AI’s healthcare solutions: From diagnosis to supplying meds – ET HealthWorld

AI’s healthcare solutions: From diagnosis to supplying meds – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: A small farmer from a remote village walks into the nearest town’s health clinic. He breathes into a tube connected to a Vionix analyser. This device compares the farmer’s breath with hundreds of millions of other samples from around the world. An AI model, running on the cloud, identifies patterns of disease manifestations … Read more

If Your Meds Make Your Skin More Sensitive to the Sun

If Your Meds Make Your Skin More Sensitive to the Sun

You may know that taking some antibiotics and acne medicine can trigger skin sensitivity to the sun, but common over-the-counter meds like aspirin and antihistamines can also spark sunburns and rashes. Medications with a possible sun sensitivity side effect are prescribed for a wide range of conditions including allergies, arthritis, depression, diabetes, hypertension, and rosacea. … Read more

Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In their search for a drug to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are taking a look at certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs. Preliminary findings suggest that a type of rheumatoid arthritis drug known as TNF inhibitors may lower dementia risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients who … Read more

Could HIV Meds Help Slow Advanced Cancers?

Could HIV Meds Help Slow Advanced Cancers?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The introduction of HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) in the mid-1990s revolutionized the treatment of HIV/AIDS, halting disease progression and dramatically extending lives. Now, a small new study suggests another potential use for one of the standard HAART medications: It halted disease progression … Read more

Many Teens Overdose on Meds Prescribed for ADHD, Anxiety

Many Teens Overdose on Meds Prescribed for ADHD, Anxiety

MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Taken correctly, prescription drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help teens and young adults navigate their condition, but a new study finds many are dying from overdosing on these medications. In 2019, benzodiazepines like Xanax and stimulants like Adderall accounted for more than 700 and 900 … Read more

Blood Pressure Meds May Prolong Life in Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Pressure Meds May Prolong Life in Pancreatic Cancer

March 7, 2022 — Popular blood pressure medications may add years to the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, a notoriously tough-to-treat cancer with low survival rates, new research suggests. These drugs, known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), lower blood pressure by relaxing veins and arteries and allowing the … Read more

Some Meds You Take May Increase Your Blood Pressure

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 in 5 people with hypertension may be unintentionally taking a drug for another condition that causes their blood pressure to climb even higher, a new study suggests. Left untreated or undertreated, high blood pressure will increase your risk for heart attack, … Read more

Fatal Child Poisonings Linked to Common Cough and Cold Meds

Oct. 28, 2021 – A number of fatal child poisonings have been linked to common cough and cold medications, according to a report. The Pediatric Cough and Cold Safety Surveillance System, which tracks fatal child poisonings, has identified 40 such deaths in recent years and raised particular concern about medications containing diphenhydramine, a common antihistamine … Read more