Diabetes

Metformin linked to increased risk of acute dialysis in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin is associated with about a 50 percent increase in the risk of acute dialysis compared to sulfonylureas, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Diabetes, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers report promising new Alzheimer's drug

A new experimental treatment against Alzheimer's has proved to be promising and free of harmful side effects, researchers in the United States reported Wednesday.

Neuroscience

Potential new drug therapy for peripheral nerve damage announced

The Mount Desert Island (MDI) Biological Laboratory has announced that assistant professor Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has identified two drugs that could potentially be used to reverse peripheral nerve damage, or peripheral neuropathy, ...

Diabetes

Exposure to maternal diabetes impacts youth glycemic control

(HealthDay)—Young people exposed to maternal diabetes during pregnancy have poorer glycemic control and β-cell function, particularly non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in ...

Health

Greece set to allow medical cannabis use

Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change would attract investment to the country.

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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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