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Cheap Soviet-era Pill Could Help Smokers Quit
2011-09-29 11:50:55

A Soviet-era pill from Bulgaria, used for smoking-cessation, may be the cheapest and most effective method to help cigarette smokers quit their unhealthy habit, according to the first large study of the remedy. The tablets, called Tabex, have been shown to more than triple a smoker´s chances of quitting. The research could aid in the in the lead to a rush of Internet orders from smokers who are hooked on nicotine. Tabex uses the drug Cytisine, which is an extract from the laburnum...

2011-08-29 20:24:39

Colchicine, when given in addition to conventional therapy, was more effective than placebo in reducing the incidence of recurrence and the persistence of symptoms of pericarditis in a randomised controlled trial. This is the first time that the efficacy of colchicine in preventing recurrent episodes of pericarditis has been demonstrated in a double-blind multicentre randomised trial. "Recurrence," said investigator Dr Massimo Imazio from the Maria Vittoria Hospital in Turin, Italy,"is the...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

Premiere Oncology today announced that it is participating in a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of ganetespib, a novel, potent anti-cancer drug in combination with docetaxel, an approved chemotherapy drug, for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer patients. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 Ganetespib is the most advanced drug candidate in a new class of anti-cancer drugs called heat shock protein (Hsp) 90 inhibitors. Hsp90 is a molecular chaperone required for the proper folding...

2011-08-25 12:04:53

Scientists at Yale University have developed the first practical method to create a compound called huperzine A in the lab. The compound, which occurs naturally in a species of moss found in China, is an enzyme inhibitor that has been used to treat Alzheimer's disease in China since the late 1990s and is sold in the U.S. as a dietary supplement to help maintain memory. Scientists believe it could also potentially combat the effects of chemical warfare agents. Until now, researchers have...

2011-08-11 12:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly-published results from a series of colchicine safety studies provide physicians with the first evidence-based dosing guidance for colchicine when co-administered with certain commonly prescribed drugs, helping doctors and patients avoid serious and potentially life-threatening drug-drug interactions. The study results, published in a paper titled "Evidence Basis of a Novel Colchicine Dose Reduction Algorithm to Predict and Prevent...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.