Health Canada seizes sexual enhancement products from Peterborough stores

Health Canada has seized six sexual enhancement products from Peterborough and Oshawa stores after tests discovered the products contained prescription drugs. On Monday, the products were seized from Forbidden Pleasures at its locations at 91 George St. N. and 871 Chemong Road in Peterborough and at 1268 Simcoe St. N. in Oshawa. Health Canada warns the products pose serious health […]

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Oranges contain anti-cancer compounds which resemble those in drugs

Oranges, grapes and carrots contain cancer-fighting compounds which closely resemble molecules used in already licenced drugs, scientists say Study analysed more than 7,900 molecules found within fruits and vegetables  Of which, 110 could battle tumours based on their likeness to drugs  Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that help control cell replication  Oranges, grapes and carrots may contain cancer-fighting compounds that […]

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Commonly prescribed drugs could increase the risk of dementia, says a new study

The study, carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham and funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, found that there was nearly a 50% increased risk of dementia among patients aged 55 and over who had used strong anticholinergic medication daily for three years or more. Anticholinergic drugs help to contract and relax muscles. They work […]

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Panelists announced for opioid summit in Peterborough

Five panel members will lead a public discussion on the opioid crisis in Peterborough next month. On Tuesday morning, Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien and Selwyn Township Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis (representing Peterborough County) announced the participants for the panel discussion at the opioid crisis forum set for July 11 at Market Hall on Charlotte St. The panel includes: Alex Bierk, […]

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Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs

Cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children, according to a study at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The study was published in the May issue of the European Journal of Cancer. “Despite […]

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One in six cancer patients struggle to get their drugs

Cancer drugs are NOT reaching the patients: One in six sufferers have faced an NHS block to treatments that are recommended by their doctors, report warns The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London has authored the new report They found 16% of patients have faced problems getting recommended drugs Specialists say the sky-high price of modern drugs are at […]

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New discovery in how mammals sense the cold could lead to new pain relief drugs

Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cold pain. The study on mice, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, set out to understand more about the two known sensory neuron […]

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Getting drugs off the roads

Australians are well aware of the dangers of drink driving. Drinking can reduce your coordination and concentration, reduce your ability to judge speed and distance, and slow your reaction times. Drugs can have similar effects. With the increased use of drugs in our communities in the past 10 years, drugs have overtaken alcohol as the leading cause of fatal crashes […]

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Not only antibiotics: Approximately one out of every four drug destroys our intestinal flora

New adverse side-effect is discovered in one of every four drug Antibiotics are known to be a bacteria killer, the combat is both useful as well as harmful bacteria dimensions. A recent study revealed that, in addition, more than one out of every four drug naturally in the human gut bacteria influenced. This hitherto unknown side effect could have long-term […]

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