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Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of…


How does prostate cancer form? How does prostate cancer form?

Prostate cancer affects more than 23,000 men this year in the USA however the individual genes that initiate prostate…

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Austrian researchers have shown that a new technique which wraps chemotherapy drugs in a fatty cover (called a liposome) reduces…

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Light-activated drug could reduce side effects…

Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light, which they hope will improve treatment of the disease.

Diabetes drugs that promote the release of insulin from the pancreas can in some cases cause side effects due to their actions on other organs such as the brain and heart. Some can also stimulate… Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication



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Genetic Mutation Found to Cause Ovarian…

Premature ovarian failure, also known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), affects 1% of all women worldwide. In most cases, the exact cause of the condition, which is often associated with infertility, is difficult to determine.

A new Tel Aviv University… Genetic Mutation Found to Cause Ovarian Failure

Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular…

Pay attention to the implication of these new research results: People who pay more attention to their feelings and experiences tend to have better cardiovascular health.

As noted more precisely in a new study in the International Journal of… Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health

Medications for patients with first episode…

Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not comply with recommended guidelines for first-episode treatment, researchers have found. Current guidelines emphasize low doses of antipsychotic drugs and strategies for minimizing the side effects that might contribute to patients… Medications for patients with first episode psychosis may not meet guidelines




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Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle…

New research suggests that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the importance of the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.

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Chlamydia knock out the body’s own…

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The Cure for HIV Follows a…

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Gene therapy method targets tumor blood…

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into… Gene therapy method targets tumor blood vessels

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The drug, quilizumab, targets the blood cells that produce a… New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Allergies, Asthma

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