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Media overrepresent drug treatments for chronic pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found. Chronic pain, defined as persistent or recurring pain present for more than three months, is the leading cause of disability worldwide and …

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The benefits of routine treatments for common diseases

The NHS states that it “will be the world-leading healthcare system in its use of cutting-edge genomic technologies to predict and diagnose inherited and acquired disease, and to personalize treatments and interventions”. As all diseases are either inherited or acquired, this is no modest claim. This approach to medical care …

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Access to high-cost targeted treatments varies for lung cancer

(HealthDay)—Not all patients have access to new, high-cost lung cancer drugs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., from University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data (2007 to 2015) supplemented with the …

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Malaria discovery could lead to better HIV and lupus treatments

Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say Australian researchers. The research team showed, in laboratory models, that strong inflammatory signals caused by malaria infection activate molecules that trigger …

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For older adults, new hepatitis C treatments are safe and effective

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University. Viral hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. There are three viruses responsible for most cases of the disease: hepatitis A, …

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