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MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of Americans who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) might one day be able to take advantage of a drug that new research suggests is both safe and effective.Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disab…

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eight years ago, New Yorker Herbert Smith did the unthinkable — he swallowed thousands of pig whipworm eggs in a desperate bid to quell his advancing Crohn’s disease.The microscopic eggs, invisible to the naked eye,…

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eight years ago, New Yorker Herbert Smith did the unthinkable — he swallowed thousands of pig whipworm eggs in a desperate bid to quell his advancing Crohn’s disease.The microscopic eggs, invisible to the naked eye,…

How Do Docs Prescribe Kids’ Meds? Guess

How Do Docs Prescribe Kids’ Meds? Guess

Comstock/Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The last time your doctor gave you a prescription, it likely came with specific information on the correct and safe dosage to take, determined from years of clinical trials. But when kids need certain prescr…

Bias Can Exaggerate Drugs’ Effectiveness

Bias Can Exaggerate Drugs’ Effectiveness

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Doctors — and patients — might not be getting all the information they need about the safety and effectiveness of certain drugs because of “publication bias,” the tendency of researchers and medical…

Herpes Vaccine Disappoints in Large Clinical Trial

Herpes Vaccine Disappoints in Large Clinical Trial

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — The search for a vaccine against genital herpes has hit a snag, researchers say.Despite earlier success, new results from a larger clinical trial, reported in the Jan. 5 issue of the New England Journal of M…

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