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Wednesday 30, Jun 2010

Lupus patients to benefit from Rituximab

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Lupus patients to benefit from RituximabA drug presently used for treating cancer patients could be used to treat patients with lupus and suffering from complications of the central nervous system, as per rheumatologists at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Vienna, Austria.

The drug, Rituximab, is effective to provide relief to patients afflicted with lupus and could be considered as a gentle form of treatment that can last up to a period of six months with little to no side effects, according to Clinical professor Michael Neuwelt, at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University.

Lupus is a health complication characterized by reduced quality of life and symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and diffused damage to many body organs.

Wednesday 30, Jun 2010

Random testing beyond sanctions for high schoolers

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Random testing beyond sanctions for high schoolersRandom drug testing has been instituted beyond sanctions by a high proportion of public school districts as set by the U.S. Supreme Court on their high school students, as per a study led by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).

Dr. Chris Ringwalt, Senior Research Scientist at PIRE said that he believed that the study will have implications to monitor the happening of random drug testing for preventing the use of steroids in sports and schools in the coming times.

It is worth nothing here that more and more young people are using anabolic steroids to buildup solid muscles and enhance performance levels.

Wednesday 30, Jun 2010

Growth hormone does not enhance physical performance

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Growth hormone does not enhance physical performanceIndividuals using injectable growth hormone (GH) for buildup of solid muscles or improve physical performance do not find any benefit, as per a dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University in Sweden.

Dr. Christer Ehrnborg remarked that there is an instant effect when growth hormone is injected into the body and sportsmen perceive this effect to be good enough to enhance performance but that’s not the case.

It is worth noting here that use of GH does not bring the same benefits as that from use of anabolic steroids. Moreover, GH abuse can lead to fatal side effects such as damage to the heart and blood vessels.

Tuesday 29, Jun 2010

More oversight of dietary products urged by study

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More oversight of dietary products urged by studyAccording to a government audit, more than half of all adults in the United States, or at least 14 million people, make use of dietary supplements like herbs, diet pills, vitamin pills, and energy drinks.

But the FDA doesn’t have enough control to ensure that these products are safe and more oversight power is required to put things in the right place.

The new report from the Federal Government Accountability Office acknowledged that the FDA had indeed taken some steps in the past few years for supervising the supplement industry more closely, but those steps didn’t go far enough.

Tuesday 29, Jun 2010

Football Program suspended after positive drug tests

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Football Program suspended after positive drug testsA football program was suspended by a leading Canadian University after nine players were found violating anti-doping policy during a special investigation.

The University of Waterloo in Ontario placed coaches of the team on paid leave besides canceling football for the coming season while it conducts a review.

Bob Copeland, the university’s director of athletics, remarked that he was surprised and disappointed at the same time and considers this as a wake-up call for people across Canada.

Tuesday 29, Jun 2010

Asthma may effect black teens more than the whites

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Asthma may effect black teens more than the whitesBlack teenagers are more likely to develop steroid-resistant asthma than their white counterparts, according to a research conducted at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

It was disclosed in the study that black asthmatic teens are more likely to be sick and suffer from a higher mortality rate than white teens with asthma.

African-American children are prone to steroid-resistant asthma, according to Joseph Spahn, M.D., a pediatric allergist and director of the Immunopharmacology Lab at National Jewish.

The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Tuesday 29, Jun 2010

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment possible with Pirfenidone

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment possible with PirfenidoneOnce-a-day dose of Pirfenidone could prove effective for patients struggling with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to researchers from Japan.

Daily doses of the drug can be useful to slowdown progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and reducing the loss of lung capacity, as per the Phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Results of the trial were presented at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in Toronto.

Monday 28, Jun 2010

Supply of illegal drugs tackled with global initiatives

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Supply of illegal drugs tackled with global initiativesIn a bid to highlight the dangers of purchasing drugs online, Operation Pangea II was coordinated by INTERPOL and the World Health Organization’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT). This joint operation was exercised to curb the supply of dangerous and illegal medicines.

The global initiative, lasting for a week, was marked by a series of arrests and seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.

The operation received significant support from the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC) the World Customs Organization, the UK’s Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Health Canada.

Monday 28, Jun 2010

Toxic behavior of herbal medicines comes under the scanner

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Toxic behavior of herbal medicines comes under the scannerA forensic pathologist from the University of Adelaide has sounded a worldwide warning about potential fatal conditions that may get associated with herbal medicines when taken in large quantities, combined with prescription drugs, or injected.

In a paper by Professor Roger Byard that was published in the US-based Journal of Forensic Sciences, the highly toxic behavior of herbal medicines, most of which were considered to be safe by many, was outlined.

It was remarked by Professor Byard that individuals combining herbal medicines with standard drugs for optimizing efficacy may face devastating results.

Monday 28, Jun 2010

Steroid hormones have influence on activity of genes

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Steroid hormones have influence on activity of genesThe manner in which genes are expressed in rodents is affected by intermittent signaling by steroid hormones, according to a research by scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA.

The research appeared online and appeared in the September 2009 issue of Nature Cell Biology.

The finding is expected to have implications for understanding how steroids work and can help in opening up novel avenues for development of new therapies.

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