Old drugs might treat COVID-19—so we’re using pieces of coronavirus to find out

Why don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? SARS-CoV-2—the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19—is completely new and attacks cells in a novel way. Every virus is different and so are the drugs used to treat them. That’s why there wasn’t a drug ready to tackle the new coronavirus that only […]

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Opioid OD deaths fall despite growing use of synthetic drugs: CDC

(HealthDay)—Overall, opioid-related deaths in the United States fell 2% between 2017 and 2018, according to newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said deaths involving prescription opioids were down 13.5%, while heroin-related deaths fell 4%. But fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids (excluding methadone) were up 10%. “Decreases in overdose deaths involving prescription opioids […]

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Justin Bieber has Lyme disease – this is what makes the disease so insidious

A disease is a very private matter. Pop star Justin Bieber has decided to go with his Suffering to the Public. As the 25-Year-old on Instagram writes, he is on Lyme disease sick. He was in last time again and again, he’ll take drugs such as Crystal Meth. In fact, he had had to contend with a disease. “Recently, for […]

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CVS stops sale of heartburn drugs with suspect contaminant

CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It’s the latest precautionary move by retailers and manufacturers after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently warned consumers about a potentially dangerous contaminant in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. In its announcement this weekend, CVS said customers who […]

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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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