Fancy Bears, a group of Russian hacker, is responsible for releasing the detailed vitamins and medicines taken by the two Nike Oregon Project runners.
Researchers said that toddlers can pick up pills spit out by a pet or eat food containing medications left uneaten in a food bowl. Animals that were treated with lotion or cream can get it on the child's hand and then they might put their hands into their mouths.
Glioblastoma Multiforme, the deadliest type of brain cancer, is very hard to treat because of its resistance to treatment. Now, a new treatment has been found by scientists.
A new study conducted by the research team is reporting that the drugs can lead to long-term heart problems for the infant.
The CDC reports that the warning labels on children's cough and cold medications helped reduce the number of emergency department visits in toddlers under three.
The FDA's new proposal will require drug companies that make life-saving drugs to inform the agency of any potential changes that could affect the U.S. supply six months prior to the changes.
People suffering from insomnia might need to curb the dosage of the sleep medication they are using, especially if they are using Zolpidem or its products, more popularly known in the market as Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist. In an official notification issued by the FDA, the public has been warned against the morning after side effects of Zolpidem, the popular drug used to cure insomnia. According to the blood test results obtained from some patients regularly using the medicine, it has been found that high doses of it reduce the alertness of the individual.
The recent discovery of an antibiotic resistant strain of gonorrhea has the medical fraternity worried about its effective course of treatment. Until recently Cefixime which, incidentally, is the solitary cephalosporin antimicrobial administered orally, was the common antibiotic prescribed for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. In a recent research conducted on a group of patient in Toronto, the researchers have found the failure rate of Cefixime to be an around seven percent.
A new study suggests that more and more medicines are being sold illegally as a rising number of people are going online to buy medicines, perhaps to avoid embarrassment. According to the study, the unlawful purchases could be on a rise due to the fact that patients want quicker access, self medication and to avoid embarrassment which happens in case of one-on-one interaction with a pharmacist. The study that involved a survey with pharmacists revealed that about half of them reported a customer admitting purchase of prescription medicine this way.
While many of us think that bullying is something only school children deal with, the reality is that bullying can take place practically anywhere, at any age. It could be your colleague or boss bullying you at the workplace and unlike children who physically abuse their classmates, words and actions may be used against one to intimidate their victims. But let it be a colleague or a boss, no one should be making you uncomfortable at the workplace. Working in such a kind of environment or suffering through such a situation increases one's risk of being prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, finds a new study.
In a recent report, doctors are warning those under medication about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit. While previously only a few drugs were known to react with grapefruit, the numbers have shot up to almost double in the last four years, Mail Online reports. According to the report, statins, antibiotics, antidepressants, drugs to treat cancer and heart disease, and some others used by patients who have had organ transplant are a few among the 85 drugs that are known to be affected by grapefruit.
A new study suggests that obese and overweight children are much more likely to take prescription medicines, when compared to children of normal weight.
In what could be termed as a major breakthrough in cancer medication, MU medicinal chemists have modified an existing cancer drug by adding a special structure to it and made it 10 times more potent in efficiently fighting the disease. "Over the past decade, we have seen an increasing interest in using carboranes in drug design," said Mark W. Lee Jr., assistant professor of chemistry in College of Arts and Science. "Carboranes are clusters of three elements-boron, carbon and hydrogen. Carboranes don't fight cancer directly, but they aid in the ability of a drug to bind more tightly to its target, creating a more potent mechanism for destroying the cancer cells."