Have We Cured Hepatitis C? New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

By | Sat, 04/12/2014 - 01:00

A new hepatitis C treatment is safe for patients with cirrhosis who cannot take interferon. In the clinical trial, over 90 percents of patients had no hepatitis virus detected in their blood after taking the treatment for a 12-week period.

Woman smoking marijuana

Can Marijuana Allergies Lead To Food Allergies?

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:56

Do marijuana allergies actually exist? Exposure to Cannabis sativa could lead to hay fever, pink eye, skin rashes, and asthmatic symptoms, possibly increasing vulnerability to food allergies.


Since Tamiflu Is (Apparently) Not Working, Here Are Some Natural Flu Remedies Instead

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:33

Flu drugs including Tamiflu and Relenza have been deemed ineffective in treating flu-like symptoms following a review by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Female doctor holding Viagra

Taking Viagra Could Lead To Deadly Skin Cancer

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:38

Warning: Men who use the erectile dysfunction treatment, Viagra, face double the risk of developing melanoma because the drug may affect the same genetic pathways that allow skin cancer to become more invasive.

Carlos López

Glass Meth Pipe Found Hidden In Florida Official’s Rectum

By | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:42

Police have discovered a meth pipe hidden in the rectum of a Florida official, who had been trying to conceal the object after he found he was being chased by the cops.


Will New Hepatitis C Guidelines From WHO Help Make Sovaldi More Affordable?

By | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:56

Gilead Science’s Sovaldi, a once-a-day hepatitis C drug, ushers in a new era for treatment yet many, including the World Health Organization, which has issued new guidelines for treatment of the disease, believe it is unaffordable.


Researchers Delve Deeper Into HPV-Related Head-And-Neck Cancers

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:00

A new study has identified four proteins that play a crucial role in drug-resistant HPV-negative head-and-neck squamous cell cancers, bringing hope to researchers seeking better drug targets.


FDA To Expedite Review On 'Breakthrough' Menengitis B Vaccine

By | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:39

Novartis said that its meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, received "breakthrough therapy" status from the FDA, which already permitted its use in the past few months at Princeton and UC Santa Barbara following meningitis B outbreaks.


'Breakthrough' Breast Cancer Drug Makes Tumors Grow Slower Than Ever

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:11

Breast cancer patients who took Pfizer's new drug palbociclib went twice as long before their disease worsened compared to patients who didn't take the drug.


Pot Cookies Lead To Teen’s Death In Colorado

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:43

Exchange student Levy Thamba died after jumping off a fourth story balcony in a Colorado hotel while under the effect of marijuana cookies. His death may be the first attributed to marijuana intoxication since the drug was legalized in the state earlier this year.


FDA Approves First Ever Auto-Injector For Opioid Overdose

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:21

Evzio, the first-ever hand-held device that rapidly injects a dose of naloxone hydrochloride, was approved Thursday by the FDA to treat opioid overdose.


Under-The-Tongue Pill For Hay Fever Means No More Shots

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:12

Stallergenes received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its under-the-tongue pill, Oralair, to treat allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.


Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, But Could It Improve Fertility?

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:03

Despite previous studies that have pointed to aspirin's potential effects on preventing pregnancy loss, the NIH has released a study countering that belief.

heart attack

Cheap Drug, Metoprolol, Cuts Fatal Heart Attack Risk By 60%

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:43

Heart attack patients on their way to the hospital were less likely to experience deteriorated heart function if they received a cheap drug known as metoprolol.

chest pain

This Ancient Egyptian Medicine Reduces Heart Inflammation

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:50

Scientists conducted a study to measure the efficacy of an ancient Egyptian drug on treating heart inflammation.