Health Problems

Cholesterol-lowering drugs under-prescribed for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Statins, the most commonly used effective lipid-lowering drugs, are significantly underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a retrospective study of more than 280,000 patients in Alberta, Canada. Investigators report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, that only two-thirds of these […]

Personal Health

Many grandparents forget to store medicines safely

For grandma and grandpa it is a great pleasure to spend time with her grandchildren. What, according to a new survey, however, too little is thought of that: medications must be in child-proof places kept in order to minimize the risk of poisoning. More than 80 per cent of grandparents say they store their medications […]

Health Problems

New assay detects patients’ resistance to antimalarial drugs from a drop of blood

Antimalarial drugs appear to follow a typical pattern, with early effectiveness eventually limited by the emergence of drug resistance. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay using whole blood that simplifies the genetic analysis of malarial parasites by completely eliminating processing steps. This provides rapid access to critical information associated […]

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Drugs used to enhance sexual experiences, especially in UK

Combining drugs with sex is common regardless of gender or sexual orientation, reveals new research by UCL and the Global Drug Survey into global trends of substance-linked sex. The findings, published today in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, revealed that alcohol, cannabis, MDMA and cocaine are the drugs most commonly combined with sex. Respondents from […]

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Cheap blood pressure drugs could tackle prostate cancer

Cheap blood pressure drugs taken by thousands of people could increase survival chances for men with prostate cancer Study found prostate patients taking drug reduced risk of dying within 7.6 years  Other types of blood pressure drugs were found to increase the risk of death  Eighty per cent of men with prostate cancer are on […]

Health Problems

Metal chemotherapy drugs boost the impact of immunotherapy in cancer

Due to their powerful tumour-killing effect, metal-based chemotherapies are frequently used in cancer treatment. However, it was hitherto assumed that they damaged the immune system, because of their cytotoxic (cell-damaging) effect even against dividing healthy cells. In a scientific review produced by the Translational Cancer Therapy Research cluster, established by the University of Vienna and […]

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Should put the policy on Prvention?

The German health system is one of the most expensive. Nevertheless, people are not gesüas in other Lächange. Für Prävention is, by contrast, spent very little money. Why the ächange should A heart für Prävention? The hits für, the German health care system currently is not – even if to save a lot of money […]