Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Study Questions Conventional Approach to Halting Spread of Drug Resistant Bacteria

In response to the rise of drug-resistant pathogens, doctors are routinely cautioned against overprescribing antimicrobials. But when a patient has a confirmed bacterial infection,...

One in Five Adults Prescribed Medications with Conflicting, Harmful Effects

About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs...

Birth Control Pill May Triple Risk Of Crohn’s Disease In Women

A study on the link between the birth control pill and Crohn’s disease has led a team of doctors to suggest that women with...

Building a Better Antipsychotic Drug by Treating Schizophrenia’s Cause: How Drugs...

The classic symptoms of schizophrenia -- paranoia, hallucinations, the inability to function socially -- can be managed with antipsychotic drugs. But exactly how these...

ED Drug Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Animal Study

New animal studies at Henry Ford Hospital reveal that sildenafil, a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, may be effective in relieving painful...

U.S. Patent for Novel Solution to Antibiotic Resistance Problem

A chemist based at the University of Copenhagen has taken out a patent for a drug that can make previously multidrug-resistant bacteria once again...

It’s Enough To Give You Heartburn.

Wonder drugs they may be, but PPIs are overprescribed and pose some health risks. In the arms race against heartburn, one class of drug outperforms the competition by going straight to the source. The proton pump inhibitors, PPIs for short, block acid manufacture at the subcellular level.

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

How Somebody’s Medicines May Be Making You Sicker

There are several ways prescription drugs may be making us all sicker—whether through illnesses brought on because these medicines deplete critical nutrients in our body, or because we’re unwittingly consuming pharmaceuticals in the municipal water we drink.

Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at...

FDA Warns Men Of Serious Side Effects From These Drugs —...

If supplements caused such adverse events, they would be banned immediately! Fortunately there are excellent supplement alternatives to these drugs. Two popular drugs—Proscar, used to treat an enlarged prostate, and Propecia, which is used to treat male pattern baldness—will now have new warnings from FDA on their labels for causing very undesirable sexual side effects even after you’ve stopped taking the drug!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced...

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely...