Friday, March 22, 2019

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Women at higher risk of breast cancer opt out of tamoxifen drug

Women at higher risk of breast cancer opt out of tamoxifen drug

A new study funded by CRUK has found that six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer decide to not take...
Orphan medicines availability varies between European countries

Orphan medicines availability varies between European countries

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland has showed that there are differences in the availability of orphan medicines between the various...
Small amounts of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance

Small amounts of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance

New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, has found that even low concentrations of antibiotics can cause high antibiotic resistance to develop in bacteria. Antibiotic resistance...
Do antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Do antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia?

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) has found an association between the use...
New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

Researchers at the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK, have shown that an anti-inflammatory drug, which has been given to...
Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP) for Human Use of the European Medicines...
Siponimod drug can reduce disability progression of multiple sclerosis

Siponimod drug can reduce disability progression of multiple sclerosis

New trial results revealed this week have confirmed that the drug siponimod can reduce the risk of disability progression in those with secondary progressive...
Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have demonstrated that there is no definitive reason as to why drug effectiveness varies between people, but rather many...
Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and IBM Research have developed a synthetic...
Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Researchers have found that increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms are exacerbated does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups in children. The study,...
Could a blood test predict if breast cancer drug palbociclib is helping?

Could a blood test predict if breast cancer drug palbociclib is helping?

A new study has found a blood test for cancer DNA which could help predict if a woman is responding to the new breast...
20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

As antibiotic resistance continues to be more prevalent, new research published by Public Health England has revealed that at least 20% of all antibiotics...

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