Tag Archives: treatment

Battling Infertility in Nepal

In Nepalese society children are considered a gift from god –a blessing that every couple looks forward to. As soon as a couple gets married, they immediately encounter questions from well-meaning family and friends about when they plan on having a baby. In Nepali society, often the answer is, within …

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New drug approvals recommended by European Medicines Agency

Roche’s Phesgo (pertuzumab/trastuzumab) is one of the half dozen medicines that the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended for approval at its November 2020 meeting. Phesgo has been endorsed as a treatment for early and metastatic breast cancer. Administered as a subcutaneous, fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab and …

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No benefit of four drugs for COVID patients, says WHO

The ongoing World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial of hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, lopinavir, or interferon-beta-1a for the treatment of COVID-19 were found not to prevent in-hospital death, reduce need for ventilation, or shorten duration of hospitalization. The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The open-label study …

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Rapid Reversal of Age-related Mental Decline

A recent study has demonstrated that an experimental drug named ISRIB (integrated stress response inhibitor) rapidly restored youthful cognitive abilities in aged mice. The researchers said that ISRIB’s extremely rapid effects showed that an important component of age-related cognitive loss could be caused by reversible physiological “blockage”, rather than more …

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High-definition Prosthesis to Treat Blindness

Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have recently developed high-resolution brain implants to stimulate shape perception in monkeys, demonstrating the possibility of restoring functional, life-enhancing vision in the blind, a new study reports. This is, however, not the first time visual prosthesis was used to generate artificial vision. …

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Reversing the Aging Process

In a new study published in Aging on November 18, 2020, researchers at Tel Aviv University and Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicated that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) can reverse the aging process in healthy aging adults by stopping the aging of blood cells. Biologically speaking, the blood cells actually …

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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in 2019

Roche: With a turnover of $53 billion, Swiss company Roche is the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world. The company is at the forefront of oncology, immunology, neuroscience, ophthalmology, and infectious diseases. Its biggest products are Ocrevus (for multiple sclerosis), Hemlibra (for haemophilia A), Tecentriq (for urothelial carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, …

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THE PANACEA IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE REHABILITATION (LEE SILVERMAN VOICE TREATMENT BIG & PARKINSON WELLNESS RECOVERY!MOVES)

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder caused by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta, which results in reduced production of a neurotransmitter named striatal dopamine, and overproduction of alpha-synuclein, resulting in the formation of Lewy bodies. PD affects 1-2 per 1000 of the …

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ALL ABOUT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the commonest functional gastrointestinal disorder, and affects about 20% of the world population at some point in their lives. It is a chronic, and sometimes quite a disabling, disorder of the large bowel function. Symptoms include defecation-related abdominal pain, usually associated with diarrhoea or constipation, …

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Regeneron Reigns Supreme

On June 11, 2020, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals initiated the first of its randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials of REGN-COV2, its experimental dual antibody cocktail for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Th e trials were conducted at multiple sites and consisted of four study populations—hospitalized COVID-19 patients, non- hospitalized symptomatic COVID-19 patients, …

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