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Antidepressant use during pregnancy ups risk of preterm birth

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:24

Researchers have linked antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women with increased rates of preterm birth.

Soon, gold nanoparticles to deliver cancer medications

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 13:37

A team of researchers at the have discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors.

Now, smart pill bottle to make sure you never miss your dose

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 18:32

A scientist has developed a smart pill bottle that notifies its users to take their medications or to remind them if they missed taking a dose.

Commonly used catheters double blood clot risk in ICU and cancer patients

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 14:19

Compared to other central venous catheters (CVCs), peripherally inserted central catheters (known as PICCs) -- an often preferred route for delivery of IV medications-more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots - especially among patients who are critically ill or who have cancer.

Why wool sweaters cause itchiness

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 21:36

In a new study, researchers have uncovered strong evidence that mice have a specific set of nerve cells that signal itch but not pain, a finding that may settle a decades-long debate about these sensations, and, if confirmed in humans, help in developing treatments for chronic itch, including itch caused by life-saving medications.

Can depression be combated with diet? Researchers out to find

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 12:19

Australian researchers are conducting the world`s first clinical study to determine whether an improved diet can help people suffering from major depression.

Barely a part of 1% of potential medicines made so far!

Last Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012, 13:09

A new voyage into “chemical space” – occupied by substances that could become useful in everyday life – has concluded that barely one tenth of 1 percent of the potential medicines that could be made, have been synthesized.

Drugs help some women with incontinence

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 10:42

Some women with a leaky bladder can get better using approved medications, but a new research review finds that inadequate relief and side effects may prevent many others from benefiting.

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