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Johns Hopkins Medicine expert creates comprehensive guide to new diabetes drugs

Diabetes specialist Rita Kalyani outlines the current standards of care for diabetes management New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles […]

Humans have used drugs with sex for millennia—the reasons are much broader than you think

On their own, sex and drugs are cultural taboos. Combining them only adds to our reluctance to talk about them. But understanding how sex and drugs are connected isn’t something we should shy away from or perceive as deviant. Humans have intentionally used drugs to facilitate and enhance […]

Ten or more medications, often prescribed to older heart failure patients, raises concerns

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should, are discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for 10 or more medications, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an […]

Why drugs sometimes cause receptor potentiation rather than inhibition

Professor Andreas Reiner and Stefan Pollok from the junior research group Cellular Neurobiology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) report on this unexpected finding and the underlying mechanisms in the journal PNAS from 30 September 2020. Wanted: more precise drugs Glutamate is the messenger substance, which the brain uses to pass on […]

Study provides additional support for use of new class of diabetes drugs

Clinical trial finds that ertugliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor for patients with diabetes, demonstrated non-inferiority on the rate of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke compared to placebo A new study led by a cardiologist from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has assessed the cardiovascular and renal outcomes for ertugliflozin, […]

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