Use of Ibuprofen and Similar NSAIDs May Shorten Life of Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-Inflammatory medications have a negative impact on overall and progression-free survival time for patients, according to a study published in the journal Kidney Cancer
Antidepressants and bladder medicines linked to dementia in landmark study
Long-term use of some anticholinergic medications are associated with an increased risk of dementia – according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UK).
Are antidepressants safe in patients with coronary heart disease?
An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the cardiac events that may occur with the use of antidepressant drugs in coronary artery disease.
Has aspirin an indication in grief?
An investigation that has appeared in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests that low-dose aspirin may have a role in the prevention of cardiovascular risk associated with bereavement.
Study highlights need for better treatment of heart failure patients
A new study by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Keele, has highlighted the need for better treatment of heart disease patients suffering from additional chronic conditions.
Certain Pain Medications Linked to Increased Heart Risks
Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an 18% increased risk of atrial fibrillation—an irregular, often rapid heart rate—in a study of middle-aged adults in Taiwan. The findings are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Stroke prevention drugs may help reduce dementia risk for atrial fibrillation patients
Patients with atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention medications, according to recommendations published online in EP Europace1, a European Society of Cardiology journal, and presented at EHRA 2018.2 The international consensus document was also published in HeartRhythm, the official…
Commonly used drugs affect our gut bacteria
One in four drugs with human targets inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut. These drugs cause antibiotic-like side-effects and may promote antibiotic resistance, EMBL* researchers report in Nature.
Statins May Bring Benefits at Time of Treatment for Heart Attack, Angina
Getting a large dose of a statin did not have an impact on major adverse cardiac events among a broad population of patients slated to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session….
Type-2 diabetes: insulin held up in traffic
In a new study, researchers from the universities of Uppsala and Lund show why insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes. The report is published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Herbal Products May Compromise Prescription Drugs and Cause Serious Side Effects
An analysis of published studies and reports indicates that a number of herbal products may affect the properties of prescription drugs, leading to alterations in the drugs’ effectiveness as well as potentially dangerous side effects.