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The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

November 13, 2019

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut…
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

October 23, 2019

A study from McMaster has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower…
Increasing Blood Pressure Medications at Hospital Discharge May Pose Serious Risk

August 22, 2019

Increasing medications for blood pressure when discharging older patients from the hospital may pose a greater risk of…
Researchers take key step toward cancer treatments that leave healthy cells unharmed

August 6, 2019

Researchers have opened up a possible avenue for new cancer therapies that don’t have the side effects that…
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

July 10, 2019

A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions…
Study: Many Thyroid Cancer Patients Say They Had No Choice About Radioactive Iodine

July 9, 2019

After thyroid cancer surgery, many patients should be in the position of deciding with their doctors whether to…
Engineers and physicians use big data analytics to improve dialysis drug dosing

June 13, 2019

Kidney disease affects approximately 30 million Americans. About 650,000 of these individuals – including nearly 15,000 Virginians –…
Steroid inhalers lower the risk of getting lung cancer?

May 30, 2019

Some people suffering from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have to use steroid inhaler to keep their…
Why High Blood Pressure and Cold Meds Don’t Mix

May 14, 2019

Decongestants can pose a dangerous risk to people with hypertension. Try these other steps to safely treat a…
USC-led advance in groundbreaking cancer treatment eliminates severe side effects

April 24, 2019

An advance in the groundbreaking cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side…
Things you may not know about drug side effects

March 27, 2019

Everybody takes medicines, but not many people are aware of the side effects or what they can do…
Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure

March 22, 2019

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure…
“Inactive” ingredients may not be, study finds

March 18, 2019

Most pills and capsules, whether over-the-counter or prescription, include components other than the actual drug. These compounds, known…
Discovery may bolster chemotherapy potency while protecting the heart from side-effects

February 12, 2019

Researchers from the University of Alberta may have found a way to make chemotherapy more effective at treating…
New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

January 31, 2019

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can…
Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment

January 11, 2019

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent…
Milk protein shown to alleviate chemotherapy side effects could enhance patients’ recovery

September 26, 2018

Patients undergoing cancer treatment confront a number of well-documented side effects. Chemotherapy and other cancer therapies can wreak…
Scientists are creating a turbocharged version of chemotherapy – better effectiveness and no kidney damage

July 29, 2018

Chemotherapy is the best and most effective way to combat many types of cancer. However, in some cases…
One dose of aspirin doesn’t fit all

July 17, 2018

About one billion people worldwide take regular aspirin, usually to prevent heart attacks or strokes. Writing in The Lancet,…
AI Just made it Possible to Predict the Side Effects of Millions of Drug Combinations

July 11, 2018

Millions of people around the world are taking multiple drugs on a daily basis and doctors are often…
Daily aspirin linked to double melanoma risk in men

May 14, 2018

Men who take once-daily aspirin have nearly double the risk of melanoma compared to men who are not…
Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to Pneumonia in Older Adults

April 24, 2018

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a…
Research Brief: Older adults often prescribed meds linked to higher side effect risks

April 4, 2018

Drugs with high-risk anticholinergic properties can lead to risks of developing serious adverse events, such as cognitive impairment,…
Finding better ways to reduce serious drug side effects

August 14, 2017

Many of the medicines we depend on to treat disease—and even to save our lives—pose potentially serious risks…
Scientists mimic evolution to make chemotherapy with fewer side effects

March 5, 2017

Chemotherapy currently is probably the most effective treatment against most kinds of cancer. It has strong side effects…
Scientists found a way to avoid side effects of a common cancer drug

November 5, 2016

New cancer treatments are developed all the time, but it takes years until they are approved for clinical…
Steroids help preserve kidney function, but at a cost, says major new global study

May 24, 2016

A medication used to treat one of the most common causes of kidney failure reduced the risks of kidney…
Medication use in older men linked to risk of death and frailty

February 1, 2016

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, the study supports previously reported risks of both long…
Study links combination of pre-natal stress and terbutaline to autism and epilepsy in lab rats

December 4, 2015

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that a combination of pre-natal stress and an unapproved…
Nanoparticles could boost effectiveness and reduce side effects of allergy shots

September 24, 2015

Whether triggered by cats, bees, pollen or mites, allergies are on the rise. And the bad news doesn’t…
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