Brain waves show who’ll respond to Zoloft

A new way of looking at brain activity could help pick the right depression treatment. It can tell if patients will respond to the antidepressant Zoloft.

Tracie White-Stanford | Feb. 24, 2020 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antidepressants biomarkers depression medications personalized-medicine

2 drugs fail to slow rare early-onset Alzheimer’s in trial

"If we have learned one thing after more than 30 years of Alzheimer's research, it is that even negative results propel the science forward."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease clinical-trials medications

Users get failing grade on cannabis benefits and risks

"People are using cannabis and cannabinoids for everything and anything, and we don't have enough systematic research on whether it's effective..."

David Hill-Buffalo | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine marijuana medications surveys

Can tiny doses of lithium treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Very low doses of lithium could potentially ease the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, new research in rats suggests.

Jason Clement-McGill | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease cognition lithium medications memory

Your body clock affects how anti-inflammation drugs work after surgery

If you've just had surgery, researchers have found that you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms inflammation medications surgery

Plan can cut unneeded antipsychotic drugs for foster kids

Kids in foster care are more likely to get a prescription for antipsychotic meds to treat behavioral issues, but a new plan could help fix the issue.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health foster-care medicaid medications

Edible security tags on pills could fight fake drugs

Putting edible tags made of proteins on pills could help fight back against counterfeit drugs, which claim thousands of lives each year.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine crimes led medications proteins security

Texas patients are more likely to self-manage abortion

New research identifies four factors that led Texas patients to choose self-managed abortion.

UT Austin | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abortion medications pregnancy stigma

2 ways sewage plants can remove more medicine from water

Wastewater treatment plants have a mixed record of removing medicines like antibiotics and antidepressants, research shows, but there are ways to do better.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine antibiotics antidepressants drug-resistance medications wastewater-treatment water

Diabetes drug could treat recurrent miscarriage

A diabetes drug shows promise for treating recurrent miscarriages. The medication, sitagliptin, increases the number of stem cells in the uterus.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine medications miscarriage pregnancy stem-cells

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