New drug to treat behavioural issues in dementia patients

New drug to treat behavioural issues in dementia patients

A drug developed in Australia could be a game-changer in the way anxiety and agitation is treated in older people. The medication, known as BNC210, is being used in a trial to treat behavioural issues among dementia patients. Doctors are hoping it’s a better alternative to medications that are currently used to address behaviour. BNC210 […]

What is K2?

What is K2?

Although no deaths were reported, two people experienced serious, life-threatening consequences. Earlier this year, K2 was also tied to 56 cases of severe bleeding, including four deaths, across Chicago and central Illinois. In a separate incident, 33 people collapsed on the streets of New York City. A July report from the US Centers for Disease […]

New HIV Therapy Boosts Immunity and Reduces Viral Replication

New HIV Therapy Boosts Immunity and Reduces Viral Replication

A 3D illustration of HIV and antibodies. (© stock.adobe.com) In a study, a new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers […]

FDA Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

FDA Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

Jennifer Madsen, head of federal advocacy for the Food Allergy Research & Education advocacy group based in Virginia, said about 15 millions Americans, including six million children, have food allergies. Of those, Ms. Madsen estimated that potentially 2.4 million children have had a life-threatening incident. Her organization has been pushing the F.D.A. to approve a […]

Miscarriage cause, key cellular targets of potential drugs, revealed in new research

Tragic miscarriages for a couple have led to a discovery with potentially broad implications for future disease treatments, according to a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. They identified a previously undiscovered gene mutation underlying hydrops fetalis — a fatal condition to fetuses due to fluid buildup in the […]

AI Platform Can Identify Personalized Drug Combinations to Treat Multiple Myeloma

AI Platform Can Identify Personalized Drug Combinations to Treat Multiple Myeloma

A new technology platform utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) could change how drug combinations are designed and help doctors to identify optimal personalized drug combinations for patients with multiple myeloma. A new technology platform could change how drug combinations are designed and help doctors to identify optimal personalized drug combinations for patients with multiple myeloma (MM), […]