Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitreolytic ocriplasmin resolves vitreomacular traction

(HealthDay) -- Intravitreal injection of the vitreolytic agent ocriplasmin resolves vitreomacular traction and closes macular holes significantly better than placebo, but with a higher incidence of adverse events, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug might help treat irritable bowel syndrome

(HealthDay)—A new drug significantly reduces the abdominal pain and constipation characteristic of certain types of irritable bowel syndrome, according to two new studies.

Oncology & Cancer

For advanced prostate cancer, new drug slows disease

A new medication proved effective in slowing the spread of metastatic prostate cancer, while helping to maintain the quality of life, in patients with advanced disease. The phase 3 study was unblinded midway, allowing patients ...

Medical research

Healing hormone provides hope for brain injury

If Don Stein were the kind of man who listened to what others said, he would have shut down his lab years ago. The Emory neuroscientist spent more than two decades investigating progesterone as a treatment for traumatic brain ...

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