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Tired of Migraine pain? Here’s a new set of drugs that show promise to cure

Migraine pain could be exhausting, prevailing for longer days and leaving you with disturbed vision frequently. Migraine Research Foundation defines migraine as not just a headache, but “an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain one side of the head.” A new research has shown that a new set of drugs namely ...

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Existing drug found effective to treat cerebral malaria: study

Rapamycin, a drug recently approved for treating neurological diseases, was found to be effective in treating even cerebral malaria, research has found. In another interesting twist, the researchers discovered that stopping food or reducing food intake during the first two days of infection could protect against the disease. In animal model, treating mice with the drug rapamycin protected them against ...

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Jackie Chan’s son gets six months’ jail for drug crime

Chinese movie star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for a drug-related crime here. Beijing’s Dongcheng District People’s Court also fined Jaycee 2,000 yuan ($326) after convicting him of providing a venue for drug users, Xinhua reported. His trial started earlier in the day. On Aug 14, 2014, Beijing police detained various people, including ...

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New Anti-Diabetic Drug for TB Patients

A more effective treatment will be available for patients who suffer from tuberculosis (TB) as scientists found that a drug for treating diabetes, Metformin (MET), can also be used to boost the efficacy of TB medication without inducing drug resistance. The findings could lead to a more effective treatment for the infectious disease that kills close to 1.5 million people ...

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Anti-Malarial Compound to Eliminate Parasite

An anti-malarial compound was discovered by a team of researchers that tricks the immune system into rapidly destroying red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite without harming healthy cells. The compound named (+)-SJ733 was developed from a molecule identified in previous research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that helped to jumpstart worldwide anti-malarial drug development efforts. In this ...

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Natural Food Supplements Give Relief to Arthritis-Affected Dogs: Study

To be developed for humans soon, an experiment on dogs, suffering from arthritis, showed that a new product from medicinal plants and dietary supplements has given relief in pain in dogs with no side effects and it has raised the possibility of a new form of treatment for human beings. “While acupuncture and electrical stimulation are two approaches that have ...

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New diabetes, obesity drug: Indian-American’s promising research

Two researchers at Indiana University, including an Indian-American, are leading the way towards developing a new potential non-insulin drug for diabetes and obesity, which needs to be taken only once a week. Dr. Arnab De, who has a PhD from Columbia University, and Prof. Richard DiMarchi of Indiana University have worked on developing a pro-drug or an inactive substance that ...

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