Oral antifungal drug linked to higher rates of miscarriage
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). While topical treatments are first line for pregnant women with fungal infections, oral fluconazole is often used during pregnancy. Researchers looked at data…
New drug could be fountain of youth
A drug that helps the immune system clear away old cells could restore youthfulness, according to a new study. The research suggests it may be possible to reverse the ageing process and could potentially pave the way for anti-ageing treatments that actually work. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated the way…
New drug may restore hearing
A new drug could restore hearing by 'turning on' genes that keep vital hair cells in the inner ear alive, new research suggests. The study shows that a particular kind of genetic deafness, called DFNA27, can be reversed using a molecular drug that 'acts like a switch' for deafness, according to one researcher. “We were…
Universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention, immunotherapy
Scientists have invented a universal antibody drug against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody, the team found that this novel antibody drug is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoting the elimination of latently infected cells in…
Pacquiao says Philippine drug problem 'beyond imagination'
The Philippines' drug problem is "beyond imagination", boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Saturday in Tokyo, defending his hard-liner president's controversial anti-drug campaign.
Drug, food counterfeiters may face life imprisonment - Saraki
The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that individuals convicted of producing and selling counterfeit and fake drugs as well as unwholesome processed foods may be jailed for life.
Common drug taken for anxiety, pain, epilepsy ‘could cause birth defects’
A drug used for treating pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other disorders may be linked with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to new research.
High malaria resistance, drug cost threaten elimination efforts
DESPITE huge funds spent yearly on prevention, control and treatment of malaria, over 40 per cent of deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occur in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.