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A cancer drug could also help treat Parkinson’s

Spanish researchers prove that Rucaparib, a drug used against several types of cancer, could help in the treatment of Parkinson's thanks to the biochemical transformations it undergoes within the body.From time...

Scientists code ChatGPT to design new drugs

Californian scientists have developed their own GenAI model similar to CHATGPT to design new synthetic drug compounds to treat diseases.Generative AI platforms, from ChatGPT to Midjourney, are making headlines in 2023....

Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

A study of almost 270,000 men reveals that those who took drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra or Cialis, were 18% less likely to develop Alzheimer's, so they could...

Spain will finance nivolumab for the treatment of lung cancer

Health approves the financing of the drug nivolumab (Opdivo) in combination with chemotherapy after a trial has shown that it improves the treatment of lung cancer and increases patient survival.The drug...

The new malaria vaccine reduces symptomatic cases by 75%

The new malaria vaccine R21/MatrixM has reduced symptomatic cases in young children by 68 to 75% in the year following its administration and could significantly reduce deaths from the disease.A phase...

They create a method to administer insulin to diabetics orally

A new method that allows insulin to be administered orally and released according to the patient's needs has been successfully tested in baboons and rodents and could be ready to treat...

Italfarmaco receives FDA approval to export its medicines

The Italfarmaco Group production plant in Spain has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be able to export its medicines to the American market.The FDA...

New therapy improves treatment to eradicate Helicobacter pylori

A study coordinated by Spanish scientists reveals that a new treatment regimen is more effective than the traditional one in eradicating 'H. pylori', a bacteria that causes diseases such as...

Nasal spray could protect people at high risk from COVID-19

They design several forms of IgA monoclonal antibodies to be administered directly to the mucosal surface using a nasal spray, which could be effective in protecting the population at highest risk...

An antiepileptic drug promises to curb the symptoms of osteoarthritis

A drug used in the treatment of epilepsy can help relieve pain and slow the joint degeneration that causes osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, which especially affects the hands,...

Antibiotic Zosurabalpine May Eliminate Deadly Superbug

Zosurabalpine is a new antibiotic developed by Roche scientists capable of eliminating the bacteria 'Acinetobacter baumannii', which could help reduce deaths associated with hospital-acquired bacterial infections.Infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria have...

Hydroxychloroquine against COVID caused thousands of deaths in Spain

The treatment of COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine in hospitalized patients at the beginning of the pandemic would have caused the premature death of almost 17,000 people in six countries, 2,000 of them...

An anti-HIV drug is effective against tuberculosis and HIV in babies

Spanish scientists demonstrate for the first time that an antiretroviral therapy to treat tuberculosis and HIV infection in adults and older children is also effective in combating both diseases in babies.The...

Antidiabetic drug prevents women from gaining weight if they stop smoking

Dulaglutide is a type 2 diabetes medication that helps regulate glucose and control weight and may prevent women from gaining weight after quitting smoking, which would reduce relapse rates.Quitting smoking is...

Anti-HIV drugs can reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis by 72%

Antiretroviral therapy used to control HIV infection could be useful in preventing multiple sclerosis or slowing its progression in people with the disease, a large study of patients suggests.Sometimes a drug...

Spain will finance the first drug to treat orphan hepatitis D

Health approves the financing of Hepcludex (bulevirtide), the first drug to treat hepatitis D, a serious infection for which there were no effective therapeutic options, which is why it was considered...

Europe approves Mounjaro, which promises to reduce overweight by 20%

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for the famous drug Mounjaro (tirzepatide), which can reduce weight by up to 20% in obese or overweight people with at least one weight-related...

Weight loss drugs reduce the brain’s inflammatory response

The weight loss drugs Wegovy and Ozempic (semaglutide) can also act in the brain to reduce the inflammatory response linked to metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, which would help treat these pathologies.New...

New drugs to lose weight: best scientific advance of 2023

The scientific journal 'Science' considers that new anti-obesity medications such as Ozempic, Wegovy or Mounjaro, which help lose weight and regulate blood sugar levels, are the main scientific advance of the...

Obese Patients Regain a Lot of Weight When They Stop Taking Zepbound

New tirzepatide medications to combat obesity, such as Zepbound or Mounjaro, help with weight loss, but a trial shows that patients regain some of the weight lost when they stop taking...

Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro could reduce the risk of colon cancer

They prove that certain medications to treat type 2 diabetes that are also effective in combating obesity, such as semaglutide or tirzepatide, help prevent colorectal cancer in diabetics with or without...

First immuno-oncological treatment for advanced endometrial cancer

A type of advanced endometrial cancer that lacked therapeutic alternatives can be treated with a combination of the immunotherapy drug Jemperli (dostarlimab) and chemotherapy, recently approved by the EU after its...

Flu alert: mortal risk in hypertensive and kidney patients

The European Medicines Agency warns that drugs with pseudoephedrine to relieve nasal congestion due to colds, flu or rhinitis can cause serious or fatal complications in patients with hypertension or kidney...

They discover how the anesthetic lidocaine kills cancer cells

The drug lidocaine targets and kills bitter taste receptors found on many cancer cells in the mouth and throat, so it could improve the treatment of head and neck tumors.Medications used...

Historic: first drug using CRISPR technology approved in the world

Casgevy is the first approved drug in the world using the CRISPR gene editing tool, it has been authorized in the United Kingdom to treat sickle cell anemia and transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia.The...

Semaglutide reduces cardiovascular risk by 20% in obese people without diabetes

Treatment with semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic or Wegovy, can reduce the risk of suffering cardiovascular events by up to 20% in patients who are overweight or obese and have cardiovascular disease,...

Spanish scientists create a drug that fights colon cancer

A new drug developed in Spain that combines an antibody and an agent toxic to cancer cells demonstrates its effectiveness in treating colon cancer by eliminating tumor cells and reducing the...

Zepbound, the new weight loss drug that will arrive in the US and Europe

The FDA approves that a drug to treat type 2 diabetes is now used under the name Zepbound to help lose weight in patients with obesity, or overweight and other health...

Recigarum, a new aid to quit smoking financed in Spain

Spanish smokers now have a new aid to quit smoking, Recigarum, a drug that reduces tobacco dependence and nicotine anxiety, financed by Health. Know its advantages and possible adverse effects.Quitting...

The United Kingdom offers the pill that prevents breast cancer: this is how it...

The United Kingdom authorizes the drug anastrozole, indicated until now to treat certain cases of breast cancer, to be offered preventively to postmenopausal women at risk of developing this type of...