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Proposal seeks to improve assessment of drug risks

1 hour ago   |   ScienceDaily

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe. The changes focus on...
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Racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

1 hour ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

Researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more...
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New drug could prevent debilitating side effect of cancer treatment

2 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   3 articles

About 50,000 people in the US are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and...
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Illicit drug use could be higher than previously thought; soars during special events

2 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

America's drug problem may be even worse than officials realize. And illicit drugs are consumed at a higher rate during celebratory events. Those are just two of the...
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Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin create catheter to treat brain tumors

Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin create catheter to treat brain tumors

3 hours ago   |   Health and Fitness

The Cleveland Clinic and Parker Hannifin collaborated to create a medical device that gets cancer drugs past the blood-brain barrier.
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RDMD raises $3 million in seed funding to accelerate rare disease research, drug development

3 hours ago   |   News Medical

RDMD, a healthcare technology company dedicated to accelerating research for patients with rare diseases, today announced that it has raised $3 million in seed financing.
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Aravive Biologics gains Fast Track Designation for AVB-S6-500 from U.S. FDA

3 hours ago   |   News Medical

Aravive Biologics, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation to AVB-S6-500 as a potential treatment for...
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Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

3 hours ago   |   Medindia Health   |   3 articles

Common cancer treatment side effect known as oral mucositis can now be prevented by a newly developed drug, says study.
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New drug shows potential to prevent painful side effect of therapy

4 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful...
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The New Health Care: This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?

4 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

Comparative effectiveness research may be the best way to answer questions that patients and physicians face every day.
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People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better...

People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better, finds study

Researchers at the St Vincent's and Austin hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, say people feel able to ask their doctors more informed questions if they research their symptoms... Read more ...

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

Trendy vapes that millions of Americans use instead of smoking cigarettes may still raise oral cancer risks by altering DNA in the mouth, a small new University of Minnesota... Read more ...

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Common cancer treatment side effect known as oral mucositis can now be prevented by a newly developed drug, says study. Read more ...

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

Researchers from San Diego State University found just 16 percent of those aged between 17 and 18 read a book for pleasure every day, compared to 60 percent in the late 1970s. Read more ...

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found that extracts in maple leaves, known as GCGs, inhibit the enzyme that causes skin to lose its elasticity and could be used... Read more ...

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple lab score can diagnose heart attack symptoms much faster and safer than current methods. Read more ...

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two new studies are bound to disappoint those who still want to believe water makes a difference in weight management. The first of these studies, Increasing water intake... Read more ...

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes can damage genetic material or DNA in users which may raise cancer risk, finds a new study. Read more ...

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts claim eating whole strawberries could help calm inflammation in the colon among people with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more ...

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Consuming high-protein milk in the morning along with your breakfast cereal can slow digestion, lower blood sugar levels and improves satiety at lunchtime. This dietary... Read more ...