, better management of prescription drugs and diagnostic imaging services are needed.

Op-Ed: Health Issues And Concerns Relevant To The Homeless

Do we as a society need to examine better ways to address the health of the homeless, or are the present measures adequate?

HIV patients lose medications in Arizona budget cuts

The latest cut in drug assistance programs in Arizona is medication for those with HIV and AIDS. The state program has dropped the medications from their rosters leaving patients to find alternatives to stay alive.

New Study Shows Two HIV Drugs Appear to Increase Risk of Heart Attack

In a second set back in as many weeks reports about HIV and/or AIDS research, a new study finds that two well known HIV drugs appear to increase the risk of heart attack.

Brain scan can predict response to antidepressants

Researchers have developed a brain scan to help predict which antidepressant is more likely to work for a depressed person. The test has a high level of reliability just a week after a patient begins taking the medication.

Wyeth's Dromedary Drug Deal

Oh Boy!, more drugs that kill our livers, make our lungs bleed, make other body parts fall off and have more side affects than all the burgers Micky D's has sold in 10-years...

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Taking multiple medications for common health problems raises the chances of erectile dsyfunction.
Taking multiple medications for common health problems raises the chances of erectile dsyfunction.
Seniors at Emeritus assisted-living center in Richmond  Virginia enjoy dinner together. Photo taken ...
Seniors at Emeritus assisted-living center in Richmond, Virginia enjoy dinner together. Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2009.

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