Archive for the 'Drugs' Category

Regular marijuana use leaves men with sexual difficulties

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

London, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study from La Trobe University in Melbourne has found that men who regularly smoke pot are four times more likely to have trouble reaching orgasm.

Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Obesity may increase men’s proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.

NIH stops study in sickle cell patients, citing side effects

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

NIH stops study in sickle cell patients
WASHINGTON — The government has stopped a study of a potential treatment for certain sickle cell disease sufferers a year early because of a big increase in serious side effects.

British drug makers, opportunists cash-in on Swine Flu hysteria

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

LONDON - With top British medical officer pressing the panic button on Swine Flu, pharmaceutical companies, face-mask manufacturers and internet opportunists are cashing in on the mass hysteria surrounding the pandemic.

Drugmaker Pfizer’s 2Q profit plunges 19 percent on Wyeth acquisition charges, stronger dollar

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Drugmaker Pfizer’s 2Q profit plunges 19 percent
TRENTON, N.J. — Drug giant Pfizer Inc. on Wednesday said its second-quarter profit plunged 19 percent, as the strong dollar pulled down revenue, and higher taxes and costs for its pending purchase of Wyeth hurt the bottom line.

New Alzheimer’s drugs may also treat traumatic brain injury

Monday, July 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Researchers have stumbled on how two brain disorders are linked — both Alzhemier’s and traumatic brain injury trigger destruction of cellular pathways. This finding could pave the way for successful treatment of both conditions.

‘Pickled cabbage is the best natural Viagra’

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

LONDON - Say goodbye to Viagra, for experts have discovered a more natural way of boosting life in bed-cabbage.

Morpholinos adds hope to duchenne muscular dystrophy

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Result of Clinical Trial as on April, 2009
NIH announced that according to a study conducted to try out some gene therapy treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), that small artificial oligonucleotides (long chains of nucleotides) which they termed as morpholinos, were introduced in vivo. Since this oligonucleotides mimic DNA, they bound to them allowing [...]

FDA seeking to release more information about drug evaluation; enforcement actions

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Food and drug agency to study greater openness
WASHINGTON — The government’s food and drug regulators want to open their files to the public.

Jury still out on Viagra, Levitra and Cialis championship race title

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new report suggests that there is no clear evidence to determine which among the three erectile dysfunction drugs-Viagra, Levitra and Cialis-works best, and which causes the least harm.

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