drugs and supplements

Over 10% of medical products substandard or fake – WHO

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to ...
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Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

Adding aspirin to a particular cancer medication increases its effectiveness against some cancers. These latest findings offer hope for individuals ...
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Drugmaker’s ties to nonprofits pose ‘conflict of interest’

A leading advocacy group for Alzheimer's patients has stopped accepting funding from a Southern California drugmaker following a CNN investigation ...
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How Iodine Deficiency Increases Your Risk for Chronic Illnesses

Iodine is essential to your health. Unfortunately, data collected by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has revealed ...
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Maternal Use of Acetaminophen Linked to ADHD in Offspring Link seen after adjustment for maternal use before pregnancy, familial risk for ADHD

Maternal use of acetaminophen in pregnancy is associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a study published online ...
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Alzheimer’s nutrient drink falters in clinical trial

There is no good evidence that a nutrient drink being sold online in the UK to "help" people with early ...
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Many College Students Believe Stimulants Can Boost Grades

More frequent use of alcohol, marijuana also tied to increased likelihood of prescription stimulant use. More than one-quarter of college ...
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First Lady leads fight against Anemia

An initiative to supply iron and folic acid to girls the National Girls Folic Acid Tablet Supplementation (GIFTS) has been ...
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Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response

Two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are able to trigger an immune response that lasts for at least ...
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Could a Pill Put the Brakes on Aging?

The No. 1 risk factor for all the big diseases -- cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s -- is aging. But instead ...
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A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Zinc is an essential trace mineral, probably most widely known for the integral role it plays in your immune system ...
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Precision Matters When It Comes to Protein

The low-carb diet made its initial appearance as a weight loss aid some 25 years ago. At the time, most ...
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The Benefits of Sulfur — Why You Need Epsom Salt, Broccoli and MSM

Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in your body, based on percentage of total body weight. While close to ...
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Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

A spate of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is shining a light on a long-simmering ...
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Colorado Town Rethinks Legalized Marijuana

Pueblo, a town of 110,000 people in the prairie of southern Colorado, has had many identities over its 175 years ...
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Statin Use Linked to Increased Parkinson’s Risk

New findings from a large national claims database show the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to be associated with an ...
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Neem Shows Promise in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. According to the latest statistics, about 181,000 men get ...
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A Link Between Birth Control and Depression?

The notion that hormonal contraception and depression are linked is nothing new, but a recent study has more evidence of ...
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Living with an Artificial Pancreas Machine

For years, Rian Draeger would go to sleep at night and wonder if he’d slumber throughout the evening with no ...
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Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

Honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, say UK researchers. Patients often have ...
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UK…MPs call for medical cannabis to be made legal

Taking cannabis for medical reasons should be made legal, says a cross-party group of UK politicians. The All Party Parliamentary ...
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HCV Drug Effective in Patients With Drug Addiction

The combination drug elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier, Merck) reduced viral load in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection being treated ...
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Vitamin E Deficiency Is Rampant — Why You Don’t Want to Be

Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps combat damaging free radicals. It also plays a role ...
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Asthma pill ‘promising’ for people with severe symptoms

An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests. In ...
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Single Dose of Old Drug Boosts Memory, Attention

A drug that for a century has been safely used as a stain and to treat medical disorders could boost ...
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Why Checking Your Iron Level Is so Crucial for Optimal Health

Dr. Mercola Interviews Gerry Koenig on the Dangers of Excess Iron One in 3 reading this likely has a serious ...
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Metformin: New Perspectives

We've Come So Far, and Yet... Diabetes was transformed from a malignant disease to a chronic disorder just over 90 ...
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Rapid diagnostic test and shorter, cheaper treatment signal new hope for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients

New WHO recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) through use of ...
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Long-term Testosterone May Decrease Cardiovascular Risk

Long-term testosterone replacement therapy is associated with a decreased — not increased — risk for cardiovascular disease in men, according ...
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Vitamin B12 May Slow Brain Aging

Individuals with increased levels of circulating homocysteine have faster rates of brain changes associated with aging than other people, whereas ...
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Soil Is the Solution

It's easy to take soil for granted. That is, until you lose it. The dirt beneath your feet is arguably ...
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Heartburn Meds Causing Kidney Burn Out

Despite the name, heartburn doesn't affect your heart, but rather your esophagus in the area of your chest around your ...
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Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve ...
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Berries: Big Health Benefits in Small Packages

You already know berries are good for you. But researchers are finding more and more reasons to eat these nutritious ...
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Appendicitis Complication: Surgery vs. Antibiotics

Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay ...
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Male Birth Control: More Options Soon?

