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Posteriores reversibles Enzephalopathie-Syndrom: zunehmend durch Medikamente bedingt -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Posteriores reversibles Enzephalopathie-Syndrom: zunehmend durch Medikamente bedingt<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 26. April 2017<p>Das …

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

Medicine

Doxycyclin (Vibramycin® u.a.) beim bullösen Pemphigoid

Die Anwendung von Tetrazyklinen beim bullösen Pemphigoid wird seit Längerem diskutiert; bislang fehlten dazu aber gute Daten. In einer aktuellen …

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

<b>A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused "serious malformations" in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests.</b><p>Mothers treated with valproate for epilepsy were up to four times likelier to give birth to a malformed child, the preliminary study found.<p>Introduced in …

Zika Virus

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

<b>Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis - a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>The death toll in 2015 was 1.34 million people, a new report reveals.<p>An estimated 325 million people are living with chronic hepatitis …

Public Health

Your Meal Has Six Times More Sodium Than You Think

How much salt was in your lunch? Whatever your guess, chances are you’re off. By a lot.<p>In a new study, published in the journal <i>Appetite</i>, researchers …

Fast Food

Can technology transform chronic disease management?

Implementing best practice care for patients with chronic diseases is one of the greatest challenges currently facing primary care providers. …

Digital Health

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Medicine

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.<p>Joint replacements typically restore lost mobility, making it possible …

Health Care
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New Warning on Giving Kids Codeine or Tramadol

The Food and Drug Administration warned that cough and pain medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children after reports …

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Valeant prices psoriasis treatment at $3,500 per month

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it had priced its recently approved plaque psoriasis treatment at $3,500 per month, ahead of an expected U.S. launch in the second half of 2017.<p>Siliq is the lowest priced injectable biologic psoriasis treatment currently on the …

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Italian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor

MILAN – A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.<p>Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware in the …

Regulator links Sanofi epilepsy drug to child deformities

PARIS (Reuters) - Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France's drug regulator said.<p>Valproate, which has been manufactured in France by Sanofi …

21st Century

Cardiac Insight raises $4.5M, wins FDA approval to launch wearable ECG sensor

Consumer wearables, like smart watches and Fitbits, are becoming ever more popular. But wearable medical technology has remained somewhat absent from …

Medical Technology

The Ibuprofen Risks You Need to Know

Painkillers you can get without a prescription—like acetaminophen, as well as ibuprofen, naproxen, and other so-called non steroidal …

Medicine

Dexamethason nützt bei Pharyngitis nur marginal -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Dexamethason nützt bei Pharyngitis nur marginal<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 20. April 2017<p>Bei einer Pharyngitis werden noch immer …

What Makes Someone a ‘SuperAger’?

Researchers are studying the brains of older adults whose brains resist the usual wear-and-tear of cognitive decline.<p>The good news is that social …

The Brain

Too Many People Stop Taking Heart Drugs, Study Finds

Within two years after a heart attack, nearly one in five people stop taking life-saving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a new U.S. study.<p>And nearly two in five end up taking the drugs in lower doses or less often than they should, the researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.<p>…

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A Cannabis-Based Treatment for Epileptic Children Was Shown to Decrease Seizures

Fighting Epilepsy<p>Neurological disorders can be difficult to treat, and among these epilepsy is one of the most common worldwide. The World Health …

Medical Marijuana

This Dirt-Cheap Drug May Help You Survive A Heart Attack

Metoprolol is a dirt-cheap drug found in the cabinets of grandpas and migraine sufferers across the world. The beta-blocker is a sturdy, reliable medication that’s been on the market for decades. And, it turns out, the entire time it’s been out there, it may have held the key to help surviving …

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Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations

Italian health ministry said there had been almost 1,500 registered cases of measles this year as US issued a warning to visitors about the outbreak<p>Italy has announced that it is experiencing a measles epidemic following a fall-off in vaccinations, as the United States issued a warning to visitors …

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Fibromatosen durch Vemurafenib (Zelboraf®)

Unter einer Behandlung mit Vemurafenib, das bei fortgeschrittenen Melanomen eingesetzt wird, sind Fälle von palmaren oder plantaren Fibromatosen (M. …

Short term use of oral corticosteroids and related harms among adults in the United States: population based cohort study

Spies TD, Stone RE, et al. Deoxycortone with ascorbic acid versus adrenocorticotropic hormone in rheumatoid arthritis.Lancet1949;357:1219-21. …

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Pharmacologic Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Diabetes

Death from an untreatable infection may signal the start of the post-antibiotic era | Medical Journal of Australia

The effects of implementing a point-of-care electronic template to prompt routine anxiety and depression screening in patients consulting for osteoarthritis (the Primary Care Osteoarthritis Trial): A cluster randomised trial in primary care

1. Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, Lozano R, Michaud C, Ezzati M, et al. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and …

Depression