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Cholesterol management drug niacin 'carries risks'

New studies show that cholesterol management drug niacin produces more side effects than previously known. On that basis, some doctors now caution against taking it.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Smartphone used to spot fake medicines

Developers from Egypt have devised a smartphone app that is able to distinguish between genuine drug treatment and counterfeits.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Sterile products produced by Downing Labs recalled

Washington - U.S. FDA is alerting consumers not to use drugs marketed as sterile produced by Downing Labs LLC, also known as NuVision Pharmacy, in Dallas. This is because products may be contaminated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How a variety of foods help medics to train

Cafe au lait, port wine and anchovy sauce are among a strange mix of foods that help doctors diagnose disease. Descriptions of different foods run through any medical textbooks, helping trainee doctors to spot medical signs and symptoms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

What is being done about antibiotic resistance? Special

London Colney - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics. The implications of this are that life expectancy could fall due to people dying from diseases that are readily treatable today. This is the warning issued in a new paper by Tim Sandle.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New York expected to become next medical marijuana state

New York - New York could legalize medical marijuana as soon as this week after a proposal to that effect passed the state legislature on Friday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Light ahead in fight against degenerative blindness

Paris - Once doomed to a life of darkness, dozens of people stricken by retinal diseases are rediscovering a world of light as scientists push ahead on cures for blindness.
In the Media by Olivier Thibault (AFP) - 1 comment

Video: Dr. Oz called into Senate review

Dr. Oz has for some time been making claims about how miraculous his products are. Now senators are calling him in for a review of how much his products do and how much is just marketing.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 7 comments

Stem cell spinal cord research resumes

Three years have passed since the medical research organization Geron closed its stem cell program. Now news is in that the group BioTime have received funding to relaunch a Phase 1 trial for spinal cord injury.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Water engine propels tumor cells through the body

Scientists have found how cancer cells spread through extremely narrow three-dimensional spaces in the body. They have identifying a propulsion system based on water and charged particles.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Lighting up the lab improves medicines Special

In a new study, researchers have detailed a way to use sunlight and two catalysts to create molecules that are difficult to make with conventional techniques. The finding may have implications for drug making.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

What can nanomedicine deliver?

Only a few nanotherapeutics are currently on the market. However, dozens more are making their way through preclinical studies and clinical trials. What is special about this medical development?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

How cancer cells are 'put back together'

As some cancer cells are destroyed they can sometimes survive and piece themselves back together. The results offer insight on how cancer cells might be able to withstand chemotherapy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield

Washington - A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding -- a major cause of combat fatalities.
In the Media by Mathieu Rabechault (AFP) - 2 comments

Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive

Bucharest - Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of "apitherapy" alive.
In the Media by Isabelle Wesselingh (AFP)

'Ronaldo of knees': surgeon saves football careers

Porto - Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.
In the Media by Levi Fernandes (AFP)

Stem cell breakthrough

A new substance that could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in relation to regenerative medicine has been developed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Using social media to track the flu

A report has recommended that social media be harnessed in order to track patterns of flu. The reasons are for speed of information flow, although there could be questions about reliability.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise

The emergence of community-acquired infections, such as urinary tract infections, due to strains resistant to common antibiotics are on the rise, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

There's nothing old-fashioned about some of these remedies

Medicine has come a very long way, especially in the last century, in finding remedies for the afflictions of mankind. It was thought that the days of using home-remedies were long gone, a thing of the past, to be read about in history books.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Cuba gives doctors big pay raise -- to $64 a month

Havana - Cuba's doctors got a big pay raise Friday -- to 64 dollars a month, the official Communist Party newspaper Granma said.The hike in pay from $25 a month was to reward health professionals for being the country's top source of hard currency export earni...
In the Media by AFP

FDA drug safety update

Washington - The U.S. FDA has published an updated list of changes made to various medicines available in the market. Some of the warnings relate to previously unknown complications that can be caused by the drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

IBM's Watson joins 'genomic medicine' effort

Washington - IBM said Wednesday it was joining a "genomic medicine" initiative, using its Watson supercomputer to deliver customized treatment options for cancer patients.The US computing group said it was teaming with the New York Genome Center in a program to hel...
In the Media by AFP

Personalized cancer medicine works best

According to a new study, assessing the route to cancer on a case-by-case basis is better than basing a patient's cancer treatment on commonly disrupted genes and pathways. In other words, "personalized meds" work better.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

3,200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

London - Archaeologists have found the 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles, scientists said Monday.The remains of a man believed to be aged between 25 a...
In the Media by AFP

British man's face rebuilt using 3D printed parts

London - A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts.Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have...
In the Media by Guy Jackson (AFP)

Four women with transplanted wombs receive embryos

Stockholm - Four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have received test-tube embryos in a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant, Swedish researchers said Monday."I cannot verify if any of them are pregnant or not," Mats Braennstroem, head of the research team at ...
In the Media by AFP

'Avatar doctor' is coming, physician-author says

Washington - It's just in fiction for now, but the "avatar doctor," a virtual physician which consults and diagnoses through a smartphone app, is coming, says the author of a new medical thriller.Robin Cook, a physician and best-selling author known for his books "...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)
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