There’s an old joke among contraceptive researchers: "Twenty years ago, the male contraceptive pill was just 10 years away.'' Despite ...
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Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that ...
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Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients’ Risk of Stroke: Study

People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don't take cholesterol-lowering ...
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EMA to Review New Hep C Drugs for Possible Hep B Reactivation

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a review of the six direct-acting antivirals approved for use in the European ...
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Legalized Cannabis and the Brain: NIDA Sounds the Alarm

Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are sounding the alarm over a possible increase in unknown cognitive ...
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Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

Vitamin D supplements didn't relieve pain or slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis in a new study, even though the ...
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Long-term Aspirin Tied to Small Drop in Overall Cancer Risk

Regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin is linked to a small decrease in overall cancer risk, with much of the ...
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Could MS Drug Have a Role in Acute Stroke?

LOS ANGELES — An exploratory study of the use of the multiple sclerosis drug natalizumab (Tysabri, Biogen), in acute ischemic ...
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Antibiotics Underrecognized Cause of Delirium

Antibiotic toxicity can represent an unrecognized cause of delirium in hospital patients, with manifestations observed in three distinct phenotypes, new ...
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First Human Data Show Verapamil Lowers Glucose in Diabetes

In the first study to examine whether the calcium-channel blocker verapamil lowers glucose in humans (as it does in mice), ...
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Health Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines

African Health Ministers have signed a declaration to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against ...
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Analysis Reveals ‘Female Libido’ Pill May Not Be Worth It

Flibanserin carries risk of serious side effects without delivering much more sexual satisfaction Flibanserin (Addyi), the "female libido" pill, appears ...
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COSMETIC INFORMATION

Cosmetic procedures include a wide variety of surgeries and treatments that are performed not for essential medical reasons but primarily ...
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10 Plant-Based Foods That Boost Your Immunity

Garlic The most pungent of the plant kingdom inhabitants, garlic contains the immune-stimulating compound allicin, which promotes the activity of ...
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Testosterone Benefits Older Men With ‘Low T’ in Trials

A year's worth of testosterone treatment in older men may help improve sexual function, mood, depressive symptoms, and possibly walking ...
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Excitement at new cancer treatment

A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ...
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Schizophrenia Genes Worsen Effects of Early Cannabis Use

Cannabis use during early adolescence may accelerate the decrease in cortical thickness in males at genetic risk for schizophrenia, new ...
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Cocaine-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Cocaine is a naturally occurring alkaloid found within the leaves of a shrub, Erythroxylon coca. The earliest reported use of ...
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PRAC: Take Fusafungine Nose/Mouth Sprays Off Market in EU

Nasal and mouth sprays containing fusafungine should be taken off the market in the European Union (EU), the European Medicines ...
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Alzheimer’s preventative drug hope

Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain ...
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Oral therapeutic drug shows promise against recurrent C. difficile infection

Results from a Phase 1b/2 trial suggest that an investigational microbiome-based, oral therapeutic drug is effective for the treatment of ...
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Nutrition and breast cancer; starving triple negative breast cancer cells to death: an interview with Associate Professor Jeff Holst

Can you give me a brief overview of the role that nutrition plays in breast cancer? Interview conducted by James ...
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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: an interview with Dr. Michael Dudley

What are Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and why are they difficult to treat? Enterobacteriaceae refer to the family of bacteria such ...
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Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

The cost of drugs is in the headlines following the decision by NHS watchdog NICE that a new cancer treatment ...
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France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital

A man left brain-dead after an experimental drug trial in France has died, media report. He was one of six ...
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Pharma ‘cash call’ for new antibiotics

More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them to develop antibiotics. In ...
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Antipsychotics Boost Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Youth

Youth who have been exposed to antipsychotic drugs are at significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes in comparison with ...
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Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect against future outbreaks of ...
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Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs May Boost Autism Risk

Prenatal exposure to commonly used asthma drugs may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), new research shows. Investigators ...
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Cholera vaccine supply set to double, easing global shortage

The global supply of oral cholera vaccines is set to double after WHO approved a third producer, helping to address ...
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High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Ups Elderly Fall Risk

High-dose vitamin D supplementation does not improve lower-extremity function and increases the risk for falls among elderly adults, a new ...
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Herbal food supplement labels ‘can be misleading’

Some herbal food supplements do not contain what they claim on the label, a study has found. The BBC health ...
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‘Softener’ may help kill cancers

It may be possible to "soften-up" cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest. A study, published in the ...
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Dietary supplements linked to increased cancer risk

Consumers are always looking for ways to minimize their cancer risk, which is one reason why many turn to over-the-counter ...
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Tests of Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope of Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes

A new class of experimental cholesterol drugs might sharply reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers reported on Sunday, citing ...
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HIV drugs ‘boost South African life expectancy’

Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade, mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government ...
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