NHS patients may have taken pills tampered with by criminal gangs linked to Italian mafia
Treatments for prostate cancer and epilepsy are among commonly prescribed medicines that were stolen from Italian hospitals and sold to unwitting UK pharmacies.
2 days ago - Daily Mail - 2 articles
Parkinson's disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV
Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson's disease compared with untreated...
7 days ago - Healio
VIDEO: Achieving very low LDL levels may benefit patients
MIAMI - In this video, Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, discusses some major points from his keynote at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions on available data and...
8 days ago - Healio
Dead Kids, Hospital's Secret Tapes; Hush-Hush Alzheimer Tx? Trina CEO Going to Jail
This past week in healthcare investigations
10 days ago - MedPage Today
UCI Health offers non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure for enlarged prostate
UCI Health is now offering a non-surgical treatment for men with prostate enlargement. Prostate artery embolization is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure to treat men...
16 days ago - UC Irvine Health
Hospital blunders sees sick children given 10 times too much medication
Senior doctors say human error were to blame for the incidents
27 days ago - Wales online
Antiepileptic drugs have NO place in Alzheimer's treatments: Study reveals they cause longer hospital stays in patients
People with Alzheimer's disease who use antiepileptic drugs are more likely to stay in hospitals for longer, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical...
29 days ago - Natural News
Physicians are not powerless in reducing burnout
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Occupational burnout is pervasive among health care providers, but physicians have the power to address the issue head on with both individual and...
1 month ago - Healio
Statins lowered joint replacement risk in RA, not OA
TORONTO - Statin use was associated with a reduced risk of knee or hip replacement in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis but not osteoarthritis, according to findings of a...
1 month ago - Healio
New study shows benefits of transperineal prostate biopsies under local anesthetic
The Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre at North York General Hospital is advancing prostate cancer care with a new study that shows the benefits of transperineal prostate...
1 month ago - News Medical - 2 articles
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Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's
Researchers don't know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility...
Blood Pressure Drug Found Useful for Alzheimer's Disease
Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease, according to Hypertension journal report.
Blood pressure pill could slow down Alzheimer's 'by boosting circulation to...
A study by Radboud University in the Netherlands found taking the hypertension medication Nilvadipine for six months boosts blood flow to the part of the brain that controls...
Exercise linked to a decreased likelihood of age-related dementia and memory...
The findings of a recent animal study may offer new hope to millions of people who have Alzheimer's disease. The Harvard-led effort reports that physical exercise could improve...
Is sleep the secret to early Alzheimer's diagnosis?
Changes to two kinds of sleep brain waves that tend to occur with age predict the build up of tau tangles and beta-amyloid plaques -harbingers of Alzheimer's - a new UC...
Gut Microbes Eat Our Medication: Study
How microbes consume levodopa, the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease has been revealed.
Role of Genetics in Determining Age of Menopause and Overall Longevity Revealed
Genetics plays a strong role in determining the age of menopause and overall longevity, says study.
Summer Recipe Idea: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas
Try the Yume Dog!
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Nearly $1.9 Million to Support Healthy Aging
Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments reflecting a commitment to a community approach for making our cities and towns great places to grow up...
Intravitreal injections can lead to cataract complications
In the past decade, intravitreal injections have transformed the way that we treat retinal disease, particularly vascular issues, with anti-VEGF medications. In the U.S., the...