Tag Archives: Common

Common Cold Virus Completely Eliminates Tumor In Patient With Bladder Cancer

A strain of the common cold virus has been used to treat people with bladder cancer in the U.K., with impressive early results. Photo credit: Getty royalty-free Getty A strain of the common cold virus has been used to treat patients with a type of bladder cancer, completely removing any trace of disease in one patient. The… Read More »

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

(Reuters Health) – A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents – and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows. Lyrica (pregabalin) and the older drug gabapentin, collectively known as… Read More »

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

STORY NADIA KRIGE. PHOTO CIELL, WIKIMEDIA The UCT study found that the benefits of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may be overshadowed by serious disadvantages, including potential increased risk for contracting TB. A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed… Read More »