A look at some key statistics on rare diseases in the US
Percentage of rare diseases caused by abnormal genes: 80 percent. - Percentage of rare diseases with an FDA-approved treatment: 5 percent. - Rare-disease drugs approved in the 1970s: fewer than 10. - Rare-disease drugs approved since the 1983 ...
12NewsNow.Com - Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00

Taming Drug-Induced Bowel Dysfunction in the ICU
Dr. Esaian stressed that DID can lead to malnutrition; electrolyte abnormalities; metabolic acidosis; hypovolemia; increased risk for infection; and contamination of wounds and pressure ulcers. Reduced enteral drug absorption also can result from ...
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:56

New treatment options for hearing loss
The disease is most commonly triggered by upper respiratory tract infection and is caused by abnormal function of the Eustachian tube, owing to inflammation. The resulting negative pressure in the middle ear cavity can trigger liquid accumulation ...
Nature.com - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:52

Study Shows Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon
Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ...
Drug Discovery & Development - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:26

Man jailed for life for murdering stranger while high on synthetic drug
He admitted the manslaughter of Steels – who had four children –but it was argued on his behalf that he was not guilty of murder because he was suffering an abnormality of his mental functioning at the time. Following a trial at the Old Bailey, a jury ...
The Guardian - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:10

Brick killer jailed for life
Irish Independent - Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:22

Tesco worker jailed for life after smashing stranger's head with brick in ...
mirror.co.uk - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:17

College dropout who beat Irishman to death with brick jailed for life
Sunday World - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:26

Life for killing Sligo man with brick
Irish Examiner - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:33

Former law student jailed for life for killing stranger with house brick
Evening Standard - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:53

XOMA Highlights Recent Achievements and Reports Fourth Quarter and Full ...
BERKELEY, Calif., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq:XOMA), a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, today reported its operational highlights and financial results for the quarter and year ended ...
The Wall Street Transcript - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:56

Do You Really Need That Tetanus Booster? One Man's Ordeal
Heart monitoring is also important, as under tetanospasmin's influence, that organ is prone to abnormal rhythms. Patients are put into drug-induced comas, “so that you are psychologically spared this illness,” says Schaffner. After around three weeks ...
WBUR - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:38

Montelukast's Underrecognized Adverse Drug Events
The reported events included agitation, aggression, anxiousness, dream abnormalities and hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, suicidal thinking and behavior (including suicide), and tremor. While the precaution was extended ...
Medscape - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:33

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