Medical research

An engineering approach to reduce the pain of chemotherapy

A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care states that the number of patients requiring first-line chemotherapy is expected to increase by more than 50%, from 9.8 million to 15 million, from 2018 to 2040.

Medications

Australian GPs widely offering placebos, new study finds

Most Australian GPs have used a placebo in practice at least once, with active placebos (active treatments used primarily to generate positive expectations) more commonly used than inert placebos, according to a new study.

Medications

Epilepsy drug inhibits brain tumor development

Medication prescribed for a certain type of epilepsy may offer a new method for treating malignant infantile brain tumors. A specific mTOR inhibitor has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier to both reach and attack ...

Medical research

A new targeted insomnia treatment

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, and is most commonly treated with hypnotics. However, hypnotics have motor and cognitive side effects. According to new findings from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, ...

Medications

New type of drug might ease migraines

(HealthDay)—Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

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