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Viagra May Help Prevent Dementia by Improving Blood Flow

A trial shows that Viagra penetrates the blood vessels of the brain in people with vascular dementia and improves cerebral blood flow and vascular function, which could be key in the...

Drug changes the rules of the game for patients with bowel cancer

Giving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab before surgery instead of chemotherapy significantly increases the number of patients with bowel tumors and a certain genetic profile who remain cancer-free.If bowel cancer is detected...

When stopping antidepressants, 1 in 3 people experience symptoms

A review of studies shows that one in three patients experiences symptoms when stopping taking antidepressants and its authors highlight the importance of monitoring and providing professional support during treatment discontinuation.A...

A ‘Trojan horse’ drug improves breast cancer survival

The drug Trastuzumab deruxtecan, which fights metastatic HER2+ breast cancer by acting like a 'Trojan horse' that enters cancer cells and destroys them, ensures that 67.6% of patients remain alive after...

New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria without harming intestinal health

A new antibiotic called lolamycin fights resistant bacterial infections without harming healthy gut microbes in mice and will help develop more selective and effective treatments against difficult-to-eradicate pathogens.Antibiotics are medications intended...

Cholesterol drug may help fight cancer

They discover that statins used to lower cholesterol can block pathways that contribute to the development of cancer associated with chronic inflammation and that these drugs would help prevent certain types...

Health will finance a generic drug with varenicline to quit smoking

Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day, Normon launches Varenicline Normon, a new generic that triples the chances of success in quitting smoking and which in Spain will be financed by the...

The double side of fentanyl: they reveal why opioids are more addictive

Swiss scientists discover how fentanyl acts in the brain to make this synthetic opioid so addictive and giving up its use generates intense discomfort, a finding that will help treat its...

Innovative vaccine against HIV trains the immune system to fight it

Four new studies reveal important advances in a new strategy for designing HIV vaccines that is based on stimulating the immune system to generate broad-spectrum neutralizing antibodies against the virus.Scientists have...

They recommend withdrawing a drug for pregnant women due to cancer risk

The European Medicines Agency has proposed withdrawing the authorization to market medicines that contain 17-OHPC and are used in pregnant women to prevent abortion or premature birth due to a possible...

A pill makes it easier for people with a common heart disease to exercise

An experimental drug significantly improves oxygen consumption during exercise in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, making it easier for them to perform daily tasks and reducing their cardiovascular risk.People with a...

A second vaccine against dengue is approved amid the American outbreak

The World Health Organization has endorsed a new dengue vaccine, Takeda's TAK-003, which it recommends giving to children aged 6 to 16 in areas with high incidence of dengue, a decision...

They point out the 15 drug-resistant bacteria that threaten humanity

The WHO updates the list of priority bacterial pathogens, highlighting 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into critical, high and medium categories to help develop therapies to combat this public health...

Semaglutide reduces weight for 4 years and protects against heart attacks and strokes

They reveal important findings on the long-term benefits of semaglutide injections (Ozempic and Wegovy) in weight loss, but also in reducing cardiovascular risk in overweight or obese people.Two studies that have...

The GSK vaccine arrives in Spain to prevent RSV in older adults

GSK has launched in Spain its new Arexvy vaccine designed to combat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in healthy older adults or those with comorbidities and help prevent lower respiratory tract infections...

Leprosy drug could be useful in Huntington’s disease

The drug clofazimine used to treat leprosy could be useful in the treatment of Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative pathologies, according to a study in which it has been successfully tested...

The drug Wegoby to combat obesity can now be purchased in Spain

Starting May 1, the drug Wegovy (semaglutide) will be available in Spain with a prescription, which has the same active ingredient as Ozempic, indicated for the treatment of obesity in non-diabetic...

Europe authorizes a pen administered by Mounjaro to treat obesity

The European Commission authorizes the marketing of KwikPen, a pen prefilled with the drug Mounjaro (tirzepatide) that will facilitate its administration in patients with obesity or diabetes and will accelerate its...

The non-prescription gel that gets an erection in 10 minutes arrives in Spain

A gel to combat erectile dysfunction that is applied to the tip of the penis and can achieve an erection in just 10 minutes is now available in Spain and can...

Common antibiotic could fight infections like COVID or flu

Administering the antibiotic neomycin into the nasal passages triggers a rapid immune response and can help treat or prevent respiratory infections caused by viruses, such as COVID-19 and the flu, a...

They discover how to prevent heart damage associated with anti-cancer therapy

Researchers at the National Cardiovascular Research Center (CNIC) have identified possible ways to prevent anthracycline-based cancer treatment from causing damage to the heart, such as heart failure.Anthracyclines are a group of...

End of booster doses? They propose a new universal vaccine strategy

They develop a new safe RNA-based vaccination strategy that could become the 'universal vaccine' because it would protect against any viral strain, including flu or coronavirus variants, thus avoiding booster doses.Each...

AI accelerates the search for drugs to treat Parkinson’s by 10

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have used artificial intelligence techniques to significantly speed up the identification of the most promising candidates for treating Parkinson's disease and enable cost savings.The use...

Antipsychotics for dementia cause more damage than previously thought

They reveal that administering antipsychotic medications to people with dementia has more adverse effects than previously thought, as it can increase the risk of suffering various serious health problems, especially when...

An experimental drug slows down the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s

Treatment with the drug prasinezumab, a monoclonal antibody, reduces the worsening of motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's with rapid disease progression, a phase 2 trial with 316 patients shows.Parkinson's disease...

The CSIC finds a combination of drugs that eliminates SARS-CoV-2

The combination of the drugs ribavirin and remdesivir is effective in quickly eliminating the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and opens new avenues of treatment for vulnerable patients, according to research led by CSIC...

They discover that cilastatin protects against eye damage from glaucoma

Researchers from the Gregorio Marañón Hospital and the UCM have proven that the drug cilastatin, which is used against infections, protects retinal neurons and reduces inflammation and could help prevent eye...

An oral vaccine can prevent urinary tract infections for up to 9 years

MV140 is a new vaccine to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections up to 9 years that is administered orally every day for three months and could offer a safe and effective...

An oral antidiabetic could stop motor symptoms of Parkinson’s

The motor symptoms experienced by Parkinson's patients could be reduced thanks to the oral medication lixisenatide, which is already used to treat diabetes and has shown promise in slowing the progression...

Chemicals in household products harm brain health

Products such as shampoos and commonly used objects such as furniture contain certain chemicals that could be linked to neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and autism, according to a study...