News tagged with toxic side effects

Potential new tool to monitor radiotherapy side effects

For lung cancer that cannot be removed with surgery, radiotherapy is the primary treatment option. However, it is associated with a range of side effects, including fatigue and inflammation of the oesophagus and lungs.

Jan 07, 2015
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New therapy target for kids' fever-induced seizures

Fever-induced childhood seizures, known as febrile seizures, can be terrifying for parents to witness. The full-body convulsions, which mostly affect children six months to five years old, can last from mere seconds up to ...

Jun 11, 2013
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Cure in sight for kissing bug's bite

Chagas disease, a deadly tropical infection caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by biting insects called "kissing bugs," has begun to spread around the world, including the U.S. Yet current treatm ...

Feb 14, 2013
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New drug candidate shows promise against cancer

Drugs containing platinum are among the most powerful and widely used cancer drugs. However, such drugs have toxic side effects, and cancer cells can eventually become resistant to them.

Jul 11, 2012
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