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2011-04-04 13:32:48

The use of aspirin at least once per month is associated with a significant decrease in pancreatic cancer risk, according to results of a large case-control study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Xiang-Lin Tan, Ph.D., M.D., a research fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said the findings from this large collaborative study are preliminary and do not encourage widespread use of aspirin for this purpose. "The results are not meant to suggest everyone...

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2011-04-02 06:55:00

Conclusions of a new study do not help to ease any confusion over whether use of painkillers reduces the risk of developing the dangerous skin cancer melanoma. Laboratory experiments with animals have suggested that painkillers known as nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may play a role in preventing melanoma, but a 2008 study failed to find evidence supporting the possibility. Now, however, according to results of a new study, researchers say NSAIDs could offer some protection...

2011-03-24 06:30:00

HONG KONG, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx Inc. (OTC BB:ALRX.OB) has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its lead pain product candidate code named ARX8203, a potentially safer drug intended for pain treatment. AlphaRx has developed three formulations using ARX8203, an injectable formulation for post-surgical pain, an oral capsule for chronic pain and an ophthalmic formulation for ocular inflammation. AlphaRx has eight...

2011-03-23 14:36:27

Complete drug statistics from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health After many years of gradual increase followed by a three-year levelling off period, sales of addictive anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs decreased by just under two per cent in 2010. This comes from the new report "Drug Consumption in Norway 2006-2010". The statistics include all sales of prescription and OTC drugs in Norway from wholesalers to pharmacies, hospitals / nursing homes and grocery stores. The report also shows...

2011-03-09 14:18:59

Elevations in novel inflammatory marker predict who may benefit from preventive treatment The reduced risk of colorectal cancer associated with taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be confined to individuals already at risk because of elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the blood. In a paper in the March issue of Gastroenterology, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report finding that...

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2011-03-03 07:29:42

Researchers found that ibuprofen may offer protection against developing Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that causes tremors and difficulty with movement and walking. The disease affects about one million people in the U.S. "Our results show that ibuprofen may protect the brain in ways that other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and analgesics, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, cannot," Xiang Gao, MD, PhD, with Harvard School of Public Health,...

2011-03-03 07:20:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The over-the-counter drug, ibuprofen, may offer protection against developing Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that causes tremors and difficulty with movement and walking. It affects about one million people in the United States. "Our results show that ibuprofen may protect the brain in ways that other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and analgesics, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, cannot," Xiang Gao, MD, PhD, with Harvard School...

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2011-03-03 06:20:00

Men who use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) three times a day for more than three months are 38 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) as men who do not regularly take these drugs, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente. The link between ED and pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and Celebrex remained even after ruling out age and several other conditions as possible explanations, the researchers said. The NSAIDs are believed to block...

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2011-03-01 06:35:00

According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers say parents should not immediately rush for medicines when their child displays signs of fever, as fever alone is not a cause for intervention. Reuters reports that new guidelines urge parents to recognize fever as a sign that the body is working to fight off infection and does not need to be feared. Instead, they say the main objective in treating fever in kids should be to keep them comfortable while...

2011-02-23 13:31:31

Analysis highlights cardiovascular risk of fluid retention New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the cardiovascular effects of fluid retention had been better understood. Fluid retention may explain the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes of medications such as Vioxx®, Bextra®, and...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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