Experimental Drug Improves Depression within Minutes

An experimental drug known as AZD6765 has demonstrated its ability to improve depressive symptoms after just over an hour of having taken it. The effect lasted for 30 minutes with some individuals experiencing its positive effects for a couple of days. Participants in the study were individuals who had failed on alternative anti-depressant therapies including [...]

Is making profits risking your health?

At least once per day if not more you will see on your television screen a class action lawsuit for some drug asking you to call this attorney if you have taken this drug, that drug, or used this medical product. What goes on behind the closed doors of the Big Pharmaceutical companies, the researchers, [...]

New Vaccine for the Prevention of HIV

Before we go into the new vaccine, it is important to understand what HIV is and how you can contract HIV. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus attacks the immune system with a very strong force that even individuals with a very strong immune system cannot fight. How is HIV [...]

New Melanoma Drug Boosts Survival Rates

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now hope to extend life. The new treatment unveiled at a cancer meeting in Chicago has been praised by the cancer care fraternity. Vemurafenib is an experimental drug that attacks the root of the cancerous source. Developed by Plexxikon and Roche/Genentech, it targets a genetic mutation that causes melanoma [...]

Potential New Drug Compound for Alzheimer’s Disease

A potential new therapy for Alzheimer's disease may be on the horizon after the discovery of a new compound. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the Medical University of South Carolina and American Life Science Pharmaceuticals of San Diego have established that oral administration of a cysteine protease inhibitor – E64d, cuts down [...]

New Drug Target in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College London have now identified a novel protein –LMTK3, which is involved in the process of drug resistance in breast cancer. This protein can purportedly act as a target for new treatments. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and affects around 46,000 women annually. Although anti-oestrogen drugs [...]

New Treatment Helps Paralysed Patient Stand

Researchers have discovered a new technique that stimulates important nerve cells in the spinal cord to offer hope to paralysed patients. In a possible breakthrough for the treatment of spinal-cord injuries, an American man Rob Summers from Oregon who was paralysed from below the chest after being hit by a car is now able to [...]

New Drugs For Hepatitis C: Boceprevir Vs Telaprevir

Researchers working on finding a cure for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection will look back on 2011 as a year of achievement. A United States Food and Drug Administration advisory committee collectively recommended that two new hepatitis C drugs, boceprevir and telaprevir, be approved. There is now hope for people with hepatitis C, including those [...]

FDA approves Tradjenta to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

There’s some good news for type 2 diabetes patients. Firstly it was the Gastric Bypass Surgery considered to improve insulin reaction. And now, the new drug Tradjenta is used in combination with diet and exercise to help improve blood glucose levels amongst adults in treating type 2 diabetes. It is, however, not helpful in treating [...]

Potential New Drug Therapy for Kidney Diseases

Two discoveries by scientists at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB indicate that there are possible new drug therapies for patients suffering with kidney disease. Statistics show that over 600,000 people in the America and 12 million globally are affected by the inherited kidney disease known [...]