Medications

Pseudoephedrine no boost to performance

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many top-level cyclists may be putting their health at risk for no competitive gain by taking pseudoephedrine, according to new research.

Neuroscience

AAN guideline evaluates treatments for muscle cramps

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology recommends that the drug quinine, although effective, should be avoided for treatment of routine muscle cramps due to uncommon but serious side effects. The guideline ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simvastatin / ezetimibe not beneficial in alopecia areata

(HealthDay)—Simvastatin/ezetimibe does not appear to be beneficial for severe alopecia areata (AA) in a sample of 20 patients, according to a letter to the editor published in the May issue of the Journal of the American ...

Neuroscience

Help for people with muscle cramps?

A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis or simply from nighttime leg cramps that keep people from sleeping, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

L-carnitine may reduce muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis

(HealthDay)—L-carnitine appears to be safe and effective for reducing muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis, according to a study published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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