Nerve-blocking antibody relieves chronic low back pain

New research indicates tanezumab could offer relief for chronic lower back pain.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: antibodies opioids health-and-medicine medications chronic-pain

Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent COVID-19 after exposure

"While we had hope this drug would work in this context, our study demonstrates that hydroxychloroquine is no better than placebo..."

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine medications

Could an early antiviral block COVID-19 transmission?

New research on influenza suggests that "the right early-stage antiviral treatment can block transmission to others and, in the long run, may well save more lives."

UT Austin • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: influenza covid-19 viruses drug-development health-and-medicine medications

How hydroxychloroquine causes heartbeat problems

New research shows just how the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine causes dangerous and potentially deadly heart arrhythmias in animal models.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 featured health-and-medicine medications hearts arrhythmia

Biased studies linked antidepressants in pregnancy to autism

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy increase the child's risk of autism? A new meta-analysis finds a flaw in studies that showed any link.

UT Austin • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism pregnancy antidepressants health-and-medicine medications

Remdesivir shows promise in ongoing COVID-19 clinical trial

In a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of remdesivir, the antiviral drug shows promise in treating adults diagnosed with COVID-19.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses drug-development clinical-trials health-and-medicine medications

Artificial intelligence finds best drug combo fast

Can an artificial intelligence platform called IDentif.AI find the best drug combinations to treat COVID-19? Researchers are hopeful.

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence health-and-medicine medications pandemics

Drug may block spasticity after spinal cord injury

New research with mice suggests a drug currently used for high blood pressure could prevent spasticity after spinal cord injury.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine medications spinal-cords

People with chronic pain need support during COVID-19

During COVID-19, some people with chronic pain and/or addiction won't have access to support programs. An expert offers tips on coping through the crisis.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: addiction covid-19 opioids health-and-medicine medications chronic-pain

Could a rheumatoid arthritis drug fight coronavirus?

An already-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis called Auranofin also works on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, research suggests.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses drug-development featured health-and-medicine medications

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