Health News

How HIV develops resistance to key drugs discovered

The mechanism behind how HIV can develop resistance to a widely-prescribed group of drugs has been uncovered by new research from the Crick and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with the findings opening the door to the development of more effective treatments. Today, a number of drugs are available which help to control HIV infection, including a […]

Health Problems

Two drugs used in combination prove to be effective against most aggressive asbestos cancer in mice

Exposure to asbestos is the major risk factor for malignant mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer that mostly affects the pleura—the tissue that lines the lungs—and the peritoneum—the tissue that lines the abdomen. This has been known for decades, yet the molecular characterisation of mesothelioma is barely known and treatment options are scarce. A study […]

Medications

Popular heartburn drugs may up odds of stomach bug

(HealthDay)—If you’re one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) include medications such as Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix and Prilosec. The study from France found that people who […]

Medications

ACP addresses high cost of prescription drugs in new policy papers

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released new policy papers calling for changes that would mitigate rising prescription drug costs. Policy Recommendations for Public Health Plans to Stem the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians and Policy Recommendations for Pharmacy Benefit Managers to Stem the Escalating […]