Jul 01, 2015
Statins are a hugely popular drug class used to manage blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Previous studies had raised questions about adverse behavioral changes with statins, such as irritability ...
May 20, 2015
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children ...
May 20, 2015
Prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found.
May 18, 2015
Prescribing patients two or more drugs that do not reach the same parts of the body could accelerate a pathogen's resistance to all of the drugs being used in treatment, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings ...
Apr 13, 2015
Placebos have helped to ease symptoms of illness for centuries and have been a fundamental component of clinical research to test new drug therapies for more than 70 years. But why some people respond to placebos and others ...
Mar 31, 2015
Paracetamol is not effective in the treatment of spinal pain and provides negligible benefits for osteoarthritis, according to a study published in The BMJ today.
Mar 26, 2015
An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus.
Feb 17, 2015
Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies account for ...
Jan 09, 2015
(Medical Xpress)—Biogen Idec Inc has released preliminary results of a phase II clinical trial (called RENEW) meant to test the effectiveness of using an anti-LINGO-1 drug called BIIB033, to treat eye damage that occurs ...
Dec 11, 2014
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that 'placebo therapy' could be effective for short-term pain relief in patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), but does not have a lasting impact.