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2010-09-08 14:00:28

    * Alcohol consumption, withdrawal, and abstinence can all raise stress hormones in humans and animals.    * A review has described how stress hormones called glucocorticoids are associated with neurotoxicity during abstinence after withdrawal from alcohol dependence.    * Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism may therefore represent a pharmacological option for recovery. Both drinking and withdrawal from chronic drinking can raise circulating...

2010-06-03 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today that the European Patent Office granted patent EP 1830857 "Method of Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease and Leukemia with Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Prednisone." The patent claims beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) in conjunction with a short duration of high-dose prednisone with a rapid taper for the reduction...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today that the European Patent Office granted patent EP 1392321 "Method of Treating Inflammatory Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract using Topically Active Corticosteroids." The new patent's main claims cover the use of topically active corticosteroids in orally administered dosage forms that act concurrently in the upper...

2010-04-16 07:24:57

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. In a paper published online this week in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Daniel Searing, MD, and his colleagues also reported that vitamin D enhances the activity of corticosteroids, the most effective controller medication for asthma. "Asthmatic children in our study who had low levels of vitamin D were more...

2009-10-23 13:22:19

Difficult-to-treat asthma often may have more to do with patients who do not take their medication as instructed than ineffective medication, according to researchers in Northern Ireland. "[A] significant proportion of patients with difficult asthma are poorly adherent to inhaled and oral corticosteroid therapy," wrote principal investigator, Dr. Liam Heaney, of Belfast City Hospital. The results of the study were published in the November 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and...

2009-10-06 08:00:54

Scientists have long struggled to understand the body's biological clock. Its tick-tock wakes us up, reminds us to eat and tells us when to go to bed. But what sets that circadian rhythm? New research now shows that daily fluctuations in powerful hormones called glucocorticoids directly synchronize the biological clock as an integral part of our mechanism for regulating blood sugar. "The most surprising part of our findings is that our internal biologic rhythms are embedded directly into...

2009-09-16 07:10:00

VIENNA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory, a division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA), today announced results from an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of three different inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) in a "real-life" asthmatic population. The study found QVAR(R) (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA), an ICS that is able to effectively treat both large and small airway inflammation, to be on average more effective than CFC-beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) and...

2009-08-26 08:10:32

Mayo Clinic Proceedings published a peer-reviewed comparative effectiveness study performed by HealthCore, Inc. in its August edition. The study demonstrated that asthma patients in general had better clinical outcomes with oral controllers than inhaled corticosteroids."WellPoint's National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee requested the comparative effectiveness study to help ensure that its drug formulary for asthma therapies was aligned with their real-world use and outcomes," said Dr....

2009-04-17 12:51:11

One lab's groundbreaking approach to tailoring drugs that meet only a specific target within the body has focused on anti-inflammatory, anti-AIDS and anti-cancer drugs since 1982 Corticosteroids are powerful drugs used to treat inflammatory conditions such as asthma and other chronic diseases which has made them among the most widely prescribed drugs. Although the anti-inflammatory drugs offer swift relief to the patient, they can carry with them serious side effects. For example, the...

2009-02-18 10:48:19

Children whose asthma improved while taking steroid drugs for several years did not see those improvements continue after stopping the drugs, new results from a comprehensive childhood asthma study show. The results come from the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) clinical trial, in which more than 1,000 children age 5-12 were treated for mild to moderate asthma over more than four years at eight centers, including Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The children in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.