State injection site report relied on retracted research

State injection site report relied on retracted research

A person holding a sterile cooker and a syringe at a safe injection site in Vancouver. Photo from Vancouver Coastal Health Vermont officials have revised a new report on drug-injection sites after learning that one of their sources was an international study that’s been retracted. The revisions came several days after Gov. Phil Scott’s Opioid […]

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give […]

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Researchers and clinicians have long warned women not to use marijuana while they are pregnant or nursing. They agree that infants’ exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, demonstrably changes their brain development. But their studies are limited. Legally, child protective services would have to step in if a child tests positive for the drug—a challenge for […]

3-drug therapy might be cystic fibrosis 'Breakthrough'

3-drug therapy might be cystic fibrosis 'Breakthrough'

(HealthDay)—In what researchers are calling a “breakthrough,” two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. The trials were short-term, finding that the drug combinations improved adult patients’ lung function over four weeks. But experts said they were optimistic the results will hold […]

New method identifies how drugs attack bad cells

New method identifies how drugs attack bad cells

Image: Pixabay A team of scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has demonstrated a new method to target specific proteins, protein family and especially protein-to-protein interactions. Their method is expected to prevent various diseases particularly cancers. Scientists primarily mapped out all of these proteins and identify how they reacted with one another and how […]

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body’s tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks. In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in […]

Promising new dementia treatment

Promising new dementia treatment

There is renewed hope for people living with dementia with an Australian trial involving a once-a-day pill underway. The pill called Anavex 2-73 was shown in a smaller study to relieve symptoms and slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease. “We need to remain cautious in our expectations as the earlier study was quite small, but we […]

Okanagan clinical team to research Alzheimer's Disease drug

Okanagan clinical team to research Alzheimer's Disease drug

A Kelowna clinical research team has been selected to conduct experimental trials on a new medication that would modify the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease. The Medical Arts Health Research Group will carry out a phase 3 study in the research process, which if successful would lead next to Health Canada and U.S. Food and Drug […]