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Various Electric Treatments for Depression

Depression affects the quality of life and can even lead to suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or even actual suicide. It is very different from an occasional feeling of sadness and feeling blue that usually pass in some time. While there may be specific reasons for depression like physical or psychological stress or illness, or hormonal [...]

The Digestive System Lays the Foundation of Good Health

You may be eating right and exercising and doing all you can to keep healthy and have a good quality of life, but what happens if you suffer from one of the many digestive disorders? You may not only feel ill as a result, the quality of life impaired, movement restricted but you may not [...]

Anti Fungal Drugs May Not Cause Birth Defects When Taken During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are at increased risk of suffering from vaginal candidiasis or thrush.  According to CDC, on the whole, 75 percent women suffer from thrush at sometime or the other of their lives, often more than once. However, during pregnancy as many as 30-32 percent women suffer from candidiasis thanks to higher sugar levels and [...]

Vedolizumab – New Drug May Offer Hope To Patients Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Vedolizumab, a new drug, initially developed by Millennium Pharmaceuticals that was taken over by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, is a monoclonal antibody, and has been under trial for use in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that are part of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) This antibody has been found to be more effective than a placebo [...]

Bayer’s Nexavar May Get FDA Approval for Thyroid Cancer

Nexavar (Sorafenib) is drug that is manufactured by Bayer and is used to treat renal cell cancer and Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Depending on the individual patient and his or her medical history situation, the drug is prescribed for kidney and liver cancer and helps slow the growth and progression of the cancer. Latest research that [...]

Chemotherapy for Children May Soon Have Better Outcomes

When children develop cancer and need chemotherapy it affects their physical and, at times, their mental development as chemotherapy is basically toxic. Chemotherapy does not usually differentiate between the cancer and non cancer cells. As such, chemotherapy sometimes has deadly side effects. One of the main thrusts of research into cancer therapies is how to [...]

Are Pain Killers Hurting Your Health?

If you have any sort of pain, chances are that if it is moderate or mild, the first thing you will do is reach for a pain killer, probably one that is easily available over the counter and which you probably have in your medicine box or cabinet. But how safe is the pain killer [...]

Does Nutrition Affect Mental Health?

The food and mood connection has long been known, but what about the effects of nutrition or lack of it on people who have actual mental disorders? Even otherwise normal people experience the affects of food or the lack of it on their physical health. If the body does not get sufficient nutrition then it [...]

The Problems Associated With Antibiotics

When antibiotics first came out they were hailed as miracle drugs, which they seemed to be because they cured serious diseases. Over the years, research and development on antibiotics took on new fervor and many new and different classes of antibiotics were discovered. Even in the various categories of antibiotics newer drugs came out as [...]

Lemtrada for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is an incurable disease that attacks different people very differently. It can be managed and many people can lead a decent quality of life despite MS. Among the drugs used to treat MS are a range of steroids and certain disease modifying therapies, depending on the symptoms and severity of this [...]