Category Archives: Pharmaceutics

Alopecia: Hair Follicles, Wake Up!

Hair loss is more than just a cosmetic problem. People suffer mentally from having lack of hair. At present only a few medications exist for treating it. Biologists are now trying to manipulate the metabolism involved and to develop implants from stem cells. more...

Placebos: Awareness Does Not Protect Against Effects

Doctors are reluctant to use placebo instead of medication as a therapeutic measure because they do not want to betray their patients. Perhaps they do not even have to. One study shows that placebos work, even when patients know that the preparation contains no active more...

Lithium Cordial To Keep Dementia Away

Lithium has been employed for years in the treatment of bipolar disorders and depression. It also has positive effects on dementia disorders. In the face of increasing patient numbers, one psychiatrist has a questionable idea: distributing drinking water containing more...

Watch Out, Smoothie-Interaction

A glass of grapefruit juice hasn't harmed anyone before? Incorrect. Under certain circumstances one should forego certain fruits, because the flavonoids contained can lead to interactions. Grapefruit may for instance enhance the effect of the psychopharmaceutical more...

Acid Blockers Increase Mortality Risk

Due to the use of PPI, operations to treat peptic ulceration have become a rarity. Nevertheless caution is advised, because there are more and more often problems associated with acid blockers. One study establishes a link to the chance of dying – OTCs come into play more...

The Erythritol Sugar Free Trend: A Sweet Experiment

The benefits of erythritol are almost too good to be true: it has almost no calories, and affects neither the blood sugar level nor the taste. Studies show however that erythritol potentially has a negative effect on the metabolism. more...

The Most Harmful Cosmetics On The Market

Compared to medications, specifications about cosmetic substances in hair and skin care products are vague. Complaints about disturbing side effects are rapidly increasing, US dermatologists indicate. Despite known risks, these products often remain on the market. more...

Magnesium Oil: Transdermal Bull

Manufacturers have come up with the idea of offering "miraculous" magnesium preparations for application on the skin. But can magnesium ultimately enter the bloodstream through transdermal application? If one looks for evidence, one is quickly overcome by more...

Vaccine With A Bit Of Cheek

Recommendations for vaccinations are ignored by many. Now bioengineers are trying to develop vaccines for domestic use, thereby eliminating the need to go to the doctor. Is it possible to overcome the skin mucosal barrier without a needle? more...

Diabetes: Diet Instead Of Injections?

Is a special diet a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes? This supposition is being expressed by cell biologists based on an animal study. They evaluate their results to be relevant to human medicine despite open questions. more...

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