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Nigerian plant extract stops memory loss

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (U.K.), have found. Their study, published in the journal Pharmaceutical Biology, has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea, could help to ...

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Cholesterol-lowering vaccine seems to work in mice – Study

A cholesterol-lowering vaccine has shown promise in mice, said researchers Tuesday who announced they had started early-phase trials to see if it also works in humans. Such a treatment could offer a welcome alternative to statins, the main pharmaceutical choice today for lowering cholesterol in people at high risk of heart attack or stroke. The vaccine, dubbed AT04A, reduced cholesterol ...

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The Pharmacist’s Role In Managing Geriatric patients

Pharmaceutical care in geriatrics — Medications are probably the single most important healthcare technology in preventing illness, disability and health in the geriatric population.* — In a recent report, it was estimated that three out of four (75%) of elderly are taking medications. These account for 1/3 of all prescription medications in the world.* —Pharmacists are the professionals committed to ...

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7 Things You Need To know Before Taking Antibiotics

Antibiotics have had a staggering impact on human health and life expectancy. These anti-bacterial drugs have saved millions of lives and dramatically reduced suffering. But perhaps they have been too successful. Antibiotics have been used (incorrectly) to treat viruses, added to animal feed to increase yields and even put in hand soaps. Much has been written about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and ...

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Australian scientists begin trial radiation to combat breast cancer

Scientists in Australia on Wednesday began a clinical trial of injecting radiotherapy to combat aggressive breast cancer. Women suffering from the most aggressive types of breast cancer will undergo treatment combining radiation with ‘immunotherapy’ in an attempt to ‘reawaken’ the immune system to fight the disease. Head of Translational Breast Cancer Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, ...

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WHO Updates List of Essential Antibiotics for Treatment of Infections

The World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances. A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children. The list also specifies new uses for nine already-listed products, bringing to 433 the ...

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Risk Management In Hospital Pharmacy Practice

Risk is the potential that a chosen action or activity (including the choice of inaction) will lead to a loss (an undesirable outcome). Risk is ubiquitous in all areas of life and risk management is something that we all must do, whether we are managing a major organization or simply crossing the road. Risk management is the identification, assessment, and ...

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Modified antibiotic successfully kills drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists have successfully modified a ‘magical’ antibiotic to kill drug-resistant superbugs.Vancomycin has been prescribed by doctors for 60 years, but bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to it. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in the United States (US) modified the drug so it works in three separate ways on bacteria, making it much harder for them to develop resistance. The ...

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Modified “magical” antibiotic successfully kills drug-resistant superbugs

Scientists have successfully modified a ‘magical’ antibiotic to kill drug-resistant superbugs. Vancomycin has been prescribed by doctors for 60 years, but bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to it. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in the United States (US) modified the drug so it works in three separate ways on bacteria, making it much harder for them to develop resistance. ...

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Type 1 diabetes cured in mice using gene therapy – Study

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have found a way to cure type 1 diabetes in mice. It is hoped that the novel technique – which boosts insulin secretion in the pancreas – will reach human clinical trials in the next three years. Study co-author Dr. Bruno Doiron, of the Division of Diabetes, and ...

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