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2011-04-26 07:49:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could change the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Researchers at McMaster University have discovered this creative approach to tackle antibiotic-resistance to bacterial infections, which is a frequent complication of those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease. "Antibiotic resistance is having a...

2011-04-25 12:39:07

An over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Researchers at McMaster University have discovered this creative approach to tackle antibiotic resistance to bacterial infections, a frequent complication of those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. "Antibiotic...

2010-09-20 18:37:13

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Recent data show that approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. While the majority of TBIs are concussions or other mild forms, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Currently, there are no drugs available to treat TBI: a variety of single drugs have failed clinical trials, suggesting a possible role for drug...

2010-09-13 12:32:52

An antibiotic appears to be a safe treatment for stroke and a good companion therapy for tPA, the clot buster that is currently the only FDA-approved drug therapy, researchers report. A safety study in 60 stroke patients in Georgia, Kentucky and Oregon found the drug well tolerated even at three-and-one-half times the dose currently used for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a research team led by the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia. "It's cheap,...

2010-09-09 13:31:00

CRANFORD, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today the approval of a new, topical retinoid with an exclusive strength of tretinoin; Tretin-X 0.0375%, for the treatment of acne vulgaris. An excellent choice for new acne patients that offers a between strength - effective yet gentle. Tretin-X 0.0375% is delivered in an elegant, hydrating cream vehicle. For those patients already on tretinoin therapy for acne, Tretin-X 0.0375% provides an attractive choice for...

2010-09-09 11:00:14

Potential new targeted treatment improves language, cognition, parents say One of the antibiotics most commonly prescribed to treat adolescent acne can increase attention spans and communication and decrease anxiety in patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental impairment, according to a new survey study that is the first published on parents' reports of their children's responses to treatment with the medication. Led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND...

2010-08-23 21:29:05

A daily dose of an old antibiotic may help diabetics avoid a stroke or at least minimize its damage, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Minocycline, a drug already under study at MCG for stroke treatment, may help diabetics reduce remodeling of blood vessels in the brain that increases their stroke risk and help stop bleeding that often follows a stroke, said Dr. Adviye Ergul, physiologist in the MCG Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies. "We know that diabetes is bad and that...

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2010-08-20 16:35:00

New research suggests that acne antibiotics prescribed to help control breakouts may lead to inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. David Margolis, a dermatologist and lead author of a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, said in an interview with Reuters Health that bowel disorders linked to acne treatment are "a rare outcome."However, previous studies suggest that the acne drug isotretinoin might be the cause of inflammatory bowel disease in a small number of patients being treated...


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