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Vertebroplasty helps decrease acute pain in patients with osteoporotic fractures

Vertebroplasty helps decrease acute pain in patients with osteoporotic fractures

Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study published this week in The Lancet. [More]
Added benefit not proven for orphan drug in treatment of adults with stomach cancer

Added benefit not proven for orphan drug in treatment of adults with stomach cancer

Ramucirumab (trade name: Cyramza) is a monoclonal antibody, which blocks a receptor, reducing the growth of blood vessels and so reducing blood supply to the tumours. [More]
Men experience greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana, study finds

Men experience greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana, study finds

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. [More]
Study explores how LSD can affect speech and language

Study explores how LSD can affect speech and language

The consumption of LSD, short for lysergic acid diethylamide, can produce altered states of consciousness. [More]
Experts suggest leaky gut syndrome could be cause for stomach problems among Olympic competitors

Experts suggest leaky gut syndrome could be cause for stomach problems among Olympic competitors

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes' village in Rio, despite a number complaining of upset stomachs. [More]
Research opens door to new class of treatments for gum disease

Research opens door to new class of treatments for gum disease

If you hate going to the dentist, here's some good news. New research published online in The FASEB Journal, shows that melanocortin agonism may effectively control the inflammation that often occurs in gum tissue, which when unchecked, ultimately accelerates tooth and bone loss. [More]
T-sol can be safe and effective treatment for men with hypogonadism

T-sol can be safe and effective treatment for men with hypogonadism

For men with hypogonadism, a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone, low sex drive and fatigue are common symptoms. [More]
First investigational treatment for infantile-onset SMA shows promising results in clinical trial

First investigational treatment for infantile-onset SMA shows promising results in clinical trial

A major milestone was reached when nusinersen, an investigational treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), was shown to significantly improve achievement of motor milestones in babies with infantile-onset SMA, according to an interim analysis of the double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled Phase 3 clinical trial called ENDEAR. [More]
Commonly used anti-inflammatory drug shows potential to treat Alzheimer's disease

Commonly used anti-inflammatory drug shows potential to treat Alzheimer's disease

A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug. [More]
Early treatment of multiple sclerosis may offer long-lasting effect on disease activity

Early treatment of multiple sclerosis may offer long-lasting effect on disease activity

Starting medication for multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease is associated with prolonging the time before the disease is definitively diagnosed, according to a long-term study published in the August 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study, published in The Journal of Pain, shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and provide significant reductions in phantom limb pain. [More]
New drug could help decrease symptoms of asthma

New drug could help decrease symptoms of asthma

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a study led by the University of Leicester has found. [More]
Soy isoflavones may help improve metabolic and cardiovascular health in women with PCOS

Soy isoflavones may help improve metabolic and cardiovascular health in women with PCOS

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common cause of female infertility—may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Triple therapy approach helps Type 1 diabetes patients improve blood sugar control, lose weight

Triple therapy approach helps Type 1 diabetes patients improve blood sugar control, lose weight

A combination of three medications—dapagliflozin, liraglutide and insulin—helped people with Type 1 diabetes improve blood sugar control and lose weight, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Inosine treatment can help restore motor control after cortical injury

Inosine treatment can help restore motor control after cortical injury

Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. When the affected area includes the motor cortex, impairment of the fine motor control of the hand can result. [More]
Study shows diabetes drug ineffective in improving condition of patients with advanced heart failure

Study shows diabetes drug ineffective in improving condition of patients with advanced heart failure

In an attempt to correct defects in the energy generation that contribute to poor pump function among heart failure patients, researchers examined whether the diabetes drug liraglutide, could improve the condition of patients with advanced heart failure. [More]
Combination therapy shows no better benefits than placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Combination therapy shows no better benefits than placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment in a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 164 patients with knee osteoarthritis. [More]
Transcranial alternating current stimulation during sleep can enhance memory in healthy people

Transcranial alternating current stimulation during sleep can enhance memory in healthy people

When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you'll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-day life in profound ways [More]
FDA approves new injection to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes

FDA approves new injection to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Adlyxin (lixisenatide), a once-daily injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]
Resveratrol may be clinically beneficial to people with Alzheimer's disease

Resveratrol may be clinically beneficial to people with Alzheimer's disease

Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer's patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. [More]
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