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Disease treatment

Drug treatment for Lyme disease could lead to its eradication

By Michael Le Page Microscopic image of Borrelia burgdorferi bacteriaCultura Creative RF/Alamy The discovery that a chemical is deadly to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease but harmless to animals might allow the disease to be eradicated in the wild. “Lyme disease is well-positioned to be eradicated,” says Kim Lewis at Northeastern University in Boston.…

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Chronic treatment

Chronic pain treatment should include psychological interventions

The latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest examines psychological interventions for the treatment of chronic pain, including the gap between the evidence of the effectiveness of several psychological interventions and their availability and use in treatment. Pain is the body’s way of alerting the brain to injury and disease. Without a robust…

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Inflammatory treatment

New treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: Opioids may cure that ‘bad gut feeling’

Opioids are a class of substances that control sensations such as pain and emotions in animals. While plant-derived opioid narcotics such as morphine are the most well-recognized, other opioid molecules like endorphins can also be synthesized by the body or artificially developed in laboratories. Opioids exert their actions by binding to opioid receptors present on…

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severe treatment

New treatment for severe corneal inflammation from DED now listed on PBS

MELBOURNE, Oct 1, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Today, adults living with severe corneal inflammation from DED (dry eye disease) gain access to a new treatment on the PBS. Ikervis(R), Australia’s first PBS listed disease-modifying ciclosporin eye drop treatment for severe keratitis in adults with DED, is now available (1 October 2021).In-licensed for the first…

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goals treatment

‘Goals of Treatment for NETs Very Different From Other Cancers’

Patients with nonmetastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can live for years and are more likely to die from a noncancer-related cause than from their cancer, new data from a population-based retrospective cohort study indicates. “NETs are unique in two ways: First, they are slow growing, meaning that patients can live for years with a NET even…

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option treatment

New treatment option for schizophrenia

MELBOURNE, Sept 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – A new treatment for schizophrenia in adults, Reagila(R)(cariprazine), was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on 1 September, 2021, providing patients with an additional treatment option.1Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder2 comprising a range of symptoms, including positive symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions,6,7 and negative…

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Depression treatment

Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone

Depression is a mood disorder marked by feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in things you usually enjoy doing. You might also have a hard time thinking or getting things done, among other symptoms. Thoughts of suicide are possible in more severe cases.The good news? There are lots of ways to treat depression…

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option treatment

New Treatment Option for Restless Legs?

The antiplatelet medication dipyridamole reduces motor and sensory symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and improves sleep duration for treatment-naive patients, results of a small, randomized, placebo-controlled trial show. After 2 weeks of treatment, scores on the International Restless Legs Rating Scale (IRLS) decreased by 13 points for patients who received dipyridamole, compared with 5 points…

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Oncotarget treatment

Oncotarget: Treatment outcomes in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

IMAGE: Comparison of progression-free survival in CTP class A patients who were reclassified as IGF/CTP-A (AA) and or IGF/CTP-B (AB). -Log-rank test was used to compare PFS curves among patients who… view more  Credit: Correspondence to – Ahmed O. Kaseb – akaseb@mdanderson.org Oncotarget published “Insulin-like growth factor 1/Child-Turcotte-Pugh composite score as a predictor of treatment outcomes…

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New treatment stops progression of Alzheimer’s disease in monkey brains

Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. A new therapy prompts immune defense cells to swallow misshapen proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, whose buildup is known to kill nearby brain cells as part of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School…