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Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new test to determine which cystic fibrosis treatment is best suited to an individual patient. The new test is part of a broader effort to personalize medicine. Several new drugs have improved...
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Lab tests prove a new drug called NGI-1 is capable of shutting down flaviviruses, the family that includes mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue and West Nile. The new drug works by cutting off access to key...
WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 -- A severe head injury, especially during middle age, could dramatically boost the risk for developing dementia later in life, new research from Finland suggests. The investigation tracked dementia risk among people who had suffered a...
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did improve...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. French researchers explored the potential of administering the antibiotic azithromycin before and after stem cell...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India, one of the world's largest markets for pharmaceuticals, is drawing up its first set of marketing rules for drugmakers, restricting gifts and trips offered to doctors and pharmacists to 1,000 rupees ($15), according to a...
MONDAY, July 3, 2017 -- Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests. Further, the longer you take these drugs, known as proton pump...
(Reuters Health) - Neighborhoods with higher proportions of black residents might benefit from programs that teach people how to help others with cardiac arrest, U.S. researchers say. People whose heart stopped in predominately black neighborhoods were less likely to...
(Reuters Health) - People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar - and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest. “There are 48 calories...
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that a natural body process can cause inflammation, increasing the risk of colon cancer and Crohn's disease. The study, published today in Nature Communications, demonstrated a new link...

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