Medication

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American Drug Giant Makes Secret Bid for Struggling Rival: Report

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) is considering to buy Britain’s struggling drug maker AstraZeneca for $101 billion, Sunday Times reported.The paper cited a variety of sources saying that “informal conversations” about a possible tie-up had taken ... [Published Wall Street Pit - 4 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 4 reports

Pain Tolerance Has A Genetic Basis; Study Suggests New Avenues For Drug Treatment

Whereas some people are strong, others are weak. But some of that innate toughness might be due simply to a greater inherited tolerance for pain — a matter of perception. In a new study, researchers from Proove Biosciences say they’ve now identified the ... [Published Medical Daily - 24 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 51 mins ago - 2 reports

Influenza bacterial superinfections reviewed in journal

An expert has analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology of co-infections during the 1918, 1957 and 1968 pandemics, as well as more recent 2009 novel H1N1 pandemic, and published a review on this ... ... [Published Big News Network - 51 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 51 mins ago - 2 reports

Anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption study shows

The anti-seizure drug ezogabine, reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model, researchers report. The findings may lead to more effective treatments for alcoholism. Excessive consumption of ... ... [Published Big News Network - 51 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

While Antibiotics Kill Gut Microbes Used To Develop Premature Babies' Immune System, Scientists Look To A Solution

Whereas some mothers chase grubby kids down with a wet washcloth, others let them live a bit closer to the earth, less obsessed with bacteria count. Regardless of appearances, all mothers transfer microbic germs — neither seen nor heard — to their newborns, ... [Published Medical Daily - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Mozambique reports 16 confirmed dengue cases

Mozambican Authorities on Sunday confirmed 16 cases of dengue fever in the country’s north. Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, causes fever and joint pains. The disease broke out in ... ... [Published Big News Network - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Down Syndrome's Link To Leukemia Risk Lies In The Genes

In science, technological advances often serve to deepen medical mysteries, as researchers peel away the next layer of the onion. For nearly a century, doctors have known that children with Down syndrome face a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic ... [Published Medical Daily - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

What Drugs Are Twitter Users Talking About Right Now?

If proponents of the war on drugs are having trouble finding drug abusers, maybe they should try checking Twitter. The tool reveals some pretty interesting things about Twitter users and their thoughts on drug use. For example, marijuana is the most talked ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Drugs, Twitter, War On Drugs
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Drug combo may knock down lung cancer

Some drug-resistant cancers of the lung, pancreas and breast might be made vulnerable again by treating them with a medication already approved for another type of cancer, according to a new study led by UC San Diego.Researchers at UCSD Moores Cancer ... [Published U-T San Diego - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Cancer, Tarceva, Velcade
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Marijuana Really Is Safer Than Alcohol

Business Insider/Aly WeismanThe question of whether alcohol or marijuana is worse for health is being debated once again, this time, sparked by comments that President Barack Obama made in a recent interview with The New Yorker magazine."As has been well ... [Published Business Insider - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 8 reports

Defiance OH Alcohol Drug Rehab Launches Updated Substance Abuse Program

Individuals that find comfort in drugs will ultimately discover their substances become troublesome and addictive, but there is help available. Call 419-785-8423 for a free consultation. Defiance OH Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an updated substance ... [Published PRWeb - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 6 reports

Plan B Roulette

The self-regulating free market in action: A whopping 28 percent of morning-after pills in Peru are fake.  A study  published today in PLOS ONE  relates how some emergency contraceptives contain inadequate amounts of active ingredients that, in many ... [Published Balloon Juice - Apr 19 2014]

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..." Chronic pain can affect every other part of life," Onojjighofia said in the release. "Finding genes that may be play a role in pain perception could provide a target for developing new therapies and help physicians better understand their patients' perceptions of pain."
"Even though there is not as much research on SCAD, it appears that some things that work really well in a standard heart attack do not work as well in SCAD and may be harmful" she said, noting many of her patients with the condition take only aspirin
"A person should immediately wash the wound area, scratches and adjoining areas with soap and water to reduce the chances of developing rabies" Elango says
READ MORE: Read the rest of this week's pieces of "A Sobering Story: The Disease of Addiction here, as well as last week's articles."

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