Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depressive symptoms, a UCL-led clinical trial has ...

Diabetes

Scientists identify potential way to prevent type 1 diabetes  

Researchers believe they have identified a way to prevent type 1 diabetes by restoring the immune system's natural balance. The approach may also prove effective for battling other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and eczema, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New report shows rare disease more common than previously thought

Approximately one in forty-two thousand children are born with a disease called CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, according to a new medical report recently published in the journal Brain and presented last month at the 13th European ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using the immune system as a defence against cancer

Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity ...

Medications

Linagliptin noninferior for CV risk in early type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Linagliptin is noninferior to glimepiride for adults with relatively early type 2 diabetes and elevated cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of the American Medical ...

Medications

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices

Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance.

Medications

Ligelizumab safely, effectively treats hives

(HealthDay)—Ligelizumab appears to be a safe and effective treatment option for chronic spontaneous urticaria, according to a study published in the Oct. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Pharmaceutical drug

A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as medicine or medicament, can be loosely defined as any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Other synonyms include pharmacotherapy, pharmacotherapeutics, and drug treatment.

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