Posted 10:12 AM 5/22/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
An experimental Asthma drug shows promise, but is a long way away from your local pharmacy.
In a three month trial, the drug decreased the number of Asthma attacks and other symptoms by 87% in adults who didn't get enough relief from other medications.
The drug works to block two inflammatory chemicals thought to contribute to Asthma. The drug is called Dupilumab.
Posted 9:28 AM 5/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among ICU patients on a ventilator.
Therapists put together a play list of each patient's favorite music, and allowed them to listen at any time throughout the day.
Five days later, these patients had anxiety scores 36% lower than those who had no music.
They also required two fewer doses of sedatives by the fifth day, than the usual care patients.
Posted 9:25 AM 5/20/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Researchers are finding new treatments for Asthma by looking in their pantry.
Experts at Columbia University tested purified ginger on airway muscle samples. They combined the ginger with common asthma medications and saw what happened when it was used on muscles that were constricted.
The samples that were exposed to ginger relaxed more than those not treated with ginger.
Posted 9:16 AM 5/16/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There is promising information out about treating advanced Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center finds a combination of two drugs can shrink Melanoma tumors significantly.
The drugs work by boosting the immune (More)
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