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Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

April 26, 2016 1:00 pm | by Michael Casey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.


Early-Morning Flu Shots are More Potent, Suggests Study

April 26, 2016 12:28 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Vaccinations for three different influenza strains were given to an approximate 276 adults, over the age of 65.


BMS' Opdivo Gains Breakthrough Therapy Designation

April 26, 2016 12:02 pm | News | Comments

The label is for previously treated recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.


Scientists Provide New Insight into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

The function of the NuRD complex is to control the amount of protein made by the cell.


SPARK Project to Examine DNA of 50,000 Autistic Kids, Looking for Solutions

April 26, 2016 10:13 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A genomics research project hopes to collect and cross-reference the DNA of 50,000 people to better understand the autism spectrum.


New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

April 26, 2016 10:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Google’s Calico, an institution with a mysterious mission to “cure death” could have competition from a new collaboration between Ascentage Pharma and Unity Biotechnology.


Study Proves Anti-Smoking Pills Don't Raise Suicide Risk

April 26, 2016 10:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Over the course of 12 weeks, patients were administered either Chantix or Zyban, a nicotine patch, or a placebo followed by an additional 12 weeks of follow-up.


Solving Structures of GLP-1, Glucagon Receptors for Metabolic Disease

April 26, 2016 9:40 am | News | Comments

Both receptors play important roles in the management of blood glucose levels and are considered to be important targets for drugs to treat metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.


HIV PrEP Too Pricey to Use in People Who Inject Drugs

April 26, 2016 9:32 am | by American College of Physicians | News | Comments

Even at lower drug prices, HIV PrEP for injection drug users may not be an efficient use of HIV prevention resources. 


Widely-Used Class of Chemo Drugs May Not Lead to Cognitive Decline

April 26, 2016 9:15 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have found that a commonly used chemotherapy drug does not appear to cause cognitive decline following treatment in women with breast cancer.


Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

April 26, 2016 8:37 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem.


Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

April 26, 2016 8:35 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.


FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Inhalation Treatment for COPD

April 26, 2016 8:31 am | News | Comments

Bevespi Aerosphere is the first product approved using AstraZeneca’s Co-Suspension Technology.


Compound Identified That Reverses Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Symptoms

April 26, 2016 8:25 am | by University of Maryland School of Medicine | News | Comments

Study in flies could have major implications for human disease.


Muscular Dystrophy Drug Falls Short at High-Stakes Meeting

April 26, 2016 8:20 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

While not binding, the panel's view carries weight in FDA's final decision whether to approve a drug.



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