Archive: 23/12/2008

Older adults at high risk for drug interactions

At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction, and half of these interactions involve a non-prescription ...

dateDec 23, 2008 in Health
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Skipping sleep may signal problems for coronary arteries

One extra hour of sleep per night appears to decrease the risk of coronary artery calcification, an early step down the path to cardiovascular disease, a research team based at the University of Chicago Medical Center reports ...

dateDec 23, 2008 in Health
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Clinical pharmacists can reduce drug costs

Clinical pharmacy services can significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs and save money elsewhere in the health care system, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

dateDec 23, 2008 in Other
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Discovery offers hope for treating kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is typically without symptoms until it has spread to other organs, when it is also the most difficult to treat. Newer chemotherapies show great promise for extending survival during later disease stages, but ...

dateDec 23, 2008 in Cancer
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