Drugs

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can treat various bacterial infections. People can use oral or injectable forms. Sometimes, doctors use doxycycline to treat lung, nose, and throat infections. People can also use doxycycline to treat acne and rosacea. Doxycycline may not be appropriate for everyone. It may interact with some other drugs and can cause
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Researchers have investigated the outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery. Obesity is a growing global health concern that affects about 650 million people worldwide. Bariatric surgery is a popular and effective treatment to promote weight loss and lower obesity-related complications. However, bariatric surgery can have its own complications – particularly important during pregnancy are concerns
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Researchers discover a vital pathway that may serve as a potential treatment target for Crohn’s disease. Among the list of chronic diseases, Crohn’s disease is a debilitating illness that affects over 1.6 million people in North America alone. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract, with affected regions ranging from the mouth to
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Knee osteoarthritis affects more than 10% of people over age 60. Researchers recently identified those groups with higher risk factors for knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as knee osteoarthritis (OA), affect people worldwide and are one of the leading causes of pain and disability. Knee osteoarthritis can affect any age group, but people over age
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What is Nucala? Nucala is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat two conditions: severe eosinophilic asthma in adults and children ages 12 years and older. With this kind of severe asthma, you have high levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell). For treating this condition, Nucala is approved as an add-on
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What is Nuedexta? Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in adults. This condition makes you have episodes of crying or laughing that are involuntary and out of your control. Nuedexta contains a combination of two drugs: dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs
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Researchers discover a key player in tumor energy metabolism that holds promise for new cancer treatments with fewer side-effects. Tumours are characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, which is sustained by a series of cellular reactions to produce the energy and molecular building blocks for replication. This process, called cancer cell metabolism, relies on the activity
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Viagra is a drug that helps treat erectile dysfunction. It improves blood flow to the penis, and its effects can last for up to 4 hours. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can affect males of any age. Males with this condition are unable to reach or maintain an erection to engage in sexual
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Researchers injected obese patients with a combination of gut hormones to mimic the effects of gastric bypass surgery. Obesity is an increasingly common problem worldwide and can be linked to illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. There are several approaches to managing obesity, including very-low-calorie diets and weight-loss
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Many oral and topical treatments are available to improve acne. Doctors prescribe gels, creams, and ointments that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and others. Researchers estimate that acne affects about 85% of teenagers, but it can persist into adulthood. Women may be more likely to experience acne than men. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are
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Eating a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy can potentially reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes, study finds Diet is very important especially during pregnancy. It is said that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Since studies have indicated that eating a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk
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Paxil is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. Doctors prescribe Paxil to treat major depressive disorder. Paxil is the brand name of a generic drug paroxetine. Doctors may prescribe Paxil for other uses, too. In this article, we review the various uses, side effects, warnings, and drug interactions of Paxil. What can
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A new study merges centuries-old wisdom with modern technology. In ancient Israel, King Solomon was renowned for his wisdom. People would come from far and wide to seek his counsel. However, that wisdom extended only to dealing with the problems of others. Reflecting this, “Solmon’s Paradox” refers to the tendency for people to display greater
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Celexa is the brand name of a generic drug called citalopram, which is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Doctors prescribe Celexa to treat major depressive disorder. Some doctors may also prescribe Celexa for other conditions that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not yet approved it to treat. These
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A recent study examined the effect of a relationship-based intervention on stress levels of mothers of children with autism Autism affects a child’s developmental skills and their ability to interact with others, including their parents. Parents of children with autism experience high levels of stress and depression. A new study from Case Western Reserve University,
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A study investigating the relationship between sleep and breast cancer found that being a morning person reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Circadian rhythms are our body’s internal clock that influences our waking and sleeping times. Changes in circadian rhythms have been linked to increased chances of developing cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular
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Researchers studied children with ASD across geographical locations, finding the greatest link to risk being genetic factors. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also known as autism, is a brain development disorder that affects a child’s social skills. ASD is said to have both environmental and genetic origins. In a recent study published in JAMA Network, researchers
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Researchers show that estrogen affects muscle health in women at a cellular level. Hot flashes and mood changes are amongst the most commonly recognized effects of menopause. Less commonly known changes during menopause include a decline in muscle mass and strength. Muscle strength and the ability of muscle cells to regenerate after injury decrease with
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Scientists have investigated the role of oxytocin and its receptors in regulating maternal instincts. What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone or a signaling molecule. It is made and released from the brain in response to different social interactions. Oxytocin is most commonly known for its role in relationships and has been dubbed the ‘love
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Blood clotting is a vital process that prevents excessive bleeding following an injury to a blood vessel. However, a blood clot can sometimes form inside a blood vessel that has not sustained any damage. Some clots may also fail to dissolve fully once an injury has healed. These clots can travel through the circulatory system
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