Medical Research

Alcoholism Pill Eludes Scientists, But Not Because It Can't Exist

There's just not enough evidence that it works well.<p>What if you could just take a pill to solve your drinking problem? It seems like the ideal …

Addiction

Phentermine Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing

Scientific Research

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

Lifestyle

New studies show 100% HIV protection in monkeys via antibody combos

Two separate research teams showed a unique combinations of antibodies led to 100% protection from HIV-like viruses in test monkeys. They'll next …

Medicine

Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart Attack

A sting from a yellow jacket is typically a minor annoyance, but a wasp bite turned into a major medical problem for a 45-year-old British man: He …

Science

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

A technique developed several years ago at Duke University involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in …

Cancer

Where No Flatworm Has Gone Before: Doctors Find Wriggling Parasite in Teen's Eyeball

NOPE.<p>When a 17-year-old guy in Mexico presented at the hospital with complaints about serious eye pain, the doctors were in for a squirmy surprise …

Science

Parasitic Worm Squirms Through Teen's Eye, Damaging His Vision

When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball.<p>The …

Science

Stephen Hawking, take heart: Revalesio’s ALS drug gets regulatory boost from FDA

Revalesio, a biomedical company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., says it’s been cleared to benefit from federal incentives for the development of a …

Medicine

I Was Thin, Fit—and Had a Heart Attack at 28

Back in 2001, when I was just 28, I thought of myself as being in good health. I was a size six and active, a modern dancer. I was working in a …

Health

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Researchers are hunting for better ways to help predict which patients might benefit from treatments that enlist the immune system to fight cancer.<p>Drugs called checkpoint inhibitors have conquered some advanced cancers by removing a chemical cloak that hides them from the immune …

Cancer

Center for Infectious Disease Research launches $11.5M project to combat ‘devastating’ drug-resistant malaria

Seattle’s Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) announced Wednesday that it will lead a new $11.5 million research project to combat …

Science

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with antidepressants and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity.<p>The FDA warns that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or …

Medicine

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer

Cancer patients received less recommended drugs and interventions for myocardial infarction and were more likely to die<p>Sophia Antipolis, 20 September …

Cancer

Gene-editing breakthrough could ‘transform understanding of human biology’, say scientists

Genetic modification of a human embryo has led to an “exciting and important” breakthrough that could “transform our understanding of human biology”, …

Genetics

Accidental discovery reveals bacteria reduces the effectiveness of chemotherapy drug

Many great scientific discoveries have arisen out of laboratory accidents, from the mistake that led to penicillin, to revelations of LSD's …

Science

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

Dr. Edmond I. Eger II, a leader in the development of a now universally used technique to determine the proper dose of anesthetic gas administered in operating rooms — an advance that has saved an untold number of lives — died on Aug. 26 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 86.<p>The cause was …

Obituaries

A company that wants to use ultrasounds to deliver drugs just raised money from MIT's new $170 million venture fund

Suono Bio CEO Carl Schoellhammer Suono Bio<p><b>Suono Bio, a company founded by 30-year-old Carl Schoellhammer, just raised its seed funding round in part from MIT's new venture fund.</b><p><b>Suono is one of the first investments the $170 million fund called "The Engine" has made, along with six other startups</b> …

Business

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.<p>The FDA approved sales of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Trelegy Ellipta (TRELL'-eh-gee ee-LIP'-teh) late Monday.<p>The inhaler contains three widely …

Business

Take stock of research ethics in human genome editing

Progress in the use of CRISPR–Cas9 for human germline editing highlights some pressing ethical considerations for research on embryos.<p>This week, …

Genetics

Prince Andrew pays a special visit to Melbourne

Melbourne has had a brush with royalty, welcoming Prince Andrew for the first time in more than a decade.<p>The Duke of York touched down in Australia …

Australian News

Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?

Everyone has experienced a nagging cough after a cold or needed to cough while in a quiet room.<p>Despite these problems, coughing actually serves a …

Cancer

What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It

Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath …

Science

A biotech stock doubled after it got positive results on a drug to tackle the leading cause of infectious death in the US

Shares of Nabriva Therapeutics more than doubled in premarket trading on Monday after the company said its experimental antibiotic for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia met the main goal of a late-stage study.<p>The clinical trial — the first of two late-stage studies — showed that the company's …

Medicine

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Business

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible.<p>"My hands were tremoring, my heart racing, " recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn't take a deep breath. "I'd never felt so out of control of my body."<p>She ended up …

News (U.S.)

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken: Study first to challenge current clinical guidelines

Study first to challenge current clinical guidelines<p>Beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE …

Scientific Research

A guide to beating nasal allergies, from medication to self-care.

Medicine

Can you take sildenafil with other medicines?

Always check with your pharmacist......<p>Before you start taking sildenafil it's important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're already taking …

Scientific Research

What are the possible side effects of sildenafil?

Find out how likely you are to get side effects when taking this erectile dysfunction treatment<p>What are the possible side effects of …

Pain