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Cancer Drugs Can Be Made More Potent
2012-08-30 14:16:50

Watch the Video: MU Research Team Creates Potent Cancer Drug Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medicinal chemists have rolled up their sleeves and created a new cancer drug that is 10 times as potent as current drugs. The team set out to take an existing drug being developed to fight certain cancers, added special structures to it, and created an even more powerful weapon to combat the deadly affliction. "Over the past decade, we have seen an increasing interest...

2012-08-17 06:08:59

Overdose has surpassed car accidents as leading cause of death in Rhode Island, Connecticut A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the use of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) may have a significant impact on the demand for drug treatment programs and how prescribers detect and respond to abuse of painkillers. The study by Traci C. Green, Ph.D., MSc, research scientist in Rhode Island Hospital's department of general internal medicine, is published online...

Serious Illness And Death Found In Children Who Were Given Codeine
2012-08-16 13:12:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently stated that a few children who were given codeine, a pain reliever, after surgery may have developed serious breathing problems that lead to death. The FDA first learned about the issue from perusing articles in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 as well as the journal Pediatrics in 2012. According to My Health News Daily, the FDA stated that it would begin reviewing...

Heroin And Morphine Addiction Can Now Be Blocked
2012-08-16 07:17:36

Clinical trials possible within 18 months In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team from the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado has discovered the key mechanism in the body's immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs. Laboratory studies have shown that the drug (+)-naloxone (pronounced: PLUS nal-OX-own) will...

2012-08-01 23:02:31

Penn researcher calls for additional strategies to properly weigh benefits, risks of prescribing painkillers A new risk management plan from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help clinicians properly prescribe drugs with addiction potential aims to help reduce the growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. With deaths associated with these drugs, often sold illegally, now reaching toward 14,000 each year — including the fatal shootings of two Philadelphia teenagers...

Group Asks FDA To Change Painkiller Labels
2012-07-26 07:34:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of clinicians, researchers, and health officials recently submitted a petition requesting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate labels on opioid painkillers in an effort to stop abuse of the drugs. In the petition, the authors describe how opioid labels are overly broad and simply state “moderate to severe pain.” “These overly broad indications imply a determination by FDA that they...

2012-07-24 11:14:33

Chronic exposure to dim light at night can lead to depressive symptoms in rodents -- but these negative effects can be reversed simply by returning to a standard light-dark cycle, a new study suggests. While hamsters exposed to light at night for four weeks showed evidence of depressive symptoms, those symptoms essentially disappeared after about two weeks if they returned to normal lighting conditions. Even changes in the brain that occurred after hamsters lived with chronic light at...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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